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Books and Creative Works Published

The UMass Boston faculty are dedicated to research, innovation, scholarship, and creativity that yields vital contributions in all major areas of human concern both locally and globally. Each year our faculty make new inroads in their respective fields that set new standards of transdisciplinary scholarship. They advance human knowledge in areas such as education and human development, the liberal arts, the health sciences, policy and global studies, and science and mathematics. News about some of our faculty's published work follows.

Recently Published

Second Language Literacy Pedagogy: A Sociocultural Theory Perspective
Author: Kimberly Buescher Urbanski
Published: June 2023 Linguistics 

Books Published 2012-2015, Organized by College/Department

College of Education and Human Development

Counseling and School Psychology

Cosgrove, Lisa and Robert Whitaker. Psychiatry Under the Influence: Institutional Corruption, Social Injury, and Prescriptions for Reform. Palgrave MacMillan, April 2015.

Lamb, Sharon. Sex Ed for Caring Schools: Creating an Ethics-Based Curriculum. Teachers College Press, Teachers College, Columbia University, January 2013.

Curriculum and Instruction

Stone-MacDonald, Angela. Community-Based Education for Students with Developmental Disabilities in Tanzania. Springer, The Netherlands, August 2013.

Stone-MacDonald, Angela, Kristen Wendell, Anne Douglass, and Mary Love. Engaging Young Engineers: Teaching Problem-Solving Skills through STEM. Baltimore, MD: Paul H. Brookes Publishing, May 2015. 

Wilczenski, Felicia L. and Emily A. Murphy. The Polish Community of Salem Massachusetts. Arcadia Publishing, March 2012.

Flippo, Rona. Assessing Readers: Qualitative Diagnosis and Instruction. 2nd ed. Routledge and the International Reading Association, October 2013.

Paugh, Patricia, Tricia Kress, and Robert Lake (Editors). Teaching Toward Democracy with Post-Modern and Popular Culture Texts. Rotterdam, The Netherlands: Sense Publishers, October 2014.

Taylor, Peter. Nature-Nurture? No.: Moving the Sciences of Variation and Heredity Beyond the Gaps. The Pumping Station, August 2014.

Leadership in Education

Dee, Jay and James L. Bess. Bridging the Divide Between Faculty and Administration: A Guide to Understanding Conflict in the Academy. Routledge, June 2014.

Kress, Tricia and Robert Lake (Editors). We Saved the Best for You: Letters of Hope, Imagination and Wisdom for 21st Century Educators. Sense Publishers, December 2012.

Kress, Tricia and Robert Lake (Editors). Paulo Freire’s Intellectual Roots: Toward Historicity in Praxis. Bloomsbury Academic, June 2013.

Leonard, John. Innovation in the Schoolhouse: Entrepreneurial Leadership in Education. R&L Education Publishing, September 2013.

Zakharia, Zenna, Garcia, Ofelia, and Bahar Octu (Editors). Bilingual Community Education and Multiculturalism: Beyond Heritage in a Global City. Multilingual Matters, September 2012.

College of Liberal Arts

Africana Studies

Prou, Marc (Editor). Introduction to Africana Studies: Multidisciplinary Perspectives on the African Experience. Cognella Academic Publishing, January 2013.

American Studies

Lecklider, Aaron. Inventing the Egghead: The Battle over Brainpower in American Culture. University of Pennsylvania Press, Philadelphia, PA, March 2013.

Rubin, Rachel Lee. Well Met: Renaissance Faires and the American Counterculture. New York University Press, New York, NY, December 2012.

Smith, Judith EBecoming Belafonte: Black Artist, Public Radical. University of Texas Press, September 2014.

Chudacoff, Howard P., Judith E. Smith, and Peter C. Baldwin. The Evolution of American Urban Society. 8th ed. Pearson, July 2014.

Thomas, Lynnell. Desire and Disaster in New Orleans: Tourism, Race, and Historical Memory. Duke University Press, August 2014.


Addo, Ping-Ann. Creating a Nation with Cloth: Women, Wealth, and Tradition in the Tongan Diaspora. Berghahn Books, June 2013.


Areford, David. The Art of Empathy: The Mother of Sorrows in Northern Renaissance Art and Devotion. GILES, November 2013.

Weston, Victoria (Editor & Curator). Portugal, Jesuits, and Japan: Spiritual Beliefs and Earthly Goods. McMullen Museum, Boston College, 2013.


Westerman, David, Nicholas D. Bowman, and Lachlan, Kenneth. Introduction to Computer Mediated Communication: A Functional Approach. (Paperback), Kendall-Hunt, Dubuque, IA, July 2014.


Albelda, Randy. Unlevel Playing Fields: Understanding Wage Inequality and Discrimination. 4th ed., Dollars&Sense, 2013.


Barron, Patrick (Editor). Terrain Vague: Interstices at the Edge of the Pale. (Paperback) Routledge, New York, NY, September 2013.

Secco, Anna and Patrick Barron. (Translators and Editors). Haiku for a Season (Haiku per una stagione) by Andrea Zanzotta. University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL,  2012.

Fay, Elizabeth and Leonard Von Morze (Editors). Urban Identity and the Atlantic World. Palgrave MacMillan, February 2013.

Jackson, Holly. American Blood: The Ends of the Family in American Literature, 1850-1900. Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK, November 2013.

McDonough, Jill. Where You Live (a collection of poetry). Salt Publishing, August 2012.

McDonough, Jill. Oh, James! (a book of poetry). Seven Kitchens Press, 2013.

Melnyczuk, Askold. Excerpts from Smedley’s Secret Guide to World Literature. Anomalous Press, Providence, RI, 2013.

Mueller, Alex. Translating Troy: Provincial Politics in Alliterative Romance. The Ohio State University Press, Columbus, OH, April 2013.

Nurhussein, Nadia. Rhetorics of Literacy: The Cultivation of American Dialect Poetry. The Ohio State University Press, Columbus, OH, May 2013.

Sauri, Emilio and Mathias Nilges (Editors). Literary Materialisms. Palgrave MacMillan, New York, NY, August 2012.

Schwartz, Lloyd. Music In and On the Air. Arrowsmith and PFP, April 2013.


Di Scala, Spencer. Europe’s Long Century: Volume 1: 1900-1945: Society, Politics, and Culture. Oxford University Press, November 2012.

McCahill, Elizabeth. Reviving the Eternal City: Rome and the Papal Court, 1420-1447. Harvard University Press, October 2013.

Valencius, Conevery. The Lost History of the New Madrid Earthquakes. University of Chicago Press, October 2013.

Winch, Julie. Between Slavery and Freedom: Free People of Color in America from Settlement to the Civil War. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, April 2014.

Latin American and Iberian Studies

Álvarez, Dora (co-author). Maravillas del español - Tomo III Manual de actividades. Fondo Editorial Universidad EAFIT, Medellin, Colombia, 2013.

Cisterna Gold, María Inés. Exilio en el espacio literario argentino de la postdictadura. BOYE6, August 2013.

Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures

Esposito, Claudia.The Narrative Mediterranean: Beyond France and the Maghreb. Lexington, Books, November 2013.

Gustave, Thierry. L’ombre de l’arbre ou l’errance du rhizome. Peter Lang International Academic Publishers, August 2013.

Malykhina, Svitlana. Renaissance of Classical Allusions in Contemporary Russian Media. Lexington Books, February 2014.

Performing Arts

Brown, Sarah Annes, Robert Lublin, and Lynsey McCulloch (Editors). Reinventing the Renaissance: Shakespeare and His Contemporaries in Adaptation and Performance. Palgrave MacMillan, May 2013.

Mitchell, Jon (Conductor). Anton Rubinstein: Caprice Russe, Op. 102, Piano Concerto No. 5, Op. 94, Overture to Der Turm zu Babel, Op. 80. Centaur Records, Inc., Baton Rouge, LA, 2012.

Oleskiewicz, Mary (Performer). Four Sonatas for Flute and Basso Continuo, by King Frederick “the Great” of Prussia. Breitkpof & Härtel, Wiesbaden, Germany, 2012.

Patterson, David (Composer and Performer). Loon’s Tail Flashing. Albany Records, 2013.


Blum, Lawrence. High Schools, Race, and America’s Future: What Students Can Teach Us about Morality, Diversity, and Community. Harvard Education Press, September 2012.

Lande, Nelson P. Classical Logic and Its Rabbit Holes. Hackett Publishing Company, December 2013.

Political Science

Farsakh, Leila. Palestinian Labour Migration to Israel, Land and Occupation. (Paperback Edition), Routledge, July 2013.

Weiner, Robert (Editor). World Politics 13/14. 34th ed. McGraw-Hill/Dushkin, 2013.


Brandt, Kristie, Bruce D. Perry, Stephen Seligman, and Ed Tronick, (Editors). Infant & Early Childhood Mental Health: Core Concepts and Clinical Practice. American Psychiatric Publishing, November 2013.


Aptekar, Sofya. The Road to Citizenship: What Naturalization Means for Immigrants and the United States. Rutgers University Press, March 2015.

Check, Joseph and Russell K. Schutt. Research Methods in Education. SAGE Publications, Inc., January 2012.

Drebing, Charles. The Peer Specialist Pocket Resource for Mental Health and Substance Use Services, Alderson Press. Holliston, MA, July 2013.

Kretsedemas, Philip, Jorge Capetillo-Ponce, and Glenn Jacobs (Editors). Migrant Marginality: A Transnational Perspective, Routledge. November 2013.

Kretsedemas, Philip. Migrants and Race in the US: Territorial Racism and the Alien/Outside. Routledge, October 2013.

Kretsedemas, Philp. The Immigration Crucible: Transforming Race, Nation and the Limits of the Law. Columbia University Press, February 2012.

Leverentz, Andrea. The Ex-Prisoner's Dilemma: How Women Negotiate Competing Narratives of Reentry and Desistance. Rutgers University Press, March 2014.

Rodriguez, Jason. Labors of Love: Nursing Homes and the Structures of Care Work. NYU Press, October 2014.

Bachman, Ronet D. and Russell K. Schutt. The Practice of Research in Criminology and Criminal Justice. (Paperback) 6th ed. SAGE Publications, Inc., January 2016.

Schutt, Russell K. Investigating the Social World: The Process and Practice of Research, 8th ed. SAGE Publications, Inc., October 2014.

Engel, Rafael J. and Russell K. Schutt. Fundamentals of Social Work Research. 2nd ed. SAGE Publications, Inc., 2014.

Bachman, Ronet D. and Russell K. Schutt. Fundamentals of Research in Criminology and Criminal Justice. 3rd ed. SAGE Publications, Inc., 2015.

Stitcher, Sharon and Jane Parpart (Editors). Women, Employment and Family in the International Division of Labour. (Paperback), Palgrave MacMillan, October 2013.

Women's and Gender Studies

Den Ouden, Amy and Jean M. O'Brien (Editors). Recognition, Sovereignty Struggles, and Indigenous Rights in the United States: A Sourcebook. The University of North Carolina Press, June 2013.

Ehrlich, Shoshanna. Family Law for Paralegals. 6th ed. Wolters Kluwer Law & Business, February 2013.

College of Management

Marketing and Management

Lichtenstein, Benyamin. Generative Emergence: A New Discipline of Organizational, Entrepreneurial, and Social Innovation. Oxford University Press, July 2014.

Veleva, Vesela, Anna Mantanari, Peter Clabby, and Jonathan Lese. PerkinElmer: Old Instrument Reuse and Recycling. Ivey Publishing, January 2013.

Veleva, Vesela. Business, Environment and Society - Themes and Cases. Baywood Publishing Company, August 2014.

College of Nursing and Health Sciences

Exercise and Health Sciences

Bandini, Linda, Carol Curtin, Richard Fleming, and Melissa Maslin. Health U.: A Nutrition Curriculum for Teenagers with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2013.


Buttaro, Terry and Kate A. Barba (Editors). Nursing Care of the Hospitalized Older Patient. Wiley-Blackwell, September 2012.

Fawcett, Jacqueline and Susan DeSanto-Madeya. Contemporary Nursing Knowledge: Analysis and Evaluation of Nursing Models and Theories. F.A. Davis Company, November 2012.

Kennedy Sheldon, Lisa and Janice Foust. Communication for Nurses: Talking with Patients. 3rd ed. Jones & Bartlett Learning, August 2013.

College of Public and Community Service

Ferguson, Carroy. Evolving the Human Race Game: A Spiritual and Soul-Centered Perspective. Tate Publishing, July 2014.

Holmes, William. Using Propensity Scores in Quasi-Experimental Designs. SAGE Publications, Inc., June 2013.

Mignon, Sylvia. Substance Abuse Treatment: Options, Challenges, and Effectiveness. Springer Publishing Company, July 2014.

John W. McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies

Awotona, Adenrele (Editor). Rebuilding Sustainable Communities with Vulnerable Populations after the Cameras Have Gone: A Worldwide Study. Cambridge Scholars Publishing, United Kingdom, May 2012.

Hamilton, Nigel. The Mantle of Command: FDR at War 1941-1942. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, May 2014.

Conflict Resolution, Human Security and Global Governance

Barkin, Samuel. International Organization: Theories and Institutions. 2nd ed. Palgrave MacMillan, March 2013.

Barkin, Samuel and Elizabeth R. DeSombre. Saving Global Fisheries: Reducing Capacity to Promote Sustainability. MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, January 2013.

Murphy, Craig N. and Kevin Gray (Editors). Rising Powers and the Future of Global Governance. Routledge, 2013.

Dunn, Kevin C. and Timothy Shaw (Editors). Africa’s Challenge to International Relations Theory. Palgrave MacMillan, 2013.

Fanta, Emmanuel, Timothy Shaw, and Vanessa T. Tang (Editors). Comparative Regionalisms for Development in the 21st Century. Ashgate Publishing, 2013.


Miller, Edward Alan. Block Granting Medicaid: A Model for 21st Century Health Reform? Routledge, November 2013.

College of Science and Mathematics


Bawa, Kamaljit and Sandesh Kadur (co-author). Himalaya: Mountains of Life. Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment, January 2013.


Tsaparlis, Georgios and Hannah Sevian (Editors). Concepts of Matter in Science Education. Springer, Dordrecht, The Netherlands, 2013.

Zhang, Wei and Berkeley Cue (Editors). Green Techniques for Organic Synthesis and Medicinal Chemistry. Wiley, July 2012.

Computer Science

Campbell, William, Swami Iyer, and Bahra Akbal-Delibas. Introduction to Compiler Construction in a Java World. Chapman and Hall/CRC, November 20122012.

Ghinita, Gabriel. Privacy for Location-based Services (Synthesis Lectures on Information Security, Privacy, & Trust). Morgan & Claypool Publishers, April 2013.

Pomplun, Marc and Junichi Suzuki (Editors). Developing and Applying Biologically-Inspired Vision Systems: Interdisciplinary Concepts. IGI Global, November 2012.

Vinh, Phan Cong, Nguyen Mah Hung, Nguyen Thanh Tung, Suzuki, Junichi (Editors). Context-Aware Systems and Applications: Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Context-Aware Systems and Applications, Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences. Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering Volume 109, November 2013.

Suzuki, Junichi (co-editor). Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Body Area Networks. ACM Press, 2012.


Olchanyi (Olshanii), Maxim. Back-of-the-Envelope Quantum Mechanics. World Scientific, November 2013.

Healey Library

Elder, Andrew and Jeremy C. Fox. Boston’s Orange Line. Arcadia Publishing, October 2013.

Goldstein, Carolyn M. Home Economists in Twentieth-Century America. University of North Carolina Press, May 2012.

*Have we missed your published book or creative work? Then please send this information, in the format provided above, to Vice Provost for Research and Strategic Initiatives & Dean of Graduate Studies Sundaram.