Martha Rosenthal, Ph.D: November 2018 FGCU Author Series Nominee

Congratulations to Martha Rosenthal, Ph.D., our 59th honoree in the FGCU Author Series of recently published books authored or edited by FGCU faculty and staff. Dr. Rosenthal’s book Drugs: Mind, Body, and Society will be featured on the Library website during November 2018 and displayed on a poster on the first floor of Library West in the FGCU Authors and New Books area.

Martha Rosenthal spends her time studying drugs, sex, brains, and bodies, and therefore believes she has the best job in the whole wide world. Dr. Rosenthal is a professor at Florida Gulf Coast University, where she teaches courses in drugs and society, neuroscience, human physiology, human sexuality, as well as the first course taught in Florida about cannabis. She is also the Director of Education for the Cannabis Research, Education, and Workforce development initiative at FGCU. Dr. Rosenthal received her bachelor's degree in biology from the University of Virginia, her master's degree in neuropharmacology from Brown University, and her Ph.D. in neuroscience from UCLA. She is the author of a number of textbooks, including Discoveries in Human Systems, Human Sexuality from Cells to Society, and Drugs: Mind, Body, and Society. Dr. Rosenthal has been honored to receive the Teacher of the Year award at both the University of Florida and at FGCU and to have presented a TEDx talk about sex and gender. Her mother would like it mentioned that she played violin at Carnegie Hall when she was 9 years old. When not teaching or writing, Dr. Rosenthal enjoys reading, watching movies, playing the harp, spoiling her dogs and cats, and spending time with family and friends.

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.