• UCF Knight Authors

Discover the latest books by fellow Knights! UCF alumni, faculty, and staff authors hold various degrees and represent wide-ranging fields of employment and life experiences, and have produced significant works across all literary genres.


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Beth Fiedler '11PhD

Managing Medical Devices within a Regulatory Framework

Michelle Young '93


Andy Long '83

Photographing the Aurora Borealis

James Tramontana '97

Ace Tucker Space Trucker

UCF Knight Author List


*Starred names are alumni chapter/club volunteers.

Sorted Alphabetically By Last Name

Shainna Ali '10 '12MA '16PhD
30 Under 30 Award Winner
The Self-Love Workbook: A Life-Changing Guide to Boost Self-Esteem, Recognize Your Worth and Find Genuine Happiness

The Self-Love Workbook for Teens: A Transformative Guide to Boost Self-Esteem, Build a Healthy Mindset, and Embrace Your True Self

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Travis R. Bell '00
CTE, Media, and the NFL: Framing a public health crisis as a football epidemic

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Dr. Terri Brinegar '13MA
Vocal and Stage Essentials for the Aspiring Female R&B Singer
Voices of Black Folk: The Sermons of Reverend A.W. Nix

Dr. Christian L. Bolden '10PhD
Out of the Red: My Life of Gangs, Prison, and Redemption


John Bros '13
The Personal Wellness Principles: Simple Steps to Create a Happy, Healthy, and Fulfilling Life

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Ismael Brown '14
My Own Worst Enemy: A Black Man's American Story

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Andrew Browne '09
African Americans in Fashion History: 40 Icons Who Helped Shape the Industry
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Sally Browne '75
Grateful and Blessed: Thanks to Family, Friends, and Strangers

Dan Bruder '89 '95MBA
The Blendification System: Activating Potential by Connecting Culture, Strategy, and Execution

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Seymone Brutus '16
Prayrior 365 Daily Prayer Planner For Specific Prayers


Josh Calcanis '11
What This Means To You - A Millennial's Take On Getting Ahead

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Marc Chernoff '04 and Angel Chernoff
Getting Back to Happy
1,000 Little Things Happy Successful People Do Differently
1,000 Little Habits of Happy, Successful Relationships

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Kyle Coon '13
Discovering A Life Without Limits: How cancer took my sight, blindness gave me vision, and the mountains let me live
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Janene Cullen '85
Lead Like a Master Gardener 

Melissa Diamond '05
Girl Surfs World
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Jaquira Diaz '06
Ordinary Girls
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Melissa Edwards '18
I See You: A Survival Guide for New Nurses and a Memoir of My First Year a a Graduate Nurse in the ICU

Dr. Vincent Edwards '02
Lead With Love: Nurture Sustainable Relationships

Cassandra Exantus '02 and Socrate Exantus '00
Find Your Hedgehog and Stop Working: When You Find Your Passion, Work Stops Being Work

Don Fesh '92
Sometimes You Have To Eat A Crap Sandwich: A collection of short essays to improve your career mileage

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Dr. Tracey Gendron '92
Ageism Unmasked: Exploring Age Bias and How to End it
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J Scott George '84
Blindsided: How to Get Up When Life Knocks You Down

Tyler Gillespie '10
The Thing About Florida: Exploring a Misunderstood State 
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Eric Goodman '04
True To Form

Foundations Of Health
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Jennifer Goodman '04
Shaping Your Baby's Foundation
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Sherri-Ann Grant-Clarke '10
I Choose Happiness

Keith Greiveldinger '08
Beyond the Slogan

Dr. Rodney Harley '95
Thirty Days of Inspiration: Thirty Original Quotes and Insights to Transform Your Life

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Dr. Glen Hubbard '79
The Wall and the Bridge
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Enid Jackowitz '91 '96MA
The Rest of the Way

Abner Jackson '06
Through It All: Sanford Raised Me & ATL Saved Me

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Katherine Kehres '06
Building the Life of a Woman Engineer

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Michael Kloss '99
Five Days with the Mouse to Be a Better Event Planner

Andrew Knott '03
Fatherhood: Dispatches From the Early Years
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Stephanie Kostopoulos '08
Discovering My Scars: Learning to Take a Giant Leap Forward, while Taking Two Steps Back

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Lillian Laitman '93
Suit Up! Empowered with Purpose

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Justin Lang '09
Real Life University: The most relevant, hardcore life lessons for anyone under 40!

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Andy Long '83
Photographing the Aurora Borealis

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Ashley McGrath '08 '10MA
UnabASHed by Disability

*Makaila Nichols '20 
Nicholson School of Communication and Media Alumni Chapter | Member-at-large
Blatantly Honest: Normal Teen, Abnormal Life

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Holly Noon '11 '16MS
It's Not About You So Please Understand: The social textbook to understanding concepts related to racism and people of color


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John Phillips '82
Boots to Loafers: Finding Your New True North

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Greg Ringer '73
Destinations: Cultural Landscapes of Tourism
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Donna Robinson '08
Relatable God

Olivia Sain '17
Liv To Tell

Paul Sokol '08 '10MSEE
Infusionsoft Cookbook

Paul Taylor '86
My Dear Nelly

Cierra Terrell '22
Healing After Heartbreak: A 5-Step Guide for Women

Joseph Uzel '77 '78MA
Stromberg-Carlson Telephones 1894-1984, History, Design, and Restoration

Steven Vagnini '09
A Portrait of Walt Disney World: 50 Years of The Most Magical Place on Earth

Honora Wall '17MA
Ah-Ha! Games for the Brain
My College Planner
The Story of Me: Advisory Curriculum, Middle School
The Story of Me: Advisory Curriculum, High School

Christina C.C. Willis '09MS '13PhD
Sustainable Networking for Scientists and Engineers

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Teri Yanovitch '78
Unleashing Excellence: The Complete Guide to Ultimate Customer Service

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Shainna Ali '10 '12MA '16PhD

30 Under 30 Award Winner

Luna Finds Love Everywhere: A Self-Love Book for Kids

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Shana Antoine '15
Manse and Nono Take a Hike
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Laird Atkins '82
Precious Girl, No Matter What
Precious Boy, No Matter What
Precious Family, No Matter What
Flying Together, It's O.K. Really
Forgiving is the Right Thing To Do

Andrew Browne '09
African Americans in Fashion History: 40 Icons Who Helped Shape the Industry
Fabian and Fabiola: The Furry Fashion Fiasco (Fiction: Children's Book)
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Lauren Callahan '05 and Michael Callahan '05 '09MBA '17EdD
Hello, Knightro!

Lisette Diaz '15
La Viejita Ramonita: A Bilingual Tale
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Valerie D'Ortona '81MEd
Isabel Visits Beaches
Meow Months
You and Me Embrace Diversity
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Marsha Jackson Montgomery '02
Every Bunny Danced

*Lori Levoy '08
Volusia/Flagler Alumni Club | Co-chair-elect
"I am going to be a UCF Knight!"

Irma Lima '11
Snurkey: A Turkey's Wish
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Shannon McDonnell Hunter '05MS
Babies Love the ABC's of CrossFit
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Kyle Monahan '03
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Deirdre Ochipinti '93
Super Alec's Very Super Day: An Adoption Story

Sabbithry Persad '17
Where Do Recyclable Materials Go? (Nonfiction - Science & Technology)
Operation: Reuse It!
We Can Reduce: Precycle It!
What is Coronavirus? How It Infects, How It Spreads, and How to Stay Safe (Nonfiction - Science/Microbiology and Health/Disease & Illness)
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Jana Piragic '07 '09MA
UCF Knight in Training

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Author Spotlight

Andrea Piazza '19
30 Under 30 Award Winner
The Nutcracker Reimagined: An Inclusive Retelling of a Classic
Peter Pan in Everland: An Inclusive Retelling of the Classic Tale
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Diana Rojas '11
Stand Tall

Jenny Torres Sanchez '00
With Lots of Love
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Sorted Alphabetically By Last Name

Janay Blakely '19
Pages on the Floor

James Fenton '09 '14MBA
Atoms and Tension and Temples Tire

Lana Issam Ghannam '12 '15MFA
Two Tongues
Evolution of Stone

Tyler Gillespie '10
Florida Man: Poems
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Ashley Inguanta '09 '11MFA
The Island, The Mountain, & The Nightblooming Field
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Derreasha Jones '21
What Must I Know?
Catching the Grains

Miranda Katz '15
Because One Day You'll Read This                  
Continuously Coping

Amber Kornegay '13
Lilies of the Heart

Michele Parker Randall '98 '02MA
Museum of Everyday Life
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Judith Roney '12, '15MA
According to the Gospel of Haunted Women
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Ron Turner '70
My Father, My Sons and Me in Between
They Call Me Papa

Laurie Rachkus Uttich '09MFA
Somewhere, a Woman Lowers the Hem of Her Skirt
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Destiny Watson '13
Wild Ride of Life
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Joe Weckerle '76 '88MS
Decades of Lyrical Verse

Sorted Alphabetically By Last Name

Dr. Helton Aldridge '80
Sunken Treasure Lost Worlds Trilogy: The Risky Business Chronicles
A Colten X. Burnett Novel
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Rayyan Al-Shawaf '02
When All Else Fails
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Jordan Bates '13
Pas De Deux
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Linzi Baxter '11
Hacker ReExposed
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Sara Beg '14
Salaam, With Love
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Veronica Berry '87
Meliah, Job’s Wife: A Story of Healing, Hope, Temptation and Truth

Vanessa Blakeslee '05
Perfect Conditions: Stories
Train Shots: Stories
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Anthony J. Bonk '08
Light of the Ark: Book 1 of Light the Ark Series
Isaiah Light and the Sea of Darkness: A Prequel of the Light the Ark Series
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Ashley Cook '16 '22MS
Lilith and the Spirit Realm
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Lisa DeMarco '92
Serving Up Some Funny Adult Menu
Serving Up Some Funny Leftovers
The Unusual Tales of Matilda Marmalade
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Mustafa Donmez '11
Red White Love: The Love of Liverpool
Beyoglu Patrol: Discover the Mysterious World of Cops

Kim Donovan '13
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Jane Elzey (Janie Pritchett-Clark) '82
Dying for Dominoes
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Renee Garrison
Anchored Together
The Anchor Clankers
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Raquel Gary '09
The Legacy: A Journey of Faith, Sacrifice, and Never Giving Up

Lenore Hart '77
The Night Bazaar: Venice
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CB (Carolyn) Hoffmann '96
Consuming Fire: An Alexa Silven Novel
Murder by Design: Alexa Silven Returns
Bulletproof Wedding: An Alexa Silven Finale
Too Many Choices 1&2
Royal Conspiracies
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Nathan Holic '02 '07MFA
Bright Lights, Medium-Sized City
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John Hope '00
Father's Violin

Stacey Horan '93
Sycamore Lane
The Elixir Vitae Adventures: ORTUS, JUVENIS, and ADULTUS
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Lindsay Hunter '02
Eat Only When You're Hungry
Ugly Girls
Don't Kiss Me
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Julie Iromuanya '04
Mr. and Mrs. Doctor
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Jaroslav Kalfar '11
Spaceman of Bohemia
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Brandon Kelley '14
Call Me Milt

Samuel Knight '20
Triumph of Heroes Book Series

Tara Krishnarao '20
The Crossed
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John Lavelle '01
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TK Lawyer '96
Love on the Edge of Danger: A Pandemic Romance Collection
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John Leary '88
The Angel Hunter

Caitlin Lochner '20
A Soldier and a Liar
An Outcast and an Ally
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Kerry Love '99
By Chance
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Samantha Markum '12
This May End Badly
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Juan Martinez '12
Best Worst American: Stories
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Edward McComas '84
Fiberglass Fantasies: A Collection of Corvette Short Stories

A.S. McConnell '08
Second Chances
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Author Spotlight

Rachel Meinke '18
Along for the Ride
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Lisa Ann O'Kane '04
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Deborah Phipps '89
Hanna Krusher Series
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Jose Pizarro Cruz '13
The Osiris Gene
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Elizabeth J. Rekab (aka Jessica Baker) '09
The Ghost Junkies

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Gary Roen '97
Slotski's World

Nickalus Rupert '15MFA
Bosses of Light and Sound
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Zach Sabra '16
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Ben Shafer '10
The Search for Newton's Moon
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Lori Sjoberg '92
Grave Intentions
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Kandi Steiner '12
A Love Letter to Whiskey
The Right Player
Say Yes
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Chudney Thomas '01
Full Circle
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Jenny Torres Sanchez '00
We Are Not From Here
The Fall of Innocence
Because of the Sun
Death, Duickinson, and the Demented Life of Frenchie Garcia
The Downside of Being Charlie
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James Tramontana '97
Ace Tucker Space Trucker
Ace Tucker Space Trucker 2: The Wrath of Ace
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Carolina Trussel '18
Love in the City with No J Street
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Ale'ta Turner '09
Hold on Love, Lust is Calling

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Jack Weitzel, Jr. '71
More Than A Marathon
Looking For My Sister
Resurrecting Fledgling

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Michelle Young '93
The Dragon's Heart
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Nour Zikra '14
Divinity Falling
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Clint Babcock '91
Negotiating from the Inside Out
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Reid Conrad '91
The One Act Play: an Introduction to Playwriting

Trina Emler '05
An Education Crisis Is a Terrible Thing to Waste: How Radical Changes Can Spark Student Excitement and Success

Beth Ann Fiedler '11
Three Facets of Public Health and Paths to Improvements: Behavior, Culture, and Environment
Inter-Professional Hospital Quality Impact of Biomedical Engineering: Structural Equation Modeling
Biomedical Engineering Technician Dynamics on Hospital Quality: Intangible Shared Performance Measures
Managing Medical Devices within a Regulatory Framework
Translating National Policy to Improve Environmental Conditions Impacting Public Health Through Community Planning
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Jeffrey Goltz '06PhD
Higher Education Leadership Strategy in the Public Affairs Triumvirate 

Allen Gorney '03 '05MA
Crafting and Revising Dialogue

Amber Kornegay '13
The Waiting Experience

Bart Leahy '02MA
Heroic Technical Writing: Making a Difference in the Workplace and Your Life
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Akiya Maston '99
The Wonder Years of Middle School
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Anh Phillips '94
Work Better Together: How to Cultivate Strong Relationships to Maximize Well-Being and Boost Bottom Lines

Dr. Holly Pinheiro, Jr. '08
The Families' Civil War: Black Soldiers and The Fight for Racial Justice
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Cliff Ragsdale '80 '83BA
Spreadsheet Modeling & Decision Analysis: A Practical Introduction to Business Analytics 9th Edition

Jewlana Smith-Hunter '07
Equity Outside of the Box: A Framework for Engaging Diverse Learners
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Eileen Stremming '19
The First Generation
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Krista Thompson '06 '08MNM
Women in Law: Discovering the True Meaning of Success

William Wheeler '96
Integrating Wireless Technology in the Enterprise

Wendy Whitman Cobb '06 '07MA
Privatizing Peace: How Commerce Can Reduce Conflict in Space
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Amanda Wilkerson '16
From Student to Scholar Mentoring Underrepresented Scholars in the Academy
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Nathan Holic, Associate Lecturer
The Things I Don’t See

David James Poissant, Associate Professor
Lake Life

Chrissy Kolaya, Assistant Professor
Other Possible Lives

Lisa Roney, Associate Professor
Serious Daring

Peter Telep, Senior Instructor
The Secret Corps

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Transforming Library Service Through Information Commons: Case Studies for the Digital Age

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Supporting Transfer Student Success: The Essential Role of College and University Libraries

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