Four Applied Sciences and Arts authors recognized

More than two dozen published authors and editors were recognized at the San José State University Annual Author Awards Monday at Martin Luther King Library. The annual event recognizes the scholarly works of faculty and administrators and this year four members of the College of Applied Sciences and Arts will be honored.

In the College of Applied Sciences and Arts, the publications include a book on the changing face of journalism, ways to manage information, epidemiology and leadership in social work.

Richard Craig, a professor in the School of Journalism and Mass Communications, wrote “News Writing and Reporting: The Complete Guide for Today’s Journalist,”  published by Oxford Press. The book includes information on news gathering, reporting and writing in a world with changing technology for collecting and gathering information as well as an audience that is tech savvy.

Patricia Franks, a professor in the School of Library and Information Sciences, wrote “Records and Information Management,” published by ALA/Neal-Schuman. The book looks at ways to handle records on paper, in electronic form, in new media form such as blogs and wikis, as well as information in ‘the cloud’ from creation to preservation.

B. Burt Gerstman, a professor in the department of Health Science, wrote “Epidemiology Kept Simple,” published by Wiley-Blackwell. The book is an introduction to the epidemiological principles and methods, with chapters devoted to the infectious disease process, outbreak investigation and screening for disease.

Roger Volker, a professor in Health Science and Recreation, wrote “Facilitative Leadership in Social Work Practice,” published by Springer Publishing Company. The book is focused on helping social work students and practitioners become more effective agents of change through understanding the principles of facilitative leadership.

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