Esmail, Ashraf Books

Ashraf Esmail received his Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Studies from the Union Institute and University, Cincinnati, Ohio. He is a faculty member in Criminal Justice at Southern University in New Orleans.

Devastating Impact of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita on Health and Education
2007 0-7734-5426-8
In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, a group of Southern University at New Orleans administrators, faculty and staff provided counseling for the children at Sophie B. Wright Middle School. Many of these children and their families could not evacuate for the hurricane and endured the horror at the Superdome and the local, state and national neglect. This book tells their stories. Gathering together leading experts to examine the lessons that Hurricane Katrina teaches us about better assessing, perceiving, and managing risks as well as dealing with the aftermath of a natural disaster, this book provides insight into the effects of such disasters on the daily lives of the individuals who live through them.

Use of Instructional Technology in Dealing with Disasters: How Universities Used It During Hurricane Katrina
2009 0-7734-3887-4
This qualitative multiple case study examines the problems of six colleges on the Gulf Coast of the United States that physically closed for an extended period following Hurricane Katrina in 2005. The study determines how communication was maintained with employees and students, and how instruction was continued. Findings revealed that IT staff had not been included in the highest-level disaster-preparedness planning, which hampered the institution’s ability to maintain contact and delivery of instruction.

Youth Violence in American Schools: How It Can Be Alleviated
2009 0-7734-4917-5
This book elucidates the pedagogical and professional knowledge, skills, and dispositions necessary to teach K-12 students positive thinking and behavioral skills. It will help individuals at all levels of society to become cognizant of the academic and social value of peace education.