Scholarship at Work: Fall 2017

by University Relations

Check out the following recent publications by APU faculty:

RF and Microwave Microelectronics Packaging II (Springer, 2017), edited by Rick Sturdivant, Ph.D., assistant professor, Department of Engineering and Computer Science, and Ken Kuang

This book presents the latest developments in packaging for high-frequency electronics, including thermal management, electrical/RF/thermal-mechanical designs and simulations, packaging and processing methods, and other RF and microwave packaging topics. Chapters provide detailed coverage of phased arrays, T/R modules, 3D transitions, high thermal conductivity materials, carbon nanotubes and graphene advanced materials, and chip size packaging for RF MEMS. Written primarily for practicing engineers in the electronic packaging and high-frequency electronics domain, it also appeals to academic researchers interested in understanding the leading issues in the commercial sector, and to students seeking future employment in consumer electronics.


1 & 2 Kings: A Commentary in the Wesleyan Tradition (Beacon Hill Press, 2017) by Karen S. Winslow, Ph.D., chair and professor, Departments of Biblical Studies and Theological Studies, and director, Master of Arts (Theological Studies) program.

Focusing on the kings of Israel and Judah and their relationships to prophets and other nations, this commentary reflects Winslow’s commitment to the Christian faith and her scholarship on the Hebrew text and the history of Israel. The introduction gives an overview of the relevance of archaeological discoveries, authorship, date, provenance, audience, occasion, textual history, literary features, and theological themes. The various sections expand on the historical and literary context for each verse, explore the significance of terms in Hebrew, and show how themes in 1-2 Kings relate to other passages across testaments. This commentary has a Wesleyan perspective and pastoral concerns, illuminating the relevance of these books for the people of God today and pointing readers to implications beyond text.

Originally published in the Fall '17 issue of APU Life. Download the PDF or view all issues.