Weight of Whiteness: A Feminist Engagement with Privilege, Race, and Ignorance

Alison Bailey (M.A., ’86)

This book illustrates how the gravitational pull of white ignorance and comfort are stronger than the clean pain required for collective liberation. The author is a professor of philosophy at Illinois State University where she directs the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program. (Lexington Books, 2021)

Witch Window

Phil Bayly (B.A., ’76)

The fourth book in Bayly’s Murder on Skis mystery series, this novel follows television reporter JC Snow from Colorado to the Green Mountains of Vermont. (Shires Press, 2022)

The Anti-Heroine on Contemporary Television: Transgressive Women

Molly J. Brost (M.A., ’04)

Brost explores the various applications and definitions of the term anti-heroine, showing that it has been applied to a wide variety of female characters on television that have little in common beyond their failure to behave in morally “correct” and traditionally feminine ways. (Lexington Books, 2021)

My Horse with a Pink Bow

Barbara Burgess (M.S., ’73)

What happens when an energetic grandma can no longer play horse with the kids? Through a child’s eyes, this story follows Nana B’s journey through breast cancer treatment. (AMITY Publications, 2022)

Some of My Best Friends Wear Fur

Susan Coram (B.A., ’76)

A fun chronicle of some of the cats who have graced the author’s life. (Independently published, 2019)

The Right Thing to Do

Jeffrey Cousins (B.S., ’85)

A science-fiction adventure in which a captured alien reveals that aliens created humans. (Independently published, 2022)


Millicent Eidson (D.V.M., ’83)

In the second novel in this alphabetical microbial mystery series, Dr. Maya Maguire investigates zoonotic and vector-borne diseases. (Maya Maguire Media, 2022)

Without Flyers, No Tannenberg: Aviation on the Eastern Front of 1914

Terry Finnegan (B.A., ’74), co-author

Contemporary full-color visuals, detailed maps, and fact-filled text combine to tell the amazing story of aviation’s impact in the early years of WWI and beyond. (Dawdle Publishing LLC, 2022)

Whales, Sharks, and Other Tales: One Man’s Love Affair with the Ocean

(Charles) Duane Harris (B.S., ’69)

This environmental memoir details the story of Harris’s career with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, where he served as director of the coastal resources division for 18 years. (Bowker, 2022)

Profit with Presence: The 12 Pillars of Mindful Leadership

Eric Holsapple (M.B.A., ’85; Ph.D., ’96)

An accessible entry point for professionals hoping to understand the business value of mindfulness, this book demonstrates how a mindful approach connects affluence and influence to produce greater good in businesses, communities, and families. (Greenleaf Book Group, 2023)

Wind Horses

Don Hunter (Ph.D., ’99)

Guided by echoes of different pasts, cowboys from vastly different cultures lock horns in a life-or-death struggle that rumbles headlong into the maw of the unimagined. (Independently published, 2022)


Katherine Indermaur (M.F.A., ’19)

Indermaur’s full-length book debut is a serial lyric essay that explores the mirror’s many dimensions – philosophical, spiritual, scientific, mythological, historical – alongside the author’s own experiences. (Seneca Review Books, 2022)

Colorado Through the Seasons: A Photographic Journey Through the Rocky Mountains

Jeremy Janus (B.S., ’11)

Created to commemorate Janus’s 35-piece solo exhibition in Denver International Airport in 2022, this book captures the beauty and wonder of the Centennial State’s wilderness. (Jeremy Janus Photography, 2022)

Backcountry Skiing: Cameron Pass, Colorado

Rodney Ley (B.S., ’73; M.S., ’99)

A professional and detailed guidebook with more than 75 routes accessible to a wide range of backcountry skiers and riders. Ley first started cross-country skiing on Cameron Pass when he was a CSU sophomore in 1972. He retired in 2020 after 30 years as the assistant director for the University’s campus recreation outdoor program. (Beacon Guidebooks, 2022)

Gender and the Dismal Science: Women in the Early Years of the Economics Profession

Ann Mari May (B.A., ’80; M.S., ’83; Ph.D., ’88)

An incisive, well-documented, and thoroughly readable account of the educational opportunities and professional experiences of women economists in the United States. (Columbia University Press, 2022)

Joy and Laughter in Nietzsche’s Philosophy: Alternative Liberatory Politics

Michael McNeal (B.A., ’95) co-editor

This collection explores Nietzsche’s idea of life affirmation, not in abstract terms but with concrete dispositions of joy, laughter, and cheerfulness, which are also applied to political life broadly construed. (Bloomsbury Academic, 2022)

Border Water: The Politics of U.S.-Mexico Transboundary Water Management, 1945-2015

Stephen P. Mumme (Professor, English)

An historical account of the development of governance related to transboundary and border water resources between the U.S. and Mexico over the last 70 years.

Walking Rocky Ford and the Arkansas Valley

Dave Muth (B.S., ’62)

A history of the Rocky Ford area through detailed short narratives and more than 500 photographs from the local public library, museum, other archives, and private collectors. (Irongate Publishing, Niwot, Colorado)

Tenacious Beasts: Wildlife Recoveries That Change How We Think About Animals

Christopher Preston (M.A., ’93)

An inspiring look at wildlife species that are defying the odds and teaching important lessons about how to share a planet. (MIT Press, 2023)

Caught Between the Gospel and the Magisterium: When Sheep Have to Shepherd

David Tracy (B.A., ’77)

When the peace of a small urban Catholic parish was shattered by the presence of an alcoholic pedophile pastor, Tracy was pressed into conflict with his archdiocese in his attempt to remove the predator. The experience informed the author’s suggestions for ways the church can regain accountability and credibility. (Xulon Press, 2021)

Collective Chaos: A Roller Derby Team Memoir

Samantha Tucker (M.A., ’14), co-author

Part sports autobiography, part cultural critique, this book offers the collective experience of a tenacious group of nontraditional athletes who play, officiate, plan, schedule, market, and manage the business of a (mostly) women’s amateur sports team. (Swallow Press, 2023)

Bucks County’s Benevolent Squire: In Search of George Frederick Tyler

Daniel Tyler, Ph.D. (M.A., ’67; Professor emeritus, history)

A wealthy man who only needed to manage his estate decided to do something with his life and made his community a better place during the worst part of the Great Depression. (Spring Cedars, 2022)