New Books by Women Faculty

March 17, 2021

A recent study published in the Social Science Research Network shows what many academics already suspected—that the COVID-19 pandemic negatively impacted women’s research. The study of 2,329 scholarly journals illustrated a pattern: “Results showed that during the first wave of the pandemic, women submitted proportionally fewer manuscripts than men.” For this reason, CU Denver News is highlighting books by women faculty published in 2020 and 2021. If we missed any, please contact us—we are happy to add to the list!

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Covers of books by CU Denver women faculty, published in 2020 and 2021

Sacred Disobedience by Sharon L. Coggan, PhD

Religious Studies, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Sharon L. Coggan, clinical associate professor (C/T) and director of the Religious Studies program, recently published Sacred Disobedience: A Jungian Analysis of the Saga of Pan and the Devil. This book follows a Jungian analysis of how Pan became distorted into the image of the Devil in early Christianity. When Pan was demonized, the powerful qualities he represented became repressed, as Pan’s visage twisted into the model of the Devil. In ancient Greek religion, Pan was worshiped as an honored deity, corresponding to an inner psycho-spiritual condition in which the primitive qualities he represented were fully integrated into consciousness, and these qualities were valued and affirmed as holy. But in the era of early Christianity Pan “dies,” and the Devil is born, a twisted inflation, possibly due to an underlying repression.

Terrorizing Gender by Mia Fischer, PhD

Communication, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Working at the intersections of critical media, sports, queer, trans and surveillance studies, Mia Fischer‘s work has appeared in Feminist Media StudiesCommunication, Culture & Critique, SexualitiesJournal of Sport and Social IssuesCommunication & Sport among other venues. Her book, Terrorizing Gender: Transgender Visibility and the Surveillance Practices of the U.S. Security State, argues that the heightened visibility of transgender people in national discourse has occasioned a conservative backlash characterized by the increased surveillance of trans people by the security state, evident in debates over “bathroom” laws, the proposed transgender military ban, trans inclusion in sports, and the rescission of federal protections for transgender students and workers. 

Achieving Social Equity by Mary E. Guy, PhD

Public Administration, School of Public Affairs

Mary E. Guy has written widely about emotional labor in public service, especially in regard to emotionally intense work demands. She also writes about workforce diversity and the difference that gender makes in policy development and implementation. She is a Fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration, past President of the American Society for Public Administration and past Editor-in-Chief of the Review of Public Personnel Administration. She recently published Achieving Social Equity: From Problems to Solutions.

IBM SPSS for Introductory Statistics by Nancy L. Leech, PhD

Research Statistics, School of Education & Human Development

Nancy L. Leech is currently teaching master’s and PhD courses in research, statistics, and measurement. Her area of research is promoting new developments and better understandings in applied qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methodologies. To date, she has published more than 75 articles in refereed journals and is co-author of three books, including IBM SPSS for Introductory Statistics: Use and Interpretation, Sixth Edition.

Point of Pines Pueblo by Tammy Stone, PhD

Anthropology, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Tammy Stone received her PhD in anthropology with a specialty in archaeology from Arizona State University and her certification from the Register of Professional Archaeologist prior to coming to CU Denver. Stone has a distinguished record of teaching, research, and service and has served in numerous leadership positions on her campus including chairing Anthropology, as well as two departments that were placed in academic receivership by the college and as acting dean. Stone’s academic background is concentrated in archaeology, with particular emphasis on the dynamics of factionalism and alliance formation in communities in Southwestern Pueblos with a secondary interest in Higher Education Administration. She has published 5 books, including Point of Pines Pueblo: A Mountain Mogollon Aggregated Community by and more than 25 articles and book chapters.  

¿Hay algo mal en mí? by Maria Uribe, PhD

Literacy Education, School of Education & Human Development

Maria Uribe is a Senior Instructor at the University of Colorado Denver in the in the School of Education & Human Development. After dedicating 35 years in teaching, coaching, preparing pre-service teacher and service teachers, and an awarded administrator, she is now a professor of literacy and licensure courses at the university. Her passion to see students succeed has inspired her to always promote culturally responsive teaching for all students. ¿Hay algo mal en mí? (Spanish Edition of Is There Something Wrong With Me?)) was recently published.

Clinical Health Psychology by Amy Wachholtz, PhD

Psychology, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Amy Wachholtz is an Associate Professor and the Director of Clinical Health Psychology at the University of Colorado Denver. She specializes in Clinical Health Psychology based in the bio-psycho-social-spiritual model with a particular interest in identifying ways to improve pain management including in palliative care, acute medical care, and comorbid pain and opioid addiction settings. She is also interested in the impact of psychopharmacology on the intertwined areas of pain, sleep, and mental health. Clinical Health Psychology: Integrating Medical Information for Improved Treatment Outcomes is the first college textbook to focus specifically on integrating physiology, medicine, psychology, neuropsychology, neuroscience, and pharmacology to inform clinical health psychology treatment and optimize patient-provider communication.

Not a Thing to Comfort You by Emily Wortman-Wunder

English, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Emily Wortman-Wunder has taught scientific writing at the University of Colorado Denver since 2014. Prior to this she worked as the managing editor of technical publications for the Society of Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration and as a grant writer and editor for a microbial ecology lab at Colorado State University. Her stories and essays have appeared in the Kenyon Review, High Country News, Nautilus, Nimrod, Creative Nonfiction, and elsewhere. Her book of short stories, Not a Thing to Comfort You, won the 2019 Iowa Short Fiction Award.