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Professor edits new book featuring work by American author H.D.

Cover of "Within the Walls and What Do I Love?"Annette Debo, professor of English at Western Carolina University, wrote the introduction and edited a new book of short stories and poems by author H.D. (Hilda Doolittle) titled “Within the Walls and What Do I Love?”

Debo wrote a 104-page introduction situating H.D.’s writing in World War II. “Using archival research, I offer new information about her life in the context of the war,” said Debo.

She details H.D.’s arrival in London from Switzerland in 1939 and follows her to the end of the war in May 1945. The introduction addresses Britain’s declaration of war and the “Phoney War,” the Battle of Dunkirk and Prime Minister Winston Churchill, the Battle of Britain and the Blitz, realities of life in London, women’s war work, concentration camps and refugees, the role of art during wartime, the conscription of women, the Women’s Land Army, rationing, a reading by famous poets, D-Day, the liberation of Paris, and V-E Day and the coming of spring, said Debo.

Published by the University Press of Florida, the book was released Sept. 9.

Debo also is the author of “The American H.D.” and co-editor of “Approaches to Teaching H.D.’s Poetry and Prose.”

For more information, contact Debo at or 828-227-3934.

Wright and Marvel co-author article with student about ethical decision-making

Edward Wright, associate professor of global management and strategy and director of the Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, and Jon Marvel, associate professor of global management and strategy, worked with Kathy DesMarteau, a student in WCU’s master’s degree program in business administration, on the article “Millennials: A Surprising Inconsistency the Moral Frameworks Employed for Ethical Decision-Making.” The article was published in the Journal of Academic and Business Ethics.

Binkley and Luke co-author journal article

Russell Binkley, associate professor of social studies education, and Nancy Luke, assistant professor of elementary education and digital literacy, co-authored “Our North Carolina Digital Stories: Weaving Common Core Standards into a Fourth-Grade History Project,” which was recently published in the National Council for the Social Studies’ journal, Social Studies and the Young Learner.

Binkley and Luke worked with elementary classroom teachers Naomi Marotta and Melissa Pirkl, also co-authors on the article, on the project.

Johnson studies effect of computer monitoring systems on medical practitioners

A paper by Nathan Johnson, assistant professor of global management and strategy, titled “Are You Watching Me: A Look at Panoptic Perceptions Surrounding Computer Monitoring Systems,” was published in the June issue of the Journal of Information Technology Case and Application Research. Through the lens of Actor Network Theory, Johnson re-analyzed an existing case study to explore how medical practitioners reacted to a computerized hospital care and data entry system.

Kossick is featured speaker at national meeting

Dr. Mark A. Kossick, professor of nursing and graduate anesthesia simulation coordinator, lectured at a national meeting in Las Vegas on Sept. 7. His presentation included an eight-hour comprehensive EKG seminar. The meeting was sponsored by A. Webb Roberts Center for Continuing Medical Education of Baylor Health Care System in Dallas and Northwest Anesthesia Seminars in Pasco, Washington. Kossick’s lectures were attended by anesthesiologists, nurse anesthetists, researchers and advanced practice critical care nurses.

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