Vincent Schaefer, left, and Bernard Vonnegut, third from right, were among a group of Yellowstone Field Research Expedition participants in 1961. Behind the researchers is the Bombardier Snowcat that carried them into Yellowstone for that first expedition, which was originated and led by Schaefer

Authors & Editors


Carol Stephenson Nolde, B.A.’61, is the author of Comfort in Stone. Nolde’s collection of poems speaks of the many changes in rural life from the days of her childhood on a small farm in Sullivan County, N.Y.

Ray Starman, B.A.’68, is the author of TV Noir: 20th Century, which was recently reviewed by writer and director Robert L. McCullough (“Battlestar Galactica,” “Star Trek”). In addition, Starman recently published The Sitcom Class Wars: 20th Century.

Charles F. Howlett, M.A.’70, Ph.D.’74, recently published Antiwar Dissent and Peace Activism in World War I America: A Reader. Containing more than 120 primary-source documents related to free speech and critics of the war, the anthology was published to coincide with the World War I centenary. Howlett, a professor in graduate education programs at Molloy College, is a retired military officer.

Noah Trudeau, B.A.’71, is the author of The Last Citadel, a groundbreaking study of the investment of Petersburg, Va.

Ellen Datlow, B.A.’71, is the editor of five anthologies published in 2014: Lovecraft’s Monsters; The Best Horror of the Year, Volume Six; Fearful Symmetries; The Cutting Room; and Nightmare Carnival. A winner of multiple awards, Datlow recently received the Hugo Award for Best Editor, 2014.

Jeffrey Burger, B.A.’71, is the author of Leonard Cohen on Leonard Cohen: Interviews and Encounters; and Springsteen on Springsteen: Interviews, Speeches, and Encounters.

Isabel Silverman Pinson, B.A.’75, is the author of Bubbe’s Belated Bat Mitzvah, Kar-Ben Publishing.

Susan Naramore Maher, B.A.’77, recently published Deep Map Country: Literary Cartography of the Great Plains with the University of Nebraska Press.

Johannes Froebel-Parker, B.A.’79, M.A.’82, M.S.’85, resurrects a century-old mystery in Anastasia: the Autobiography of H.I.H The Grand Duchess Anastasia Nicholaevna of Russia. Froebel-Parker also recently authored Grandma Rebecka and the Witches’ Tree, a novel that combines history with culture while using familial experiences to make it accessible to readers of all ages.

David Forster Parker, D.P.A.’81, published his second novel, Beyond The Pyramids, last summer. His first, Florida Land Grab, was published in 2013. Parker lives in Florida with his wife of 53 years, Marilynn.

Vincent Aiello, B.A.’81, published his third legal thriller, Legion’s Lawyers. The story involves a lawyer who finds himself the target of a Mexican drug cartel. Aiello is also the author of the acclaimed best-sellers Legal Detriment and The Litigation Guy.

Michele Jacobson, B.A.’83, published her second book, GMOs: What’s Hidden In Our Food.

Lisanne ‘L.A.’ Sokolowski Pomeroy, B.A.’83, has been signed as editor for Eat Meat and Be Happy, a groundbreaking book that investigates the links between suicide, depression and addiction and a meat-free diet, by filmmaker and equestrienne Kem Minnick.

Pamela Brown Goodman, B.S. ’84, is the author of Homework Hassles: Simple Tips and Strategies to Reduce Frustration, and Unleash Your Child’s Potential: 123 Practical Tips and Useful Strategies.

Janet B. Winn, Ph.D.’84, is the author of Quicksands of Belief: The Need for Skepticism, a part of academic publisher Peter Lang’s American University Studies series. Winn was the first woman to receive a graduate degree in philosophy from Stanford. She has been a faculty member at SUNY New Paltz, as well as at Vassar College and Marist College.

Chris Paradise, B.S.’86, recently published Integrating Concepts in Biology. The digital textbook, which Paradise co-authored, focuses on five “big ideas” at five size scales so students majoring in biology attain deeper understanding of major concepts in introductory courses. Paradise is professor of biology and environmental studies at Davidson College.

Eva Lesko Natiello, B.A.’86, is the author of The Memory Box, a Houston Writers Guild 2014 Manuscript winner. Learn more.

Jonathan Friedland, B.S.’91, is the author of The Investor’s Guide to Alternative Assets: the JOBS Act, “Accredited” Investing, and You. In his book, Friendland provides information about investing in alternative assets. The book is now available online through Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Apple’s ibookstore. It is illustrated by David Moses ’92.

Samuel Black, M.A.’91, is the editor and contributing writer of The Civil War in Pennsylvania: The African American Experience. Black is director of African American Programs at the Senator John Heinz History Center and serves as president of the Association of African American Museums.

David Shelters, B.A.’91, is the author of The Art of Bootstrapping (forthcoming). This is Shelters’ second book.

Robb Pearlman, B.A.’92, is the author of Fun With Kirk and Spock, a clever parody book perfect for “Trekkies” of all ages. The Star-Trek picture book was published by Cider Mill Press.

Matthew Farber, B.A.’93, is the author of Gamify Your Classroom: A Field Guide to Game-Based Learning, which explores how to implement game-based learning and gamification techniques to everyday teaching.

Kelly Kalmanson, B.A.’94, recently published her debut novel, At This Stage, under the pen name K.K. Weil.

Phyllis Adler, M.S.W.’96, M.A.’97, has recently published Fresh Squeezed: A Costa Rican Journey of Fasting and Self Discovery. Motivated by a need for improved health, Adler shares the story of a 10-day Costa Rican juice fast, her exploration of an unfamiliar landscape, and life lessons that emerge from each day’s activities. She is a therapist in Albany, N.Y.

Michael A. Rinella, Ph.D.’97, edited and annotated Lee Harvey Oswald as I Knew Him, which is based on the unpublished memoir written by Dallas resident George de Mohrenschildt.

Lisa A. McCarthy, M.S.’99, is the author of Where’s the Ramp, a realistic-fiction children’s book highlighting the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act in 1991.

Molly Guptill Manning, B.A.’01, M.A.’02, recently published When Books Went to War: The Stories That Helped Us Win World War II. Manning describes how the Armed Services Editions sparked correspondence between soldiers and authors, lifted The Great Gatsby from obscurity, and created a new audience of readers back home.