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Book List

These books may aid you during your time in graduate school and later in your career. Several of them are available in E103 and at Morgan Library. If you have additional suggestions for this list, email the department chair with your suggestions. Some are targeted to specific demographics, such as The Coach’s Guide for Women Professors. However, the information provided by these books is useful for multiple audiences.



The Elements of Style, by Strunk Jr., William

On Writing Well: The Classic Guide to Writing Nonfiction, by William Zinsser

How to Write a Lot: A Practical Guide to Productive Academic Writing, by Paul J. Silvia

The Craft of Research (Chicago Guides to Writing, Editing, and Publishing), by Wayne C. Booth, Gregory G. Colomb, Joseph M. Williams, Joseph Bizup, and William T. FitzGerald

The Chicago Manual of Style



Scientific Teaching By Jo Handelsman, Sarah Miller, and Christine Pfund


Communication and Conflict Resolution

Crucial Conversations Tools for Talking When Stakes Are High, by Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny, Ron McMillan, Al Switzler

Emotional Intelligence 2.0, by Travis Bradberry and Jean Greaves

Perfect Phrases for Conflict Resolution, by Lawrence Polskey and Antoine Gerschel

Difficult Conversations, by Douglas Stone, Bruce Patton, and Sheila Heen


Careers Assistance

The Coach’s Guide for Women Professors: Who Want a Successful Career and a Well-Balanced Life, by Rena Seltzer

Academic Motherhood: How Faculty Manage Work and Family, by Kelly Ward and Lisa Wolf-Wendel

So You Want to Talk About Race, by Ijeoma Oluo

Mothers in Academia, edited by Mari Castaneda and Kirsten Isgro

Academic Motherhood: How Faculty Manage Work and Family, by Kelly Ward and Lisa Wolf-Wendel

The Black Academic’s Guide to Winning Tenure–Without Losing Your Soul, by Kerry Ann Rockquemore and  Tracey Laszloffy

Beyond Retention: Cultivating Spaces of Equity, Justice, and Fairness for Women of Color in U.S. Higher Education, edited by Brenda L. H. Marina and Sabrina N. Ross

White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism, by Robin DiAngelo

Continuing Education Resources

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