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Research, Scholarship & the Arts at the University of North Texas

Faculty books

American Indian Environmental Ethics:
An Ojibwa Case Study

By J. Baird Callicott and Michael P. Nelson
Prentice Hall

A book in the publisher's Basic Ethics in Action series, this study of environmental ethics connects environmental theory with diverse stories from Ojibwa Indians. The authors begin with a treatment of environmental ethics and the problem of cultural relativism, and integrate the narratives of Ojibwa Indians on their relationship to the environment.

About the authors

J. Baird Callicott, Ph.D., is a professor of philosophy and religion studies at the University of North Texas. Michael P. Nelson, Ph.D., is a professor of philosophy and natural resources at the University of Wisconsin at Stevens Point.

The Professional Counselor: Portfolio, Competencies, Performance Guidelines and Assessment

By Dennis W. Engels, Michael K. Altekruse, Robert C. Berg, Sue C. Bratton, Cynthia K. Chandler, Doris Rhea Coy, Beth A. Durodoye, Martin J. Gieda, Henry L. Harris, Janice M. Holden, Carolyn W. Kern, E. Douglas Norton and Dee C. Ray.
American Counseling Association

The book is a competency guide for the American Counseling Association and for counseling practitioners, counselor educators and counseling supervisors as well as other education and mental health professionals and paraprofessionals. It consolidates extensive revisions in competency statements, position papers, policies and other advocacy activities from many counseling and related organizations.

About the authors

The authors who are faculty members in the counseling program of the Department of Counseling, Development and Higher Education at the University of North Texas are: Dennis W. Engels, Ph.D., Regents Professor; Michael K. Altekruse, Ed.D., professor and department chair; Robert C. Berg, Ed.D., professor; Sue C. Bratton, Ph.D., associate professor and director of the Center for Play Therapy; Cynthia K. Chandler, Ed.D., professor and director of the Biofeedback Research and Training Laboratory and the Center for Animal Assisted Therapy; Doris Rhea Coy, Ph.D., associate professor; Beth A. Durodoye, Ed.D., associate professor; Martin J. Gieda, Ph.D., associate professor; Janice M. Holden, Ed.D., professor; Carolyn W. Kern, Ph.D., associate professor; E. Douglas Norton, Ph.D., associate professor; and Dee C. Ray, Ph.D., assistant professor and co-director of the Child and Family Resource Clinic. Henry L. Harris, Ph.D., is with the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

Reculturing Schools as Professional Learning Communities

By Jane Bumpers Huffman and Kristine Kiefer Hipp

The authors examine what makes for successful professional learning communities — those they describe as "inclusive, vibrant and enduring places of learning." The book details the stories of six schools in the middle of change, providing insight into their successes and struggles, their differences and their similarities.

About the authors

Jane Bumpers Huffman, Ed.D., is an associate professor of teacher education and administration at the University of North Texas. Kristine Kiefer Hipp, Ph.D., is an associate professor in the College of Education at Cardinal Stritch University, Milwaukee, Wis.

Retail Management Basics

By Ron Hasty and Concha Neeley
Fountainhead Press

The text includes information on the retailing environment, store locations and designs, customers, merchandising, pricing, advertising, promotion and operations such as human resource and financial management. The authors also address retailing challenges and changes, such as virtual stores, database marketing, globalization and changing retail formats.

About the authors

Ron Hasty, Ph.D., is a professor of marketing and logistics at the University of North Texas. Concha Neeley, M.B.A., is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Marketing and Logistics at the University of North Texas.

Physics of Fractal Operators

By Bruce J. West, Mauro Bologna and Paolo Grigolini

Based on extended lecture notes, the book shows how functions such as fractals can serve as useful models for complex phenomena in cases where classic analytic function theory cannot. The authors emphasize the properties of physical phenomena best described using the fractional calculus, such as systems with long-range spatial interactions or long-time memory.

About the authors

Paolo Grigolini, Ph.D., is a professor of physics at the University of North Texas. Mauro Bologna received his Ph.D. from the University of North Texas in May 2003. Bruce J. West, Ph.D., is a senior research scientist with the mathematics and computer sciences division of the Engineering Sciences Directorate, U.S. Army Research Office.

Collaborative Public Management: New Strategies for Local Governments

By Robert Agranoff and Michael McGuire
Georgetown University Press

Based on a study of 237 cities in five states, the book provides an in-depth look at how city officials work with other governments and organizations to develop their cities' economies and what makes these collaborations work. The authors illustrate how public managers address complex problems through strategic partnerships, networks, contractual relationships, alliances, committees, coalitions and councils as they function together to meet public demands. The book received the Louis Brownlow Book Award from the National Academy of Public Administration.

About the authors

Michael McGuire, Ph.D., is an associate professor of public administration at the University of North Texas. Robert Agranoff, Ph.D., is an associate dean and Professor Emeritus at Indiana University at Bloomington.

Integrating Mathematics, Science and Technology: A Skill-Building Approach

By Diana Mason, Kathleen Cage Mittag, and Sharon E. Taylor
Allyn and Bacon

The book incorporates current research findings concerning integrated mathematics and science curricula, technology, pedagogy and teacher professional development. Offering exercises appropriate for pre-service mathematics and science teachers, it is also a resource for in-service graduate students who want to learn how to integrate mathematics and science with technology.

About the authors

Diana Mason, Ph.D., is an associate professor of chemistry at the University of North Texas. Kathleen Cage Mittag, Ph.D., is an associate professor in mathematics education at the University of Texas at San Antonio. Sharon E. Taylor, Ph.D., is an associate professor of mathematics at Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, Ga.

Silver: Environmental Transport, Fate, Effects and Models (Papers From Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, 1983 to 2002)

Edited by Joseph W. Gorsuch, James R. Kramer and Thomas W. LaPoint
Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry

The editors have compiled research findings on the environmental fate and effects of silver, reprinted from Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, the official journal of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry. The papers — which involved collaborations among chemists, geochemists, biochemists and fish physiologists, among others — are arranged by category and accompanied by a searchable CD-ROM.

About the authors

Thomas W. LaPoint, Ph.D., is a professor of biological sciences and director of the Institute of Applied Sciences at the University of North Texas. Joseph W. Gorsuch is manager of environmental studies at Eastman Kodak Co. James R. Kramer, Ph.D., is a Professor Emeritus of aqueous geochemistry at McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.