authors & editors

Fall 2013

Mark Cohen ’81
Mark Cohen ’81
Overweight Sensation: The Life and Comedy of Allan Sherman
Brandeis, 2013

Mark Cohen’s contribution to an American Jewish historical and cultural series is the first biography of the maniacal and creative song parodist whose success in the early 1960s signaled that the age of assimilation was over and a new age of ethnic pride had begun. Eric Alterman, columnist for The Nation, calls Overweight Sensation “a remarkably well-researched, passionately written story of quite nearly tragic proportions.”

 
John Owens ’76
John Owens ’76
Confessions of a Bad Teacher
Sourcebooks, 2013

John Owens says his English degree from Binghamton helped him become successful in magazine publishing. To give back, he decided to teach English in South Bronx. This wound up being a learning experience for him — one in which he says he discovered a very real and frightening war in American public education.

 
Dean Porter ’61, MA ’66, PhD ’74 et al.
Dean Porter ’61, MA ’66, PhD ’74 et al.
Nicolai Fechin
Palace Editions, 2013

Dean Porter was co-curator of the art exhibition Nicolai Fechin: From Kazan to Taos, produced by the Foundation for International Arts & Education and shown in the United States and Russia. In addition, Porter was a contributor to the art catalog published in conjunction with the Fechin exhibition.

 
Brian Resnick ’96
Brian Resnick ’96
Designing B2B Brands: Lessons from Deloitte and 195,000 Brand Managers
Wiley, 2013

As branding becomes increasingly important to business success, an unprecedented number of professionals are playing a role in shaping a company’s brand and are counted on to understand how to consistently produce high-quality work. Brian Resnick’s book is a comprehensive manual outlining the steps needed to create an iconic global identity.