A new book and a leadership academy appointment for Greenlee faculty

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Good news for a pair of Greenlee School faculty members:

• Tracy Lucht is co-author of a new book: "Mad Men and Working Women: Feminist Perspectives on Historical Power, Resistance, and Otherness" (Peter Lang). Lucht and three other scholars examined the TV series "Mad Men," which takes place in the "pre- or non-feminist" ’60s. According to the back cover, "In chapters aimed at helping readers understand women’s lives in the 1960s, ‘Mad Men’ is used as a springboard to explore and discover alternative ways of seeing women." The book is not about the indiscretions of ad men Don Draper and Roger Sterling. Rather it provides historical insight for thinking about issues facing women today, including balancing work and family.

Lucht also is author of the popular biography “Sylvia Porter: America’s Original Personal Finance Columnist,” recently released by Syracuse University Press. See the LAS story on the Sylvia Porter book.

• Michael Bugeja shared that Daniela Dimitrova has been accepted into the 2014 class of the Scripps Howard Academic Leadership Academy at LSU. The June program unites academics and professionals to learn about the challenges and rewards of leading an academic program. The academy will have 12 to 15 participants, and topics include budgeting and other administrative responsibilities.

– Steve Jones