Publications

2018
College Biology for Non-Majors
Lerner KL, Lerner BW, Rennie E ed. College Biology for Non-Majors. Intellus Learning and Macmillan Learning. [Internet]. 2018. Publisher's VersionAbstract

An introductory undergraduate course and/or supplemental resource. (online)

Produced by K. Lee Lerner and curated by LMG's academic subject-matter experts and editorial teams, College Biology for Non-majors is a fully customizable undergraduate course crafted in partnership with Intellus Learning and Macmillan Learning editors, instructors, and compliance experts. Topics include: Introduction to Biology; Chemistry of Life; Cell Structure and Function; How Cells Obtain Energy; Photosynthesis; Reproduction at the Cellular Level; The Cellular Basis of Inheritance; Patterns of Inheritance; Molecular Biology; Biotechnology; Evolution and Its Processes; Diversity of Life; Diversity of Microbes, Fungi, and Protists; Diversity of Plants; Diversity of Animals; The Body's Systems; The Immune system and Disease; Animal Reproduction and Development; Population and Community Ecology; andEcosystems and the Biosphere; Conservation and Biodiversity.

Introductory Psychology
Lerner KL, Lerner BW, Rennie E ed. Introductory Psychology. Intellus Learning and Macmillan Learning. [Internet]. 2018. Publisher's VersionAbstract

An introductory undergraduate course and/or supplemental resource. (online)

Produced by K. Lee Lerner and curated by LMG's academic subject-matter experts and editorial teams, Introductory Psychology is a fully customizable undergraduate course crafted in partnership with Intellus Learning and Macmillan Learning editors, instructors, and compliance experts. Topics include: Introduction to Psychology; Psychological Research; Biopsychology; States of Consciousness; Sensation and Perception; Learning; Thinking and Intelligence; Memory; Lifespan Development; Emotion and Motivation; Personality; Social Psychology; Industrial-Organizational Psychology; Stress, Lifestyle, and Health; Psychological Disorders; and Therapy and Treatment.

U.S. History II (Second Semester)
Lerner AW, Lerner KL, Lerner BW, Rennie E ed. U.S. History II (Second Semester). Intellus Learning and Macmillan Learning. [Internet]. 2018. Publisher's VersionAbstract

A college-level undergraduate course and/or supplemental resource (including extensive primary source material) providing an overview of the history of the United States. (online)

Produced by K. Lee Lerner and curated by LMG's academic subject-matter experts and editorial teams, United States History II (Second Semester) is a fully customizable undergraduate course crafted in partnership with Intellus Learning and Macmillan Learning editors, instructors, and compliance experts. Topics include: Go West Young Man! Westward; Expansion, 1840-1900; Industrialization and the Rise of Big Business, 1870-1900; The Growing Pains of Urbanization, 1870-1900; Politics in the Gilded Age, 1870-1900; The Progressive Movement, 1890-1920; American Foreign Policy, 1890-1914; Americans and the Great War, 1914-1919; Redefining the Nation, 1919-1929; Brother, Can You Spare a Dime? The Great Depression, 1929-1932; Franklin Roosevelt and the New Deal, 1932-1941; Fighting the Good Fight in World War II, 1941-1945; Post-War Prosperity and Cold War Fears, 1945-1960; America in the 1960s; Political Storms at Home and Abroad, 1968-1980; From Cold War to Culture Wars, 1980-2000; and The Challenges of the Twenty-First Century.

U.S. History I (First Semester)
Lerner AW, Lerner KL, Lerner BW, Rennie E ed. U.S. History I (First Semester). Intellus Learning and Macmillan Learning. [Internet]. 2018. Publisher's VersionAbstract

A college-level undergraduate course and/or supplemental resource (including extensive primary source material) providing an overview of the history of the United States. (online)

Produced by K. Lee Lerner and curated by LMG's academic subject-matter experts and editorial teams, United States History I (First Semester) is a fully customizable undergraduate course crafted in partnership with Intellus Learning and Macmillan Learning editors, instructors, and compliance experts. Topics include: The Americas, Europe, and Africa Before 1492; The Atlantic World, 1492–1650; Colonial Societies, 1500–1700; Rule Britannia! The English Empire, 1660–1763; Imperial Reforms and Colonial Protests, 1763-1774; America's War for Independence, 1775-1783; Creating Republican Governments, 1776–1790; The New Republic, 1790–1820; Industrial Transformation in the North, 1800–1850; Jacksonian Democracy, 1820–1840; Westward Expansion, 1800–1860; The Antebellum South, 1800–1860; Antebellum Idealism and Reform Impulses, 1820–1860; The Tumultuous 1850s; The Civil War, 1860–1865; The Era of Reconstruction, 1865–1877.

Introductory Astronomy
Lerner KL, Lerner BW, Rennie E ed. Introductory Astronomy. Intellus Learning and Macmillan Learning. [Internet]. 2018. Publisher's VersionAbstract

An introductory undergraduate course and/or supplemental resource. (online)

Produced by K. Lee Lerner and curated by LMG's academic subject-matter experts and editorial teams, Introductory Astronomy is a fully customizable college-level course crafted in partnership with Intellus Learning and Macmillan Learning editors, instructors, and compliance experts. Topics include: The Birth of Astronomy; Orbits and Gravity; Earth, Moon, and Sky; An Introduction to the Solar System; Cratered Worlds; Cosmic Samples and the Origin of the Solar System; Venus and Mars; The Giant Planets; Debris of the Solar System; Nuclear Powerhouse; Analyzing Starlight; Radiation and Spectra; Astronomical Instruments; A Celestial Census; Celestial Distances; Gas, and Dust in Space; The Birth of Stars and the Discovery of Planets Outside the Solar System; Stars from Adolescence to Old Age; The Death of Stars; Black Holes and Curved Spacetime; The Milky Way Galaxy; Galaxies; The Evolution and Distribution of Galaxies; Active Galaxies, Quasars, and Supermassive Black Holes; The Big Bang; and Life in the Universe.

College Biology II (Second Semester)
Lerner KL, Lerner BW, Rennie EL ed. College Biology II (Second Semester). Intellus Learning and Macmillan Learning. [Internet]. 2018. Publisher's VersionAbstract

An introductory undergraduate course and/or supplemental resource for intended for Biology majors and Pre-Meds, (online)

Produced by K. Lee Lerner and curated by LMG's academic subject-matter experts and editorial teams, College Biology for Majors II (Second Semester) is a fully customizable college-level course crafted in partnership with Intellus Learning and Macmillan Learning editors, instructors, and compliance experts. Topics include: Introduction to Animal Diversity; Invertebrates; Vertebrates; Basic Form and Function; Animal Nutrition and the Digestive System; The Nervous System / The Endocrine System; Sensory Systems / The Musculoskeletal System; The Circulatory System / The Respiratory System; The Immune System; Osmotic Regulation and Excretion; Animal Reproduction and Development; Seedless Plants; Seed Plants; Plant Form and Physiology; Plant Reproduction; Soil and Plant Nutrition; Ecology and the Biosphere; Population and Community Ecolog; Ecosystems; Conservation Biology and Biodiversity; and Useful Information and Resources

College Biology I (First Semester)
Lerner KL, Lerner BW, Rennie EL ed. College Biology I (First Semester). Intellus Learning and Macmillan Learning. [Internet]. 2018. Publisher's VersionAbstract

An introductory undergraduate course and/or supplemental resource for intended for Biology majors and Pre-Meds, (online)

Produced by K. Lee Lerner and curated by LMG's academic subject-matter experts and editorial teams, College Biology for Majors I (First Semester) is a fully customizable college-level course crafted in partnership with Intellus Learning and Macmillan Learning editors, instructors, and compliance experts. Topics include: The Study of Life; The Chemical Foundation of Life / Biological Macromolecules; Cell Structure; Structure and Function of Plasma Membranes; Metabolism; Cellular Respiration; PhotosynthesisCell Communication; Cell Reproduction / Meiosis and Sexual Reproduction; Mendel's Experiments and Heredity / Modern Understandings of Inheritance; DNA Structure and Function; Genes and Proteins; Gene Expression; Biotechnology and Genomics; Evolution and the Origin of Species; The Evolution of Populations; Phylogenies and the History of Life; Viruses; Prokaryotes: Bacteria and Archaea; Protists / Fungi; and Useful Information and Resources.

College Physics II (Second Semester)
Lerner KL, Lerner BW, Rennie EL ed. College Physics II (Second Semester). Intellus Learning and Macmillan Learning. [Internet]. 2018. Publisher's VersionAbstract

 An algebra-based undergraduate course and/or supplemental resource for introductory physics intended for Pre-Meds and other majors not requiring calculus-based physics. (online)

Produced by K. Lee Lerner and curated by LMG's academic subject-matter experts and editorial teams, College Physics II (Second Semester) is a fully customizable college-level course crafted in partnership with Intellus Learning and Macmillan Learning editors, instructors, and compliance experts. Topics include: Electric Charge and Electric Field; Electric Potential and Electric Field; Electric Current, Resistance, and Ohm's Law; Circuits and DC Instruments; Magnetism; Electromagnetic Induction, AC Circuits, and Electrical Technologies; Electromagnetic Waves; Geometric Optics; Vision and Optical Instruments; Wave Optics; Special Relativity; Introduction to Quantum Physics; Atomic Physics; Radioactivity and Nuclear Physics; Medical Applications of Nuclear Physics; Particle Physics; Frontiers of Physics; and Useful Information and Resources

College Physics I (First Semester)
Lerner KL, Lerner BW, Rennie EL ed. College Physics I (First Semester). Intellus Learning and Macmillan Learning. [Internet]. 2018. Publisher's VersionAbstract

 An algebra-based undergraduate course and/or supplemental resource for introductory physics intended for Pre-Meds and other majors not requiring calculus-based physics. (online) 

Produced by K. Lee Lerner and curated by LMG's academic subject-matter experts and editorial teams, College Physics I (First Semester) is a fully customizable college-level course crafted in partnership with Intellus Learning and Macmillan Learning editors, instructors, and compliance experts. Topics include: The Nature of Science and Physics; Kinematics; Two-Dimensional Kinematics; Force and Newton's Laws of Motion; Friction, Drag, and Elasticity; Uniform Circular Motion and Gravitation; Work, Energy, and Energy Resources; Linear Momentum and Collisions; Statics and Torque; Rotational Motion and Angular Momentum; Fluid Statics; Fluid Dynamics and Its Biological and Medical Applications; Temperature, Kinetic Theory, and the Gas Laws; Heat and Heat Transfer Methods; Thermodynamics; Oscillatory Motion and Waves; Physics of Hearing; and Useful Information and Resources.

Lerner KL, Lerner BW, Rennie EL ed. University Physics III (Third Semester). Intellus Learning and Macmillan Learning. 2018.Abstract

A calculus-based undergraduate course and/or supplemental resource for science and engineering majors. (online)

Produced by K. Lee Lerner and curated by LMG's academic subject-matter experts and editorial teams, University Physics III (Third Semester) is a fully customizable college-level course crafted in partnership with Intellus Learning and Macmillan Learning editors, instructors, and compliance experts. Topics include: Oscillations; Waves; SoundThe Nature of Light; Geometric Optics and Image Formation; Interference; Diffraction; Relativity; Photons and Matter Waves; Quantum Mechanics; Atomic Structure; Condensed Matter Physics; Nuclear Physics; Particle Physics and Cosmology; and Useful Information and Resources

University Physics II (Second Semester)
Lerner KL, Lerner BW, Rennie EL ed. University Physics II (Second Semester). Intellus Learning and Macmillan Learning. [Internet]. 2018. Publisher's VersionAbstract

A calculus-based undergraduate course and/or supplemental resource for science and engineering majors. (online)

Produced by K. Lee Lerner and curated by LMG's academic subject-matter experts and editorial teams, University Physics II (Second Semester) is a fully customizable undergraduate course crafted in partnership with Intellus Learning and Macmillan Learning editors, instructors, and compliance experts. Topics include: Electric Charges and Fields, Gauss's Law, Electric Potential, Capacitance, Current and Resistance, Direct-Current Circuits, Magnetic Forces and Fields, Sources of Magnetic Fields, Electromagnetic Induction, Inductance, Alternating-Current Circuits, Electromagnetic Waves, and Useful Information and Resources.

University Physics I (First Semester)
Lerner KL, Lerner BW, Rennie EL ed. University Physics I (First Semester). Intellus Learning and Macmillan Learning. [Internet]. 2018. Publisher's VersionAbstract

A calculus-based undergraduate course and/or supplemental resource for science and engineering majors. (online)

Produced by K. Lee Lerner and curated by LMG's academic subject-matter experts and editorial teams, University Physics I (First Semester) is a fully customizable undergraduate course crafted in partnership with Intellus Learning and Macmillan Learning editors, instructors, and compliance experts. Topics include: Units and Measurement, Vectors, Motion Along a Straight Line, Motion in Two and Three Dimensions, Newton's Laws of Motion, Applications of Newton's Laws, Work and Kinetic Energy, Potential Energy and Conservation of Energy, Linear Momentum and Collisions, Fixed-Axis Rotation, Angular Momentum, Static Equilibrium and Elasticity, Gravitation, Fluid Mechanics, Temperature and Heat, The Kinetic Theory of Gases, The First Law of Thermodynamics, The Second Law of Thermodynamics, and Useful Information and Resources.

Human Anatomy and Physiology II (Second Semester)
Lerner KL, Lerner BW, Rennie EL ed. Human Anatomy and Physiology II (Second Semester). Intellus Learning and Macmillan Learning. [Internet]. 2018. Publisher's VersionAbstract

An introductory undergraduate course and/or supplemental resource for Human Anatomy and Physiology intended for Pre-Meds, Biology majors, and students concentrating in health sciences. (online)

Produced by K. Lee Lerner and curated by LMG's academic subject-matter experts and editorial teams, Human Anatomy and Physiology II (Second Semester) is a fully customizable college-level course crafted in partnership with Intellus Learning and Macmillan Learning editors, instructors, and compliance experts. Topics include: The Endocrine System, Blood, The Heart, Blood Vessels and Circulation, The Lymphatic and Immune System, The Respiratory System, The Digestive System, Metabolism and Nutrition, The Urinary System, Fluid, Electrolyte, and Acid-Base Balance, The Reproductive System, Development and Inheritance, Useful Information and Resources.

Human Anatomy and Physiology I (First Semester)
Lerner KL, Lerner BW, Rennie EL ed. Human Anatomy and Physiology I (First Semester). Intellus Learning and Macmillan Learning. [Internet]. 2018. Publisher's VersionAbstract

An introductory undergraduate course and/or supplemental resource for Human Anatomy and Physiology intended for Pre-Meds, Biology majors, and students concentrating in health sciences. (online)

Produced by K. Lee Lerner and curated by LMG's academic subject-matter experts and editorial teams, Human Anatomy and Physiology I (First Semester) is a fully customizable college-level course crafted in partnership with Intellus Learning and Macmillan Learning editors, instructors, and compliance experts. Topics include: An Introduction to the Human Body, The Chemical Level of Organization, The Cellular Level of Organization, The Tissue Level of Organization, The Integumentary System, Bone Tissue and the Skeletal System, Axial Skeleton, The Appendicular Skeleton, Joints, Muscle Tissue, The Muscular System, The Nervous System and Nervous Tissue, Anatomy of the Nervous System, The Somatic Nervous System, The Autonomic Nervous System, The Neurological Exam

American Government
Lerner AW, Lerner KL, Lerner BW, Rennie E, Hyder JP ed. American Government. Intellus Learning and Macmillan Learning. [Internet]. 2018. Publisher's VersionAbstract

A college-level undergraduate course and/or supplemental resource (including extensive primary source material) providing an overview of the history, structure, and function of American government. (online)

Produced by K. Lee Lerner and curated by LMG's academic subject-matter experts and editorial teams, American Government is a fully customizable college-level course crafted in partnership with Intellus Learning and Macmillan Learning editors, instructors, and compliance experts. Topics include: American Government and Civic Engagement, The Constitution and Its Origins, American Federalism,Civil Liberties, Civil Rights, The Politics of Public Opinion, Voting and Elections, The Media, Political Parties, Interest Groups and Lobbying, Congress, The Presidency, The Courts, State and Local Government, The Bureaucracy, Domestic Policy, Foreign Policy. 

2017
Patriots Proved on Inauguration Day
Lerner KL. Patriots Proved on Inauguration Day. Taking Bearings. LMG (London, Paris, Cambridge). 2017.Abstract

Inauguration Day for the next President of the United States is a time when patriots are separated from the merely partisan. Once every four years, patriots set aside their partisan differences to celebrate a peaceful transition of the Presidency in the world's most powerful nation. We are called to show respect for the office, if not for the office holder. In so doing, we show respect for America, we embrace our Constitution, and our best hopes. We show respect for our fellow citizens and ourselves. (more)

The Bear Gets a BOGO: The ICA on Russian Meddling in the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election.
Lerner KL. The Bear Gets a BOGO: The ICA on Russian Meddling in the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election. . Taking Bearings. LMG (Lodon, Paris, Cambridge). 2017.Abstract

For those of you wondering why I recently took an impassioned interest in defending the Electoral College, the Intelligence Community Assessment (ICA)  from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence on Russian meddling in the recent U.S. elections explains my combative stance. 

Whether intending to elect or defeat a foreign candidate or cause, influencing elections is an old game played globally by both Russian and U.S. intelligence agencies. Destabilizing institutions and reducing confidence in government are often key components. The ICA acknowledges that "Russia, like its Soviet predecessor, has a history of conducting covert influence campaigns focused on U.S. presidential elections" and that recent efforts, including "press placements to disparage candidates perceived as hostile to the Kremlin" were an escalated use of existing techniques.

For many us familiar with Russian tradecraft, the Bear's paw prints were abundant and easily visible months before the election.

Omitting classified supporting evidence that would reveal methods and sources, the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and the National Security Agency (NSA) cooperated to draft the ICA. Their joint conclusion -- based on evidence known by 29 December 2016 and offered with generally high confidence  -- was that Russian hacking, along with propaganda and disinformation efforts (including the creation and dissemination of fake news), were undertaken with the direct knowledge and approval of Russian President Vladimir Putin and other senior Russian officials. The Russian effort, initially designed to "denigrate Secretary Clinton and harm her electability and potential presidency" and eventually included efforts to "help President-elect Trump’s election chances when possible by discrediting Secretary Clinton and publicly contrasting her unfavorably to him" (about this last assertion, the NSA offered only moderate versus high confidence).

The Russian effort was part of a continuing and "longstanding desire to undermine the U.S.-led liberal democratic order" by undermining "public faith in the U.S. democratic process."  (continued... (more)

Stand beside those who kneel. First Amendment rights in the U.S. must prevail
Lerner KL. Stand beside those who kneel. First Amendment rights in the U.S. must prevail. Taking Bearings. LMG (London, Paris, Cambridge), September 25. 2017.Abstract

Auburn, Alabama — The most recent political football propelled a playful piece I wrote a few years back about about the differences between college and pro ball into the top 1% in terms of Academia readership within the last 30 days. 

Yet again, President Trump is able to manipulate media coverage and lead the unwashed about using division and diversion. Normally I'd just be amused, but we have fellow citizens in real peril in Puerto Rico, brave men and women in our Armed Forces poised on the brink of war with North Korea (fault for which spreads across administrations and decades), and there still no bipartisan effort to fix costs and coverage problems with health care. 

The Republic cracks under the tectonic tensions created by a right played as puppets by a lout-in-chief and a left devoted to polluting their own well by weakening, defaming, and destroying the best hope to defend and advance progressive enlightenment in a dangerous world. 

A feverish madness is now epidemic across the political spectrum. 
Instead of tackling important issues we have collectively engaged in reality television-like pedestrian spectacle across a number of issues. We continue to do so at peril to valid concerns (of both Left and Right) and the Republic itself. 

For me the solution is clear:  Stand (both literally and physically) beside those who kneel.

Peaceful protest is a fundamental First Amendment right secured with the American blood and treasure since the founding of the Republic. No matter how distasteful the display (whether kneeling or burning flags), patriots do not fear peaceful protest, and in fact protect the right to protest precisely when it is most uncomfortable or incompatible with their views. Protestors can do no injury to the memory or sacrifice of soldiers, but we can squander their sacrifice by seeking to compel behavior deemed as patriotic.  (more)

Stand beside those who kneel. First Amendment rights in the U.S. must prevailLerner, K. Lee. Stand beside those who kneel. First Amendment rights in the U.S. must prevail. Taking Bearings. LMG (London, Paris, Cambridge), September 25, 2017
Lerner KL. Stand beside those who kneel. First Amendment rights in the U.S. must prevailLerner, K. Lee. Stand beside those who kneel. First Amendment rights in the U.S. must prevail. Taking Bearings. LMG (London, Paris, Cambridge), September 25, 2017. Taking Bearings. LMG (London, Paris, Cambridge), September 25. 2017.Abstract

Auburn, Alabama — The most recent political football propelled a playful piece I wrote a few years back about about the differences between college and pro ball into the top 1% in terms of Academia readership within the last 30 days. 

Yet again, President Trump is able to manipulate media coverage and lead the unwashed about using division and diversion. Normally I'd just be amused, but we have fellow citizens in real peril in Puerto Rico, brave men and women in our Armed Forces poised on the brink of war with North Korea (fault for which spreads across administrations and decades), and there still no bipartisan effort to fix costs and coverage problems with health care. 

The Republic cracks under the tectonic tensions created by a right played as puppets by a lout-in-chief and a left devoted to polluting their own well by weakening, defaming, and destroying the best hope to defend and advance progressive enlightenment in a dangerous world. 

A feverish madness is now epidemic across the political spectrum. 
Instead of tackling important issues we have collectively engaged in reality television-like pedestrian spectacle across a number of issues. We continue to do so at peril to valid concerns (of both Left and Right) and the Republic itself. 

For me the solution is clear:  Stand (both literally and physically) beside those who kneel.  (more)

Cambridge, Mass. — Harvard President Defends and Demands Free Speech
Lerner KL. Cambridge, Mass. — Harvard President Defends and Demands Free Speech. Taking Bearings. LMG (London, Paris, Cambridge), May. 2017.Abstract

It was grey, raining, and cool in Cambridge yesterday during Harvard's 366th Commencement, but Harvard president Drew Gilpin Faust was on fire. Her Annual Report to the Alumni Association turned into a brave, brilliant, soaring -- and I hope game changing — defense of free speech and the role of the universities in both protecting and nurturing free speech on campus. 

Once again, Harvard sets the standard, and those who have shown intellectual cowardice on this issue should feel great shame. (more)

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