Member Spotlight: Margarita Huerta

Margarita HuertaTAA member Margarita Huerta is an Assistant Professor of Multilingual Education at University of Nevada, Las Vegas and writes in the English Learner Education writing discipline.

Huerta has written six scholarly articles including her most recent publication coauthored with Tiberio Garza, “Writing in science: Why, how, and for whom? A systematic literature review of 20 years of intervention research (1996-2016)”, published in Educational Psychology Review.
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Member Spotlight: Frances S. Sizer

Nutrition: Concepts and ControversiesFrances S. SizerTAA member Frances S. Sizer is a textbook author in the nutrition writing discipline.

Her most recent publication is Nutrition: Concepts and Controversies, 15 ed. for a total of five published textbooks, four in addition to the above.
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Member Spotlight: Michael Sullivan

Michael SullivanTAA member Michael Sullivan is a retired, Emeritus Professor of Mathematics who continues his textbook authoring career in the mathematics writing discipline.

His most recent publications include Calculus for the AP Course, 3rd Edition, College Algebra, 11th Edition, Algebra & Trigonometry, 11th Edition, Precalculus, 11th Edition, and Trigonometry, 11th Edition.
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Member Spotlight: Lisa Daniels

Introduction to Statistics and Data Analysis Using Stata: From Research Design to Final ReportLisa DanielsTAA member Lisa Daniels is a Professor of Economics and International Studies, and is both a textbook and academic author in the economics and statistics writing disciplines.

Her most recent publication is Introduction to Statistics and Data Analysis Using Stata: From Research Design to Final Report, published by Sage in 2019. Over the course of her career as a consultant in the field of international development and later as an academic, Daniels has published over 50 academic articles, book chapters, and consulting reports for international agencies.
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Member Spotlight: Paul M. Vitanyi

Paul M. VitanyiAn Introduction to Kolmogorov Complexity and Its Applications, 4eTAA member Paul Vitanyi is a professor emeritus at the University of Amsterdam, CWI fellow at the Netherlands National Research Institute for Mathematics and Computer Science (CWI), and is both a textbook and academic author in the computer science discipline.

His most recent publication is the fourth edition of An Introduction to Kolmogorov Complexity and Its Applications published by Springer.  [Read more…]

Member Spotlight: Jamie Pope

Nutrition for a Changing World 2eJamie PopeTAA 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.  [Read more…]

Embracing an imperfect writing practice: Ebb and flow, organization & persistence

Julie Peterson Combs is a Professor of Educational Leadership and Director of the Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership at Sam Houston State University. In addition to maintaining an active research agenda, she has written over 84 journal articles, seven book chapters, and co-authored four books including The Trust Factor: Strategies for School Leaders (Routledge).

Here Julie talks about the evolution of her writing practice and how ebb and flow and persistence can win the day.

TAA: With two decades of academic writing experience, how has your writing practice evolved and what have you learned? [Read more…]

Member Spotlight: Joseph M. Godlewski

Introduction to Architecture: Global Disciplinary KnowledgeJoseph M. GodlewskiTAA member Joseph M. Godlewski is an Assistant Professor of Architecture at Syracuse University and is both a textbook and academic author in the architecture writing discipline.

His most recent publication is Introduction to Architecture: Global Disciplinary Knowledge, published by Cognella in 2019. [Read more…]

Member Spotlight: Braja Das

Principles of Foundation Engineering, 9th Ed.Braja DasTAA member Braja Das is the Dean Emeritus, College of Engineering & Computer Science, CSU, Sacramento and is both a textbook and academic author in the engineering writing discipline.

He has authored/co-authored 16 text and academic reference books in the area of geotechnical (civil) engineering. His most recent publication is Principles of Foundation Engineering, 9th edition (Cengage), which was released in October 2017 with a 2019 copyright. For the first through eighth editions, he was the only author. The ninth edition has a co-author (N. Sivakugan, James Cook University, Australia). [Read more…]

Member Spotlight: Katy Peplin

Institutionalization of Educational CinemaKaty PeplinTAA member Katy Peplin is the Founder of Thrive PhD and is an academic author in the media studies writing discipline.

Her most recent publication is her second academic publication, Ford Films and Ford Viewers: Examining “Non-Theatrical” Films in the Theaters and Beyond forthcoming (Jan 1, 2020) in the collection The Institutionalization of Educational Cinema: North America and Europe in the 1910s and 1920s (eds. Marina Dahlquist and Joel Frykholm). [Read more…]