College of Arts and Sciences faculty members have written, edited and translated many books in their disciplines. Here are five published works.

Cognitive Psychology by Greg Robinson-Riegler, Psychology, and Bridget Robinson-Riegler (Allyn & Bacon, 2012).

Cognitive psychology refers to the scientific study of mental processes like attention, memory, problem solving and decision making. This textbook presents fundamental principles, theories, and empirical findings in a variety of research areas. Special attention is given to how cognitive processes operate in everyday/applied contexts. For example, what happens to attention when people multitask? The authors outline answers that have emerged from research.


The New India by Kanishka Chowdhury, American Culture and Difference (Palgrave Macmillan, 2011).

This book looks at various constructions of the Indian citizen from 1991 to 2007, the period when economic liberalization became established government policy. Liberalization generated complex social and economic tensions, and Chowdhury reveals how these tensions shaped images of the citizen in cultural narratives of the time – in films, literary texts, corporate advertisements, political documents, and citizens’ response to the privatization of public space.


Literary Celebrity, Gender, and Victorian Authorship, 1850-1914 by Alexis Easley, English (University of Delaware Press, 2011).

This study examines literary celebrity in Britain from 1850 to 1914 and focuses on a variety of Victorian authors, including Charles Dickens and Harriet Martineau. Easley demonstrates the role of the celebrity author in forming British national identity. For example, by reading sensational accounts of writers’ lives, Victorians were able to reconsider conventional gender roles and domestic arrangements.


The Spiritual Senses: Perceiving God in Western Christianity by Pavel Gavrilyuk, Theology, and Sarah Coakley, eds. (Cambridge University Press, 2012).

Is it possible to see, hear, touch, smell and taste God? How do we understand the biblical promise that the pure in heart will see God? Classic Christian authors have approached these questions by appealing to the concept of the “spiritual senses.” This book analyzes how the spiritual senses relate to mind, heart, emotions, will, desire and judgment. The book includes two essays by St. Thomas theology faculty member, Mark McInroy.


Learning the Chants of the Missal, Part I, four CDs sung by J. Michael Joncas, Catholic Studies, and The Order of the Mass: A Roman Missal Study Edition and Workbook by Michael S. Driscoll and J. Michael Joncas, Catholic Studies (Both by Liturgy Training Publications, 2011).

The CD provides the tools to study and learn the musical tones provided in The Roman Missal. This a cappella collection, will help priests become more comfortable with the new texts and musical notations. The workbook is a resource for priests, musicians, seminarians and liturgists as they prepare to celebrate liturgy. Is gives tips on how to pray, proclaim and sing The Roman Missal fully.


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