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2022 Spring

After nearly a year of waiting for full editing and reviews from scholars and professors who endorsed her work, Senior Fellow of Middle East & International Studies Sallama Shaker celebrates the publication of a new textbook this year.… Continue reading The Middle East in the Global Era

Jordan T. Watkins (MA, History, 2009) draws compelling parallels between biblical and constitutional debates over slavery throughout U.S. history in Slavery and Sacred Texts, a thoughtful, deeply considered, new book.

Americans in the decades before the Civil War used both the Bible and the U.S.Continue reading Slavery and Sacred Texts

In true and definitive CGU collaborative fashion, Professor of American Literature and American Studies Wendy Martin and Danielle Hinrichs (PhD, English, 2005) worked together to update the newest edition of The Concise Oxford Companion to American Literature.… Continue reading The Concise Oxford Companion to American Literature

Becca Spence Dobias (MA, Applied Women’s Studies, 2011) has published her first novel, exploring the overlaps and delicate linkages between several character’s lives.

The book centers on the character of Cassidy, a Southern California cam girl who must return to her hometown in West Virginia following a tragic event.… Continue reading On Home: A Novel

On the heels of his previous acclaimed work, Zen on the Trail (which was featured in the Fall 2019 issue of The Flame), Chris Ives (PhD, Religion, 1988) gives us a companion piece in his Meditations on the Trail: A Guidebook for Self-Discovery.… Continue reading Meditations on the Trail: A Guidebook for Self-Discovery

Richard M. Maibaum (1909-1991) was an American writer, film producer, and playwright arguably most well-known for writing and co-writing film scripts for the first 13 James Bond films.

His son Matthew Maibaum (PhD, Government, 1980) recently collected and published his father’s many nonfiction essays in this newly published work.… Continue reading Speaking of Writing: Richard Maibaum Reflects on Broadway and Hollywood

The customer experience is important, right? Of course it is, but why aren’t more resources available to help entrepreneurs?

Dave Fish (PhD, Psychology, 2000), CEO of CuriosityCX, aims to bridge that gap with his new book.… Continue reading The Customer Experience Field Guide

This important new addition to the field of positive organizational psychology has been assembled and co-edited by household-CGU name Stewart I. Donaldson, Distinguished University Professor and director of the Claremont Evaluation Center, and recent alumnus Christopher Chen (PhD,… Continue reading Positive Organizational Psychology Interventions

What does evaluation science look like in practice? Distinguished University Professor and Director of the Claremont Evaluation Center Stewart I. Donaldson gives us an up-close look in his new book.

Donaldson provides readers with a clear picture of evaluation science that draws on many examples that demonstrate how evaluations actually unfold in the field.… Continue reading Introduction to Theory-Driven Program Evaluation

Zack Bodner (MA, Religion, 1999) is the president and CEO of Oshman Family Jewish Community Center (OFJCC). It is an organization housed in Palo Alto, CA at the Taube Koret Campus for Jewish Life, whose manifesto states the belief that “21st century Jewish life must be relevant,… Continue reading Why Do Jewish? A Manifesto for 21st Century Jewish Peoplehood