Willimantic, CT — The School of Education and Professional Studies (SEPS) at Eastern Connecticut State University had a busy year in 2016, as four faculty members edited and authored new academic books in the fields of education and business administration.
Xing Liu, associate professor of education, authored “Applied Ordinal Logistic Regression Using Stata,” published by Sage Publications in 2016. The book is the first of its kind to provide single-level and multi-level modeling of ordinal categorical data.
Fatma Pakdil, assistant professor of business administration, co-authored “Performance Leadership,” published by Business Expert Press in 2016. The authors discuss “performance leadership” — the idea of leading employee performance, emphasizing that it should be the focus of management. The book is intended as a resource for supervisors, managers, human resource staff and anyone who needs to manage performance.
Mark Fabrizi, assistant professor of education, edited “Fantasy Literature: Challenging Genres,” a 2016 addition to Sense Publishers’ “Critical Literacy Teaching Series: Challenging Authors and Genre.” The book serves to help teachers use fantasy texts in the classroom to develop their students’ critical reading abilities.
Jacob Easley II, dean of the SEPS, co-edited “Educational Accountability: International Perspectives on Challenges and Possibilities for School Leadership,” published by Routledge in 2016. The volume provides readers an opportunity to assess, reflect on and discuss current issues surrounding accountability policies in education from around the globe and the implications they hold for school leadership.