Information Technology Department

 


Central Authors
is an annual series of 12 half-hour programs produced for Connecticut's cable television stations and online viewing. The format allows our faculty and staff the familiar comfort of the classroom lecture . . .but in the Campus Bookstore. It also provides them the luxury to wax over their work for the full 30 minutes without interruption. Essentially the full span of scholarship defines the topical domain with presentors ranging from seasoned veteran authors to 'first-book' pens.

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SEASON 10

AUTH 1301

Georgian Lussier

55+ Unite! Welcome All Wise Working Women

Drawing on thirty-five years of experience in Fortune 100 insurance
companies, Georgian Lussier is the author of two e-books on developing
talent. Since 1994 she has provided independent consulting services to
over fifty companies. She earned an M.S. in Organizational Behavior from
the University of Hartford and a B.S. in English from Central Connecticut State
University.

AUTH 1302

Michael Gendron

Business Intelligence Applied: Building Effective Information and
Communication technology Infrastructure

Dr. Michael Gendron is a Professor in the Department of Management
Information Systems at Central Connecticut State University. He has over
30 years of industry and academic experience in information systems, having
served as CIO for a large health maintenance organization and as a research
analyst for a state health department. He is also the author of Business
Driven Data Communications.

AUTH 1303

Aimee Pozorski

Roth and Trauma

Dr. Aimee Pozorski is Associate Professor of English at Central Connecticut
State University, USA, where she teaches contemporary literature and trauma
theory. She is the editor of Roth and Celebrity and is working on Falling After
9-11: American Art and Literature in Crisis
. Her essays have appeared in such
journals as The Hemingway Review, Philip Roth Studies, MELUS, and
PostModern Culture
. She is the current President of The Philip Roth Society.

AUTH 1304

Michael Gendron

Business Driven Data Communications

Dr. Michael Gendron is a Professor in the Department of Management
Information Systems at Central Connecticut State University. He has over
30 years of industry and academic experience in information systems,
having held positions such as CIO for a large health maintenance organization
and as a research analyst for a state health department. He is also the author
of Business Intelligence Applied: Building Effective Information and
Communication technology Infrastructure.

AUTH 1305

Paul Hensler

The American League in Transition, 1965-1975:How Competition Thrived
When the Yankees Didn't

Paul Hensler, an alumnus of Central Connecticut State University, is a member
of the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR) and the Phi Alpha
Theta National History Honor Society. He also has authored several essays
on baseball published by SABR and lectures on baseball in the 1960s.

AUTH 1306

Felton Best

The Significance of the Black Church in America: From Bishop Richard
Allen to President Obama

Dr. Felton Best is a CSU Professor of Philosophy at Central Connecticut State
University. He is the author of Black Women and Religion in the Diaspora, Black
Religious Leadership from the Slave Community to the Million Man March
, and
Black Resistance Movements in the United States and Africa, 1800-1993, among
others.

AUTH 1307

Jennifer Lavoie

Andy Squared

Jennifer Lavoie earned her bachelor’s degree in secondary English
education at Central Connecticut State University and teaches middle school
in her hometown. Along with another teacher and a handful of students,
Jennifer started the first Gay-Straight Alliance at the school. She is also active
in other student clubs and enjoys pairing students with books that make them
love to read.

AUTH 1308

Shelly Jones

The Brilliance of Black Children in Mathematics: Beyond the Numbers
and Toward New Discourse

Shelly Jones is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mathematical
Sciences at CCSU. Her research interests include effective strategies in
teacher preparation to develop pedagogical content knowledge and using
cultural aspects of math to increase the motivation and learning of minority
students.

AUTH 1309

Heather Munro Prescott

The Morning After: The History of Emergency Contraception in the U.S.

Dr. Heather Munro Prescott is a CSU Professor of History at Central
Connecticut State University. She is the author of Student Bodies: The
Impact of Student Health on American Society and Medicine
and the
award-winning A Doctor of Their Own: The History of Adolescent Medicine.

AUTH 1310

Ravi Shankar

Deepening Grooves

Ravi Shankar is an associate professor of English and Poet in Residence at
Central Connecticut State University. He is the founding editor and Executive
Director of Drunken Boat, one of the world's oldest electronic journals of the
arts. He has published or edited seven books and chapbooks of poetry,
including the 2011 National Poetry Review Prize winner, Deepening Groove.
He co-edited Language for a New Century: Contemporary Poetry from Asia,
the Middle East & Beyond. He has won a Pushcart Prize, been featured in
The New York Times and the Chronicle of Higher Education, and on the BBC
and NPR.

AUTH 1311

Colin Halloran

Shortly Thereafter

After serving with the US Army in Afghanistan, Colin Halloran earned his BA
in English and French at CCSU and then an MFA from Fairfield University. He
now travels the country leading workshops on understanding war through
poetry. He is based in Boston where he continues to be an advocate for
veterans and civilian education on veterans’ issues.

AUTH 1312

Joe Clifford

Junkie Love

Joe Clifford, an alumnus of CCSU, is acquisitions editor for Gutter Books and
managing editor of The Flash Fiction Offensive. He also produces Lip Service West,
a "gritty, real, raw" reading series in Oakland, California. Joe is also the author of
Choice Cuts and Wake the Undertaker.