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College of Education and Human Development at The University of Texas at San Antonio Online Magazine

Literary Leaders

Dr. Abraham DeLeon, associate professor in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, published a book on machines this past January with Information Age Publishing. DeLeon’s book, “Machines,” provides an in depth look at machines and technological innovations throughout history. The book uses the machine as both a metaphor and an actualized object in order to demonstrate that technological innovations cannot be separated from the people or societies that produce them.

Dr. Anne-Marie Núñez, associate professor in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, co-edited a book on Hispanic- Serving Institutions (HSIs). Núñez’s book, “Hispanic- Serving Institutions: Advancing Research and Transformative Practice,” provides a critical exploration into the environment and organizational behaviors of HSIs and includes chapters written by leading HSI scholars. Co-editors for the book are Sylvia Hurtado, professor at the University of California, Los Angeles, and Emily Calderón Galdeano, director of research for Excelencia in Education. UTSA associate professor Dr. Gloria Crisp is one of the authors featured in the book.

Dr. Felecia Briscoe, associate professor in the College of Education and Human Development’s (COEHD) Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, co-edited a book on social justice with Dr. Muhammad Khalifa, assistant professor at Michigan State University. The book, “Becoming Critical: The Emergence of Social Justice Scholars,” is a collection of autoethnographies from a diverse group of teachers and students that focus on key experiences in their journeys to becoming social justice scholars.

Drs. Ellen Riojas Clark, Belinda Bustos Flores, and Howard Smith from the Department of Bicultural-Bilingual Studies (BBL), along with alumnus Daniel González, co-wrote and edited a book on multicultural literature for Latino bilingual students. “Multicultural Literature for Latino Bilingual Children: Their Words, Their World” provides bilingual teachers with information and resources for their students on multicultural Latino literature. Other COEHD faculty members who have chapters published in the book include Drs. Patricia Sánchez, Carmen Tafolla, and Lucila Ek from BBL, and Drs. Mari Cortez, Miriam Martinez, and Maria Arreguin-Anderson from the Department of Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching.

Dr. Gerald Juhnke’s co-authored book, “Suicide, Self-Injury and Violence in the Schools: Assessment, Prevention, and Intervention Strategies,” was translated into Korean and reformatted for future use by Korean school administrators, counselors and teachers. This is the first time the book will be available in a language other than English. The book, originally published in 2010, provides current and future school counselors with information on risk assessment and guidelines for responding to crises.

Meet Rachel Cannady

Rachel Cannady is the new scholarly resources librarian for education in the UTSA Library. She is part of a team of scholarly research librarians that provide services to UTSA students and faculty across a multitude of disciplines. In her role, Cannady works specifically with the faculty and students across all six departments in the college to help them access a wide variety of library resources. Undergraduate students, graduate students, and faculty members can schedule a one-on-one research consultation with Cannady for additional support. Prior to joining UTSA, Cannady served as the education and distance education librarian at Mississippi State University and as an English teacher for eight years in El Paso, Texas. She holds an M.A. in Information Resources and Library Science from the University of Arizona and a B.A. in English from Texas Lutheran University. Cannady can be reached at rachel. cannady@utsa.edu


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