Delta State University’s Distinguished Professor of Rural Sociology Emeritus, Dr. Jerry W. Robinson, Jr., and Gary Green, director, Center for Community and Economic Development, University of Wisconsin in Madison, have a signed a contract with Sage Press, Thousand Oaks, Calif., to edit a new community development text.
“Community Development: Theory, Practice, and Service Learning” will target upper-level undergraduate students and graduate students in sociology, community development, social work and other fields.
Each chapter of the book will be written by two professors from different universities.
Delta State Professors Alan Barton, John Green Paulette Meikle and Albert Nylander III will co-author book chapters.
On-line learning activities for students and a PowerPoint CD for instructors also will be provided by Sage Press. The book is scheduled to be released in August 2009.
“Community Development: Theory, Practice, and Service Learning” is Robinson’s third text in community development. “Community Development in Perspective, 1989” is regarded as a classic in the field of community development. Robinson also has served as editor of “The Journal of Community Development.”
Gary Green has served as editor of the “Journal of Rural Sociology;” and, in 2002, Green and Anna Harris collaborated to produce “Asset Building and Community Development.”