Alumni Authors

Manchester University Alumni Authors

Are you a Manchester alumni book author?

Send your information to the Alumni Office for inclusion on this special web page. (For faculty publications, click here.)

Many of these books are available on as well as on the publishers' websites.


Paula Sheller '55 Adams, Forest Grove, OR

Kari Walther '94 Airgood, Claypool, IN

  • My Baby's In Heaven: Hope for Grieving Parents

James Beard '65, Salisbury, NC

  • Environmental Chemistry in Society 
    CRC Press

Bret Billet '84, Waverly, IA

  • 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, IN

  • 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

Donald Carbaugh '77, Easthampton, MA

  • 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

Leara Carr '83

  • Adventure of Stanford and Samantha

Sue Kellogg '88 Cassel, Auburn, IN

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

Connie Draving '75 Christensen, Medaryville, IN

Elisabeth Ann Posthuma '02 Conger, Berkley, MI

Norm Coots '89, Indianapolis, IN

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

Jeffrey Courtright '79, Bloomington, IN

  • 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

Richard L. Crewse '66, Sun Lakes, AZ

Linda Crill '71
, Reston, VA, with illustrator Kevin L. Miller '71, Brogue, PA

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

Christine Deavel '80x, Seattle, WA

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

Stanley Deetz '70, Boulder, CO

  • 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 Bagwell '52 Dillman, Delaware, OH

Leara Carr '83 Dory, Waldorf, MD    

  • Adventures of Stanford and Samantha - Choosing Stanford and Samantha (Volume 1)       

Drema Drudge ’08, North Manchester, IN    

Lowell Eberwein '54, Lexington, KY

Loren Finnell '64, Larchmont, NY

Jed Freels '84, Auburn, IN

Dorotha Winger '48 Fry Mason, North Manchester, IN

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

Kathleen Fry-Miller '75, North Manchester, IN

  • 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)  

Christa Anna Kolster '75x Frye, North Manchester, IN

George M. Gilbert '78, Kirklin, IN

Jean Gilbertson '69
, Renton, WA

 Peggy Faw '64 Gish, Athens, OH

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

Myrna Grove '71, Bryan, OH

  • 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

Robin Hess '52, Vashon, WA

  • L. Frank Baum and the Perfect Murder
  • Dangerous Accounting
  • Christmas in Oz
  • Toto and the Cats in Oz

Patrick Hodges , Tipp City, OH

  • Click HERE for a listing of various books co-authored by Patrick Hodges 

Edward Hollenberg '48, Winamac, IN

  • Family Power...Managing the Challenges: With Words I Never Learned In Any School 
  • Powerful Partnering: With Words I Never Learned In Medical School 
  • Marriage Insurance? Yes!
  • Family Power Workbook 
  • 52 Golden Words 

James Hollis '62, Houstin, TX

  • 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

David Hoover '71, Brooklyn, NY

  • Digital Literary Studies: Corpus Approaches to Poetry, Prose, and Drama (with Jonathan Culpeper and Kieran O’Halloran). London: Routledge, 2014.
  •  Stylistics: Prospect & Retrospect. Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2007 (editor, with Sharon Lattig).
  • Language and Style in The Inheritors. Lanham, MD: University Press of America, 1999.
  • A New Theory of Old English Meter. Berne: Peter Lang, 1985.

Paul A. Hoover '68, Mill Valley, CA

  • 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 

Karen Horn '71

Robert C. Johansen '62, Granger, IN

  • 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, IN

  • The Narrative Secret of Flannery O'Conner: The Trickster as Interpreter
  • Listening in the Silence, Seeing in the Dark: Reconstructing Life after Brain Injury
  • Co-authored with E. Jane Doering - When Fiction and Philosophy Meet: A Conversation with Flannery O'Connor and Simone Weil.
    Mercer University Press.

Janis Clark '69 Johnston, Oak Park, IL

  • It Takes A Child to Raise a Parent: Stories of Evolving Child and Parent Development
  • Transforming Retirement: Rewire and Grow Your Legacy
  • Midlife Maze: A Map to Recovery and Rediscovery After Loss

Norman Jones '58x, Crystal Lake, IL

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

Curtis A. Keim '67, Green Valley, AZ

  • Mistaking Africa: Curiosities and Inventions of the American Mind

Penelope Myrtle Kelsey '94, Boulder, CO

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

Shawn Kobb '99, Vienna, Austria

  • City of Ghosts: A Mystery in Vienna
  • Tower of Fools: A Mystery in Vienna
  • Collection: A Rocket Malone Hard-Boiled Mystery

David W. Koons '73, Macy, IN

Scott Kreiger '88, Fort Wayne, IN

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

Joe Krom '67, Argos, IN

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

Ralph G. McFadden '55, Elgin, IL

Connie Snyder '94 Mick, Niles, MI

Carol L. Miller '66, Fort Wayne, IN

  • Tuffy and His Funny Farm Animal Friends

Donald E. Miller '51x, Richmond, IN

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

Kevin Lowell Miller '71, Brogue, PA

Judith Myers-Walls '74, Lafayette, IN

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

Michael Morris '71, Fort Wayne, IN

  • Along the Way 
     CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

Anne Ott '78, Churubusco, IN

  • Windswept: A Love Story

Kathleen Skillings ’68 Pennell, Lancaster, PA

  • The Man at the Ruins A Treadwell Mystery #2
  • The Face in the Water A Treadwell Mystery #1
  • Plane Down
  • The Missing Agent
  • Ragtag Rescue
  • The Boy on the Bench
  • Rescued in Time
  • The Door into Time
  • The Case of the Mirror Image
  • The Case of the Secret Passage
  • The Case of the Mysterious Circus
  • The Case of the Midnight Stranger
  • The Case of the Phantom Stallion
  • The Case of the Missing Money
  • Amazon

Terry Pettit '68, Fort Collins, CO

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

Peggy Reiff Miller '70, Goshen, IN

Karen Crain '70 Rice, Peru, IN

  • CRAIN: My Life so Far
    Page Publishing

Ingrid Rogers - Professor Emerita, Menlo Park, CA

Norman J. Rohrer '83, San Jose, CA 

  • SOI Circuit Design Concepts (Co-Author)
  • High Speed CMOS Design Styles (Co-Author)

Lawrence A. Rupley '62, Akron, PA

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

Gladden Schrock '58, South Bristol, ME

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

Jan West '58 Schrock, Westbook, ME

  • Give A Goat, with Aileen Darragh
     Tillbury House Publishers 

Lori Caskey '94 Sigety, Mishawaka, IN

  • In The Family of Trees, poetry 

Craig Smith '71, Elizabethtown, PA

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

E. Timothy Smith '75, Fort Lauderdale, FL

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

Trina Chapman-Smith '85, Auburn, IN

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

Amela Sijaric '00, Bosnia

  • The Far Away People: Growing up in Modern European War, War Diary from Bosnia - 2022

Graydon F. Snyder '51, North Manchester, IN

  • 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, CO

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

Gary W. Studebaker '63, Anaheim, CA

  • 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
  • Ted Allen Studebaker, An Enduring Force for Peace 
    Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Heroes and Friends 
    SI Studios 

Jo Young Switzer '69, North Manchester, IN

  • Interviewing: Art and Skill, with Jeanne Tessier Barone
     Allyn & Bacon
  • Notes from the President: A Window into Manchester University 2004-2014

Kathleen Thompson '75, Star City, IN

  • Tiger Lily's Café series (Turtle Soup; Boo!; Phishing; Holiday; A Rock And A Hard Place, Splash)

R. Jan Thompson '59, Bridgewater, VA

Roma Jo Thompson '75, Mesa, AZ

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

Gary Tisor '57x, Struthers, OH

  • The Untold Story, about banking and politics
    Isor Studios 

Robert Underhill '46, Ames, IA

  • 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, IN

Steve A. Viehweg '82, Greenfield, IN

  • Tackling the Tough Stuff: A Home Visitor's Guide to Supporting Families at Risk

Tom Wagner '82
, Whitehall, MI

  • 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, MT

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

Shirley Ogle '59 Willard, Rochester, IN

  • 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
  • Fulton County Indiana - Luckiest County in the World

Flora Williams '59,  Lafayette, IN

Jeanine Wine '76, North Manchester, IN

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

Ningkun Wu '48, Great Falls, VA

  • A Single Tear
     Atlantic Monthly Press