Articles and Chapters

Book Chapters

  • “The Broad Scope of Interdisciplinarity.” Interdisciplinary Research and Analysis: A Book of Readings, ed. D. Chubin, et al., pp. 409-424. Mt. Airy: Lomond, l985.
  • “The Interdisciplinary Concept: Past, Present, and Future.” Inter-Disciplinarity Revisited: Re-assessing the Concept in Light of Institutional Experience, ed. Lennart Levin and Ingemar Lind, pp. l04-l36. Stockholm: OECD, Swedish National Board of Universities and Colleges, Linkoping University, 1985.
  • (Author) “The Interdisciplinary Process”; (Co-Author, with Alan Porter) “Preconditions for Interdisciplinary Research”; (Author) “Bibliography.” International Research Management: Studies in Interdisciplinary Methods from Business, Government, and Academia, ed. P. Birnbaum-More, F. Rossini, and D. Baldwin, pp. ll-l9, 20-30, and l79-207. NY: Oxford University Press, l990.
  • “Applying Interdisciplinary Models to Design, Planning, and Policy Making.” Managing Knowledge for Design, Planning and Decision Making, ed. W.F. Schut and C.W.W. van Lohuizen, pp. 29-5l. Delft: Delft University Press, l990.
  • Holism, “Postmodernism, and Interdisciplinarity.” Afbraak en Opbouw van Worldbeelden, ed. L. Apostel & J. Vanlandschoot. Brussels: Free University of Brussels Press.
  • “TEXT/CONTEXT: Textuality and Rhetoric in the Social Sciences.” Writing the Social Text: Poetics and Politics in Social Science Discourse, ed. Richard Harvey Brown, pp. 9-27 Aldine deGruyter, l992.
  • “Blurring, Cracking, and Crossing: Permeation and the Fracturing of Discipline.” Knowledges: Historical and Critical Studies of Disciplinarity, ed. E. Messer-Davidow, D. Sylvan, & D. Shumway, pp. 185-211. Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, 1993.
  • “Finding Interdisciplinary Knowledge and Information.” In Interdisciplinary Studies Today, ed. Julie Thompson Klein and William Doty, pp. 7-33. V. 58 in New Directions in Teaching and Learning series. San Francisco: Jossey Bass, l994.
  • “Knowledge, America, and Liberal Education.” In The Condition of American Liberal Education: Pragmatism and a Changing Tradition, ed. Robert Orrill, pp. 145-50. New York: The College Board, 1995.
  • (with William Newell) “Interdisciplinary Studies.” Handbook on the Undergraduate Curriculum, ed. Jerry Gaff & James Ratcliffe, pp. 393-415. San Francisco: Jossey Bass, 1996.
  • Interdisciplinary Teaching: Didactics and Theory.” In VIII ENDIPE: Encontro Nacional de Didactica e Practica de Ensino. V. II, pp. 269-84. Santa Catarina: Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, 1996.
  • “A Conceptual Vocabulary of Interdisciplinary Science.” In Practicing Interdisciplinarity, ed. P. Weingart and N. Stehr, pp. 3-24. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2000.
  • “Shadows of a Conference.” In Culture as the Core: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Culture Teaching and Learning in the Second Language Curriculum, ed. D. Lange, et al., pp.157-65. Minneapolis: Center for Research into Second Language Acquisition Series, 1998.
  • “Situating and Synthesizing Perspectives on Interdisciplinarity.” In Reinventing Ourselves: Interdisciplinary Education, Collaborative Learning and Experimentation in Higher Education, ed. B.L. Smith and J. McCann. Anker Press: 2000.
  • “Voices of Royaumont,” “Integration, Evaluation and Disciplinarity,” and [with R. MacDonald] “What is Transdisciplinarity?.” In Transdisciplinarity: Re-Creating Integrated Knowledge, ed. M.A. Somerville and D.J. Rapport, pp. 3-13, 49-59, 215-17.EOLSS Publishers: Oxford, England. 1999; and two related chapters in Transdisciplinarity. Paris: UNESCO, 1998.
  • “The Discourse of Transdisciplinarity: An Expanding Global Field” and “The Dialogue Sessions [sole author]; “Why a Globalized World Needs Transdisciplinarity” [co-author]. In Transdisciplinarity: Joint Problem Solving Among Science, Technology and Society, ed. J.T. Klein, et al., pp. 25-34, 34-44. 103-16. Basel, Berlin, Boston: Birkhauser, 2001.
  • “Introduction: Interdisciplinarity Today: Why? What? And How?,” “Assessing Interdisciplinarity K-16,” and “Epilogue: Imperatives for Dialogue on Interdisciplinarity K-16.” In Interdisciplinary Education in K-12 and College, ed. J.T. Klein, pp. 1-17, 179-96, 197-205. New York: The College Board, 2002.
  • “Transdisciplinariedad: Discurso, Integracion y Evaluacion.” Transdisciplinariedad y Complejidad en el Analisis Social [Documento de Debate]. Montevideo, Uruguay: UNESCO-MOST and Center for Latin American Human Economy. 2003. (In Spanish). In revised form in Transdisciplinariedad y Complejidad en el Analisis Social, pp. 30-45. 2004. Paris: UNESCO-MOST Gestion de las Transformaciones Sociales [In Spanish].
  • “Interdisciplinary Teamwork: The Dynamics of Collaboration and Integration. In S. J. Derry, C. D. Schunn, M. A. Gernsbacher, (Eds.). Interdisciplinary Collaboration: An Emerging Cognitive Science. Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum, 2005. 23-50.
  • “Introduction: Contexts and Definitions.” In H. Bruun, J. Hukkinen, K. Huutoniemi, and J.T. Klein. Promoting Interdisciplinary Research: The Case of the Academy of Finland. Publications of the Academy of Finland. Series #8/05. Helsinki: Academy of Finland. 2005. 19-32.
  • “Framework for Evaluation.” In H. Bruun, J. Hukkinen, K. Huutoniemi, and J.T. Klein. 2005. Promoting Interdisciplinary Research: The Case of the Academy of Finland. Publications of the Academy of Finland. Series #8/05. Helsinki: Academy of Finland. 152-67.
  • “Interdisciplinardade y Complejidad.” In Estudios Interdisciplinarios y Complejidad, ed. Ed. Siglo XXI-CEIICH, UNAM, Mexico, 2006. (In Spanish)
  • “Integration in der inter- und transdisziplinären Forschung.” 2008. In Transdisziplinäre Forschung: Integrative Forschungsprozesse verstehen und bewerten, ed. Matthias Bergmann and Englebert Schramm. Frankfurt, New York: Campus Verlag. 93-116.

Authoritative Encyclopedias and Handbooks (Invited)

  • “History of Transdisciplinary Research: Contexts of Definition, Theory, and the New Discourse of Problem Solving.” In Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems. U.K.: 2003.
  • “Curriculum Models: Inter/Trans/Multi/Pluri-Disciplinary.” In Encyclopedia of Distributed Learning, ed. A. DiStefano, K.E. Rudest, K. E., & R.J. Silverman, pp. 102-5. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage. 2004.
  • “Interdisciplinarity.” The Encyclopedia of Science, Technology, and Ethics, ed. Carl Mitcham. Farmington Hills, MI: Macmillan Reference, GALE Group, 2005. 1034-1037.
  • “Interdisciplinary Approach.” Handbook of Social Science Methodology, ed. Stephen Turner and William Outhwaite. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage, 2007. 32-49.
  • “Education.” Handbook of Transdisciplinary Research, ed. G. Hirsch Hadorn, H. Hoffmann-Riem, et al. Dordrecht: Springer Verlag, 2008. 399-401.
  • “The Rhetoric of Interdisciplinarity: Boundary Work in the Construction of New Knowledge.” In the SAGE Handbook of Rhetorical Studies, edited by Andrea Lunsford, Kirt H Wilson, and Rosa Eberly. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE, 2009. 265-83.

Foreword to Book

  • “Foreword” to James Davis. Interdisciplinary Courses and Team Teaching. Phoenix: Oryx , l995.

Editor of Special Journal Issues

  • (with William Doty). “Interdisciplinary Resources.” Issues in Integrative Studies, 8 (l990) . Contains the first national task force report on interdisciplinary studies.
  • “Interdisciplinarity: European Perspectives.” Issues in Integrative Studies, l2 (l994).

Articles in Special Issues and Sections

  • “Innovation and Change in Organizational Relationships: Interdisciplinary Contexts.” R&D Management, 20, 2 (l990): 97-102. Issue on problem-focused research.
  • “Across the Boundaries.” Social Epistemology, 4, 3 (l990): 267-80. Issue on Crossdisciplinary Inquiry.
  • “Interdisciplinary Resources: A Bibliographical Reflection.” Issues in Integrative Studies, 8 (l990): 35-67. Issue on Interdisciplinary Resources.
  • “Applying Interdisciplinary Models to Design, Planning, and Policy-Making.” Knowledge and Policy, 3, 4 (l990/9l): 29-55. Issue on new research models.
  • “Interdisciplinarity: European Perspectives.” Introduction: European Perspectives.” Issues in Integrative Studies, l2 (l994): 1-7. Issue on European Perspectives.
  • (with William Newell). “Interdisciplinary Studies in the 21st Century.” Journal of General Education, 45, 2 (1995): 152-69. Issue on Interdisciplinary Studies.
  • “Towards an Interdisciplinary Theory of Adult Learning.” Options, 10, 1 (1996): 77-94. Issue featuring selected lectures in the Distinguished Adult Education Lecture Series. Wayne State University.
  • “Evaluation of Interdisciplinary and Transdisciplinary Research: A Literature Review.” 2008. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 35(2S): S116-23.

Articles in Special Journal Issues

  • “Interdisciplinary Needs: The Current Context.” Library Trends, 45, 2 (1996): 134-54. Issue on The Library and Interdisciplinary Inquiry.
  • “Toward a Common Discourse of Interdisciplinarity: Primary, Secondary, and Post-Secondary Education in the United States.” Revue des Sciences de L’Education,” 24, 1 (1998): 51-74. Issue on Interdisciplinarite et Formation a L’Enseignement Primaire et Secondaire (In French).
  • “Thinking about Interdisciplinarity.” Colorado School of Mines Quarterly, 103, No 1 (2003): 101- 114. Special issue on New Directions in Earth Sciences and Humanities.
  • “Prospects for Transdisciplinarity,” in Special Issue on Transdisciplinarity. Futures, 36, 4 (2004): 515-526.
  • “Integrative Learning and Interdisciplinary Studies,” Peer Review, 7, 4 (2005): 8-10. Special issue on Integrative Learning.
  • “Afterword: The Emergent Literature on Interdisciplinary and Transdisciplinary Research Evaluation.” Research Evaluation 2006; 15(1): 75-80.
  • Evaluation.” Research Evaluation 2006; 15(1): 75-80. “A Platform for a Shared Discourse of Interdisciplinary Education,” Journal of Social Science Education, 2 (2006): electronic publication at Special issue on Disciplinarity.

(Refereed) Articles on Teaching and Learning

  • “The Small-Group Approach to Teaching Writing.” Measure for Measure: Classroom Practices in Teaching English (l972-73): 32-35. The National Council of Teachers of English.
  • “Sign Now, Pay Later: Further Experiments in Student Grading.” Exercise Exchange, l (l976): 9-l2.
  • “To Begin With … Exercises in Historiography.” American Historical Association Newsletter, January l982, l-ll. Reprinted Teaching History Today, pp. 7l-78. American Historical Association, l985.
  • “The Post-Mortem Plan: Teaching Writing Across the Disciplines.” Exercise Exchange, 28 (l983): 33- 43 (with Mary Lee Field), “A Structural Format for Writing about Literature.” The English Record, 33 (l982): l4-l7.

(Refereed) Articles on Literary Studies

  • “The Art of Apology: ‘An Epistle to Dr. Arbuthnot’ and ‘Verses on the Death of Dr. Swift.’” Costerus Essays in English and American Language and Literature, 8 (l973): 77-87.
  • “Satire in a New Key: The Dramatic Function of the Lyrics of The Beggar’s Opera.” The Michigan Academician (Spring l977): 3l3-32l.
  • “The Dual Center: A Study of Narrative Structure in VANITY FAIR.” College Literature, 4 (l977): l22-l28.
  • “‘Countless Lights/Making Oblique and Confusing Multiplication’: The Impact of Cultural Tensions upon Late Nineteenth-Century American Literature.” Chu-Shikoku Studies in American Literature, l6 (l980): l-l0.
  • “Satirists and South-Sea Baubles in The Age of Hope and Golden Mountains.” SOUTHERN REVIEW, l4 (l98l): l43-54.

(Refereed) Articles on Interdisciplinary History, Theory, and Practice

  • “‘Go and be somethingological …’: A Prolegomenon to Interdisciplinary Literacy.” Perspectives, l2 (l982): 20-30.
  • “The Dialectic and Rhetoric of Disciplinarity and Interdisciplinarity.” Issues in Integrative Studies, 2 (l983): 35-74. Reprinted excerpt in Interdisciplinary Analysis and Research, edited D. Chubin, et al., pp. 85-l00. Mt. Airy: Lomond, l986.
  • “Interdisciplinary Literature.” Perspectives, 14 (Fall 1984): 36-47. Reprinted in the Institute for Renaissance Interdisciplinary Studies Newsletter (March 1984): 1-11.
  • “The Evolution of a Body of Knowledge: Interdisciplinary Problem-Focused Research.” Knowledge: Creation, Diffusion, Utilization, 7, 2 (December l985): ll7-42.
  • (with R. Schindler, G. House, D. Bowen, C. Jacobs) “A Creative and Critical Curriculum for Adult Learners.” Adult and Continuing Education, l, 2 (l986): l4-l7.
  • “Interdisciplinary Reading.” National Forum, 3, 70 (l990): 41-43.
  • “Interdisciplinarity and Adult Learners.” The Journal of Graduate Liberal Studies, 1, 1 (1995): 113-26.
  • “The Discourses of Interdisciplinarity.” Liberal Education, Summer 1998.
  • ”Interdisciplinarity and the Prospect of Complexity.” Issues in Integrative Studies, 19 (2001): 43-57.
  • (with W. Newell) “Strategies for Using Interdisciplinary Resources.” Issues in Integrative Studies, 20 (2002): 139-60.
  • “Interdisciplinarity and Complexity: An Evolving Relationship.” Emergence: Complexity and Organization (ECO). 6:1/2 (2004): 1-9.
  • “Resources for Interdiscipinary Studies.” CHANGE. April (2006): 52-56, 58.

(Non-Refereed) Notes and Series

  • Series: “Wagashi no Nihon no Omage.” San-in Chuo Shin-po, l-4 August l979. In Japanese.
  • Note: “Interdisciplinary Renaissance Research.” AIS Newsletter, l2 (l983): 3-5.
  • Note: “The Weekend College: An Interdisciplinary Degree Program for Working Adults.” AIS Newsletter (March l984): l, 6,7.
  • Column: “The Network Kiosk.” AIS Newsletter. l983-85, 1991.
  • Column: “The AIS Bookshelf.” AIS Newsletter. l985-86, l990-92.
  • Note: “The Association for Integrative Studies.” Institute for Renaissance Interdisciplinary Studies Newsletter (l984).
  • Note: “Science, Technology, and Interdisciplinary Research.” AIS Newsletter, April l99l.
  • Note: “Remembering Leo Apostel.” AIS Newsletter, 18, 1 (1996): 2-3.
  • Note: “Remembering Ernest Lynton” (with Beth A. Casey). AIS Newsletter. 21, 1 (1990): 1, 6-8.
  • Article: “ORUS & Interdisciplinary Seminar in Mexico,” AIS Newsletter 26:4 (December 2004), p. 4.
  • Newsletter Article: “Interdisciplinary Research in Science and Technology: National Reports Give Evidence of Changing Dynamics” AIS Newsletter 27(October, 2005): 4-7.
  • Newsletter Article (with Nancy Christ):”Wayne State University Launches Interdisciplinary Website,” AIS Newsletter, Volume 28, Number 3 (October 2006): page 4.
  • Newsletter Article: (with Ray Miller, Stan Bailis, Carl Mitcham, Bob Frodeman, Darryl Farber, & Beth Casey). “Remembering Joseph Kockelmans.” AIS Newsletter 30, 4 (Dec. 2008): 8, 9, 11.

Book Reviews in Academic Journals and Professional Newsletters

  • (of) But Hark! More Harmony: The Libretti of Restoration Opera by Eugene Haun (Ypsilanti: Eastern Michigan University Press l979), in Western Review, 8 (l97l): 66-68.
  • (of) The Con III Controversy, ed P. Noble (NY: Pocket Books, l97l), Western Review, 8 (l97l): 60-6l.
  • (of) Social Cartography: Mapping Ways of Seeing Social and Educational Change, ed. R.G. Paulston (New York, Garland, 1996), AIS Newsletter, March 1998.
  • (of) Ellen Messer-Davidow, Disciplining Feminism: From Social Activism to Academic Discourse (Durham: Duke University Press, 2002). In AIS Newsletter, Winter 2002.
  • (of) The Interdisciplinary Imperative: Interactive Research and Education, ed. Rustum Roy (San Jose: Writers Club Press, 2000), in Canadian Journal of Sociology. (2002): 27, 4: 596-98.

Instructional Material and Study Guides

  • (Editor) American Mosaic: A Study Guide, for a humanities telecourse at Wayne State University.
  • (Coauthor, with Mary Lee Field) Play and Leisure: A Television Study Guide for “Play and Leisure,” telecourse. To Tell the People Consortium.
  • Principle Writer and Producer: “Sports Broadcasting.” A Creative Satire for “Play and Leisure,” a telecourse in the humanities produced by Wayne State University. Summer l977.
  • Co-Producer and Guest Lecturer: “Visions of the Frontier, Parts I and II.” Patterns of Rebirth, a telecourse in the humanities produced by Wayne State University, l979.

Collected Seminar Papers and Consulting Material

  • Collected Seminar Papers on Teaching Literature: Teaching Literature: A Handbook, compiled by faculty of Central English Department of Tribhuvan University in Kathmandu, Nepal. l989. Based on seminars and workshops conducted while Senior Fulbright Professor in 1987.
  • Consulting Material on Interdisciplinary Research and Problem Solving in Sunita Kapila & Robert Moher. ACROSS DISCIPLINES: Principles for Interdisciplinary Research. Ottawa: IDRC, 1995.
  • Consulting Material on Interdisciplinary Research and Education. In as 1995 University of Auckland Foundation Visitor in the Arts.

Other Publications

  • “Guiding Questions for Integration.” Integration Symposium 2004 – Proceedings. Canberra: Land and Water Australia. CD-ROM # 21005, 2005. pp. 5-8. Key reference on integration in Australian Government’s national research and development corporation in natural resource management.
  • Tele/web/DVD Publication: co-host of Association for Integrative Studies national Tele/web conference on “Interdisciplinary Studies: Where are we Today?” 10 November 2005.
  • Coauthor (with Henrik Bruun, Janne Hukkinen, and Katri Huutoniemi. Final Report of the Academy of Finland Integrative Research team study. Espoo: Helsinki University of Technology and Helsinki institute of Science and Technology Studies
  • “Disciplinary Origins and Differences. Keynote Address at The 2004 Fenner Conference. Australian Academy of Sciences (
  • D. Rhoten, V. Boix Mansilla, M. Chun, J.T. Klein. “Interdisciplinary Education at Liberal Arts Institutions.” Teagle Foundation White Paper. Social Science Research Council, 2006. ”