Category Archives: Boston College Authors

A journey through bulimia, depression, and anxiety

Boston College alumna Yvonne Castañeda chronicles her journey through anxiety, depression, and an eating disorder in the new book, Pork Belly Tacos with a Side of Anxiety (Santa Monica Press, 2022). In her memoir, Castañeda reflects on her upbringing as … Continue reading

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Cybersecurity risk management

Woods College of Advancing Studies adjunct faculty member Brian Haugli is co-author, with Cynthia Brumfield, of the new book, Cybersecurity Risk Management: Mastering the Fundamentals Using the NIST Cybersecurity Framework (Wiley, 2021). Brumfield, a veteran technology analyst, and Haugli, a … Continue reading

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Harnessing disruption

Forward-thinking leaders must ready their organizations to respond to disruptions— such as the COVID-19 pandemic—if they hope to be successful, according to Carroll School Information Systems Professor Gerald C. Kane, co-author of The Transformation Myth: Leading Your Organization through Uncertain … Continue reading

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Social scientists on global crises

According to Carroll School Ferris Professor of Management and Organization Jean Bartunek, experts in the natural sciences aren’t the only ones who have vital perspectives on crises such as climate change and COVID. Social scientists understand how such global crises … Continue reading

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Helping students in a volatile world

Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, students’ well-being was an increasingly prominent concern among educators, as issues related to mental health, global crises, and social media became impossible to ignore. But what, exactly, does well-being look like, and why is it … Continue reading

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Touring China

In Touring China: A History of Travel Culture, 1912-1949 (Cornell University Press, 2021), BC Assistant Professor of History Yajun Mo explores how early 20th century Chinese sightseers described the destinations that they visited, and how their travel accounts gave Chinese … Continue reading

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Deciphering the criminal mind

Armed with scholarly knowledge of sex crimes, victimology, and criminal psychology, as well as research skills, Connell School of Nursing Professor Ann Wolbert Burgess worked alongside FBI agents and helped them to identify, interview, and track down dozens of notoriously … Continue reading

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What Makes Education Catholic

In his new book What Makes Education Catholic: Spiritual Foundations (Orbis Books, 2021), internationally renowned religious education expert Thomas Groome offers brief overviews of some of the important voices in the Catholic intellectual tradition and Catholicism with whom he feels … Continue reading

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The price is right

How do leaders, managers, and proprietors go about the essential task of setting prices? What are some of the biases that drive decisions about pricing? In a new book, Carroll School of Management Associate Professor of Marketing Gerald Smith mixes … Continue reading

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One hiker’s exploration of the Appalachian Trail

Over the course of 11 years, Alan Richardson, a professor of English at Boston College, hiked the entire Appalachian Trail (AT), a nearly 2,200-mile journey that extends from Georgia to Maine. His approach was unique. Rather than hike from one … Continue reading

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