Welcome to the resource page in EngagedScholarship@CSU for books written by Cleveland State University Alumni. You can peruse the list and find out where you can purchase your favorite titles.
If you are a CSU Alum and you would like to include information about your book here, please email firstname.lastname@example.org..
William Becker 2005
Fenn College was founded in 1923 as part of the Cleveland YMCA’s education program, which for 50 years had helped students finish their high school educations and learn additional business and technical skills.Throughout its history, the fortunes of Fenn College were linked to those of Cleveland.... (read more)
Annette Merritt Cummings 2017
Former advertising and public relations executive, Annette Merritt Cummings, has written a memoir about a career where she was often the only woman and only black person in the room. This book features quotes, wisdom and inspirational hymns and poems she collected over the years that motivated and encouraged her throughout her 30 year career “from the bottom to the top;” from unwed mother to a senior... (read more)
Frank Jastrzembski 2017
There are moments in the past of many a man’s career that stand out clear and defined after the lapse of even many years: life pictures, the very memory of which brings back a glorious thrill of pride and pleasure. This is the feeling which vibrates through me still, when I recall that last and closing scene which crowned the hard-fought fight at Tashkessen. –Valentine Baker Pasha... (read more)
Richard Koloda 2022
Holy Ghost is the first extended study of free jazz saxophonist Albert Ayler, who is seen today as one of the most important innovators in the history of jazz.... (read more)
Michael Sanulak 2015
A Wonderful Day! is an engaging early reader that playfully depicts the shared experiences of child and parent who are enjoying a day together at the zoo. This unique story is beautifully told in a gender-neutral text that captures many of the special moments children and adults often treasure and share together.... (read more)
Regennia N. Williams 2014
A hardcover edition authored by CSU alumna and Associate Professor of History Dr. Regennia Williams begins in the final days of Fenn College and journeys through the tenures of six University presidents. The book captures in words and photos the people, places and events that comprise CSU's storied history, from Fat Glenn's to the 1986 men's basketball Sweet Sixteen appearance, to Professor Jearl Walker's Flying Circus of... (read more)
Regennia N. Williams 2002
Featuring over 200 striking photographs from the 1920s through 1980, Black America: Cleveland, Ohio celebrates the rich history of this great city's African-American community. Its neighborhoods, churches, civil, religious, business and cultural leaders, musical icons, and sports heroes are all brought to life here through the archives of local newspapers and historical societies, as well as the private collections of many Cleveland residents.... (read more)