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Manchester University Alumni Authors

(Seated, L to R – Linda Crill ‘71, Trina Chapman-Smith ‘85, Janis Clark Johnston ’69,
Flora Williams ‘59; Standing, L to R – Michael Morris ’71, Corbin Smith ’02,
Lisabeth Posthuma ’02, George Boudreau ’87, James Beard ’65)


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Alumni authors photos from Homecoming 2013
(Many of these books are available on as well as on the publishers' websites.)

Paula Sheller ’55 Adams, Forest Grove, Ore.

  • this  little space – poems

           Amherst Writers & Artists Press

James Beard ’65, Salisbury, N.C.

  • Environmental Chemistry in Society
    CRC Press

Bret Billet 84, Waverly, Iowa

  • Cultural Relativism in the Face of the West: The Plight of Women and Female Children
  • America's National Pastime: A Study of Race and Merit in Professional Baseball
  • Modernization Theory and Economic Development: Discontent in the Developing World
  • Direct Foreign Investment Behavior of Multinational Corporations in Developing Areas: Comparing the Development Assistance Committee
  • Japanese, and American Corporations

Marv Bittinger ’63, Carmel, Ind.

  • Basic Mathematics, Basic College Mathematics, Introductory and Intermediate Algebra, and scores of other textbooks and teacher guides on mathematics
  • You Can Teach Hitting, about baseball, co-authored with Dusty Rhoades
  • The Faith Equation, One Mathematician's Journey in Christianity

George Boudreau ’87, Philadelphia, Pa.

  • Independence: A Guide to Historic Philadelphia

           Westholme Publishing

Donal Carbaugh ’77, Easthampton, Mass.

  • Cultures in Conversation
  • Situating Selves: The Communication of Social Identity in American Scenes
  • Cultural Communication and Intercultural Contact
  • Distinctive Qualities in Communication Research with Patrice M. Buzzanell

Sue Kellogg ’88 Cassel, Auburn, Ind.

  • A Journey of Hope: A Spiritual Path Toward Hope and Joy in Caring for Your Child with Special Needs

Norm Coots ’89, Indianapolis, Ind.

  • Stop Wasting Money, Your Common Sense Money Management Guide for Everyday Life, published with wife, Carol

Jeffrey Courtright79, Bloomington, Ind.

  • Inspiring Cooperation and Celebrating Organizations: Genres, Message Design and Strategies in Public Relations, with Peter M. Smudde
  • Power and Public Relations, with Peter M. Smudde

Linda Crill71, Reston, Va., with illustrator Kevin L. Miller71

  • Blind Curves, One Woman’s Unusual Journey to Reinvent Herself and Answer: What Now?
    Linda's website

Christine Deavel80x, Seattle, Wash.

  • Woodnote, poetry, many set in North Manchester and northern Indiana 

           Bear Star Press

Stanley Deetz70, Boulder, Colorado

  • Democracy in an Age of Corporate Colonization: Developments in Communication and the Politics of Everyday Life
  • Leading Organizations through Transition: Communication and Cultural Change, co-written by Stanley Deetz, Sarah J. Tracy, and Jennifer Lyn Simpson
  • Transforming Communication, Transforming Business: Building Responsive and Responsible Workplaces
    Hampton Press

Mary Alice Bagwell52 Dillman, Delaware, Ohio

  • Gratitude: A Legacy of a Life, an autobiography

           Modern Memoirs Inc.

Loren Finnell ’64, Larchmont, N.Y.

Dorotha Winger '48 Fry Mason, North Manchester, Ind.

  • J.O.: Another Real One
  • Mystery and Glory in John's Gospel 

Kathleen Fry-Miller '75, North Manchester, Ind.

  • Young Peacemakers Project Book
  • Story Gifts for Children
  • Peace Works: Young Peacemakers Project II (with Judith Myers-Walls '74, Lafayette, Ind., and Janet Domer-Shank)  

Jean Gilbertson '69, Renton, Wash.

Peggy Faw ’64 Gish, Athens, Ohio

  • Iraq: A Journey of Hope and Peace
  • Walking Through Fire: Iraqis Struggle for Justiced and Renewal
    Cascade Books

Myrna Grove71, Bryan, Ohio

  • Alexander Mack: A Man Who Rippled the Waters, a children's book for the 300th anniversary of the Church of the Brethren
  • The Path to America, from Switzerland to Lancaster County
    Myrna Grove Books

Brian Hartz ’00, Bloomington, IN

  • Harley, C.I., crime fiction co-written with Tom Gratz

Mel Hawkins ’70, Fort Wayne, IN

  • Radical Surgery: Reconstructing the American Healthcare System
  • The Difference is You: Power Through Positive Leadership
  • Light and Transient Causes
  • Reinventing Education, Hope, and the American Dream: The Challenge for Twenty-First Century America

Edward Hollenberg ’48, Winamac, IN

  • Family Power...Managing the Challenges: With Words I Never Learned In Any School

James Hollis ’62, Houstin, Texas

  • Finding Meaning in the Second Half of Life: How to Finally, Really Grow Up
    Gotham Books
  • The Middle Passage: From Misery to Meaning in Midlife
  • Under Saturn's Shadow: The Wounding and Healing of Men
  • Tracking the Gods: The Place of Myth in Modern Life
  • Swamplands of the Soul: New Life from Dismal Places
  • The Eden Project: In Search of the Magical Other
  • The Archetypal Imagination
  • Creating a Life: Finding Your Individual Path
  • On This Journey We Call Our Life
  • Mythologems: Incarnations of the Invisible World
  • Finding Meaning in the Second Half of Life
  • Why Good People Do Bad Things: Exploring our Darker Selves
  • What Matters Most
  • Hauntings: Dispelling the Ghosts Who Run Our Lives

Paul A. Hoover68, Mill Valley, California

  • En el idioma y en la tierra (In Idiom and Earth), translated into Spanish by Maria Baranda, Mexico City: Conaculta, 2012
  • La intencion y su materia (Intention and Its Thing), translated into Spanish by Maria Baranda, Caracas: Monte Avila Editores, 2012
  • desolation : souvenir, Richmond, CA: Omnidawn Publishing, 2012
  • Sonnet 56, Los Angeles, CA: Les Figues Press, 2009
  • Corazón, translated into Spanish by María Baranda, Puebla, MX: LunArena Press, 2009
  • Edge and Fold, Berkeley: Apogee Press, 2006
  • Poems in Spanish, Richmond, CA: Omnidawn Publishing, 2005, nominated for the Bay Area Book Award
  • Winter Mirror, Chicago: Flood Editions, 2002
  • Rehearsal in Black, Cambridge, England: Salt Publications, 2001
  • Totem and Shadow: New & Selected Poems, Jersey City: Talisman House, 1999
  • Viridian, Athens, GA: The University of Georgia Press, 1997, winner of the Contemporary Poetry Series competition
  • The Novel: A Poem, New York: New Directions, 1991
  • Idea, Great Barrington, MA: The Figures, 1987
  • Nervous Songs, Seattle: L'Epervier Press, 1986
  • Somebody Talks a Lot, Chicago: The Yellow Press, 1983
  • Letter to Einstein Beginning Dear Albert, Chicago: The Yellow Press, 1979


  • Fables of Representation (Essays), Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2004
  • Postmodern American Poetry (anthology), New York: W. W. Norton, 1994
  • Saigon, Illinois (novel), New York: Vintage Contemporaries, 1988, a chapter of which appeared in The New Yorker


  • Beyond the Court Gate: Selected Poems of Nguyen Trai, edited and translated with Nguyen Do, Denver: Counterpath Press, 2010
  • Selected Poems of Friedrich Holderlin, edited and translated with Maxine Chernoff, Richmond, CA: Omnidawn Publishing, 2008
  • Black Dog, Black Night: Contemporary Vietnamese Poetry, edited and translated with Nguyen Do, St. Paul: Milkweed Editions, 2008

Robert C. Johansen ’62, Granger, Ind.

  • The National Interest and the Human Interest: An Analysis of U.S. Foreign Policy
  • Toward a Dependable Peace: A Proposal for an Appropriate Security System
  • Toward an Alternative Security System: Moving Beyond the Balance of Power in the Search for World Security

Ruthann Knechel ’64 Johansen, Granger, Ind.

  • The Narrative Secret of Flannery O'Conner: The Trickster as Interpreter
  • Listening in the Silence, Seeing in the Dark: Reconstructing Life after Brain Injury

Janis Clark69 Johnston, Oak Park, Ill.

  • It Takes A Child to Raise a Parent: Stories of Evolving Child and Parent Development

Norman Jones ’58x, Crystal Lake, Ill.

  • Growing Up in Indiana: The Culture & Hoosier Hysteria Revisited

           Westview Press

Curtis A. Keim67, Green Valley, Az.

  • Mistaking Africa: Curiosities and Inventions of the American Mind


Penelope Myrtle Kelsey ’94, Boulder, Colo.

  • Tribal Theory in Native American Literature: Dakota and Haudenosaunee Writing and Indigenous Worldviews
  • Maurice Kenny: Celebrations of a Mohawk Writer

David W. Koons ’73, Macy, Ind.

Scott Kreiger ’88, Fort Wayne, Ind.

  • Four Sunny Saturdays, The Story of the Canterbury Lady Caviliers' 2008 State Championship


Joe Krom ’67, Argos, Ind.

  • Heart of a Warrior: The True Saga of Sweet Breeze and William Wells
    Eel River Traders

Ralph G. McFadden ’55, Elgin, Ill.

Carol L. Miller '66, Fort Wayne, Ind.

  • Tuffy and His Funny Farm Animal Friends

Donald E. Miller ’51x, Richmond, Ind.

  • Seeking Peace, Stories from African Peacemakers
    Edited by Donald E. Miller '51x, Scott Holland, Lon Fendall and Dean Johnson

Judith Myers-Walls '74, Lafayette, Ind.

  • Peace Works: Young Peacemakers Project II (with Kathleen Fry-Miller '75, North Manchester, Ind.)

Michael Morris ’71, Fort Wayne, Ind.

  • Along the Way
    CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

Anne Ott ’78, Churubusco, Ind.

  • Windswept: A Love Story

Terry Pettit68, Fort Collins, Colorado

  • Talent and the Secret Life of Teams
  • A Fresh Season - Insights Into Coaching, Leadership and Volleyball

Lawrence A. Rupley62, Akron, Pennsylvania

  • Historical Dictionary of Burkina Faso, Third Edition
    Scarecrow Press, 2013
  • International Debt Primer
    Mennonite Central Committee, 1995

Gladden Schrock ’58, South Bristol, Maine

  • Letters from Alf, nominated for Pulitzer Prize in fiction
  • Glutt, Tapps and Madam Popov, theatrical productions


Jan West ’58 Schrock, Westbook, Maine

  • Give A Goat, with Aileen Darragh
    Tillbury House Publishers

Lori Caskey ’94 Sigety, Mishawaka, Ind.

  • In The Family of Trees, poetry

Craig Smith ’71, Elizabethtown, Pa.

  • Every Monday-Finding God on Tough Days, for church leaders

E. Timothy Smith75, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

  • Opposition Beyond the Water's Edge: Liberal Internationalists, Pacifists and Containment, 1945-1953
  • The United States, Italy and NATO, 1947-52

Trina Chapman-Smith85, Auburn, Ind.

  • We Laughed, We Cried - The Days that shaped a Doctor - 2013
  • 33 Days at Lead Walls - 2007

Graydon F. Snyder51, North Manchester, Ind.

  • Ante Pacem: Archaeological Evidence of Church Life Before Constantine
  • Irish Jesus, Roman Jesus : the Formation of Early Irish Christianity
  • King and Messiah as Son of God: Divine, Human, and Angelic Messianic Figures in Biblical and Related Literature
  • Health and Medicine in the Anabaptist Tradition: Care in Community (Health/Medicine & the Faith Traditions
  • The Apostolic Fathers: A New Translation and Commentary, Volume 6 - The Shepherd
  • Apostolic Authors, Volume 6 (VI) A New Translation and Commentary
  • Inculturation of the Jesus Tradition: The Impact of Jesus on Jewish and Roman Cultures
  • First Corinthians
  • Tough Choices: Health Care Decisions and the Faith Community
  • In His Hand, Part III
  • Texts in Transit II, co-written by Kennith M. Shaffer Jr. and Graydon Snyder

Paul Strode 91, Boulder, Colo.

  • Why Evolution Works (and Creationism Fails), with Matt Young
    Rutgers Press

Gary W. Studebaker63, Anaheim, Calif.

  • Everything is Copacetic, The Life of Stanley Studebaker
    The Spectrum Press
  • Autism Spectrum Realities
    The Spectrum Press
  • Piercing Truths
    Publish America
  • Choice Words
    Publish America
  • The Queen of Hearts, Zelma Louise Roth Studebaker - A Biography
  • The Effects of a Program Fixation upon Motor Performance of Cerebral Palsied Children
    University of Oregon

Jo Young Switzer69, North Manchester, Ind.

  • Interviewing: Art and Skill, with Jeanne Tessier Barone
    Allyn & Bacon

R. Jan Thompson ’59, Bridgewater, Va.

Roma Jo Thompson ’75, Mesa, Ariz.

  • Beyond Our Means, How the Brethren Service Center Dared To Embrace the World
    Brethren Press

Gary Tisor57x, Struthers, Ohio

Robert Underhill46, Ames, Iowa

  • The Truman Persuasions
  • The Bully Pulpit
  • FDR & Harry: Unparalleled Lives
  • Blechhammer on the Oder
  • I'll See You Again (Fiction)
  • Eden So Near (Fiction)
  • Life With Alexander
  • A Doctor and His Wife
  • Jack Shelley and the News
  • Alone Among Friends: Biography of Robert Parks
  • First the Black Horse
  • Meanwhile at Home
  • The Rise and Fall of Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • Against the Grain

Ruth Esther Walters 62 Vawter, Indianapolis, Ind.

Tom Wagner ’82, Whitehall, Mich.

  • Work and Hope: Further Thoughts on Living Faith, essays from Muskegon County Cooperating Churches newsletter
  • A Pilgrim’s Provender: Selected Ponderings on Life and Faith

           Brethren Press

Phil West ’60, Missoula, Mont.

  • Yenching University and Sino-Western Relations, 1916-1952, nominated for Pulitzer Prize in history
    Harvard University Press

Shirley Ogle '59 Willard, Rochester, Ind.

  • Pictorial History of Rochester, Indiana
  • Potawatomi Trail of Death - 1838 Indiana to Kansas
  • Fulton County Images
  • Fulton County Folks vol. 2
  • St. John Lutheran Church of Rochester - 50 year history
  • Fulton County Folks vol. 1

Flora Williams59,  Lafayette, Ind.

  • The Shepherd’s Guide through the Valley of Debt and Financial Change: A Comprehensive Manual for Financial Management, Counseling Techniques, and Spiritual Guidance
    AuthorHouse, Flora's website   
  • Hand in Hand with God: Witnessing on the Way
  • Renewal: A Collection of Flora’s Poetry

Jeanine Wine ’76, North Manchester, Ind.

  • Mrs. Tibbles and the Special Someone
  • Silly Tillie
    GoodBooks Publishing

Ruth Esther Walters62 Vawter, Indianapolis, Ind.

Ningkun Wu48, Great Falls, Va.

  • A Single Tear
    Atlantic Monthly Press