May 09, 2011
Sharing the impressive range of their scholarly and creative
pursuits with their students and colleagues, professors from St.
John’s various Schools and Colleges showcased their most recent
publications in April at the University’s
14th Annual Faculty Book
The reception featured 38 books written or edited
by 31 faculty members — “a celebration of our
faculty as researchers and writers of the highest quality,” said Julia A.
Upton, RSM, Ph.D., Provost. “Showcasing the
tremendous breadth and depth of books authored by our professors is
one more way that our University promotes intellectual discourse on
More than 60 guests attended the reception, held
at the Institute for Writing Studies in St. Augustine Hall on
Wednesday, April 13. “By far, this is one of the
best Faculty Book Receptions we’ve had,” said
Anne Geller, Ph.D., Associate Professor of English
and Director of St. John’s Writing Across the Curriculum
program. “Our faculty authors and our guests were energized by the
remarkable range of scholarly and creative work that is generated
by this University’s faculty.”
This year, five of the faculty authors
conducted a panel discussion about their books and the ways they
approached their work. The panelists were Frank Brady,
Ph.D., Professor of Communications Arts,
College of Professional Studies;
Linda Carozza, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of
Communications Sciences and Disorders, St.
John’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences; Glayol
Ekbatani, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Coordinator
of ESL, St.
John’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences; Thomas
Kitts, Ph.D., Professor and Chair,
English and Speech,
College of Professional Studies; and Steve Sicari, Professor and Chair,
John’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
“It was so refreshing to be among so many St. John’s authors,” said
Dr. Brady. “I enjoyed having the chance to talk
with some, and I look forward to talking with others about their
research, their ideas for subjects, their writing styles. It would
be wonderful to meet as a group periodically and discuss our works
Dr. Brady’s book — Endgame; Bobby Fischer’s Remarkable Rise and
Fall From America’s Brightest Prodigy to the Edge of Madness —
was favorably reviewed in The New York
Times. Other widely reviewed faculty books include
The Philosophical Breakfast Club: Four Remarkable Friends Who
Transformed Science and Changed the World, by Laura J. Snyder, Ph.D., Professor of
Philosophy. The Wall Street Journal praised the book for
its “full command of the scientific, social and cultural
dimensions” of its subject.
We invite you to experience the full range of faculty work at the
Spring 2011 Faculty Book Reception.