Featured Publications

Education and Identity
Chickering, Arthur W. and Reisser L. Education and Identity. Jossey-Bass; 1993.Abstract

A current theoretical context for student development -- Developing competence -- Managing emotions -- Moving through autonomy toward interdependence -- Developing mature interpersonal relationships -- Establishing identity -- Developing purpose -- Developing integrity -- Clear and consistent institutional objectives -- Institutional size -- Student-faculty relationships -- Curriculum -- Teaching -- Friendships and student communities -- Student development programs and services -- Creating educationally powerful environments.

Essential Enneagram: The Definitive Personality Test and Self-Discovery Guide
Daniels, David and Price V. Essential Enneagram: The Definitive Personality Test and Self-Discovery Guide. HarperOne; 2009.Abstract

The most fundamental guide to the Enneagram ever offered, this book features effective self-tests to determine simply and accurately what your personality type is. Daniels and Price provide step-by-step instructions for taking inventory of how you think, what you feel, and what you experience. They then guide you in your discovery of what your type means for your personal well-being and your relationships with others, and they show you how to maximize your inherent strengths. Brimming with empowering information for each of the nine personality types—Perfectionist, Giver, Performer, Romantic, Observer, Loyal Skeptic, Epicure, Protector, and Mediator—this one-of-a-kind book equips you with all the tools you need to dramatically enhance your quality of life.

Exiles from Eden: Religion and the Academic Vocation in America
Schwen M. Exiles from Eden: Religion and the Academic Vocation in America. Oxford; 2005.Abstract

In this thoughtful and literate study, Schwehn argues that Max Weber and several of his contemporaries led higher education astray by stressing research--the making and transmitting of knowledge--at the expense of shaping moral character. Schwehn sees an urgent need for a change in orientation and calls for a "spiritually grounded education in and for thoughtfulness." The reforms he endorses would replace individualistic behavior, the "doing my own work" syndrome derived from the Enlightenment, with a communitarian ethic grounded in Judeo-Christian spirituality. Schwehn critiques philosophies of higher education he considers misguided, from Weber and Henry Adams to Derek Bok, Allan Bloom, and William G. Perry Jr. He draws out valid insights, always showing the theological underpinnings of the so-called secular thinkers. He emphasizes the importance of community, drawing on both the secular communitarian theory of Richard Rorty and that of the Christian theorist Parker Palmer. Finally, he outlines his own prescription for a classroom-centered spiritual community of scholars. Schwehn's study will interest all those concerned with higher education in America today: faculty, students, parents, alumni, administrators, trustees, and foundation officers.

Helping Sophomores Succeed: Understanding and Improving the Second-Year Experience
and Hunter, Mary-Stuart; Tobolowsky B; GJ. Helping Sophomores Succeed: Understanding and Improving the Second-Year Experience. Jossey-Bass; 2010.Abstract

Helping Sophomores Succeed offers an in-depth, comprehensive understanding of the common challenges that arise in a student's second year of college...Helping Sophomores Succeed serves as a foundation for designing programs and services for the second-year student population that will help to promote retention, academic and career development, and personal transition and growth.