Teneo Authors

Teneo authors are outstanding academics with deep expertise in their fields. Teneo authors include:

Marnelle Alexis is Director of Education and Assistant Professor in the Department of Surgery at Duke University Medical Center. She writes, speaks, and advises on policies and programs relating to institutional growth and advancement, business development, strategic planning, philanthropic initiatives, and academic management. She is founder of Alexis and Associates, Inc., a consulting firm based in North Carolina; and is consultant and advisor to institutions of higher education, non-profits, corporations, and individuals. Dr. Alexis received her doctorate in Higher Education Management from the University of Pennsylvania. She holds advanced degrees from Teacher’s College, Columbia University and New York University, and an undergraduate degree from SUNY College at Old Westbury.

George J. Sefa Dei is professor in the Department of Sociology and Equity Studies, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto (OISE/UT). His teaching and research interests are in the areas of anti-racism, minority schooling, international development, and anti-colonial thought. He has published extensively on race, anti-racism, and minority youth schooling. His publications include Racists Beware: Uncovering Racial Politics in Contemporary Society, ‘Crash’ Politics and Anti-Racism: Interrogating Liberal Race Discourse, Schooling and Education in Africa: The Case of Ghana, and Anti-Racism Education: Theory and Practice.

Samar Habib is the author of Female Homosexuality in the Middle East and the editor and translator of I Am You (Ana Hiya Anti): A Novel on Lesbian Desire in the Middle East by Elham Mansour. As well as being the author of several academic works, she has also published a novel, A Tree Like Rain and Islands in Space: Selected Poems. She is currently at the University of Western Sydney where she teaches classes on Arab popular culture, gender, and Islam, and continues her research on homosexuality in the Arab world. Dr. Habib is the chief editor of Nebula: A Journal of Multidisciplinary Scholarship.

Luciano J. Iorizzo is professor emeritus of history at SUNY Oswego where he taught for 30 years. A charter member and past president of the American Italian Historical Association, he has written two books and coauthored three others in addition to publishing scores of scholarly and popular articles and lecturing extensively on Italian immigrants. A former chair of the Public Justice Department, he is also a recognized authority on the history of organized crime. His biography of Al Capone has been widely received in the United States as well as abroad in China and Korea.

Simon Hayhoe is head of department at Leicester Grammar School and editor of ECO: On Blindness and the Arts. He is also involved with social research in the field of arts and blindness for Art Beyond Sight (New York) and Blind Art (London) in a voluntary capacity, and has written on this subject as a visiting teacher at Pembroke College, Cambridge University. Dr. Hayhoe holds a PhD from Birmingham University and an MEd from Leicester University.

David G. Kirchhoffer grew up in Johannesburg, South Africa, where he studied biology and psychology at the University of the Witwatersrand, and theology at St Augustine College of South Africa. He holds a doctorate from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven in Belgium. He was a post-doctoral researcher at the Centre for Biomedical Ethics and Law in Leuven, and now holds a permanent post at the Australian Catholic University in Brisbane.

Salvatore J. LaGumina is Professor Emeritus and Director of the Center for Italian American Studies at Nassau Community College. He has been president of the American Italian Historical Association, has written dozens of scholarly articles, and is author, editor or co-editor of seventeen books, including The Italian American Experience: An Encyclopedia; From Steerage to Suburb, Long Island Italians; and Wop, A Documentary History of Anti-Italian Discrimination

Nancy Lind is professor of politics and government at Illinois State University. She holds a PhD from University of Minnesota. She is co-author and co-editor of numerous books, including Controversies of the George W. Bush Presidency Pro and Con Documents (with Bernard Ivan Tamas), Presidents From Reagan Through Clinton, 1981–2001: Debating the Issues in Pro and Con Primary Documents (with Lane Crothers), Dynamics of Social Welfare Policy: Right Versus Left (with Gardenia Harris and Bernard Ivan Tamas), and Nonviolence and Its Alternatives: An Interdisciplinary Reader (with Manfred Steger). Dr. Lind has taught courses in public administration and American government for over two decades.

Eric Otenyo is associate professor of politics and international affairs at Northern Arizona University. He previously taught at Illinois State University, Normal. He holds a PhD from Miami University, Ohio, and an MPA from Syracuse University. Dr. Otenyo’s previous publications include Comparative Public Administration: The Essential Readings (co-edited with Nancy Lind) and Managerial Discretion in Government Decision Making: Beyond the Street Level (co-authored with Jacqueline Vaughn). He has published in several journals such as Public Organization Review, Studies in Conflict and Terrorism, International Journal of Public Administration, Public Resistance, African Security Review, Public Administration and Management: An Interactive Journal, and International Journal of Services Economics and Management.

Nathanael O’Reilly teaches Australian, British, Irish and postcolonial literature at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth. He is the editor of Postcolonial Issues in Australian Literature (Cambria Press, 2010); coeditor of Fear in Australian Literature and Film, a special issue of Antipodes (June 2009); and coeditor of Millennial Postcolonial Australia, a special issue of The Journal of Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies (December 2011). Dr. O’Reilly’s other publications include more than twenty journal articles and book chapters on writers such as Peter Carey, Tim Winton, Murray Bail, Janette Turner Hospital, Melissa Lucashenko, Richard Flanagan, James Joyce, Hanif Kureishi, Daniel Defoe, and Walt Whitman. His interviews with writers and numerous book reviews have also been published. He is the President of the American Association of Australasian Literary Studies (AAALS).

Cindy Patton holds the Canada Research Chair in Community Culture and Health at Simon Fraser University in British Columbia, where she is a professor of sociology & anthropology and women’s studies. She is also the senior scholar of the Michael Smith Foundation for Health research. Dr. Patton was an AIDS activist and community organizer throughout the 1980s, and subsequently worked as a researcher and scholar. Her publications include Inventing AIDS (1990), Last Served? Gendering the HIV Pandemic (1994), Fatal Advice (1996), Queer Diasporas (with Benigno Sanchez-Eppler, 2000), Globalizing AIDS (2002), and Cinematic Identity (2007). She is currently the head of the Health Research and Methods Training Facility, a qualitative research lab with a focus on community-based research.

Conrad Quintyn is an associate professor of biological anthropology at Bloomsburg University. He holds a PhD and MA from The University of Michigan and a BA from Baylor University. Dr. Quintyn's previous publications include Human Origins: An Introduction and The Morphometric Affinities of the Qafzeh and Skhul Hominans. He has published in several journals such as Proceedings of the National Academy Of Sciences and the Journal of Comparative Human Biology.

Anthony Rausch is an associate professor at Hirosaki University, Japan. He holds a PhD from Monash University. He is the author of A Year with the Local Newspaper and coauthor of The Birth of Tsugaru Shamisen Music and Tsugaru: Regional Identity on Japan’s Northern Periphery. Professor Rausch is also co-editor of Japan's Shrinking Regions in the 21st Century: Contemporary Responses to Depopulation and Socioeconomic Decline.

Carole Richardson is a professor of curriculum studies in music in the Faculty of Education at Nipissing University in northern Ontario, Canada. She has taught in Canada and the Caribbean, and has conducted educational workshops for teachers and professors in China.

Dorothy B. Richardson completed her doctoral work at the John F. Kennedy Institute for North American Studies at the Free University in Berlin. She holds an M.A. in English Literature from Boston University, an M.A.T. from the Harvard School of Education, and a B.A. from Wellesley College.

Warnie Richardson is a professor of special education and educational psychology in the Faculty of Education at Nipissing University in northern Ontario, Canada. He has taught in Canada and the Caribbean, and has conducted educational workshops for teachers and professors in Kenya and China.

Ernest E. Rossi is professor emeritus at Western Michigan University, where he served as chair of the Political Science Department and associate dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. He received an MLitt and a PhD from the University of Pittsburgh and a diploma from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. A former member of the Executive Council of the American Italian Historical Association, he has coauthored three books in comparative politics, concentrating on Western Europe and Latin America, and other articles.

Cheryl Toman is Associate Professor of French and Francophone Studies, Director of the Ethnic Studies Program, and Co-Director of the Women’s and Gender Studies Program at Case Western Reserve University. She earned her PhD in Interdisciplinary French Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She is the author of Contemporary Matriarchies in Cameroonian Francophone Literature (Summa, 2008) and translator and volume editor of Thérèse Kuoh-Moukoury’s Essential Encounters (MLA Texts and Translations Series, 2002). Dr. Toman is a Fulbright Scholar and a 2011 recipient of a Brown Foundation Fellowship from the Museum of Fine Art Houston. Her scholarly research has been published in Research in African Literatures, Arab Studies Quarterly, The French Review, Dalhousie French Studies,and French Literature Series, among other journals.

Charles H. “Trey” Wilson III is an associate professor of political science at the University of North Georgia. He holds a PhD, an MA, and a BS from the University of Georgia. He also holds an MPA from the University of North Georgia, an MSHT from the Georgia Institute of Technology, and a JD from the University of Toledo College of Law. Dr. Wilson has published articles in several journals such as Historical Methods, Southern Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal of the South, and The Journal of Southern Legal History . He has also authored two book chapters and various short articles for several academic encyclopedias. In 2007, Dr. Wilson received an Award for Excellence in Research Using Historical Records from the Georgia Historical Records Advisory Board of the Georgia State Archives.