Lyceum Books Announces New Publication on Supporting Student Veterans in Higher Education

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Supporting Veterans in Higher Education is an essential text that draws attention to the unique needs of student veterans and how they can achieve a successful transition from military to civilian life. Editors Jose E. Coll and Eugenia L. Weiss have assembled a group of dedicated experts to discuss the various concerns associated with veterans pursuing higher education.

Supporting Veterans in Higher Education

This book provides insight into how administrative faculty and staff at institutions of higher education can help veterans successfully transition from military to student life.

Lyceum Books, Inc., publisher of professional development and educational resources for social work practitioners and educators, announces the publication of Supporting Veterans in Higher Education: A Primer for Administrators, Faculty, and Advisors. The book is edited by Jose E. Coll, United States Marine Corps veteran, director of the Office of Veteran Student Services, and associate professor of social work at Saint Leo University; and Eugenia L. Weiss, California-licensed clinical social worker, licensed psychologist, and clinical associate professor of social work at the University of Southern California.

Coll and Weiss describe this book as “ultimately about promoting social justice (and social action) in terms of combating the public and institutional ambivalence towards the veterans of today.”

This book provides insight into how administrative faculty and staff at institutions of higher education can help student veterans successfully transition from military to civilian life. It explores effective ways of advising student veterans, learning the behavioral health factors that affect academic success, building supportive communities. The authors offer effective strategies to aid colleges and universities in launching initiatives to address the needs of student veterans.

Patrick C. O'Rourke, Lt. Col. United States Army (ret.) and Director of Active Duty and Veteran Affairs at California State University states, “Supporting Veterans in Higher Education...responds to the functional needs of this growing field at the same time that it propels the discussion of veterans' diversity in the academy. Books such as this transcend decades of silence regarding the effects of war on Americans who later enroll at our educational institutions... I know of no other veteran-related publication so wide-ranging in content and balanced in perspective.”

The authors discuss practices, policies, and programs that implement the Obama administration's 8 Keys to Success; necessary partnerships such as Outside the Wire and Veterans Integration to Academic Leadership (VITAL), which outline collaborative initiatives between universities and community agencies and the Veterans' Administration; and case studies that illustrate useful applications of the book's content regarding veterans affairs.

For further information about this book including the table of contents and downloadable chapters for review, please click here.

Supporting Veterans in Higher Education: A Primer for Administrators, Faculty, and Advisors
Edited by Jose E. Coll and Eugenia L. Weiss

2015 paperback, 372 pages, ISBN 978-1-935871-64-4, $69.95

Available: Now

About the Editors:
Jose E. Coll (MSW, University of Central Florida; PhD, University of South Florida) is associate professor of social work and director of the Office of Veteran Student Services at Saint Leo University, where he oversees services and resources for over 7,400 student veterans annually. Coll has developed numerous programs to enhance student veteran success, such as transition courses for veterans and the development of the Veteran Student Emergency Fund, which provides assistance to student veterans in financial crisis while attending Saint Leo University. Professor Coll is a United States Marine Corps veteran and 2014–2015 American Council on Education (ACE) Fellow at the University of South Florida.

Eugenia L. Weiss (MSW, University of Southern California; PsyD, Alliant International University) is clinical associate professor of social work at the University of Southern California, where she is also co-coordinator of the military social work sub-concentration at the university’s Virtual Academic Center. Weiss is a California-licensed clinical social worker and licensed psychologist who has maintained a private practice for eighteen years working with military personnel and their families.

About Lyceum Books, Inc.:
Lyceum Books, a Chicago-based independent publishing house, produces innovative books and journals that have earned a reputation of excellence in social work education. Visit our website for instructor’s materials including lecture notes, test bank questions, paper topics and more at Lyceum Books.

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