From hospital emergency rooms to the Roman Empire, many Mason professors take their expertise in the classroom and put it onto the bookshelf. Included below are some new releases that were written or edited by Mason faculty.
Suzanne Smith, History and Art History
Smith discusses African American funeral directors, who were historically among the few black individuals who were economically independent. She explains how their financial freedom gave them the ability to support the struggle for civil rights as well as bury the dead.
Frank Whittington, Global and Community Health
Whittington responds to the United Nations World Assembly on Aging’s call for advancing health and well-being into old age by detailing what researchers worldwide are doing to answer that call.
Tomasz Arciszewski, Civil, Environmental and Infrastructure Engineering
Arciszewski discusses methods of effective engineering education in college departments, using historical principles and practices, and explains why this education must undergo an evolution and how it can do so.
David C. Rine, Professor Emeritus of Computer Science
Rine examines integrated approaches in new dimensions of social and organizational knowledge sharing, with an emphasis on intelligent and personalized access.
Jay Shiver, Health Administration and Policy
Shiver focuses on providing health care leaders with the tools they can employ to optimize the performance of emergency departments and thereby improve service to patients, employees and communities.
Dave Williams, English
The book jacket blurb says that Williams’ “…book dares to rethink the whole of the ’60s experience, not from a political or sociological, but from a historical/theological perspective.”
Martin Winkler, Modern and Classical Languages
Winkler presents essays relating to the film, “The Fall of the Roman Empire” from historical, historiographical and cinematic perspectives.
Please note that this article was written by Robin Herron. A longer version originally appeared in the Gazette (http://gazette.gmu.edu/articles/15970).