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Book announcments

“The pen is the tongue of the mind.”

― Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra


Our faculty know how to write! At the same time interesting and professionally useful, our faculty not only churn out books left and right, but they release books people actually use!

Here’s a sampling of some of the their books:

Phyllis Erdman

Pet Loss, Grief, and Therapeutic Interventions: Practitioners Navigating the Human-Animal Bond

Edited by: Lori Kogan and Phyllis Erdman. (2019). Routledge.

This book recognizes and legitimizes the significance of pet and animal loss by exploring the various expressions of trauma and grief experienced by those who work with, live with, or own an animal or pet.

The chapters of Pet Loss, Grief, and Therapeutic Interventions weave together cutting-edge research with best practices and practical clinical advice for working with grieving clients. Beginning with an overview of the human–animal bond, the book guides readers through the many facets of pet loss, including topics such as animal hospice and euthanasia, offering a comprehensive account of one of the field’s most rapidly emerging areas. Designed to help mental health professionals support clients coping with pet loss, the collection explores personal narratives, current theories, up-to-date research, and future directions.

This unique and comprehensive book will be of interest to students, clinicians, academicians, and researchers in the fields of counseling, psychology, and social work.

Amy Roth McDuffie

Transforming Mathematics Teacher Education: An Equity-Based Approach

Edited by: Tonya Gau Bartell, Corey Drake, Amy Roth McDuffie, Julia M. Aguirre, Erin E. Turner, Mary Q. Foote. (2019). Springer.

The Teachers Empowered to Advance Change in Mathematics (TEACH Math) project has an explicit focus of equity in mathematics. That means developing a new generation of preK-8 mathematics teachers to connect mathematics, children’s mathematical thinking, and community and family knowledge in mathematics instruction.

This book builds on that. One thing the TEACH Math project did was develop three instructional modules for preK-8 mathematics methods courses. These activities have been reviewed, discussed, refined, and then shared with other university mathematics teacher educators in this country.

Chapter contributions represent diverse program and geographical contexts and teach prospective and practicing teachers from a variety of socioeconomic and ethnic backgrounds, in particular providing accounts of supports, challenges, and tensions in implementing equity-based mathematics teacher education. The chapters supply rich evidence and illustrative examples of how other mathematics teacher educators and professional developers might make the modules work for their unique practices, courses, workshops, and prospective teachers/teachers. It promises to be an important resource for offering guidance and examples to those working with prospective teachers of mathematics who want to create positive, culturally responsive, and equity-based mathematics experiences for our nation’s youth.


Amy Roth McDuffie

Annual perspectives in mathematics education 2015: Using research to improve instruction
Suurtamm, C. (Volume Ed.), & Roth McDuffie, A. (Series Ed.). (2015). Reston, VA: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.
Assessment is one of the most discussed topics in mathematics education today. That includes its proper role, how to show accountability in the process, etc. It’s 21 chapters, written by leading mathematics educators and researchers, are grouped into four sections: 1) Assessment in Action. 2) Design of Assessment Tools and Strategies. 3) Professional Learning to Enhance Classroom Assessment. 4) Assessment as Reasoning from Evidence.

Washington State University