Danae Hudson and Brooke Whisenhunt have been awarded a TAA Textbook Contract Review Grant for their textbook, Introductory Psychology, to be published by Pearson Education.
“Being a textbook author for the first time is exciting, yet can also be overwhelming and expensive. I am so grateful for the support from TAA, not only from the contract review grant, but all of the resources and information they provide,” said Hudson, a clinical psychologist and associate professor in the Department of Psychology at Missouri State University.
“Trying to negotiate a textbook contract for the first time can certainly be a daunting process. Having support from the TAA to obtain legal advice helped make this process much more manageable. We are very grateful for this support and for the resources and contacts available through the TAA,” said Whisenhunt, a professor of psychology at Missouri State University.
Hudson’s research has focused on eating disorders, body image, obesity, and more recently, the scholarship of teaching and learning. She has served as team leader for the large-scale, successful redesign of MSU’s Introductory Psychology course. She also served two terms as a Provost Fellow for Teaching and Learning at MSU, and is currently a Missouri Learning Commons Scholar and a National Center for Academic Transformation (NCAT) Redesign Scholar.
Whisenhunt has taught a variety of clinical psychology courses at the undergraduate and graduate level in addition to teaching Introductory Psychology for the past 12 years at Missouri State University. Her research interests include eating disorders and body image, and most recently, her research has also focused on the scholarship of teaching and learning. She is currently a Missouri Learning Commons Scholar and a National Center for Academic Transformation (NCAT) Redesign Scholar.
TAA members can apply for a grant of up to $1,000 to cover the cost of hiring an intellectual property attorney to provide assistance in negotiating your first textbook contract. (Non-members can apply for grants of up to $250.) To qualify for the member grant amount, all authors of the textbook must be members. Grants are limited to first-time textbook authors who have been offered a publishing contract. Learn more about Textbook Contract Review Grants.