Faculty News and Notes
Psychology Applied to Modern Life: Adjustment in the 21st Century, 12th edition (Cengage Learning, Boston, 2018)
Dana S. Dunn, professor of psychology, co-authored the 12th edition of this psychology textbook with Wayne Weiten, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and Elizabeth Yost Hammer, Xavier University of Louisiana. Sixteen chapters comprise this 483-page text, covering a wide range of issues including stress and its effects, psychology and physical health, gender and behavior, positive psychology, and more.
Beyond updates to content, Dunn and co-authors developed new features for this edition. The most significant change is the addition of the element “Spotlight on Research.” Each chapter includes a detailed summary of a piece of current research, with the goal of improving students’ understanding of the research process.
The online version the book, housed in MindTap, offers a variety of interactive elements—quizzes, animations, and audio--to enhance learning and student engagement with the material.
In the Media
Mark Harris, adjunct instructor in the English department, recently spoke about natural burial on WHYY’s show Radio Times. His feature on the movement appeared in the August 2016 issue of The Progressive, and he presented on natural trends in death care to Lehigh Valley religious educators last fall.
"Income Tax Surprises for Fantasy Football Players, Others," by John D. Rossi, III, associate professor of accounting, was published in the January 30, 2017 issue of the Lehigh Valley Business Journal. His article summarizes the changes to the tax laws for the 2016 filing season.
Joel Wingard, professor emeritus of the English department, will be speaking at the 2017 Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC) on March 17, 2017. His presentation, “Me an Adjunct? Considerations for Teaching Part Time,” will be part of the session “Cultivating Your Future: An Inter-Generational Conversation on Paths Toward—and Beyond—Retirement.” Each year, the CCCC Convention draws college faculty from around the world to hear award-winning speakers, attend presentations by colleagues on the latest innovations in education, and network to gain knowledge of best practices in the field. The 2017 CCCC Convention runs from March 15–18, in Portland, OR.