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UNE Books and Authors

For at least the past 30 years, futurists have been predicting a bookless and a paperless scenario. And true, libraries today are acquiring access to more and more electronic resources every year.

It is amid this current and continuing debate that we have decided to focus our attention on traditionally published books written by UNE authors: faculty members, administrators and trustees. Books are still, and will remain, a critical aspect of scholarship and a critical aspect of libraries' collections.

This page showcases just a few of the authors and publications that can be found in the UNE authors booklist within our Catalog. In the profiles below, we highlight a selected inventory of UNE book authors, either as sole author, co-author, one of many authors, chapter contributor, editor or illustrator.

If you are a UNE author and wish to be included in our Catalog's UNE authors booklist, please contact one of our librarians.

 - Andrew Golub, Dean of Library Services

UNE Authors Booklist

UNE Authors

For the Routledge Handbook of Human-Animal Studies (2014), Susan McHugh, Ph.D., University of New England professor of English, joins Garry Marvin, Ph.D., professor of human-animal studies at the University of Roehampton, in co-editing a collection of original essays from artists and scholars who have established themselves internationally on the basis of their contributions to human-animal studies. The Routlege Handbook is an extension of McHugh's scholarship in human-animal studies. In her book Animal Stories: Narrating across Species Lines (Univ. of Minnesota Press 2011),  McHugh looks at the ways in which fictions of companion species - including guide dogs, racehorses, pets, and farm animals - have mutated across the past hundred years. She tracks the rise and persistence of such stories, aligning them with surprisingly disparate but all quintessentially modern developments, notably the rise of disability-activist and women’s rights movements, the enclosure of animal slaughter from public view, and the establishment of the field study as a method of biological science. McHugh is also the author of Dog (2004), a literary and cultural history of humankind's best and perhaps oldest friedn.  She serves as managing editor of the Humanities for Society & Animals, and she is a board member of the Animals & Society Institute, Animal Studies Journal, Antennae, H-Animal Discussion Network, Environment and History, and Humanimalia: A Journal of Human-Animal Interface Studies.

Michael F. Beaudoin, Ed.D., professor emeritus of education and internationally known distance-education scholar, served as lead author of a five-member international team on Online Learner Competencies- Knowledge, Skills, and Attitudes for Successful Learning in Online Settings. The culmination of a six-year project, the book, published by Information Age Publishing (2013), identifies a set of validated competencies and performance statements, with supporting explanation and data to inform learning and teaching at both the individual and organizational levels. Beaudoin is also editor and principal author of the book Perspectives on Higher Education in the Digital Age, published by Nova Science Publishers, Inc. The volume, including chapters by 29 other notable scholars and practitioners, examines how higher education is likely to be affected by the rapidly expanding availability and use of digital resources worldwide. Beaudoin's book Reflections on Research, Faculty and Leadership in Higher Education won the 2004 Charles A. Wedemeyer Award. More

Jane O'Brien, Ph.D., OTR/L, associate professor and director of the University of New England's Department of Occupational Therapy, is co-editor of the textbook Occupational Analysis and Group Process (St. Louis: Elsevier Mosby, 2013). The textbook examines occupational analysis, group process and therapeutic media. Her co-editor is Jean Solomon, MHS, OTR/L Occupational Therapist in Berkeley County School District. In addition O'Brien is co-editor of Pediatric Skills for Occupational Therapy Assistants (3rd ed.); Occupational Therapy for Children (6th ed.); and author of Introduction to Occupational Therapy (4th ed.). She has conducted research and published on a variety of topics including motor control issues of children, play, sensory integration, reaction time, Model of Human Occupation, and purposeful activity. O'Brien is currently working with an international group of researchers on revising the manual for the Child Occupational Self-Assessment (COSA). She is also examining educational assessment and methodologies. More

Joe Habraken's most recent book is Microsoft Office 2013 in Depth. Habraken is associate professor of digital and new media in the University of New England's Department of Art and Communications and a best-selling author with more than fifteen years of experience in the information technology field. He has written more than 20 books focusing on software application best practices and end-user productivity. He is a Microsoft Certified Professional and Cisco Certified Network Associate. His research and scholarship relate to the study of information technology and how it affects human communication and learning. This work includes both digital media creation and delivery, including interactive video and 3D motion graphics; and data communications including new media delivery via Web server platforms including Microsoft network operating system infrastructures. More

Barry Costa-Pierce, Ph.D., University of New England Doherty Professor and director of the UNE Marine Science Center, served as one of five editors of a three-volume book on Sustainable Food Production (Springer 2013), which examines state-of-the-art scientific advances, and places them in their proper scientific, environmental, ethical, socio-economic and political contexts. The book gathers approximately 90 peer-reviewed entries from the Encyclopedia of Sustainability Science and Technology, Sustainable Food Production (Springer 2012), for which Costa-Pierce was an editor and contributor. Costa-Pierce authored four chapters in the Encyclopedia, which was three years in the making. The monumental work of 18 volumes and 12,555 pages was produced by approximately 1,000 scientists and peer reviewers. Costa-Pierce, who is also chair of the UNE Department of Marine Sciences, has authored over 150 publications, including 25 peer-reviewed books and monographs in aquaculture, fisheries, aquatic ecosystems and sustainability science. For the past 13 years he has been an international editor of Aquaculture, the top science journal in the field. More 

Shelley Cohen Konrad, Ph.D., associate professor of social work, organized her new textbook, Child and Family Practice: A Relational Perspective (Lyceum Books, Inc. 2013), around three core concepts: relational connection, evidence-guided knowledge and reflexivity. She describes it as “an old fashioned book based on contemporary science” that suggests guidelines and principles for working with children, their families and their service-providing organizations. Cohen Konrad is also director of UNE's Center for Excellence in Interprofessional Education and director of the UNE Westbrook College of Health Professions' Center for Excellence in Collaborative Education. Her current research focuses on mothers affected by substance abuse and perceptions of health professionals' caring practices. More 

Steven Byrd, Ph.D., UNE associate professor of Spanish and Portuguese, in his book Calunga and the Legacy of an African Language in Brazil (2012) describes and analyzes the Afro- Brazilian speech community of Calunga, in Minas Gerais. Linguistically descended from West African Bantu, Calunga is an endangered Afro-Brazilian language spoken by a few hundred older Afro-Brazilian men. What Byrd found was that unlike most creole languages, which are based largely on the vocabulary of the colonial language, Calunga has a large proportion of African vocabulary items embedded in an essentially Portuguese grammar. A hybrid language, its formation can be seen as a form of cultural resistance. Byrd is a faculty member in the UNE's Department of Society, Culture and Languages and is director of UNE's Latin American Studies minor. His scholarly interests include sociolinguistics and dialectology of Latin America, Latin American languages and cultures. More 

Paul Burlin, Ph.D., professor of history, is the co-editor of The Role of the American Board in the World: Bicentennial Reflections on the Organization's Missionary Work, 1810–2010 (Wipf and Stock, 2012). This book of essays provides valuable insights on the work of the ABCFM, which was America's largest and most influential missionary organization in the nineteenth century. Its missionaries established Western schools and hospitals in India, China, Africa, Oceania, the Middle East, and many other parts of the world, successfully promoting women's rights and other ideals from the Enlightenment. Burlin is also the author of Imperial Maine and Hawai'i, Interpretative Essays in the History of Nineteenth-Century American Expansion (2006, Lexington Books, Rowman & Littlefield Publishers). The book chronicles a number of fascinating people either native to or associated with Maine who played major roles in the religious, cultural, political and economic absorption of a Polynesian culture into an Americanized, western culture. Burlin’s specialty is 19th century American diplomatic history. He also has an interest in the perceptions and insights “foreigners” have about U.S. history, culture and society, particularly Brazilian observations about the United States. More 

Anouar Majid, Ph.D., in his most recent book, Islam and America: Building a Future without Prejudice (Rowman & Littlefield), argues that the current animosity between the U.S. and Muslim world should be understood through the often-overlooked history between the two. Majid traces the genealogy of this conflicted relationship from the Pilgrims to the present, portraying a complicated history of prejudice and missed opportunities, as well as a history of benevolence and fruitful exchange on both sides. Islam and America continues Majid's exploration of the conflict between Islam and the West. In his earlier book, We Are All Moors: Ending Centuries of Crusades against Muslims and Other Minorities (University of Minnesota Press), contends that the acrimonious debates about immigration and Islam in the West are the cultural legacy of the conflict between Christians and Moors. Majid's earlier works include A Call for Heresy: Why Dissent is Vital to Islam and AmericaFreedom and Orthodoxy: Islam and Difference in the Post-Andalusian Age and Unveiling Traditions: Postcolonial Islam in a Polycentric World. Majid is vice president for global affairs and director of UNE's Center for Global Humanities. More 

Teaching Law and Literature, University of New England Professors Matthew Anderson, Ph.D., and Cathrine O. Frank, Ph.D.,  join Amherst College Professor Austin Sarat, Ph.D., J.D., in bringing together a collection of essays that introduces teachers to the theory and history of the law and literature movement and shows how to bring its insights to bear in their classrooms, both in the liberal arts and in law schools. The volume was published by the Modern Language Association as part of the Options for Teaching series. Teaching Law and Literature contributes UNE's growing reputation as a leading center of interdisciplinary research in the field of law and the humanities. In 2009, Anderson and Frank, together with Sarat, published Law and the Humanities: An Introduction, a collection of original chapters by a selection of distinguished scholars in both the law and the humanities from institutions around the world. The selection focused attention on a linked series of cross-disciplinary topics: ideas of justice; aesthetic representations of law; institutional processes such as testimony and punishment; and the rhetorical, narrative, and interpretive practices through which law does its work. In July 2009, Frank and Anderson co-directed a National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute on “The Rule of Law: Legal Studies and the Liberal Arts,” which brought 25 scholars from across the United States to live and study on the Biddeford Campus for five weeks. The institute was funded by a $165,000 grant from NEH. More 

Daniel Brazeau, Ph.D., director of the Pharmacogenomics Genomics Laboratory at the University of New England's College of Pharmacy, and Gayle Brazeau, Ph.D., dean and professor in the UNE College of Pharmacy, have co-authored a new book, Principles of the Human Genome and Pharmacogenomics, that introduces students and practitioners to important principles of human genetics and genomics that they can apply in managing their patients’ medication therapy. The authors note that it will become increasingly difficult to practice contemporary pharmacy and provide satisfactory  pharmacist care in the future without a fundamental knowledge in genetics and genomics because most important interactions with patients and other health care professionals will assume pharmacists have a working comprehension of the human genome and pharmacogenomics. Daniel Brazeau’s research interests involve the areas of population molecular genetics and pharmcogenomics.  He was the recipient of the University at Buffalo’s Exceptional Scholar Teaching Innovation Award in 2010. Gayle Brazeau is an associate editor for the American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education and serves on several editorial advisory boards for other scientific journals. She is the author or co-author on more than 45 peer-reviewed papers, chapters, books and other types of publications. More 

In his book, Touring Beyond the Nation: A Transnational Approach to European Tourism History (Ashgate), Eric G.E. Zuelow, Ph.D., University of New England assistant professor of European history, draws together a collection of leading historians to explore the story of European tourism. Instead of studying discrete national histories, as is the norm, Zuelow and his collaborators take an explicitly transnational approach and examine how tourism is the product of very broad trends. The idea for Touring Beyond the Nation grew out of Zuelow's research on his 2009 monograph Making Ireland Irish: Tourism and National Identity since the Irish Civil War (Syracuse University Press). In Making Ireland Irish, Zuelow, demonstrates that the development of tourist imagery and Irish national identity was not the result of a handful of elites or postcolonial legacy, but rather the product of an extended discussion that ultimately involved a broad cross-section of society, both inside and outside Ireland. Tourism, he argues, played a vital role in “making Ireland Irish.” Making Ireland Irish received the American Conference for Irish Studies 2009 James S. Donnelly, Sr. Prize for Books on History and the Social Sciences. He is co-editor of Nationalism in a Global Era: The Persistence of Nations (Routledge, 2007) and the editor/creator of The Nationalism Project, a leading website devoted to the study of ethnicity and nationalism in global perspective. More 

In his book, The Parent as Citizen: A Democratic DilemmaBrian Duff, Ph.D., UNE associate professor of political science, explores how influential theories of democratic citizenship rely on the experience of parenthood to help individuals rise to the challenges of politics, and demonstrates that this reliance has unintended consequences. Duff develops this argument through original readings of four theorists of citizenship: Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Friedrich Nietzsche, Richard Rorty, and Cornel West — readings that engage the ways in which these theorists incorporated their personal history into their political thought. Duff has published a number of articles in periodicals such as The Journal of Family History and Public Opinion Quarterly and in collections of essays, such as Rousseau and Desire and Social Identity, Intergroup Conflict, and Conflict Reduction. In his current research, Duff has been critically examining public policy, engagements with political theory, and the examination of public opinion data about how ideas about parenthood and children affect political attitudes and behavior. He also has an ongoing project examining new ways to understand who votes and who does not in America. In addition, he publishes research on the role of ideas about sexuality in masculine and feminine identity. More 



Jennifer S. Tuttle, Ph.D., Dorothy M. Healy Chair and associate professor of English at UNE, is co-editor of Charlotte Perkins Gilman: New Texts, New Contexts (Ohio State University Press), a collection of essays that represents a new phase of feminist scholarship in recovery, drawing readers’ attention to Gilman’s lesser-known works from fresh perspectives that revise what we thought we knew about the author and her work. Tuttle's earlier Gilman scholarship includes co-editing The Selected Letters of Charlotte Perkins Gilman (University of Alabama Press), the last significant portion of Gilman’s private papers to remain unpublished. This collection fills a crucial gap in Gilman scholarship, providing countless insights into her character through her own  words. Tuttle is also the editor of a scholarly edition of Gilman's novel The Crux (2002). Her current project - Unsettling California: American Nervousness and Western Women's Writing - is a book about California women writers and medical discourse. She is co-editor of Legacy: A Journal of American Women Writers and president of the Charlotte Perkins Gilman Society. She received her Ph.D., from the University of California, San Diego. More 


David Livingstone Smith, Ph.D., in his book, Less Than Human: Why We Demean, Enslave, and Exterminate Others (St. Martin’s Press, March 2011), explores human beings’ tendency to regard certain members of their own kind as less than human as they commit atrocities like the Holocaust, the genocide in Rwanda, and the slave trade. Smith draws on a rich mix of history, psychology, biology, anthropology and philosophy to document the pervasiveness of dehumanization, describe its forms, and explain how and why we so often resort to it. Smith's 2007 book, The Most Dangerous Animal, explored the evolutionary and psychological roots of war and genocide, with a view towards identifying what it is about human nature that makes it possible for us to treat our fellow human beings with such extraordinary brutality. In his 2004 book, Why We Lie: The Evolutionary Roots of Deception and the Unconscious Mind (St. Martin's Press), Smith wrote that our brains have evolved to handle deception as a Darwinian tool for survival. These books have garnered international publicity for Smith, who has been interviewed by Fox News, the Wall Street JournalForbes magazine, U.S. News & World Report and many other media. He is also the author of several other books, including of  Approaching Psychoanalysis: An Introductory Course (Karnac, 1999) and Psychoanalysis in Focus (Sage, 2002). Smith is associate professor in the Department of Philosophy and director of UNE's Human Nature Project. More 

Elizabeth A. De Wolfe, Ph.D., professor and chair of the History Department, revisits the 19th-century debate over the breakup of a Shaker marriage in her book Domestic Broils: Shakers, Antebellum Marriage, and the Narratives of Mary and Joseph Dyer (University of Massachusetts Press, 2010). The work also reprints the original pamphlet texts by husband and wife. De Wolfe originally wrote about the marriage in Shaking the Faith: Women, Family, and Mary Marshall Dyer's Anti-Shaker Campaign, 1815-1867, which was awarded the Communal Studies Association’s “Outstanding Book Award” for 2003. Her book The Murder of Mary Bean and Other Stories (2007) received four awards, including from the New England Historical Association and the New England Popular Culture/American Culture Association. She is co-editor of Such News of the Land: U.S. Women Nature Writers (2001). In 2004 she was awarded the University of New England’s highest honor, the Kenneally Cup, in recognition of her excellence in teaching and service. Her current research involves a 19th-century project about a politician in power, a mistress and a national scandal. More 

Cathrine Frank, Ph.D., associate professor of English, in her book, Law, Literature, and the Transmission of Culture in England, 1837-1925 (Ashgate Press, 2010) explores how the legal bequest of property through the will reveals the transmission of cultural values. Focusing on the last will and testament as a legal, literary and cultural document, Frank examines fiction of the Victorian and Edwardian eras alongside actual wills, legal manuals relating to their creation, case law regarding their administration, and contemporary accounts of “curious wills” in periodicals. Frank is also co-editor of Law and the Humanities: An Introduction, a collection of original chapters by a selection of distinguished scholars in both the law and the humanities from institutions around the world. She has presented conference papers on the subject of testamentary law, realism, and legal and literary modes for creating individual and cultural identity. She has published in Law and Literature and in a special issue on law and literature in College LiteratureMore 

Ali Abdullatif Ahmida, Ph.D., professor and chair of the University of New England's Political Science Department, provides a provocative study analyzing the social, cultural and historical roots of modern Libya in the second edition of his book, The Making of Modern Libya:  State Formation, Colonization, and Resistance, Second Edition (State University of New York Press, September 2009). The Making of Modern Libya is a thorough examination of the social, cultural, and historical background of modern Libya. Ahmida is also the author of Post-Orientalism: Critical Reviews in North African Social and Cultural History, a critical assessment of the reactions to Edward Said's landmark book Orientalism, and Forgotten Voices: Power and Agency in Colonial and Postcolonial Libya (Routledge 2005), He is the editor of  Bridges Across the Sahara: Social, Economic and Cultural Impact of the Trans-Sahara Trade during the 19th and 20th Centuries (2009) and Beyond Colonialism and Nationalism in the Maghrib: History, Culture and Politics (2000). More 

Bethany L. Woodworth, Ph.D., University of New England visiting assistant professor of environmental studies, is co-editor and contributing author to Conservation Biology of Hawaiian Forest Birds: Implications for Island Avifauna, published by Yale University Press in November 2009. Co-editors are Thane K. Pratt, Carter T. Atkinson, Paul C. Banko, and James D. Jacobi. Woodworth and her co-editors, researchers with the U.S. Geological Survey in Hawaii, conceived of the project in 1998. It became clear to them at the time that they needed to synthesize the results of more than a decade of new research on Hawaiian forest birds, conducted by researchers at the U.S.G.S. and at sister agencies and universities in the islands. Woodworth has been working in conservation research for many years and has conducted conservation research in a variety of ecosystems from east Africa and Central America to the Caribbean and Pacific Islands. Woodworth has published more than 60 peer-reviewed publications and technical reports. More 

Nancy MacRae, M.S., OTR/L, FAOTA, associate professor in the University of New England Department of Occupational Therapy, is co-editor of a new occupational therapy text, Occupational Therapy Essentials for Clinical Competence, published by Slack. It is designed as a comprehensive overview of these standards as they relate to curriculum. Topics necessary for competent, entry level practice are covered, with evidence-based reviews included to help the student start a more extensive review. MacRae is also one of the 44 contributors to the book, which she says has been a collaborative endeavor with many of her UNE colleagues, who are contributors to the book. They are: Regi Robnett,Ph.D., OTR/L, department director and associate professor; Jan Froelich, M.S., OTR/L, associate professor; Kathryn Loukas, MS, OTR/L, FAOTA, associate clinical professor;  William Croninger, MA, OTR/L, associate professor; Jane O'Brien, Ph.D., OTR/L, associate professor; Betsy DeBrakeleer,COTA/L, ROH, clinical fieldwork coordinator;  and Barbara Steva, occupational therapist, UNE Community Occupational Therapy Clinic. MacRae serves on the editorial board of the WORK Journal and is the author of a number of publications, including a chapter on Aging and Sexuality in the second edition of Gerontology for the Health Care ProfessionalMore 

Regula H. Robnett, Ph.D., OTR/L, director of the University of New England Department of Occupational Therapy, is co-editor of the new second edition of Gerontology for the Health Care Professional, published by Jones & Bartlett Publishers. The new edition is a comprehensive, practical text covering the evolving field of gerontology, written for health care students and professionals. With topics presented in an introductory fashion, this book covers all the important aspects of aging and instills an appreciation for the multidimensional aspects of aging for those who are working with and caring for elderly patients or clients. Contributions are by experts across many health professions, including UNE  faculty members David Sandmire, M.D., Department of Biological Sciences; Nancy MacRae, M.S., OTR/L, FAOTA,  Department of Occupational Therapy; Betsey Gray,  M.S.W., School of Social Work, and Sue Stableford, M.P.H., M.S.B., director of UNE’s Health Literacy Institute. More 

Jane Carreiro, D.O. '88, associate professor and chair of the Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine Department at University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine, is the author of two new pediatrics books: An Osteopathic Approach to Children2nd Edition (Churchill Livingstone-Elsevier)and Pediatric Manual Medicine: An Osteopathic Approach (Churchill Livingstone-Elsevier). Carreiro has chaired the Department of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine for 10 years. She is Board Certified in Family Medicine and Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine. The first edition of An Osteopatic Approach to Pediatrics has been translated into four languages and is used as the standard text in many osteopathic pediatric courses. More

In Medical Tests that Can Save Your Life, authors David Johnson, Ph.D., associate professor of physiology in the College of Osteopathic Medicine, and David Sandmire, M.D., associate professor of biology in the College of Arts and Sciences, describe 21 medical tests that your doctor is unlikely to order, unless you ask for them. According to the authors, many fatal diseases and medical conditions, if detected early enough, can be cured or their effects dramatically reduced. In many cases, early testing, detection and treatment can mean the difference between life and death.“Drs. Johnson and Sandmire have captured a lot of what I learned in 10 years of medical training in one focused text. This book tackles many of society’s medical issues and transforms them into one easily readable format,” writes Terence K. Gray, D.O., Clinical Fellow at Harvard Medical School.


David Kuchta received his Ph.D. in European History from the University of California, Berkeley in 1991. He has taught courses in World History, European History, Gender History, and the Social History of Medicine. He is the author of The Three-Piece Suit and Modern Masculinity: England, 1550-1850, published in 2002 by the University of California Press, and has articles in The Sex of Things: Gender and Consumption in Historical Perspective, and Sexuality and Gender in Early Modern Europe. Also a creative writer, he teaches a course in "Sudden Fiction" at Portland Adult Education. He is currently completing a work of historical fiction, and is the conference director for the University of New England's Writers' Conference, sponsored by UNE's Maine Women Writers Collection.

Richard Peterson is assistant professor of Environmental Studies at the University of New England. Peterson is an integrative scholar with primary research and teaching interests in comparative ecological thought and ethics, ecological anthropology, indigenous peoples, community-based conservation, global environmental policy, and North/South issues of ecojustice. His book, Conversations in the Rainforest: Culture, Values, and the Environment in Central Africa, was published by Westview Press (2000). As a National Science Foundation Fellow, Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellow, and member of a Fullbright-Hays Group Project Abroad, Peterson has conducted extensive field research and study in East and Central Africa. In his classes, Peterson seeks to foster an interdisciplinary and ecological mode of thinking so as to help students more holistically understand and contribute solutions to complex environmental and social issues.

Marcia B. Cohen, professor of social work, is editor of and contributor to Gender and Groupwork. Audrey Mullender, her co-editor, is at the University of Coventry in the UK. “Based on practice experience in both the UK and the USA, Gender and Groupwork brings together the best of groupwork knowledge, skills and values in a true transatlantic partnership.” [From the book’s blurb] Professor Cohen is the author of numerous journal articles on such topics as group work, gender, empowerment practice, and social work education. Her current and past research foci are homelessness and the ex-patients’ rights movement.