The Carillon

Authors & Editors

Marjory D. Lyons, B.A.’50, M.S., Ph.D., published her first book, Think you can’t write? Think again! A foolproof guide to getting your story written at last! with co-author Beverly Johns.

Naoshi Koriyama, B.A.’54, published A Fresh Loaf of Poetry from Japan. The collection includes approximately 200 of Koriyama’s poems.

Carol Stephenson Nolde, B.A.’61, published her second poetry chapbook, Things Live After. Her first chapbook, Comfort in Stone, is also available from Finishing Line Press. Both collections speak of the many changes in rural life from the days of her childhood on a small farm in New York’s Sullivan County.

James S. Pula, B.A.’68, is the author of Under the Crescent Moon with the XI Corps in the Civil War, Vol. 2: From Gettysburg to Victory, 1863-1865.

Gary Mattson, B.A.’69, is the author of American Hometown Renewal: Policy Tools and Techniques for Small Towns, published by Routledge Press.

Linda Ford, B.A.’71, M.A.’72, published Women Politicals in America: Jailed Dissenters from Mother Jones to Lynne Stewart. The book is available on

Chauncey DePree, B.A.’72, published 401(k): TAKE CONTROL, which provides useful tools for selecting investments from the lineup of mutual funds available in your 401(k) retirement plan. DePree, who served as an infantry officer in the U.S. Marine Corps, is a retired professor. He has published in the areas of accounting, ethics, finance, law, logic, and operations research.

E. Howard Ostrom, B.A.’73, is the author of Sherlock Holmes on Screens. The book is part of Mycroft’s Brother Sherlock Holmes Cyclopaedia. Ostrom resides in Ocala, Fla.

Jeffrey Cramer, M.L.S.’78, is the author of Solid Seasons: The Friendship of Henry David Thoreau and Ralph Waldo Emerson, published by Counterpoint.

Gary Robinson, M.S.’81, C.A.S.’81, is the co-author of The Daily Brew: a 365 Day Guided Journal, published by Outskirts Press. All proceeds from journal sales are donated to charity. Robinson is the director of Counseling Services at Hartwick College.

Bill Howard, M.A.’84, is the author of The Battle of Ball’s Bluff, published by The History Press.

Mark A. Schaefer, B.A.’90, M.A.’91, is the author of The Certainty of Uncertainty: The Way of Inescapable Doubt and Its Virtue. The book is a reflection on the unavoidable nature of uncertainty and doubt and why embracing them is a good thing for individuals and communities.

Jayne R. Boisvert, Ph.D.’98, is the author of Pilgrimage to Paris: The Cheapo Snob’s Guide to the City and the Americans Who Lived There, published by Open Books. Boisvert provides travel tips and short biographies of famous Americans who’ve lived in the European city.

Jennifer Degl, T.C.H.B.S.’99, published her second book, Stuck in Bed: The Pregnancy Bed Rest Picture Book for Kids … and Moms. The picture book is about pregnancy bed rest written from a child’s perspective. Degl recently started Speaking for Moms and Babies, Inc., to spread awareness about maternal and neonatal health issues through advocacy and education.

L. Syd M Johnson, M.A.’02, Ph.D.’09, is the co-author of Chimpanzee Rights: The Philosophers’ Brief, published by Routledge.

Lomarsh Roopnarine, Ph.D.’02, received a GKSL 2018 Book Award for The Indian Caribbean: Migration and Identity in the Diaspora, published by University of Mississippi Press. Roopnarine is a professor of Latin American and Caribbean history at Jackson State University.

Jean Chodkowski, M.A.’05, is the author of A Year in the Anatomy of Horse Racing Handicapping III and numerous other books about horse racing, based on research she did while a student at UAlbany. She was a guest expert at the 2018 UAlbany Day at the Races.

Nissim (Tai) Kaufmann, Ph.D.’12, is the translator of STORIES: Sipurei Maasiyoth, authored by Rav Nachman of Breslev.

Fiction author John Teevan III, B.A.’12, M.A.’12, M.S.’14, C.G.S.’18, published two short-story collections, A Mysterious Evening in Vienna and The Love Letter with a Bullet Hole.

Erik Schlimmer, M.S.W.’18, reveals the story behind Albany’s 785 street names in Cradle of the Union: A Street by Street History of New York’s Capital City.