William & Mary

Faculty books published in 2017

The following books were authored or edited by William & Mary faculty members and published in 2017. Books are listed in alphabetical order within the following categories: arts & sciences, education, marine science and novels (additional categories may be added throughout the year as more books are published). The information contained herein was submitted by the faculty authors. Additional books may be submitted via this online form. - Ed.

Arts & Sciences

American Mourning. Tragedy, Democracy, Resilience

By Simon Stow, Associate Professor of Government 

American Mourning draws on Greek thought and American history to consider the ways in which different modes of mourning serve to shape democratic politics, and the ways in which they might be used to shape the same. 

Published by Cambridge University Press, May 2017 | More information

Primitive Colors: A Case Study in Neo-pragmatist Metaphysics and Philosophy of Perception

By Joshua Gert, Professor of Philosophy

This book is both an account of the nature of color and color perception. It defends a view that allows there to be truths about the colors of objects despite a surprising amount of variation in color appearance across normal conditions and normal observers. A central analogy to which the argument appeals is that between the perceptible three-dimensional shape of an object, and the various ways in which that shape appears from various perspectives.

Published by Oxford University Press | More information

Thinking Like a Political Scientist: A Practical Guide to Research Methods

By Christopher Howard, Pamela C. Harriman Professor of Government and Public Policy

This book teaches students the critical skills they need to read published research more effectively and produce better research of their own. Drawing on examples from American politics, comparative politics, international relations, and public policy, it highlights the most common analytic challenges that political scientists face, and gives students practice in dealing with those challenges.

Published by University of Chicago Press, 2017 | More information

Unequivocal Justice

By Christopher Freiman, Class of 1963 Distinguished Term Associate Professor of Philosophy

Political philosophers often analyze different political systems within "ideal" conditions — that is, conditions in which people and states fully comply with the demands of justice. Unequivocal Justice argues against this use of ideal theory and examines the nature of liberal institutions in a nonideal world.

Published by Routledge, 2017 | More information

Marine Science

Living Shorelines: The science and management of nature-based shoreline protection

Edited by Donna Marie Bilkovic (chief editor), VIMS research associate professor, and Molly Mitchell (co-editor), VIMS professional faculty

Living Shorelines: The Science and Management of Nature-based Coastal Protection compiles, synthesizes and interprets the current state of the knowledge on the science and practice of nature-based shoreline protection. This book will serve as a valuable reference to guide scientists, students, managers, planners, regulators, environmental and engineering consultants, and others engaged in the design and implementation of living shorelines.

Published by CRC Press, March 2017 | More information

Critical Approaches to Women and Gender in Higher Education

Edited by Pamela L. Eddy, professor of education, Kelly Ward and Tehmina Khwaja

This book brings together many perspectives and levels of analysis to provide a clear understanding of the complexity of gender and related issues in higher education. By highlighting the intersectionality of roles and identities, a more complex portrait and understanding of gender issues in higher education becomes apparent. The chapter authors problematize gender in roles for administrators, faculty and students, and they provide strategies for change and identify future research needs in this area of study. 

Published by Palgrave Macmillion, 2017 | More information

Evidence-Based Selective Assessment for Academic Disorders

By Ryan J. McGill, assessment professor of school psychology at W&M, andRichard W. Woodcock, Daniel C. Miller and Denise E. Maricle

The book reviews the most narrow cognitive strengths and weaknesses associated with known academic disorders and implications for evidence-based selective assessment in clinical practice.

Published by School Neuropsych Press, 2017 | More information

Designing Services and Programs for High-Ability Learners: A Guidebook for Gifted Education

Edited by Jennifer H. Robins, clinical assistant professor of education and director of publications and professional development for the W&M Center for Gifted Education, and Rebecca D. Eckert

This updated and revised second edition of the landmark guidebook provides educators and administrators with the comprehensive, practical advice they need to support gifted learners, and includes new perspectives based on recent research and the updated National Association for Gifted Children Programming Standards. Written by leading experts, each chapter focuses on a key feature of high-quality gifted programs, from identification to evaluation and advocacy, and takes into account current trends in education.

Published by Corwin Press, 2017 | More information

Evoking Greatness: Coaching to Bring Out the Best in Educational Leaders

By Megan Tschannen-Moran, Professor of Educational Leadership, and Bob Tschannen-Moran

This book is designed to equip those who coach educational leaders to host engaging and inspiring coaching conversations that contribute to the improvement of their leadership practice. Coaches are introduced to the evocative coaching model, a robust model organized around the acronym LEAD: Listen, Empathize, Appreciate, and Design. Our model invites people to explore and dream together, in a judgment-free space, in order to awaken a new and higher interest for change. Through collaborative dialogue that assesses and builds on a leader's strengths, people enhance not only their performance but also their enjoyment and engagement with their work. 

Published by Corwin Press, 2017 | More information

Introduction to Gifted Education

Edited by Jennifer H. Robins, clinical assistant professor of education and director of publications and professional development for the W&M Center for Gifted Education, Julia L. Roberts and Tracy Ford Inman

This textbook is designed for courses that introduce teachers to gifted education, whether that is in graduate school or in certification or continuing development programs for teachers. The book includes chapters that focus on critical topics such as gifted education standards, social-emotional needs, cognitive development, diverse learners, identification, programming options, creativity, professional development, and curriculum.

To be published by Prufrock Press, August 2017 | More information

Scandals in College Sports 

Edited by Jamel K. Donnor, William and Martha Clairborne Stephens Distinguished Associate Professor of Education, and Shaun R. Harper

This timely book highlights the impact that sports have on institutions of higher education and guides college leaders and educators in informed discussions of policy and practice. Scandals in College Sports includes 21 classic and contemporary case studies and ethical dilemmas showcasing challenges that threatened the integrity and credibility of intercollegiate sports programs at a range of institutional types across the country. Cases cover NCAA policy violations and ethical dilemmas involving student-athletes, coaches, and other stakeholders, including scandals of academic misconduct, illegal recruiting practices, sexual assault, inappropriate sexual relationships, hazing, concussions and point shaving. 

Published by Routledge, 2017 | More information

State Coordinators' Handbook 

By Patricia Popp, Clinical Associate Professor and State Coordinator of Project HOPE, and Diana Bowman

Updated in April 2017 to reflect amendments included in the Every Student Succeeds Act, the State Coordinators' Handbook is a useful tool to assist state coordinators for homeless education in implementing the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act in their state. The handbook provides information, strategies, and sample templates compiled from state coordinators across the country to help fellow coordinators in their work across a variety of areas, as required in federal statute. 

Published by the National Center for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth, April 2017 | More information

Teaching Difficult History through Film 

By Jeremy Stoddard, Professor of Education and Chair of Curriculum & Instruction and Associated Faculty in the Film and Media Studies Program, Alan S. Marcus and David Hicks

Teaching Difficult History through Film explores the potential of film to engage young people in controversial or contested histories and how they are represented, ranging from gender and sexuality, to colonialism and slavery. Adding to the education literature of how to teach and learn difficult histories, contributors apply their theoretical and pedagogical expertise and experiences to a variety of historical topics to show the ways that film can create opportunities for challenging conversations in the classroom and attempts to recognize the perspectives of historically marginalized groups. 

To be published by Routledge in July 2017 | More information

Teaching History with Museums: Strategies for K-12 Social Studies 2nd Edition 

by Jeremy D. Stoddard, Professor of Education and Chair of Curriculum & Instruction and Associated Faculty in the Film and Media Studies Program, Alan S. Marcus and Walter W. Woodward

Teaching History with Museums, Second Edition provides an introduction and overview of the rich pedagogical power of museums and historic sites. With a collection of practical strategies and case studies, the authors provide educators with the tools needed to create successful learning experiences for students. The cases are designed to be adapted to any classroom, encouraging students to consider museums as historical accounts to be examined, questioned, and discussed. 

Published by Routledge, 2017 | More information

What Makes a World-Class School and How We Can Get There 

By James H. Stronge, Professor of Education, with W&M Ph.D. graduate Xianxuan Xu

For years, students in the United States have lagged behind students in many other countries on such measures of achievement as the PISA and TIMSS assessments. In an increasingly globalized world, such a gap is worrisome.The book focuses on statistics that explore both the positive and negative aspects of American education, and offers lessons learned drawn from selected national educational systems, including Canada, Finland, Japan, Shanghai from PRC, Singapore, South Korea, and The Netherlands. 

To be published by ASCD in June 2017 | More information

The Outer Cape

By Patrick Dacey, Adjunct Lecturer in Creative Writing 

A piercing and compassionate novel about how the new generations atone for the sins of the old in small-town America. 

Published by Henry Holt and Company, Macmillan Publishers, June 2017 | More information