The Adjunct Underclass: How America’s Colleges Betrayed Their Teachers, Their Students, and Their Mission (2019, University of Chicago Press). A biting monograph—some of it research-laden, some of it personal—about how universities are undermining both student learning and the lives of temporary teachers. — Kirkus Review

The PhDictionary: A Glossary of Things You Don’t Know (but Should) About Doctoral and Faculty Life (2016, University of Chicago Press). Lays bare the unspoken and often assumed rules of the game and sets about defining them for the uninitiated. — Times Higher Education

Landscapes of Betrayal, Landscapes of Joy: Curtisville in the Lives of its Teenagers (2000, State University of New York Press). The power of his narrative resides in part on his ability to raise profound issues from seemingly mundane occurrences. — Stuart Aitken