Member Spotlight: Laura Jacobi

Laura JacobiTAA member Laura Jacobi is an Assistant Professor & Basic Course Director in Communication Studies Department at Minnesota State University, Mankato, and an academic author in the curriculum & instruction discipline.

She most recently published “The structure of discussions in an online communication course: What do students find most effective?” in The Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 14(1) (2017) and is working on a publication coming out in July 2018 titled, “What motivates students in the online communication classroom? An exploration of Self-Determination Theory” to be published in Journal of Educators Online, 15(2). In addition to two publications coming out–one in March and one in July 2018, she has a book chapter in press, and published three other articles in scholarly journals in the last two years. Prior to the fall of 2015, she was working as teaching faculty and not actively conducting research. [Read more…]

Member Spotlight: Courtland L. Bovee

Business Communication Essentials, 8th EditionCourtland L. BoveeTAA member Courtland L. Bovee is a full time textbook author of four business textbooks, co-authored with John Thill and published by Pearson.

His most recent publication is Business Communication Essentials, 8th Edition and he is currently co-authoring three more titles Business Communication Today, 14th Edition, Excellence in Business Communication, 13th Edition, and Business in Action, 8th Edition. [Read more…]

Welcome new members to TAA: December 2017

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 43 new TAA members who joined us in December 2017.  [Read more…]

Member Spotlight: Marielle Hoefnagels

Biology: Concepts and InvestigationsMarielle HoefnagelsTAA member Marielle Hoefnagels is an Associate Professor in the Departments of Biology and Microbiology/Plant Biology at The University of Oklahoma, and a textbook author in the biology discipline.

She is the author of two titles, both published by McGraw-Hill. The 4th edition of Biology: Concepts and Investigations was published in January 2017, and the 3rd edition of Biology: The Essentials will come out in January 2018. [Read more…]

Nominate yourself or a colleague for a TAA award

TAA LogoThe TAA Council announces a call for nominations for two TAA awards: The Council of Fellows and The Ron Pynn Award. Any TAA member may nominate him or herself or another TAA member for these awards. The deadline for nominations is February 27, 2018. [Read more…]

Member Spotlight: Susan M. Ford

Clinical Pharmacology 11e CoverSusan M. FordTAA member Susan M. Ford is a Professor Emeritus with the Tacoma Community College Nursing Program and a textbook author in the nursing discipline.

She recently published the 11th edition of Roach’s Introductory Clinical Pharmacology as the sole author. It just hit the shelves in October 2017. She writes about pharmacology in the context of nursing practice – which has led her to contribute to two other textbooks and a number of online modules to compliment a 3rd nursing textbook. She is also a reviewer for a number of nursing textbooks.

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A special thank you to our Contributing Members

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A big thank you to all of our 2017 Contributing Members. Your contributions to the association are much appreciated!

Our 2017 Contributing Members (in alphabetical order) are:

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#AcWriChat TweetChat: Not on Twitter? Watch live here on 12/29 at 11 a.m. ET

acwrimoJoin TAA on Twitter on Friday, December 29 at 11 a.m. ET using the hashtag #AcWriChat for our latest TweetChat focused on organizing a writing project – gathering ideas, prioritizing, and outlining.

Not on Twitter? Not sure what a “Tweet Chat” is? Follow us here (you won’t be able to actively participate, but you will be able to follow the chat live).

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Member Spotlight: Andrew M. Pomerantz

Andy PomerantzMy Psychology cover imageClinical PsychologyTAA member Andrew M. Pomerantz is a Professor of Psychology at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and both a textbook and academic author in the psychology discipline.

He recently published two textbooks: the brand new My Psychology (published by Worth, for Introductory Psychology courses) and Clinical Psychology (4th edition, published by SAGE). He has also published dozens of articles in peer-reviewed journals. [Read more…]

#AcWriChat re-caps on getting organized, writing productivity, finalizing and publishing your work

acwrimoTAA and Janet Salmons from SAGE Methodspace co-hosted a series of Tweetchats for the exchange of ideas and resources about academic writing and publishing using the hashtag #AcWriChat.

View a recap of the 11/3 Tweet Chat – Get Organized
View a recap of the 11/17 Tweet Chat – Writing Productivity
View a recap of the 12/1 Tweet Chat – Finalizing and Publishing Your Work [Read more…]