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Jennifer Brown: Joined Whitworth in fall 2008 as associate professor of modern languages
Teresa Preston: Associate editor of the Association
for Supervision and Curriculum Development
Blog: Shelf Love, www.shelflove.wordpress.com
My friend Teresa and I co-blog about books on Shelf Love. We post short reviews of our recent reads, ask for book recommendations, and do book giveaways.
Our goals for Shelf Love are to provide a venue to discuss and review books and to be involved in a reading community. The most enjoyable part of the blog is the same thing I love best about teaching: I get to read wonderful literature, learn more about the human mind and heart, put together my thoughts on books, and (I hope) inspire others to read books that are great and avoid books that aren't so great. Blogging with a friend whose taste is similar to mine, but who reads a whole different range of eclectic books, has been a real joy.
Check out these blogs by other Whitworth faculty:
Professor of Business & Economics Brad Sago's Consumer Mindset blog offers thoughts, research, analysis and insights on a variety of issues affecting consumers: www.consumermindset.blogspot.com.
Associate Professor of Business & Economics Walter Hutchens blogs about China, law, technology and sundry other matters: www.walterhutchens.net/blog.
Associate Professor of Communication Studies Jim McPherson's media and politics blog considers issues related to the mass media and the political process, particularly as the two intersect: www.jmcpherson.wordpress.com. (McPherson predicted Sarah Palin's choice as Republican vice-presidential candidate long before most of the electorate had heard of Palin.)