Recognizing UND’s faculty authors

Event highlights importance of books published by faculty

A reception to recognize 22 UND faculty who have published books over the past year was held Monday evening at the Gorecki Alumni Center. Photo by Patrick C. Miller/UND Today.

UND on Monday evening held a reception at the Gorecki Alumni Center to honor and recognize 22 faculty authors who have published books or manuscripts over the past year.

“The publication aspect of research is extremely important,” said John Mihelich, UND’s vice president of research and economic development. “The dissemination of research results that occurs through journal articles or conferences or books, monographs and edited volumes, that’s really important to our scholarship. It’s really important to the University’s reputation. It’s important to our scholars’ reputation.”

Sagini (Jared) Keengwe, a professor in the College of Education & Human Development, agrees. As the author or co-author of 16 books over the past two years, he was among those recognized at the reception.

“The more we write, the more visible our research and our work becomes, and the more visible the institution becomes,” he said. “Institutions become synonymous with their authors. When you see my name on a book, it’s really the University of North Dakota.”

Shown with John Mahelich, vice president of research and economic development (far left), UND authors who attended the reception, from left to right, are: Helene Carol Weldt-Basson, Pablo de León, Forest Ames, Nicole Redvers, Marcus Weaver-Hightower, Michelle Sauer, Eric Burin, Cynthia Culver Prescott, Sagini Keengwe, Rebecca Rozelle-Stone, Dexter Perkins, David Haeselin, Sean Valentine and William Caraher. Photo by Patrick C. Miller/UND Today.

Tom DiLorenzo, UND vice president for academic affairs and provost, said it’s important for the University to recognize those who publish a book because it’s a significant, long-term project that can sometimes take years to complete.

Tom DiLorenzo

Celebrating accomplishments

“We want to celebrate, from time to time, the accomplishment of a book,” he said. “We want to mark the occasion and celebrate what they’ve done for UND. The number of books that we’re showcasing tonight is amazing. They’re from across the whole University.”

Mihelich emphasized that the books and monographs published by UND faculty are an important measure of research success and excellence of which UND is proud.

“As we’re trying to enhance our research, we want to our faculty authors to know we appreciate it and let them know what they’re doing is achieving excellence in their research. Publishing books is recognized and understood as an important accomplishment.”

Keengwe pointed out another reason why the reception for UND’s faculty authors was important: it brings together people from different fields.

“It gives an opportunity for people who do similar things in writing to come together, talk about their work and know that they are not alone,” he explained. “There’s a community of writers working together to be more productive. We have the opportunity to think about collaborations across disciplines, which is really what the University is about.”

UND’s faculty authors

Sagini (Jared) Keengwe, UND teaching and leadership professor, has authored or co-authored 16 books over the past two years. He said the reception was an opportunity for faculty to discuss potential cross-discipline collaborations. Photo by Patrick C. Miller/UND Today.

The faculty authors recognized at the reception and their books are:

Forrest Ames, professor, Mechanical Engineering

  • An Introduction to Compressible Flow

Dexter Perkins, professor, Geology & Geological Engineering

  • Earth Materials – Components of A Diverse Planet

Wayne Seames, distinguished professor, Chemical Engineering

  • Designing Controls for the Process Industries

William Caraher, associate professor, History, and Brett Weber, associate professor, Social Work

  • The Bakken: An Archeology of an Industrial Landscape

Brigit Hans, professor, History, and Grant Christensen, associate professor, School of Law

  • American Indians: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives

Alexandra Sickler, associate professor, School of Law

  • Consumer Finance Law and Compliance

Pablo de León, professor, Space Studies

  • History of Space Activities in Argentina
  • The Missile Condor Project, Origin, Development, and Cancellation

Mark Dusenbury, associate professor, Aviation, and Shayne Daku, assistant professor, Aviation

  • Pilot Manual: Airline Transport Pilot Certification Training Program

Gary Ullrich, assistant chair, Aviation, and Paul Snyder, assistant chair, Aviation, and director of UAS Program

  • Practical Safety Management Systems

Helene Carol Weldt-Basson, professor, Languages

  • The Prosecutor
  • El Invierno De Gunter De Juan Manuel Marcos
  • Postmodern Parody in Latin American Literature

Rebecca Rozelle-Stone, associate professor, Philosophy & Religion

  • Simone Weil and Continental Philosophy

Cynthia Culver Prescott, associate professor, History

  • Pioneer Monuments: Constructing Cultural Memory

Hans Broedel, associate professor, History

  • Monsters and Borders in the Early Modern Imagination

Michelle Sauer, professor, English

  • Celebrating St. Albert and His Rule: Rules, Devotion, Orthodoxy and Dissent

Eric Burin, professor, History

  • Protesting on Bended Knee: Race, Dissent, and Patriotism in 21st Century America

David Haeselin, instructor, English

  • Haunted by Waters: The Future of Memory and the Red River Flood of 1997

Kristofor Paulson, instructor, Economics & Finance

  • Breaking Through the World of Statistics

Sean Valentine, professor, Management Department

  • Human Resource Management

Sagini Keengwe, professor, Teaching & Leadership

  • Handbook of Research on Pedagogies and Cultural Consideration for Young English Language Learners
  • Handbook of Research on Cross-Cultural Online Learning in Higher Education
  • Handbook of Research on Digital Content, Mobile Learning, and Technology Integration Models in Teacher Education
  • Handbook of Research on Innovative Digital Practices to Engage Learners
  • Handbook of Research on Pedagogical Models for Next-Generation Teaching and Learning
  • Handbook of Research on Assessment Practices and Pedagogical Models for Immigrant Students
  • Handbook of Research on Learner-Centered Pedagogy in Teacher Education and Professional Development
  • Handbook of Research on Engaging Immigrant Families and Promoting Academic Success for English Language Learners
  • Handbook of Research on Blended Learning Pedagogies and Professional Development in Higher Education
  • Handbook of Research on Mobile Technology, Constructivism, and Meaningful Learning
  • Handbook of Research on Transformative Digital Content and Learning Technologies
  • Handbook of Research on Innovative Pedagogies and Best Practices in Teacher Education
  • Handbook of Research on Promoting Cross-Cultural Competence and Social Justice in Teacher Education
  • Handbook of Research on Virtual Training and Mentoring of Online Instructors
  • Handbook of Research on Promoting Higher Order Skills and Global Competencies in Life and Work
  • Handbook of Research on Pedagogies and Cultural Considerations for Young English Language Learners

Woei Hung, professor, Education, Health & Behavior

  • The Wiley Handbook of Problem-Based Learning

Marcus Weaver-Hightower, professor, Education, Health & Behavior

  • How to Write Qualitative Research

Mark Jensen, professor, Surgery

  • Surgical Anatomy for Mastery of Open Operations: A Multimedia Curriculum for Training Surgery Residents

Alexi Tulin, professor, Biomedical Sciences

  • Poly (ADP-Ribose) Polymerase: Methods and Protocols

Matthew Nilles, co-editor, associate professor, Biomedical Sciences

  • Type 3 Secretion Systems: Methods and Protocols

Nicole Redvers, assistant professor, Indians into Medicine

  • The Science of the Sacred: Bridging Global Indigenous Medicine System and Modern Scientific Principles