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What is iPub Global Connection?
iPubCloud is the Internet home of iPub Global Connection and a place to encourage dialogue by hosting discussions on important issues facing today’s global community.
As you explore, you will discover that you can also search for and buy books for learning and having fun. This will be your global home where everyday thinkers can interact with writers and influencers on everything from religion to architecture, business ethics to agriculture, and most of all, global survival. Browse our book selections and connect with us via social media.
It’s our vision that iPubCloud will be THE place to visit, read, and shop. Our original featured author, who sets the standard for the selection of other featured authors, is Dr. Leonard J. Swidler, Professor of Catholic Thought and Interreligious Dialogue at Temple University in Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Swidler began teaching at Temple in 1966, and in 1978, he founded the Dialogue Institute and co founded (with the late Arlene Swidler) the Journal of Ecumenical Studies. iPub Global Connection is honored to have Dr. Swidler as our Senior Consultant.
The Old Guard
Dr. Leonard Swidler
iPubCloud Senior Advisor
Leonard Swidler is truly a citizen of the world whose empathy has reached friends and fellow thinkers in Europe, Asia, and Africa.
While others use religion as a barrier, Len sees it as a way to bring people together, even people from different religions. After all, the first religions emerged from peoples’ desire to understand the world around them.
Early thinkers such as Buddha, Jesus, Mohammad, Moses, and Krishna had a lot more in common than their followers may realize. 84,000 undergraduate and graduates students and 60+ years later, Len tirelessly continues to present his ideas on Dialogue every day.
Sandi Swidler Billingslea
The Swidlers are a remarkable family where diversity is not just embraced, but practiced.
Over the years, Sandi has worked as an administrator with large regional hospitals, overseeing everything from creating services for Medicaid populations to developing poverty programs, drug treatment programs, and health maintenance organizations. In 1990, Sandi turned her attention to Real Estate. She has practiced in Michigan, Florida, and Arizona, holding a Broker’s license in each of the states. Like all of the Swidlers, she has been an Educator, training real estate agents across the country.
Sandy is an entrepreneur working with companies and individuals on a variety of accelerated projects. Many years were spent in the curricula design, marketing and sale of job readiness training programs for adults. Her experience with workforce development programs ranges from union pharma employees to C-suite executives. Recent work has been focused on digital marketing and coaching. Her goals are to connect business leaders, managers, staff and unemployed workers with hands-on tools/techniques to govern themselves in management, communication, goal setting and business ethics.
iPub Team Members
Charles Hess is a recent graduate of Ithaca College, where he majored in writing and minored in art history, philosophy, and English literature. He currently is pursuing a career in publishing and editing. Aside from this, most of his time is spent arduously researching, outlining, and writing books for his prospective fantasy and science fiction series, The Triume Cycle. His inspirations for the series range from Gene Wolfe to Terry Pratchett; the books also draw heavily from various works of world literature, such as the writings of Einhard and the Tao te Ching.
Stephen Burks is a graduate of Clemson University where he majored in Elementary Education with an emphasis in Mathematics and Science. While Stephen has a real passion for working with children, he also has a passion for creating and building things. Over the past couple of years he has been learning Front End Development in an effort to eventually merge these two passions. In the meantime he is thoroughly enjoying the process of learning all things development. He is extremely excited to be working with iPubCloud and eager to see the project grow.
Cindy Dean Spalding
Cindy spent nearly 20 years as the administrative manager of the family owned and operated software company, Spalding Computer Solutions. She was also the main website designer for the company and worked on other projects within the company, including software testing and data entry. She graduated from Bryn Mawr College with a degree in Growth & Structure of Cities, and maintains a passion for the design and development of communities, both in urban and suburban settings. She is now excited to bring the concepts and values of community development online for iPubCloud.
Robert Robinson is an experienced instructor with a background in workforce development and human resources. Robert has been an active volunteer in community services including as a probation department aide, reading tutor, English language tutor, and crisis intervention worker. Robert has worked extensively for unemployment and job programs in 20 states. He has a B.S. in Psychology from St. Joseph’s University and an M.S. in Human Organization Science from Villanova University.
Social Media Manager
Carolyn is an experienced marketing professional with 15+ years of experience working with clients across a diverse spectrum of industries including wine, travel & tourism, health & wellness, hospitality, home builders, education, and now publishing. For the past 4 years she’s focused on building her career as a freelance writer and marketer for her own company, Carefree Communication, where she works on creating social media and digital content and campaigns for her clients. She is a graduate of UC Santa Barbara with majors in English and French. In her free time, she writes children’s books – everything from picture books to middle grade and ya magical realism stories. She’s excited to bring her passion for stories, writing, and creative marketing to the iPubCloud team.
If books are what you are looking for, iPubCloud Bookstore features only curated books. You will find all the books written by our featured authors; new works from these authors and new authors joining iPubCloud. Are you our next new author? You will find as well, a wide-ranging selection of books from Mysteries to Cookbooks; Art to Scifi books; Kindle, Paperback and Hardback all find a home in the Bookstore.
Our mission is to provide the perfect ‘Pub’ environment where you, your associates and friends, will enjoy the ease of shopping while meeting your needs and catching up. If the book you want is not featured on the site, please use our Amazon search button located in the sidebar. You will be able to purchase any book available on Amazon. We know Amazon is the largest distributor of books. We also understand you may prefer the style and taste of their competitors. We are excited to tell you, in the not too distant future, you will find on iPubCloud.com, products from Nook, and iBooks as well as Amazon. Remember, this is YOUR Global home. Let us know what you would like to see in iPub Bookstore and we will do our best to honor your request.
Remember too, when you shop thru iPubCloud.com you are supporting iPub Global Connections commitment to bridge-building dialogue as pathways to a better world. Don’t keep us a secret.
Share Your Thoughts About Books And Contemporary Topics
We created iPub Global Connection to do more than sell books and other goods. We also want it to be a place where readers and thinkers can share their ideas in forums we’ll sponsor on this site. For example, everyone will agree that the 2016 U.S. Presidential election and primaries were like none other in history and we’ll be looking out for books (including probable best-sellers) to recommend to our readers. We hope that people who buy from us will post an opinion on the topics discussed in a forum and come back to read reactions and other comments. And of course, we invite readers to return to review the books they’ve read, even books they’ve already read. If it’s worth reading, it’s worth reviewing!
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