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Publishing celebration honors college faculty, staff, and students March 18

Penn State Harrisburg students, staff, and faculty will discuss and autograph their works published during the past year at the college’s annual Creativity, Publishing, and Book Signing Celebration on March 18. The event will honor 18 college community members whose recent works include musical recordings, award winning designs, and publications. Open to the public, the celebration will be held at 3:00 p.m. in the Olmsted Building Gallery Lounge. Featured publications will be available for purchase.

The event is hosted by the Office of Research and Outreach.

Individuals to be honored include:

Simon Bronner, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of American Studies and Folklore, author, Campus Traditions: Folklore from the Old-Time College to the Modern Mega-University (University Press of Mississippi, 2012)

Felicia Brown-Haywood, D.Ed., director of student affairs, vocalist, Singing My Way Through (Radio Active Music, 2012)

Boris Hines, community psychology and social change graduate student, author, Pensword Passages: Poetry for the Soul (Amazon, 2013)

Shaun Gabbidon, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of Criminal Justice, with Helen Taylor Greene, co-author, Race and Crime – Third Edition (SAGE Publications, 2013)

Charles Kupfer, Ph.D., associate professor of American studies and history, author, Indomitable Will: Turning Defeat into Victory from Pearl Harbor to Midway (Continuum International Publishing Group, 2012)

Göktuğ Morçöl, Ph.D., associate professor of public administration, author, A Complexity Theory for Public Policy (Routledge, 2012)

Mary Napoli, Ph.D., associate professor of reading, with Susan Van Sile and Emily Ritholz, co-author, Using Picture Books to Teach 8 Essential Literacy Elements (Scholastic Inc., 2012)

Ayotunde Oladunjoye, M.Ed., public administration graduate student, author, Rites of Passage (Red Lead Press, 2012)

Steven Peterson, Ph.D., director of the School of Public Affairs, with Albert Somit, editor, Biopolicy: The Life Sciences and Public Policy – Volume 10 (Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2012)

Jeremy Plant, Ph.D., professor of public policy, author, Conrail Volume 2: 1980-1989 (Morning Sun Books, Inc., 2012) and author, Conrail Volume 3: The 1990s (Morning Sun Books, Inc., 2013)

Senel Poyrazli, Ph.D., associate professor of counseling psychology, with Chalmer Thompson, editor, International Case Studies in Mental Health (SAGE Publications, 2013)

David Puglia, M.A., lecturer in American studies and American studies doctoral student, author, South Central Pennsylvania Legends and Lore (History Press, 2012)

Bing Ran, Ph.D., assistant professor of public administration, editor, Global Perspectives on Technological Innovation (Information Age Publishing, Inc., 2013) and editor, The Dark Side of Technological Innovation (Information Age Publishing, Inc., 2013)

Irwin Richman, Ph.D., professor emeritus of American studies and history, with Oscar Beisert ’07 M.A. American studies, co-author, The Photography of Henry K. Landis (Stackpole Books, 2013)

Edward Taylor, Ed.D., professor of adult education, author, Teaching Adults in Public Places: Museums, Parks, Consumer Education Sites (Krieger Publishing Company, 2012) and, with Patricia Cranton, editor, The Handbook of Transformative Learning Theory, Research and Practice (Jossey-Bass, 2012)

Marcellus Taylor, B.S., training and development graduate student, author, Don’t Box Me In: Nine P’s of Creative Leadership (Krimson Works, 2013)

Craig Welsh, M.F.A., assistant professor of communications and humanities, creator, award-winning graphic designs (Society of Design)

Judith Witmer, Ph.D., assistant professor of education, author, All the Gentlemen Callers: Letters Found in an Old 1920s Steamer Trunk (Yesteryear Publishing, 2012) and author, Growing Up Silent in the 1950s: Not All Tailfins and Rock ‘n’ Roll (Yesteryear Publishing, 2012)