Alumni Authors

Dr. Frank Swetz ’62 has collected more than 500 culturally and historically diverse math problems in a new book, Mathematical Expeditions: Exploring Word Problems Across the Ages, out from Johns Hopkins Press in June 2012. Swetz, a professor emeritus of math and education at the Pennsylvania State University, tells what various cultures knew about math and how they came to learn it. By organizing the problems by culture and historical period, he shows the development of math throughout the world (

 Joseph Cavano ’65’s short story “Story Cloth” appeared in issue no. 51 (spring 2012) of the Potomac Review. “The Honey Wagon,” which was awarded second place in the 2011 Doris Betts Fiction Prize competition, appeared in issue no. 21 (2012) of the North Carolina Literary Review. Personalized copies are available to Marist alumni at cost. Contact him at

 Matt Daigle ’01, a senior public affairs specialist at the nonprofit firm LMI in Mclean, VA, is one of three co-authors of a book for public- and private-sector managers whose organizations will need to address the impacts of a changing climate. The book, Climate Change: What You Can Do Now, describes the impacts of climate change on public health, communications and IT, land use, infrastructure, vehicles, the supply chain, and national security and suggests strategies for mitigating and adapting. The book is published by and available from LMI (

 Meg Kearney '86 published her fourth book, The Girl in the Mirror, in April 2012. A novel in verse for teens, the book is a sequel to Kearney's previous verse novel, The Secret of Me (


S.J. Richard '94 has written The Peacemaker, historical fiction about a Civil War veteran who finds himself plagued by vicious memories of the war as well as by the politics of the small town that hired him to be its lawman (, S.J. is writing the sequel, The Widow-Maker, which is scheduled for publication in 2013.

 Eerena Irene Stefanik Bunin ’92 has completed three books about the immigrant experience. The first, The Baba in Me, deals with transitioning from one culture to another. Immigrants imitating idioms is the subject of the second book, With Love from Baba. The third one, Baba’s Three-Word Stories, deals with communicating with others (,

 Rachel Carter ’98 has co-authored (with Christina Tree) Vermont: An Explorer’s Guide, published in August 2012 by Countryman Press.

 If you would like news of your book included in Alumni Authors, please send the title, the name of the publisher, the date of publication, a PDF of the book’s cover, and a description of the content to or to Marist magazine, Advancement, Marist College, 3399 North Rd., Poughkeepsie, NY 12601-1387.