Lynn Wilder, Ed.D. August 2016 FGCU Author Series Honoree

Congratulations to Lynn Wilder, our 36th honoree in the FGCU Author Series of recently published books authored or edited by FGCU faculty and staff. Dr. Wilder’s book, Unveiling Grace: The Story of How We Found Our Way Out of the Mormon Church , will be featured on the Library website during the month of August and displayed on a poster on the first floor of Library West in the FGCU Authors and New Books area.

Dr. Wilder is a passionate teacher and skilled researcher beloved by her students. In the past 17 years at a research university and at FGCU, she has published almost 60 scholarly articles, two professional books, and mentored junior faculty and doctoral students to research, publish, and present papers. One of her articles is a seminal work in the field of multicultural special education. She, COE colleagues, and doctoral students just completed a special issue of the journal Multicultural Learning and Teaching. Dr. Wilder is well known in her field, in the community as a member of an Immokalee charter school board subcommittee, and on campus as a club advisor. Dr. Wilder is soon to publish her third book on a topic somewhat unrelated to her professional field. One of these 3 outside books was published by a major publisher (Zondervan, a division of Harper-Collins) in 2013 and has been widely read by a broad audience. Because of this book, Unveiling Grace: The Story of How We Found Our Way Out of the Mormon Church, Dr. Wilder hears frequently from others also finding their way out of religious legalism and into a life of grace toward others.

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.