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Jonathan Davis Book Collection

The Jonathan Davis collection includes books on suicide and dying donated to the department by the Davis family. Others are welcome to contribute to the collection. The collection is kept in the Test Library, Cleveland 103. Books may be checked out for 1 month.

  • Joiner, T. (2005). Why people die by suicide. Massachusetts: Harvard University Press.
  • Colt, G. H. (2006). November of the soul: The enigma of suicide (Paperback). New York: Scribner.
  • Ross, E. B. (1980/2001). After suicide: A ray of hope for those left behind (Paperback). Cambridge, MA: Perseus Publishing.
  • Collins, J. (2003). Sanity and grace: A journey of suicide, survival, and strength. New York: Penguin Group (USA) Inc.
  • Nuland, S. B. (1994). How we die: Reflections on life’s final chapter. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, Inc.
  • Veggeberg, S. K. (1996). Medication of the mind. New York: Henry Holt and Company.
  • Hatch, R. T. (1981). What happens when you die: From your last breath to the first spadeful. New York: A Citadel Press Book.
  • Blauner, S. R. (2002). How I stayed alive when my brain was trying to kill me: One person’s guide to suicide prevention. New York: William Morrow.
  • Barondes, S. H. (1998). Mood Genes: Hunting for origins of mania and depression. New York: Oxford University Press.
  • Didion, J. (2005). A year of magical thinking. Audiobook on CD. Mineapolis: Highbridge Company.


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    Outstanding Teaching:
    Dr. Jack Presbury

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    Dr. Tammy Gilligan

    Outstanding Scholarship:
    Dr. Keston Fulcher

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