Proficient Professors and their Publishing

by Public Relations

When language and literature professors are not lecturing, grading papers or meeting with students, they are anything but idle. Many Cedarville University professors are constantly publishing works of their own; critiquing and adding to varied academic conversations.

Julie Moore, M.A., associate professor of English, published a number of works over the summer. To name a few, Slipping out of Bloom, a book of poetry, was released by WordTech Editions in May; an anthology published by Outrider Press, Seasons of Change, included Moore’s poem “Chicory” in June; and Mamas and Papas, an anthology produced by City Works Press, included Moore’s poem “Lump” this summer. She also published poems in a number of literary journals and reviews and is working on more to come this fall and winter. Moore, who is also the director of Cedarville’s Writing Center, produced a work with writing center tutors Erin SanGregory and Sarah (Matney) Evans called “Designing Tutor Guides to Enhance Effectiveness Across Disciplines and with Special Demographics,” published in the Writing Lab Newsletter.

Cynthia Messer, M.A., assistant professor of English, recently published “Parenting a Special Needs Child: A Journey toward Discovery about Disability and Identity” in The English Journal.

Barbara Loach, Ph.D., professor of Spanish, is currently in the process of publishing a chapter for an anthology entitled Viajeras entre dos mundos (Travelers Between Two Worlds). Loach’s chapter is titled “Inés Suárez, viajera en camino de la tenacidad” (“Inés Suárez: Traveler on the Road of Tenacity”).

Annis Shaver, Ph.D., assistant professor of German, is also preparing articles for publication. She is editing the book The Textbook as Discourse with Eugene Provenzo and Manuel Bello for Lawrence Erlbaum Associates. Shaver is also writing “The Discourse of Americanization Textbooks: 1914-1924” for the book, and she is writing “The Representation of Christopher Columbus in High School History Textbooks: A Content Analysis” with Manuel Bello for the same publication.

Located in southwest Ohio, Cedarville University attracts 3,200 undergraduate, graduate, and online students to more than 100 areas of study. Cedarville is a Christ-centered learning community recognized nationally for rigorous academic programs, strong graduation and retention rates, accredited professional and health science offerings, and leading student satisfaction ratings. Visit the University online at