Recent Books Authored by Bradley Faculty

Effective Inclusion Strategies for Elementary Teachers: Reach and Teach Every Child in Your Classroom  Prufrock Press  / In this guide for elementary school teachers, Dr. Jeffrey P. Bakken, associate provost for research and dean of the Graduate School, and his co-authors, Drs. Cynthia G. Simpson and Jessica Rueter, deal with key issues educators face when instructing students with disabilities. The book covers topics ranging from disability laws and a definition of inclusion to discussions about specific disabilities and collaborating with families. It is written in a reader-friendly style and offers many examples and suggestions that make it a vital resource for any elementary teacher. 

Torah Praxis After 70 CE: Reading Matthew and Luke-Acts As Jewish Texts  Mohr Siebeck  / This historical investigation by Dr. Isaac W. Oliver, assistant professor of religious studies, challenges conventional views of the Gospels of Matthew and Luke as well as the Acts of the Apostles. Instead of accepting traditional attitudes classifying Matthew as a “Jewish” text and Luke-Acts as a “Greek” or Gentile-Christian text, he reads both works as early Jewish literature while also claiming that Luke, who is normally seen as a Gentile, was a Jewish author. He bases his assertions on examinations of the books’ attitudes toward three central ritualistic Jewish practices — Sabbath, kashrut and circumcision.  

Going Back for Our Future: Carrying Forward the Spirit of Pioneers of Science Education  Information Age Publishing  / As editors of the first volume in the new Pioneers of Science Education series, Dr. Kevin D. Finson, professor of teacher education and co-director of the Center for STEM Education, and his colleagues, Drs. Jon E. Pedersen, Barbara S. Spector, and Paul Jablon, strive to recognize those educators who helped shape science education by documenting memories from the pioneers themselves or from those who worked closely with them. Whether their roles were as mentors or teachers, these trailblazers became part of an extensive network, fostering their development then and continuing to support educators now.

Use of CFRP in Strengthening Steel Girder Bridges: Strengthening with Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polymers Composite Materials  LAP Lambert Academic Publishing / In this two-part book, Dr. Yoon-Si Lee, assistant professor of civil engineering and construction, examines the use of carbon fiber reinforced polymers (CFRP) to strengthen two different structurally deficient bridges. The first case shows how the bridge’s live-load carrying capacity was improved through the use of CFRP bars post-tensioned in the positive moment region. The second case summarizes how a bridge was strengthened by installing CFRP plates to the bottom flange of its girders, also in the positive moment region. 

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