Dr. Michael McDonald: December 2015 FGCU Authors Series Nominee

Congratulations to Dr. Michael McDonald, our 30th honoree in the FGCU Author Series of recently published books authored or edited by FGCU faculty and staff. Dr. McDonald’s book, Pilgrimage and Sacred Places in Southeast Europe, will be featured on the Library website during the month of December and displayed on a poster on the first floor of Library West in the FGCU Authors and New Books area.

Dr. Michael McDonald is a Professor of Anthropology and a founding faculty member in College of Arts and Sciences at FGCU. He founded the Anthropology Program and regularly teaches seminar courses on Magic, Witchcraft and Religion and the Anthropology of Food. He has received three awards for teaching excellence, pedagogy and course design. In addition to the featured edited book, Dr. McDonald is the sole author of the book, Food Culture in Central America (2009), and has also has a Food Studies textbook currently under development. Dr. McDonald was a Fulbright Scholar in 2012 to Croatia where the featured book was organized and initiated. He is engaged in ongoing ethnological research on pilgrimage and sacred sites in the Adriatic region and broader Mediterranean areas.

Each month a recent book authored by FGCU staff or faculty is selected and placed on display with an accompanying poster on the first floor of Library West in the FGCU Authors and New Books area. The author and book are also featured on the Library’s website, news blog, and Facebook page. FGCU faculty and staff are encouraged to notify the relevant subject specialist librarian if they publish a book.