Member Spotlight: Jamie Pope
TAA member Jamie Pope is an Assistant Professor of Practice in Medicine, Health and Society at Vanderbilt University and is a textbook author in the nutrition writing discipline.
Her most recent publication is the second edition of Nutrition for a Changing World (Scientific American and Macmillan Learning) published January 2019. Earlier in her career, she was author or co-author of several popular press books in the weight management arena.
What are you currently working on?
I’m currently working on an audio introductory nutrition course for Learn25.com and Audible. It is targeted for the “NPR type” listener interested in learning and is a non-credit offering. A challenging undertaking for multiple reasons! We are also beginning work on updates and revisions for the third edition of my textbook. And of course, teaching and managing a large introductory nutrition course at Vanderbilt University.
Share a recent accomplishment.
Was named a Fellow of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (FAND) which requires demonstration of scholarship, professional involvement, and service. The publication of the second edition of our textbook (co-authored with Stephen Nizielski) was a gratifying accomplishment as well – the first edition won Product of the Year for Macmillan Learning STEM titles.
What is your favorite textbook writing tip or strategy?
Use a standing or treadmill desk! I am much more productive and focused than when I am sitting.
What is your best TAA experience so far?
I have so enjoyed and benefited from the TAA conferences professionally and personally. I have felt so welcomed and understood mingling and learning with and from fellow authors and publishing professionals. Unlike some of the newsletters I receive, I find the TAA publications relevant as an author and helpful in navigating the changing publishing world.