FSU Author’s Day 2020

Every year, the FSU Libraries and the Office of Faculty Development and Advancement host FSU Author’s Day to celebrate the published accomplishments by FSU faculty and staff. This year, in lieu of a reception, we are honoring our authors digitally. 

“Every year since we began the FSU Authors Day celebration, people have asked ‘Why the book?’ It is true that FSU faculty publish many more articles than books and that they publish other things, too: films, podcast series, websites, datasets, concerts, and exhibits. However, the book is perhaps the longest-lived form of academic communication and idea exchange,” said Margaret Wright-Cleveland, Office of Faculty Development and Advancement’s director of faculty development. “Its physical presence has grown with the times (e-books and interactive books) while its cultural importance reaches back centuries. These books by FSU authors will bring ideas and beauty to colleagues, students, and the general public for years. We celebrate the effort, the accomplishment, and the conversation. Congratulations, FSU faculty authors.”

The published works displayed below represent endless hours of research and learning as well as sacrifice, dedication, and grit. They also showcase the diversity and variety of scholarship at Florida State University. We congratulate the authors on their hard work and significant contributions to scholarship!

“The Libraries are delighted to recognize and celebrate our FSU Authors. The creation of new knowledge and scholarship is an important achievement and it is especially appropriate for the Libraries to recognize and honor our faculty and preserve their scholarly works,” said Gale Etschmaier, dean of FSU Libraries.


Spoiler Alert: A Critical Guide
Aaron Jaffe 
English Department
Blood Brothers and Peace Pipes: Performing the Wild in German Festivals
Alina Dana Weber
Department of Modern Languages & Linguistics
Assessing Spirituality in a Diversified World
Amy L. Ai (FSU), Paul Wink, Raymond Paloutzian, and Kevin A. Harris
College of Social Work
Marketing the Arts
Anthony Stephen Rhine
School of Theatre
Introduction to Positive Media Psychology
Sophie H. Janicke-Bowles, Katherine R. Dale (FSU), Arthur A. Raney (FSU), Mary Beth Oliver
School of Communication
Business Law and Strategy
Sean Melvin, David Orozco (FSU), and F. E. Guerra-Pujol
Department of Risk Management and Insurance
Revel for Explore Theatre: A Backstage Pass (2nd edition)
Elizabeth A. Osborne
School of Theatre
Comparative Demography of the Syrian Diaspora: European and Middle Eastern Destinations
Elwood D. Carlson (FSU) and Nathalie E. Williams
Department of Sociology
First Semester in Numerical Analysis with Python
Yaning Liu and Giray Okten (FSU)
Department of Mathematics
Probability and Simulation
Giray Okten
Department of Mathematics
The Mathematical Investigations of Dr. O and Arya
Arya Okten and Giray Okten (FSU)
Department of Mathematics
The Philosophy of Ecology: An Introduction
James R. Justus
Department of Philosophy
미국적인, 너무나 미국적인 영어 회화 이디엄 [American English Spoken Idioms]
Ah-young Kim and
Jennifer C. Grill
The Graduate School
Application of Thallium Isotopes: Tracking Marine Oxygenation Through Manganese Oxide Burial
Jeremy D. Owens
Department of Earth, Ocean & Atmospheric Science
Our Blue Planet: An Introduction to Maritime and Underwater Archaeology
Ben Ford, Jessi J. Halligan (FSU), and Alexis Catsambis
Department of Anthropology
Thinking to Transform: Reflection in Leadership Learning
Kathy L. Guthrie and Jillian M. Volpe White (FSU)
Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies
Doing College Right: A Guide to Student Success
Joseph S. O’Shea
Dean of Undergraduate Studies
Contemporary Product Development: A Focus on Innovation
Keith E. Ferguson (FSU) and John E Sztykiel
Department of Marketing
Cetamura del Chianti
Nancy Thomson de Grummond
Department of Classics
The Void Inside: Bringing Purging Disorder to Light
Pamela K. Keel
Department of Psychology
Research Methods for Complexity Theory in Applied Linguistics
Ali H. Al-Hoorie and Phil Valiant Hiver (FSU)
School of Teacher Education
Mastodons to Mississippians: Adventures in Nashville’s Deep Past
Aaron Deter-Wolf and Tanya Michelle Peres (FSU)
Anthropology Department
Steps to Schoolwide Success: Systemic Practices for Connecting Social-Emotional and Academic Learning
Stacey A. Rutledge (FSU), Marisa Cannata, Stephanie L. Brown, and Daniel G. Traeger
Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies
A Basic Introduction to Criminal Justice
Sue T. Reid
School of Public Administration
Tanya Grae
English Department
Animal Behavior: A Biological Perspective and General Biology Laboratory Manual
Brittany Harrison Kraft (FSU) and William Herrnkind
Department of Biological Science
Regionalizing Global Climate Variations: A Study of the Southeastern US Regional Climate
Vasubandhu Misra
Department of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Science
Myth, Locality, and Identity in Pindar’s Sicilian Odes
Virginia M. Lewis
Department of Classics
Madeleine Dring: Lady Composer
Wanda Brister Rachwal
College of Music
Love Song to the Demon-Possessed Pigs of Gadara
William Fargason
English Department

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