TAA announces 2018 Textbook Award winners

Twenty-six textbooks have been awarded 2018 Textbook Awards by the Textbook & Academic Authors Association (TAA). Four textbooks received William Holmes McGuffey Longevity Awards, 17 textbooks received Textbook Excellence Awards, and five textbooks received Most Promising New Textbook Awards.

The McGuffey Longevity Award recognizes textbooks and learning materials whose excellence has been demonstrated over time. The Textbook Excellence Award recognizes excellence in current textbooks and learning materials. The Most Promising New Textbook Award recognizes excellence in 1st edition textbooks and learning materials.

The awards will be presented during an awards reception at TAA’s 31st Annual Textbook & Academic Authoring Conference in Santa Fe, NM, June 15, 2018. [Read more…]

Welcome new members to TAA: January 2018

Welcome to TAAWith membership in TAA, you are not alone. You become part of a diverse community of textbook and academic authors with similar interests and goals. We are pleased to announce the addition of 44 new TAA members who joined us in January 2018.  [Read more…]

Member Spotlight: Sasha Vodnik

Sasha VodnikHTML5 and CSS3 CompleteTAA member Sasha Vodnik is Lead Instructor at General Assembly San Francisco and an author with Lynda.com/LinkedIn Learning.

He is also the author of seven computer science textbooks, including most recently, HTML5 and CSS3 Illustrated Complete (2e). [Read more…]

Member Spotlight: Lorraine Papazian-Boyce

Pearson's Comprehensive Medical Coding: Path to Success, 2eLorraine Papazian-BoyceTAA member Lorraine Papazian-Boyce is President of PB Resources, an instructor in the College of the Health Care Professions, and a textbook author in the health sciences discipline.

Her most recent publications include Pearson’s Comprehensive Medical Coding: Path to Success, 1e, ICD-10-CM/PCS Coding: Map to Success, 1e, and Pearson’s Comprehensive Medical Assisting, 3e, 4e. [Read more…]

Member Spotlight: Drew A. Curtis

Abnormal Psychology: Myths of 'Crazy'Drew A. CurtisTAA member Drew A. Curtis is an Assistant Professor and Director of the M.S. Counseling Psychology Program at Angelo State University and both a textbook and academic author in the psychology discipline.

His most recent publications include Abnormal Psychology: Myths of ‘Crazy’ (2nd ed.). and Foundations of Abnormality: Myths, Misconceptions, and Movies (in press), both published by Kendall Hunt. Other recent publications include 1 chapter and 8 articles. [Read more…]

Member Spotlight: Kevin Patton

Kevin PattonAnatomy & Physiology, 10th editionTAA member Kevin Patton is a professor and textbook author in the human anatomy & physiology discipline.

The 10th edition of his textbook, Anatomy & Physiology, will be released in February 2018. This two-semester textbook for health professions training recently won a Texty award (2016). He also has several one-semester books: Essentials of Anatomy & Physiology, Structure & Function of the Body, and The Human Body in Health & Disease. Besides some lab manuals, he has also authored the reference book Mosby’s Handbook of Anatomy & Physiology and student manual Survival Guide for Anatomy & Physiology. [Read more…]

Member Spotlight: Cheryl Poth

Cheryl PothTAA Member Cheryl Poth is an Associate Professor of Assessment, Evaluation, and Research Methods at the University of Alberta and both a textbook and academic author in the education discipline.

Her most recent publication is the 4th edition of Qualitative inquiry & research design published by Sage. [Read more…]

Member Spotlight: Michael R. Solomon

Consumer Behavior: Buying, Having and Being Michael R. SolomonTAA member Michael R. Solomon is a Professor of Marketing in the Haub School of Business at Saint Joseph’s University and is a textbook and academic author in the marketing discipline.

He has published approximately 30 textbooks (including international adaptations) and over 60 journal articles. His most recent textbook is Consumer Behavior: Buying, Having and Being 12th ed., published by Pearson Education. [Read more…]

Member Spotlight: Al Trujillo

Al TrujilloEssentials of OceanographyTAA member Al Trujillo is a Professor of Oceanography at Palomar College and a textbook author in the Earth Science: Oceanography discipline.

Most recently, he has published the 12th edition of Essentials of Oceanography with Pearson Education. This textbook is the market-leading college-level oceanography textbook worldwide. He has worked on this title since its 6th edition. This book is also a TAA “Texty” Textbook Excellence Award winner [10th edition, 2011] and a TAA McGuffey Longevity Award winner [12th edition, 2017]. He is also a contributing author for the three oceanography chapters from “Unit 5: The Global Ocean” in Earth Science, 15th Edition and co-author of Introductory Oceanography, 10th Edition (a higher-level, more robust oceanography textbook), both published by Pearson Education. [Read more…]

Member Spotlight: Marilyn Takahashi Fordney

Marilyn Takahashi FordneyTAA Member Marilyn Takahashi Fordney is the Director and Assistant Director of two nonprofit foundations and a recently retired textbook author in the medicine and medical assisting disciplines.

Her most recent publication is Insurance Handbook for the Medical Office, 14th edition. [Read more…]