The College of Staten Island Library Archives & Special Collections presents Author Talks on

Tuesday, Oct. 28 in the Library (Building 1L), Room 216 at 2:30pm. The Archives & Special Collections unit of the Library is proud to host this series of Author Talks to give College of Staten Island authors an opportunity to discuss the research that went into their books.


David Allen. Powerful Teacher Learning.

This book offers an innovative approach to understanding and supporting teacher inquiry groups, Critical Friends Groups, “PLCs,” and other vehicles for the school-wide professional learning community. It takes the reader outside traditional sites of professional development for teachers and into the black box theaters and rehearsal studios of contemporary theater companies.


David Goode and Darryl Hill, et. al. A History and Sociology of the Willowbrook State School.

The Willowbrook State School is an important part of the history of disabilities in the United States and is regarded by some as the ”ground zero” of the disabilities civil rights movement. This informative text describes in great detail what life was like for the people who lived and worked at Willowbrook and how and why the institution evolved as it did.


Tim Gray. Moonchild.

Veering toward the surreal, the poems in Moonchild are reflective of the imagined landscapes that the author has traveled and inhabited. The work was published as a chapbook by FootHills Press, a small publisher in western New York specializing in nature writing, progressive politics, and poetry.


Rob Lovering. God and Evidence.

God and Evidence presents a new set of compelling problems for theistic philosophers. Lovering argues that each type of theistic philosopher faces a problem unique to his or her type and that they all share two particular problems. Some of these problems take us down an entirely new discursive path; others take us down a new discursive path branching off from an old one.


Peter Simpson. Eudemian Ethics.

This translation is literal, without expansion or paraphrase, and yet also readable. A readable but literal translation is necessary because in the Eudemian Ethics, more than usual in Aristotle’s writings, the logic of the argumentation can turn on the peculiar wording or order of ideas.