Canaan, J. & Shumar, W. (Eds.) (2008). Structure and Agency in the Neoliberal University. New York: Routledge.
Renninger, K. A. & Shumar, W. (Eds.) (2002). Building Virtual Communities. New York: Cambridge University Press.
Shumar, W. (1997). College for Sale: A Critique of the Commodification of Higher Education. London: Falmer Press.
Shumar, W. (forthcoming). Interaction, Imagination and Community Building at the Math Forum. In D. Akoumianakis (Ed.), Communities, new media and social practices, Hershey, PA: IGI Global Inc.
Shumar, W. (forthcoming). Communities, Texts, Consciousness: The Practice of Participation at Math Forum. In Joni Falk and Brian Drayton (Eds.) Behind the Scenes of Electronic Communities that Nurture Professional Development. New York: Teacher College Press.
Canaan, J.& Shumar, W. (2008). Higher Education in the Era of Globalization and Neoliberalism. In Canaan, J. & Shumar, W. (Eds.) Structure and Agency in the Neoliberal University. New York: Routledge, pp. 3-30.
Shumar, W. (2008). Space, Place and the American University. In Canaan, J. & Shumar, W. (Eds.) Structure and Agency in the Neoliberal University. New York: Routledge, pp. 67-83.
Shumar, W. & Sarmiento, J. (2008). Communities of Practice at the Math Forum: Supporting Teachers as Professionals. In Hildreth, P. & Kimble, C. (Eds.) Communities of Practice: Creating Learning Environments for Educators. Hershey, PA: Idea Group Publishing, pp. 223-239.
Shumar, W. (2007). Commodification verses Civic Engagement: Service Learning in the Sociology Curriculum. In Cope, J., Canaan, Joyce E and Harris, Dave (Ed.), Learning and Teaching Social and Political Theory (Vol. C-SAP Monograph). Birmingham, UK: Birmingham University, pp. 97-118.
Shumar, W. (2004). ÒShadow DialoguesÓ: On the Early History of Anthropology and Psychoanalysis, in Culture Subject Psyche: Anthropology and Psychoanalysis Revisited. London: Whurr Publishers and Middletown, CT: Wesleyan University Press, pp. 3-18.
Renninger, K. A. & Shumar, W. (2004). The Centrality of Culture and Community to Participant Learning at and with the Math Forum. In S. Barab, J. Grey, & R. Kling (Eds.), Designing for virtual communities in the service of learning. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press, pp. 181-209.
Shumar, W. (2003). The Role of Community and Belonging in Online Learning, in M. Mardis (Ed.) Developing Digital Libraries for K-12, Washington, DC: ERIC Monograph Series, pp.174-187.
Shumar, W. (2003). Internet Dreaming: Investigating Online Community at the Math Forum. In A. B. Shostak (ed.) Viable Utopian Ideas: Shaping a Better World. M. E. Sharpe pp. 74-76.
Shumar, W. & Church, J. T. (2003). Above and Below: Mapping Social Positions Within the Academy. In Deborah Herman & Julie Schmid (eds.) Cogs in the Classroom Factory, Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, pp. 21-39.
Shumar, W. & Renninger, K. A. (2002). Introduction: On Conceptualizing Community. in K. Ann Renninger & Wesley Shumar (eds.) Building Virtual Communities: Learning and Change in Cyberspace, Cambridge University Press. Pp. 1-20.
Renninger , K. A. & Shumar, W. (2002). Community Building with and for Teacher at The Math Forum. In K. Ann Renninger & Wesley Shumar (eds.) Building Virtual Communities: Learning and Change in Cyberspace, Cambridge University Press, pp. 60-95.
Molino, A. & Shumar, W. (2002). Returns of the Repressed: Some New Applications of Psychoanalysis to Ethnography. In J. Scalia (ed.) The Vitality of Objects. London: Continuum Press, pp. 95-107.
Shumar, W. (2001). Protean Impulses: A Conversation with Robert Jay Lifton, in A. Molino and Christine Ware, (eds.) Where Id Was: Challenging Normalization in Psychoanalysis, Athlone Press (London) and Wesleyan University Press, pp. 130-137.
Shumar, W. (1995). Higher Education and the State: the Irony of Fordism in American Universities, in John Smyth (Ed.) Academic Work: The Changing Labor Process in Higher Education. Open University Press, pp. 84-98.
Journal Articles and Proceedings
Charles, E. & Shumar, W. (2007). Creativity, Collaboration and Competence: Agency in Online Synchronous Chat Environment. Accepted paper for presentation at the Computer Supported Collaborative Learning Conference and publication in the Proceedings, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, June, 2007.
Zemel, A., Shumar, W. & Cakir, M. (2007). The disembodied act: Copresence and indexical symmetry in computer-mediated communication. Accepted paper for presentation at the Computer Supported Collaborative Learning Conference and publication in the Proceedings, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, June, 2007.
Shumar, W. (2006). Personalized Identity, Mentoring and Mathematical Conversation: The Math Forum's Online Mentoring Project. In Barab, S., Hay, K., & Hickey, D. (Eds.) Proceedings of the International Congress of the Learning Sciences, Erlbaum, pp. 984-5.
Shumar, W. and Bach, C. (2005). Negotiating Identity in The Math ForumÕs Online Mentoring Project. Proceedings of the 5th ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries, The Association of Computing Machinery, p399.
Giersch, S., Klotz, E. A., Mcmartin, F., Muramatsu, B., Renninger, K.A., Shumar, W., Weimar, S. (2004). If You Build It, Will They Come? Participant Involvement in Digital Libraries. Published in D-Lib Magazine.
Shumar, W. (2004). Global Pressures, Local Reactions: Higher Education and Global Economic Pressures. In Qualitative Studies in Education. 17(6):823-839 Nov.-Dec. 2004.
Shumar, W. (2004). Making Strangers at Home. In The Journal of Higher Education. 75(1): 23-41 (January/February 2004).
Molino, A. & Shumar, W. (2002). I ritorni del rimosso: nuove applicazioni della psicoanalisi allÕetnografia (translation of previously published article) Quaderni de Gli Argonauti N. 4 pp.57-71 (Dicembre 2002).
Shumar, W. (2001). The Culture of Consumption as Idolatry: Meaning and Commodification in Bridges: an Interdisciplinary Journal of Theology, Philosophy, History and Science. 8(1-2): 117-34 (Spring/Summer 2001).
Shumar, W. (1999). Laboring in the Dream Factory Part 1 in Qualitative Studies in Education. 12(3): 239-50 (May-June 1999).
Lareau, A. & Shumar, W. (1996). The Problem of Individualism in Family-School Policies, Sociology of Education, pp.24-39 (Extra Issue).
Shumar, W. (2006). Review article of The Land of Remorse by Ernesto De Martino in the Journal of European Psychoanalysis Theme issue: Anthropology and Psychoanalysis, Guest editors Anthony Molino & Alfredo Lombardozzi, No. 23, pp. 155-61, 2006.
Shumar, W. (1999). Review article of Being and Worth by Andrew Collier in Alethia, Vol.2, No. 2, the newsletter of the International Association of Critical Realism.
2008 The 21st Century Entrepreneurial University. Keynote presentation at the annual meeting of the Standing Conference for Management and Organization Inquiry (SCMOI), March 27, 2008.
2003 Interactive Digital Libraries as a Context for Collaborative Learning, keynote presentation at the Instructional Technology Institute, Utah State University, August 2003, Logan, UT.
2000 Critical Participation or Traditional Assessment: Evaluation of a Virtual Educational Site, invited talk for the session New Media in Education at the Davis Symposium, Emerson College, April 2000, Boston, MA.
2000 Discussant for plenary symposium on Culture and Psychoanalysis sponsored by the National Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis, May 2000, New York, NY.
1998 Combining Methods to Inform Practice at the Math Forum, (First Author K. Ann Renninger). Invited paper presented as part of the National Evaluation Institute, July 1998 Denver, Colorado.
1997 Laboring in the Dream Factory, paper presented as part of an Invited Session on Higher Education at the American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting, Washington, DC.
1980 The Birth of Literary Semiology. Colloquium on Roland Barthes, Colloquia Series on French Social Philosophers, Temple University.