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Criminal justice prof releases her 2nd book now on sale

An Austin Peay State University professor has had her second book released since being at APSU.

Dr. Chinyere Ogbonna-McGruder, associate professor of public management and criminal justice, is the main author of Voices from the Inside: Case Studies from a Tennessee Womens Prison, with Ross Nordin as co-author. The book was released this month.

Ogbonna-McGruder completed the book earlier this year with the help of a faculty research grant she received from APSU in May 2009.

Her book, on sale as a paperback for $38, is assigned ISBN 978-0-7618-4806-6.
An Austin Peay State University professor has had her second book released since being at APSU.

Dr. Chinyere Ogbonna-McGruder, associate professor of public management and criminal justice, is the main author of “Voices from the Inside: Case Studies from a Tennessee Women's Prison,” with Ross Nordin as co-author. The book was released this month.

Ogbonna-McGruder completed the book earlier this year with the help of a faculty research grant she received from APSU in May 2009.

Her book, on sale as a paperback for $38, is assigned ISBN 978-0-7618-4806-6.

She also is the author of “TennCare and Disproportionate Share Hospitals in Tennessee,” published in 2007 by the University Press of America, Lanham, Md.

Ogbonna-McGruder earned a Ph.D. in public administration from Tennessee State University in 2000 and a master's degree in health care administration from Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green. Her bachelor's degree in parasitology and entomology is from Anambra State University of Technology in Nigeria.

Before coming to APSU in 2003, she worked as a private budgetary and management consultant for the construction of a $2 million building. Previously, she was a bioterrorism epidemiologist for the Tennessee Department of Health, director of planning and development for the Williamson Rural Health Clinic and study-abroad adviser and coordinator, Office of International Programs, Western Kentucky University. She has published several scholarly articles and papers.

For more information about her new book, contact Ogbonna-McGruder by telephone at (931) 221-7763 or by e-mail at ogbonnac@apsu.edu. -- Melony Shemberger