Recent Books Authored by Bradley Faculty

Structural Health Monitoring System: With Live-Load Bridge Analysis Software and Advanced Data Management System  LAP Lambert Academic Publishing  /  Recognizing a need to monitor typical girder bridges for a variety of impacts, Dr. Yoon-Si Lee, assistant professor of civil engineering and construction, summarizes the development of an autonomous, continuous structural health monitoring (SHM) system for that purpose. Lee highlights two key system features that will aid owners with bridge management: integration and identification. First, it can be integrated into an active bridge management system that tracks usage and structural changes. Second, identification helps detect occurrences of overload, damage, deterioration and vehicle collisions with the structure.

Visual Data and Their Use in Science Education Information Age Publishing  /  Edited by Drs. Kevin D. Finson, professor of teacher education and co-director of the Center for STEM Education, and Jon E. Pedersen, this book builds on their previous efforts to define the meaning of visual data as it relates to education. With a specific focus on science education, the publication contains contributions from individuals in the field who are actively researching and teaching with visual data. Opening with an examination of brain functions associated with visual data processing, it also delves into conceptual learning and change as well as the use of visual data in science classrooms from elementary to college. 

Advances in Special Education: Learning Disabilities: Practice Concerns and Students with LD (Vol. 25)  Emerald Group Publishing Limited  /  Addressing the latest perspectives and issues related to learning disabilities (LD), this text from Dr. Jeffrey P. Bakken, associate provost for research and dean of The Graduate School, and his co-editors, Drs. Festus E. Obiakor and Anthony F. Rotatori, provides a thorough rationale and researched arguments for including students with LD in general education classrooms. The authors also offer ideas for educators instructing students with LD in reading, writing, math and social skills before concluding with chapters discussing response to intervention techniques, use of assistive technology and preparing teachers to work with students with LD. 

Business Research Methods (with Qualtrics Printed Access Card) (9th ed.)    South-Western/Cengage Learning  /  Ideal for under-graduate and first-year MBA courses in marketing, management and quantitative studies, this text from Drs. William G. Zikmund, Barry J. Babin, Jon C. Carr and Mitch Griffin, professor of marketing and coordinator of international business for Bradley’s Foster College of Business, is in its ninth edition. Revised and expanded to include the most current and extensive coverage of business research, the edition features more examples of international business issues, online access to comprehensive cases for hands-on research experience, an improved style to enable greater focus and more. 

Neurotherapy and Neurofeedback: Brain-based Treatment for Psychological and Behavioral Problems  Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group  /  Drs. Theodore J. Chapin and Lori Russell-Chapin, associate dean of the College of Education and Health Sciences and co-director of the Center for Collaborative Brain Research, highlight the importance of neuroscientists’ new understanding of the human brain and its lifelong ability to adapt and improve through the different experiences and challenges an individual faces. Providing a brief introduction and history of neurotherapy and neurofeedback, the book explains how brain dysregulation occurs and also how it can be taught to self-regulate and become more efficient through neurofeedback training. 

— C.M.