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Veteran academic authors Stevens, Caskey, Reeder, and Bertrand Jones to speak at TAA’s June Conference

Veteran authors Dannelle Stevens, Micki Caskey, and Julie Reeder of Portland State University, and Tamara Bertrand Jones of Florida State University will present “From the Blank Page to the Published Journal Article: Let’s Practice Strategies to Ensure Success” at TAA’s 32nd Annual Textbook & Academic Authoring Conference. The conference will be held in Old City, Philadelphia, June 14-15, 2019.

This hands-on presentation will focus on three key strategies designed to take you from the blank page to the published piece. From these four accomplished faculty, three of whom are journal editors, session participants will learn how to identify the most compatible journal for their work, carefully structure articles to meet expectations, and respond appropriately to feedback from journal editors.

Dannelle Stevens, Professor Emerita at Portland State University, is the co-author of four books and solo author of her most recent book Write more, publish more, stress less! Five key principles for creative and scholarly writing. For the last five years she has been the Portland State Faculty-in-Residence for Academic Writing where she initiated the highly successful Jumpstart Faculty Writing Program.

Micki Caskey is a Professor at Portland State University whose areas of specialization include doctoral student writing and research. Caskey is co-editor of two book series: The Handbook of Research in Middle Level Education and The Handbook of Resources in Middle Level Education. She is also former editor of Research in Middle Level Education Online—an international peer-reviewed research journal. Caskey is author or editor of more than 75 publications and 100 conference presentations.

Julie Reeder is the Senior Research Analyst with the Oregon WIC Program. In addition to studies exploring the impact of WIC initiatives on different maternal-child health outcomes, she also published a recent systematic review on cooking interventions. Current work focuses on integrating WIC with Health Systems and Early Learning. Reeder is also Associate Editor for the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior and Chair of the American Public Health Association, Food and Nutrition Section.

Tamara Bertrand Jones is an Associate Professor for Higher Education and Associate Director of the Center for Post-secondary Success at Florida State University. Previous work as an administrator and program evaluator contribute to her research interests in culturally responsive evaluation and use of culturally responsive frameworks to examine the experiences of Blacks in higher education. She is a founder and past president of Sisters of the Academy Institute, an international organization that promotes collaborative scholarship and networking among Black women in the academy.

TAA has an outstanding program planned for its June conference, with the speaker panel including veteran authors, authoring attorneys, and publishing industry experts presenting more than 30 sessions focusing on writing strategies and productivity, copyright and royalty issues, eBook and technology trends, branding, open access and other exciting and challenging trends in academic publishing. For the full list of session descriptions and presenter bios please see the program listing. Early conference registration discount rates end April 15.