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For Immediate Release
June 28, 2012

IPFW and Chapman University Faculty Collaborate on Book Trilogy

Key Info

  • IPFW faculty collaborate with Chapman University in California on book trilogy
  • The Hope for Audacity series, published by Peter Lang Publishing
  • Outline how the Obama administration needs to respond to current educational conditions

Series is Response to the Obama Administration’s Educational Issues

FORT WAYNE, Ind.—Barry Kanpol, dean of the College of Education and Public Policy at Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW), wanted to see how the faculty at two universities, IPFW and Chapman University (CU) in Orange, Calif., could work together to edit a series of books. The successful outcome of the “experiment” is the publishing this month, by Peter Lang Publishing, of a trilogy of books that are a response to the Obama Administration as it relates to educational issues.

Kanpol says the books, which are under the Critical Education and Ethics category at the publishing house, are about “…how the Obama administration needs to respond to the dire educational conditions of the present times. The books are directives in nature and were sent to the president as well as other noted policy makers and colleagues in the educational community.” The books are:

  • The Hope for Audacity: Recapturing Optimism and Civility in Education, edited by Teri Swim, associate professor of early childhood education, IPFW; Il-Hee Kim, assistant professor in elementary education, IPFW; and Keith Howard, assistant professor of secondary education, CU
  • The Hope for Audacity: Public Identity and Equity Action in Education, edited by Lila D. Monzo, assistant professor of educational studies, CU, and Alice Merz, associate professor of elementary education, IPFW
  • The Hope for Audacity: From Cynicism to Hope in Educational Leadership and Policy, edited by Stella C. Batagiannis, associate professor of educational leadership, IPFW; Barry Kanpol, dean, College of Education and Public Policy, IPFW; and Anna V. Wilson, associate professor of cultural and curricular studies, CU

For more information on the books and/or the collaboration, contact Kanpol at 260-481-6456 or