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Read. See. Hear.

Read. See. Hear.

Cara Gfroerer ’24 May 23, 2024
Books making headlines by University of Dayton alumni.


I’m Here to Ask for Your Vote

Christopher Devine

Christopher Devine, an associate professor of political science at the University of Dayton, published a new book this winter. I’m Here to Ask for Your Vote uncovers the importance, and unimportance, of campaign visits. He found that leading up to elections, campaign visits are unlikely to persuade those within a politician’s party but can be effective when it comes to persuading undecided voters. Devine’s other publications include journal articles and book chapters that have been covered by The New York Times, The Washington Post, CNN, USA Today and NPR. Devine said he often encourages his students to be as involved in politics as they can.


The Humanity Factor

Frank Legan ’95

Frank Legan ’95 is not your typical financial adviser. Since graduating from UD, Legan has enjoyed a more than 20-year career and adheres to a financial philosophy that is based in humanity. In his new book, The Humanity Factor, Legan encourages his readers to uncover their financial truth. Today, he said, there is an overload of one-size-fits-all financial advice online. Legan takes a holistic approach to financial advice by designing and implementing personalized financial planning strategies and investment advice for each individual.


World Peace is an Inside Job: Exploring the Connection between Inner & World Peace

Michelle Warren ’93

Michelle Warren ’93 divulges the relationship between inner peace and world peace in her first book, World Peace is an Inside Job: Exploring the Connection Between Inner & World Peace. As a licensed clinical social worker and psychotherapist with nearly 30 years of clinical experience, Warren uses her expertise to illustrate how personal reflection positively influences the world as a whole. In the book, she describes how hope is not found in the “world,” per se, as much as it’s found somewhere much closer to home: inside each of us. The book’s message emphasizes that world peace is possible but only if we are willing to do our own work to cultivate inner peace.

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