Professor emeritus Dr. Marilyn Daniels featured at Pages and Places Book Expo

 Dr. Marilyn Daniels, a Penn State University Professor Emeritus, will be a featured author at this year's Pages and Places Book Expo, a free event in downtown Scranton that is part of the annual, city-wide Pages and Places Book Festival.

Dr. Daniels, who served for many years as a Professor of Communication Arts and Sciences at Penn State Worthington Scranton, is recognized as one of the most prolific researchers in the field of American Sign Language and non-verbal communication.

She has published five books and numerous research articles in peer-reviewed journals, and is kown as the premier authority in the use of sign language for hearing children's literacy, and her books and research are widely recognized throughout the academic community.

Dr. Daniels will conduct a reading at 1:15 p.m. at the Expo at Courthouse Square. In addition to her live reading, she will also have a display in Courthouse Square, where she will be on hand to greet expo attendees, discuss her work, and sign books.

She received her bachelor's and master's degrees in Communication Arts from William Patterson University and her doctorate in the Cultural Foundations of Communications from New York University.

The Pages & Places Book Expo, located centrally on Courthouse Square in downtown Scranton on festival day, Saturday, October 1, from 10 am to 5 pm. The Expo is free and open to the public and runs concurrently with festival.