Highlighted 2018 Books

BRUCE BENEDICT, M.Div.

CHAPLAIN OF WORSHIP ARTS

Songs for the Sojourn

Bellwether Arts / Cardiphonia

Original music and art weave together with liturgical components in this portfolio of worship materials focused on the Psalms of Ascent (Ps. 120–134). Executive producer Bruce Benedict gathered more than 40 collaborators to bring these psalms to life for Holy Week or for worship series at other times. Contributing writers include Hope College Chaplain Rev. Dr. Trygve Johnson, Professor of Kinesiology Dr. Rich Ray, Lecturer in English Dr. Josh Banner, and Benedict, who coordinates Dimnent Chapel worship services and teaches the Ministry Studies course Introduction to Theology of Worship and Music. In all, 16 writers, 12 visual artists and 25 individual musicians or musical groups contributed to this resource, which includes a book, artwork, and two CDs (below) of new musical settings of the Psalms of Ascent.

Psalm 120

Psalm 126

PATRICIA ROEHLING, Ph.D.

PROFESSOR OF PSYCHOLOGY

Flipping the College Classroom: An Evidence-Based Guide

Palgrave Pivot

Screen-savvy college students are quite at ease with “flipped classrooms” in which professors prerecord lectures for students to view on their own time, and use class meetings for more active learning: discussion, activities and other learning experiences. To help professors consider whether — and how — to employ this newly-popular strategy, Dr. Patricia Roehling draws on emerging research to advise educators about the types of courses and objectives that are most effectively flipped. She also offers evidence-based guidance about how to create engaging recorded lectures, develop and implement in-class exercises and projects to help students meet course objectives, and assess the strategy’s effectiveness.

KENDRA R. PARKER, Ph.D.

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF ENGLISH

Black Female Vampires in African American Women’s Novels, 1977–2011: She Bites Back

Lexington Books

Vampires are powerful characters — and metaphors — in a number of 20th- and 21st-century novels by African American women. Examining five such books (by L. A. Banks, Octavia E. Butler, Jewelle Gomez and Pearl Cleage), Dr. Kendra R. Parker explores how the authors respond to the social construct of African American women as predators by making their protagonists black female vampires. She unpacks how these black female vampires differ from the garden-variety vampires of TV, horror movies and popular literature, and how the authors dismantle that stereotype to present a holistic picture of African American womanhood.

DAVID MYERS, Ph.D.

PROFESSOR OF PSYCHOLOGY

Psychology for AP 3rd ed. (with C. N. DeWall)

Worth Publishers

Exploring Psychology and Exploring Psychology in Modules 11th ed. (with C. N. DeWall)

Worth Publishers

Social Psychology 13th ed. (with J. M. Twenge)

Worth Publishers

Dr. David Myers and his co-authors have given each of these textbooks, which are on three-year revision cycles, a stem-to-stern revision and updating featuring the latest psychological science, with new figures, photos and cartoons. Psychology for AP, Exploring Psychology and Exploring Psychology in Modules each include more than 1,000 new citations and many new visual illustrations. Previous editions of these texts have been published in 19 other languages for study in most major nations.

Learn more about Dr. Myers

RICHARD RAY, Ed.D.

PROFESSOR OF KINESIOLOGY

Management Strategies in Athletic Training Updated 5th ed. (with Jeff Konin)

Human Kinetics

Youth sports safety, professional licensing, legal standards and OSHA requirements are among the many issues in athletics today that require athletic trainers to double down on administrative knowledge. In response to that need, Dr. Richard Ray and his co-author have updated their textbook with new chapters on the profession and on legislative advocacy, plus added content about topics including ethical practices, emergency planning and health care financial management. The first edition of this widely-used textbook was published in 1994.

TODD SWANSON, M.A.

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF MATHEMATICS

A Spiral Approach to Financial Mathematics (with Nathan Tintle and Nathan Schelhaas)

Academic Press / Elsevier

Financial decision-making is, in part, a numbers game. The textbook Professor Todd Swanson co-authored with another mathematician and an actuary “spirals” between material at two levels: for students who’ve taken calculus and want to equip themselves to make prudent personal and professional decisions, and for students with advanced math training who plan to seek actuarial certification. Walking readers through practical examples about key sectors such as saving, loans, and stocks and bonds, the authors build statistical literacy and conceptual understanding of the real-world financial dynamics represented in the mathematical formulas on which professionals base their projections and choices.

TODD SWANSON, M.A.

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF MATHEMATICS

JILL VanderSTOEP, M.S.

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF MATHEMATICS

Introduction to Statistical Investigations AP Edition(with Nathan Tintle, Ruth Carver, Beth Chance, George Cobb, Allan Rossman and Soma Roy)

John Wiley and Sons

To support high school students tackling the AP statistics course, professors Todd Swanson and Jill VanderStoep and their co-authors have crafted a high school textbook based on their award-winning 2015 college statistics text. The AP version includes content written specifically for AP students, AP exam tips and practice exercises, two full-length practice exams and 300 instructional videos. Their college text, which is used at Hope, received a Most Promising New Textbook award in 2017 from the Textbook and Academic Authors Association and the 2018 Daniel Solow Author’s Award from the Mathematical Association of America.