Recent Books Authored by Bradley Faculty


Cambridge Scholars Publishing 

Everyone has an opinion on ain’t, a word found in all dialects of English. This volume, edited by Seth Katz, associate professor and associate chair of the Department of English, with Patricia Donaher, is the first book-length collection dedicated to the understanding and appreciation of the word and its history. The often-taboo word is analyzed in language and grammar, in speech, the media and in usage by English speakers and writers from many regions, social groups and ethnicities. Most entries are aimed at a broad audience, and even the more technical contributions have helpful explanations and footnotes to make them more understandable.

Tabletop Game Design for Video Game Designers  

Focal Press

This book by Ethan Ham, associate professor and chair of the Department of Interactive Media, takes readers through the process of designing tabletop games and developing necessary skills for video game design. With 11 years of experience as a game designer, programmer and producer, Ham presents the information in a sequential manner going beyond simple definitions and descriptions to detail the issues and problems designers experience. Playable games demonstrating particular topics are included and can be analyzed and modified. Exercises, learning objectives and sidebars provide further examples, and a companion website ( offers additional resources and links.

A Tempered and Humane Economy: Markets, Families and Behavioral Economics

Lexington Books

Economics professor Jannett Highfill, along with Patricia Podd Webber, explains and analyzes how institutional beliefs and interpersonal networks are crucial for economists fashioning micro- and macro-economic policies and theories for impersonal markets. Using everyday examples, this volume shows that the knowledge and beliefs formed by family units help temper or strengthen a traditional market economy. The authors discuss wealth and poverty and offer insights into how a humane economy could meet the needs of all people.

The Art and Science of Elementary Social Studies Education, 2nd edition

National Social Science Press

Antonio Cantù, professor and chair of teacher education, and Professor of Teacher Education Sherrie Pardieck examine teaching elementary school social studies — such as civics/government, economics, history and geography — while integrating primary and secondary source documents with technology. The authors give special attention to aligning the social studies curriculum with standards, including the College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies State Standards, which links to Common Core state standards. They also blend theory, research and practice in this volume, which includes print and digital resources, to make social studies relevant to students in a multicultural world.


— B.G.