About Our People

Cherice Bock (Seminary) published a study, “Watershed Discipleship: communicating climate change within a Christian framework, a case study analysis,” in the book Handbook of Climate Change Communication, Vol. 3: Case Studies in Climate Change Communication (Springer, 2018). On March 10, 2018, she will be the speaker for Quaker Heritage Day at Berkeley Friends Church in Berkeley, California, where she will speak on the topic “Quakers & the EcoReformation.”

Doug Campbell (Professor Emeritus, Art) published his book Tree Story and Other Poems in mid-January through Oblique Voices Press. Tree Story is the second book of poetry released by the author following his stroke in 2012, which subsequently left him with a language disorder called aphasia. According to the publisher, the book “challenges us to see through a different lens, one that clarifies and sharpens the natural world, and that places humans as supporting actors in the grand drama nature gives us.”

After several years of research and conducting thousands of interviews with leaders – including industry executives, coaches, government administrators and world-renowned academics – Tim Rahschulte and Ryan Halley (College of Business) captured leadership advice, lessons learned, and rules to follow that enable individual, team and organizational success in their latest book, My Best Advice: Proven Rules For Effective Leadership (IntelliPress Media). Also contributing to the book was Russ Martinelli, founder and president of Innovation InSites and a senior program manager at Intel.

Jennie Harrop (Department of Professional Studies/Adult Degree Program) published the university’s first open textbook last month. The Simple Math of Writing Well: Writing for the 21st Century is available as a free download in the Open Textbook Library, a peer-reviewed collection of textbooks used by hundreds of universities. As 21st-century writers are asked to embrace a variety of mediums in an internet-connected world, basic writing skills are increasingly more critical for effective, efficient communication. With section titles such as “The Sentence Equation” and “The Paragraph Equation,” the book outlines the basics of linguistic structure and mechanics in clear, simple terms. Other sections emphasize the importance of purpose, audience, and intentionality, and a subsection titled “12 Rules to Forget” names basic grammar rules that have changed over the years. The book is free, easy to access, and applicable as a primary or secondary resource for students from high school through doctoral level.

Ed Higgins (Emeritus, English Department) has published a number of poems of late. His “What I Learned About Death While Eating Dark Chocolate” appeared in the literary journal Cacti Fur on Jan. 1, and his piece “Backyard” appeared in riverbabble 32 on Feb. 4. In addition, his poem “the rutting quop” was published in Scifaikuest (online version) in February, and his flash fiction piece “Odysseus Remembered” recently ran in the online journal Cafe Aphra.

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