Penn State Harrisburg celebrates student and faculty authors

Penn State Harrisburg student and faculty authors discussed their works at the campus' annual publishing celebration on March 15. The event honors those who have published a book during the past year, highlighting texts ranging from local history, to children’s education, to political interests.

View a Flickr slideshow of the event.

This year’s events also incorporated time for authors to autograph their publications, which were available for purchase.

Authors recognized at the event hosted by the Office of Research and Graduate Studies, include:

-- Michael Barton, professor of American studies and social sciences; editor, "City Contented, City Discontented: A History of Modern Harrisburg" (Midtown Scholar Bookstore, Inc., 2011)

-- George Boudreau, associate professor of history and humanities; "Independence, A Guide to Historic Philadelphia" (Westholme Publishing, LLC, 2012)

-- Simon Bronner, distinguished professor of American studies and folklore; "Explaining Traditions: Folk Behavior in Modern Culture" (University Press of Kentucky, 2011) and editor, "Revisioning Ritual: Jewish Traditions in Transition" (Littman Library, 2011)

-- Jolene Busher, Penn State Harrisburg American studies graduate student; "Patchtown: Life in Eckley Miners’ Village 1860 to 1920" (Sunbury Press, 2011)

-- Shaun L. Gabbidon, distinguished professor of criminal justice; co-author, "Race and Crime: A Text/Reader" (Sage Publications, 2011) and co-author, "A Theory of African-American Offending: Race, Racism and Crime" (Routledge, 2011)

-- Jane B. Keat, associate professor of education; co-author, "Cowboys Count, Monkeys Measure, and Princesses Problem Solve" (Paul H. Brookes Publishing Co., Inc., 2011)

-- Glen Mazis, professor of humanities and philosophy; "The River Bends in Time" (Anaphora Literary Press, 2012)

-- Mary Napoli, associate professor of reading; co-author, "Cowboys Count, Monkeys Measure, and Princesses Problem Solve" (Paul H. Brookes Publishing Co., Inc., 2011) and editor, "African and African-American Children’s and Adolescent Literature in the Classroom" (Peter Lang Publishing, Inc., 2011)

-- Steven Peterson, director of the School of Public Affairs and professor of political science; co-editor, "Biology and Politics: The Cutting Edge" (Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2011)

-- Jeremy Plant, professor of public policy; Conrail – Volume 1: 1976 – 1979 (Morning Sun Books, Inc. 2011)

-- Ann L. Swartz, instructor in nursing; co-editor, Adult Education and the Pursuit of Wisdom (Jossey-Bass, San Francisco, 2011)

-- Elizabeth Tisdell, professor of adult education; co-editor, Adult Education and the Pursuit of Wisdom (Jossey-Bass, San Francisco, 2011)

-- Jane M. Wilburne, associate professor of mathematics Education; co-author, Cowboys Count, Monkeys Measure, and Princesses Problem Solve (Paul H. Brookes Publishing Co. Inc., 2011)

-- Judith T. Witmer, assistant professor of education; Jebbie Vamp to Victim (Yesteryear Publishing, 2011)

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Last Updated March 27, 2012