Faculty Featured in Library Exhibit

A new Faculty Publications exhibit in Bowman Library highlights the scholarly work of Menlo faculty and staff. The exhibit currently includes 18 books and journals, and it's expected to grow as faculty contribute more examples of their work.

The exhibit shows the strong links between the faculty's teaching interests and their scholarly research. For example, Dr. Ben Alamar recently examined how individual linemen influence the passing game in the NFL. Dr. Doug Carroll investigated commercial programming strategies at the Golf Channel, and Professor Frances Turner studied the influence of mass customization on the Internet Protocol television market.

Prevalent Themes

A few major themes can be seen within the faculty's recent work. Three of the 18 publications focus on stock, bond, and housing markets. Four deal with educational methods and technology, two focus on sports management, and three examine issues of national and ethnic identity.

The exhibit is small but popular, drawing the attention of students who may not have realized the extent of their professors' activities outside the classroom. It gives many students a broader sense of the faculty's role, and of the ways in which their professors' research has been integrated into their courses.

The books and articles on display are likely to change over time as more publications are added. Faculty and staff are encouraged to send their recent work to Linda Smith, Associate Dean of Library Services (lsmith@menlo.edu, 543-3933), for inclusion in the exhibit.