This collection contains a sampling of citations and excerpts from books written by University of Dayton faculty. Contributions to books are also included, along with some full open-access volumes.
Joesph M. Valenzano, Melissa A. Broeckelman-Post, and Erin S. Parcell
Description from the publisher's website: From the authors of The Speaker and The Speaker’s Primer comes an innovative new textbook that covers communication curriculum in an approachable way. Communication Pathways introduces a modern approach to the survey course, with concise chapters that emphasize communication theory. The authors organize content around a communication-centric theme: dialogue. A full chapter devoted to dialogic communication unpacks the concept for students; the authors further incorporate and explicate dialogic communication as it applies to subsequent chapter concepts. This theme is unique to the text and is a central element of what the authors aim to accomplish: to create competent communicators who can advocate ideas civilly, explain complicated subjects, and disagree without being disagreeable in a variety of interactive settings.
- Dialogic communication theme unifies survey communication course content to foster student engagement and concept application
- Concise presentation offers theory-based learning that leaves room for instructor innovation
- “Mediated Moments” feature illustrates key concepts from chapters through contemporary, relatable examples
- “Dialing Diversity” boxes engage age, gender, race, sexual orientation, religion, and ethnicity
Paul H. Benson, Sandra A. Yocum, Mark Masthay, and Donald J. Polzella
Exhibition catalogue for Imprints and Impressions: Milestones in Human Progress — Highlights from the Rose Rare Book Collection. Includes an introduction by Kathleen M. Webb, dean of University Libraries; essays about the impact of the exhibition's books on modern inquiry, the humanities, the sciences, and the social sciences; and photographs of the works in the exhibit.
John Alfred Heitmann and Rebecca H. Morales
Stealing Cars brings together expertise from the history of technology and cultural history as well as city planning and transborder studies to produce a compelling and detailed work that raises questions concerning American priorities and values. Drawing on sources that include interviews, government documents, patents, sociological and psychological studies, magazines, monographs, scholarly periodicals, film, fiction, and digital gaming, Heitmann and Morales tell a story that highlights both human creativity and some of the paradoxes of American life.
Educating Early Christians through the Rhetoric of Hell: 'Weeping and Gnashing of Teeth' as 'Paideia' in Matthew and the Early Church
Meghan Henning explores the rhetorical function of the early Christian concept of hell, drawing connections to Greek and Roman systems of education, and examining texts from the Hebrew Bible, Greek and Latin literature, the New Testament, early Christian apocalypses and patristic authors.
This work is a revised version of the author's Ph.D. dissertation, which was successfully defended at Emory University in 2013. It is included in the series Wissenschaftliche Untersuchungen zum Neuen Testament II.
She writes, "Now that this work is finished, I am delighted to have the opportunity to thank those who have generously traveled with me on this journey through the hallows of early Christian hell. During the course of my work on the dissertation I was fortunate to receive funding for my research not only from the graduate school but also from the Jacob K. Javits Fellowship Program, and the Society of Biblical Literature. I am also extremely grateful to Jörg Frey, Tobias Nicklas, and the editorial team at Mohr Siebeck for their help, especially Dr. Henning Ziebritzki and his staff. I am indebted to Christian Bemmerl, Craig Dressler, Franziska Ede, and Megan Getman, who have tirelessly assisted in the preparation of the manuscript."
Thaddeus A. Hoffmeister
While social media has become embedded in our society as a way to stay connected with friends, it serves another important purpose: to support the prosecution and defense of criminal cases. Social media is now used as proof of a crime; further, social media has become a vehicle for criminal activity. How should the law respond to the issue of online predators, stalkers, and identity thieves? This book comprehensively examines the complex impacts of social media on the major players in the criminal justice system: private citizens, attorneys, law enforcement officials, and judges. It outlines the many ways social media affects the judicial process, citing numerous example cases that demonstrate the legal challenges; and examines the issue from all sides, including law enforcement's role, citizens' privacy issues, and the principles of the Fourth Amendment. The author also shines a critical spotlight on how social media has enabled new types of investigations previously unimagined—some of which present ethical problems.
Paul B. Jantz, Susan C. Davies, and Erin D. Bigler
Every day, children and adolescents worldwide return to the educational setting having sustained a traumatic brain injury (TBI). The possible negative consequences of TBI range from mild to severe and include neurological, cognitive, emotional, social, and behavioral difficulties. Within the school setting, the negative effects of TBI tend to persist or worsen over time, often resulting in academic and social difficulties that require formal and informal educational assistance and support. School psychologists and other educational professionals are well-positioned to help ensure students with TBI receive this assistance and support.
Edward McMullan and Thomas Kenworthy
Focusing on new reference sources published since 2008 and reference titles that have retained their relevance, this new edition brings O’Gorman’s complete and authoritative guide to the best reference sources for small and medium-sized academic and public libraries fully up to date. About 40 percent of the content is new to this edition. Containing sources selected and annotated by a team of public and academic librarians, the works included have been chosen for value and expertise in specific subject areas. Equally useful for both library patrons and staff, this resource:
- Covers more than a dozen key subject areas, including General Reference; Philosophy, Religion, and Ethics; Psychology and Psychiatry; Social Sciences and Sociology; Business and Careers; Political Science and Law; Education; Words and Languages; Science and Technology; History; and Performing Arts
- Encompasses database products, CD-ROMs, websites, and other electronic resources in addition to print materials
- Includes thorough annotations for each source, with information on author/editor, publisher, cost, format, Dewey and LC classification numbers, and more
Library patrons will find this an invaluable resource for current everyday topics. Librarians will appreciate it as both a reference and collection development tool, knowing it’s backed by ALA’s long tradition of excellence in reference selection.
Allan G. Osborne Jr. and Charles J. Russo
If you’d wanted to be a lawyer, you would have gone to law school. How could you have predicted you’d need legal knowledge after all? Here is your essential guide. Osborne and Russo, past presidents of the Educational Law Association, are experts in translating legalese into a language educators can understand.
Updated to reflect significant court decisions and new legal developments, this is your road map to meeting today’s special education requirements. The latest edition features
- Extensive coverage of IDEA’s reauthorization, Section 504 and the ADA, and FAPE and LRE
- New analysis of parent and student rights
- Guidance on discipline
- A preventative approach to special education litigation
- Focus on federal and state interpretations of the law
Designed for educators, this practical resource allows you to focus on your core competency: providing excellent education for students with special needs.
Sara R. Rinfret and Michelle C. Pautz
This volume provides a comprehensive look at the creation, implementation, and evaluation of environmental policy, which is of particular importance in an era of congressional gridlock. With a focus grounded in the front lines of environmental policy, readers are afforded examples of how environmental policy works through case studies and voices sections, thereby enriching the text's practical approach to understanding contemporary American environmental policy.
Charles J. Russo
From publisher: This volume examines the legal status of religion in education, both public and non-public, in the United States and seven other nations. It will stimulate further interest, research, and debate on comparative analyses on the role of religion in schools at a time when the place of religion is of vital interest in most parts of the world. This interdisciplinary volume includes chapters by leading academicians and is designed to serve as a resource for researchers and educational practitioners, providing readers with an enhanced awareness of strategies for addressing the role of religion in rapidly diversifying educational settings. There is currently a paucity of books devoted solely to the topic written for interdisciplinary and international audiences involving educators and lawyers, and this book will clarify the legal complexities and technical language among the law, education, and religion.
Patrick Thomas, Brittany Cook, and Jaime Malloy
This online exhibit provided an opportunity for people to view the works and commentaries in Imprints and Impressions around the world. Patrick Thomas, a faculty member in the University of Dayton's Department of English, coordinated the site's content, recruited contributors, and oversaw production of the site by students Brittany Cook and Jaime Malloy.
Kathleen M. Webb
In preparing for Imprints and Impressions, we ran across many interesting words that have fallen out of the general lexicon. With this booklet, we have brought one back: handlist. Dean Kathleen Webb ran across it in a 1944 booklet from the J. Pierpont Morgan Library in New York City. Though the word no longer appears in most new dictionaries, it’s still in the Oxford English Dictionary:
A list of a particular type or category of things, presented in a readily consultable form; esp. a list of the books or manuscripts in a particular place, on a particular subject, etc.; a catalogue.
It’s a good word … and that’s a terrible thing to waste.
Mohammad j. Abdolmohammadi, Sridhar Ramamoorti, and Gerrit Sarens
Chief audit executives (CAEs) intuitively know that building bridges with the executive suite is critical for performance effectiveness. This insightful collection of case studies shows CAEs how to build and leverage their relationship with the executive suite for better organizational outcomes.
This report uses the relational coordination framework to uncover the core elements of successful business relationships for CAEs and their executive suite counterparts. Candid observations from CAEs and CEOs at large organizations in the United States and Europe reveal how to:
- Create shared goals about internal audit’s role and priorities.
- Build shared knowledge about the organization and internal audit’s role.
- Establish mutual respect for internal audit capabilities and leadership.
- Enable high-quality communication that anticipates and responds to organizational imperatives.
William C. G. Burns and Andrew L. Strauss
The international community is not taking the action necessary to avert dangerous increases in greenhouse gases. Facing a potentially bleak future, the question that confronts humanity is whether the best of bad alternatives may be to counter global warming through human-engineered climate interventions. In this book, eleven prominent authorities on climate change consider the legal, policy, and philosophical issues presented by geoengineering. The book asks: When, if ever, are decisions to embark on potentially risky climate modification projects justified? If such decisions can be justified, in a world without a central governing authority, who should authorize such projects and by what moral and legal right? If states or private actors undertake geoengineering ventures absent the blessing of the international community, what recourse do the rest of us have?
H. George Frederickson and Richard K. Ghere
This volume follows two earlier projects undertaken by Frederickson (1993) and Frederickson and Ghere (2005) to present collections of theoretical essays and empirical analyses on administrative ethics. Three years before the publication of the first volume —Frederickson's Ethics and Public Administration — the National Commission on the Public Service released Leadership for America (also known as the Volcker Commission Report) that attested to "the quiet crisis" in government whereby "too many of the best of the nation's senior executives are ready to leave government, and not enough of its most talented young people are willing to join. This erosion in the attractiveness in public service at all levels — most specifically in the federal civil service — undermines the ability of government to respond effectively to the needs and aspirations of the American people, and ultimately damages the democratic process itself."
This volume presents part of the solution.
Richard K. Ghere
This book provides preliminary understanding of what the term NGO means; explains how "human rights" affect NGO missions; and focuses on the meaning of "leadership" in NGOs in comparison to private sector and government agency leadership. It also encourages readers with vocational aspirations in human rights work to think strategically in preparing for their professional futures.
Both engineering and human living take place in a messy world, one chock full of unknowns and contingencies. "Design reasoning" is the way engineers cope with real-world contingency. Because of the messiness, books about engineering design cannot have "ideal solutions" printed in the back in the same way that mathematics textbooks can. Design reasoning does not produce a single, ideally correct answer to a given problem but rather generates a wide variety of rival solutions that vie against each other for their relative level of "satisfactoriness." A reasoning process analogous to design is needed in ethics. Since the realm of interpersonal relations is itself a fluid and highly contingent real-world affair, design reasoning offers the promise of a useful paradigm for ethical reasoning.
This volume undertakes two tasks. First, it employs design reasoning to illustrate how technological artifacts can be assessed for their inherent moral properties. Second, it uses the design paradigm as a means for bringing engineering ethics into conversation with Christian theology in order to show how each can be for the other a catalyst for the revolutionary task of living by design.
Theodore J. Kowalski
The School Superintendent: Theory, Practice, and Cases is the essential guide to succeeding as a superintendent or as an administrator in another district-level position. Comprehensive in both theory and practice, this textbook and reference guide examines the role and responsibilities of school district administration in professional, social, philosophical, and political frames, while balancing perspectives of rewards and challenges commonly expressed by school superintendents. Important topics covered include the emerging role of superintendent as communicator, the changing conditions in districts and schools, inadequate funding for public schools, and the treatment of policy administration, leadership roles, and community involvement.
Dean B. McFarlin and Paul B. Sweeney
Sridhar Ramamoorti, David E. Morrison III, Joseph W. Koletar, and Kelly Richmond Pope
Understand how the psychologies of fraudsters and their victims interact as well as what makes auditors/investigators/regulators let down their guard. Learn about the psychology of fraud victims, including boards of directors and senior management, and what makes them want to believe fraudsters, and therefore making them particularly vulnerable to deception. Just as IT experts gave us computer forensics, we now have a uniquely qualified team immersed in psychology, sociology, psychiatry as well as accounting and auditing, introducing the emerging field of behavioral forensics to address the phenomenon of fraud.
Ever since the accounting scandals surrounding Enron and WorldCom surfaced, leading to the passage of the Sarbanes Oxley Act of 2002, as well as the continuing fallout from the Wall Street financial crisis precipitating the Dodd-Frank Act of 2010, fraud has been a leading concern for executives globally. If you thought you knew everything there was to know about financial fraud, think again. Get the real scoop with The A.B.C.'s of Behavioral Forensics. (From publisher's website)
Kurt R. Reding, Paul J. Sobel, Urton L. Anderson, Michael J. Head, Sridhar Ramamoorti, Mark Salamasick, and Cris Riddle
Written through the collaboration of educators and practitioners, this textbook serves as a cornerstone for internal audit education. It covers key fundamentals of internal auditing that can be applied in an ever-changing business world, serving as a reference and training tool for internal audit practitioners. The textbook is organized in three sections: Fundamental Internal Audit Concepts, Conducting Internal Audit Engagements, and Case Studies.
Christopher J. Roederer
This is chapter 10 in in Clive P. Walker and Russell L. Weaver eds. Free Speech in an Internet Era. Durham, NC: Carolina Academic Press, 2013. pp. 129-144.
Charles J. Russo
The Handbook of Comparative Higher Education Law addresses legal issues from institutions of higher learning in seventeen countries on all six inhabited continents in a reader friendly manner. All chapters follow the same outline on institutional issues, faculty rights, student rights, and emerging issues so that similarities and differences can be compared. An introductory chapter provides an overview on the legal status of higher education as selected in various international covenants. In addition, a concluding chapter draws the themes addressed throughout the book together and centers on the concept of best practice management. This book serves as valuable resource for educational practitioners in higher education insofar as it provides them with an enhanced awareness of strategies that are being used to manage problems commonly faced in multiple educational settings.
Charles J. Russo
School business officials (SBOs) must, in many respects, serve as all things to all people in their workplaces. Put another way, SBOs must be knowledgeable about a wide range of legal issues ranging from contracts to setting policy to state biding laws let alone constitutional matters involving the rights of students and teachers. Aware of the fact that issues involving the law are at the heart of many of a SBO’s duties, the chapters in this edited book have been written by a diverse array of individuals with experience as educational leaders in schools and/ or who possess significant expertise in the school law. In light of the need to keep SBOs up-to-date on many issues in the ever changing world of education law, this volume is divided into two parts. The first section deals with issues that primarily impact on the management of schools while the second deals with the rights of students and teachers. More specifically, each of the chapters is designed to examine a specific area about which SBOs need information. While no single book can ever hope to cover all of the myriad of legal topics that SBOs and other educational leaders must master in their professional lives, this book will serve as an up-to-date and ready source of information to help keep them abreast of the many changes in the ever evolving area of school law.