Member Spotlight: Brian Shmaefsky

Brian ShmaefskyTAA Member Brian Shmaefsky is a Professor of Environmental Science and both a textbook and academic author writing in the disciplines of environmental science and human disease and anatomy. His most recent publication is Phytoremediation: In-Situ Applications.

What are you currently working on?

An environmental science textbook and several human disease books in a deadly diseases and epidemics series. [Read more…]

Featured Member Paul Krieger – Working with small publishers, niche markets, and alternative publishing opportunities

Paul Krieger is an award-winning professor and the creator, author, and illustrator of Morton Publishing’s Visual Analogy Guide series. Due to the success of his first book on human anatomy in 2004 (now in its 5th edition), this unique book concept quickly evolved into a four-book series. He is Professor Emeritus of Biology at Grand Rapids Community College in Michigan and also works as a scientific illustrator.

Here Paul discusses the evolution of his writing career, including decisions about publishers, alternative publishing opportunities in the educational teaching materials market, and lessons learned through his years in the industry. [Read more…]

Busy TAA People: Steve Barkan

Critical CriminologySteven BarkanAn article by TAA member and former Council President Steve Barkan, Professor Emeritus of Sociology at UMaine, and Michael Rocque, Associate Professor of Sociology at Bates College and a UMaine sociology alumnus, received the 2020 Outstanding Contribution Award from the Division of Biopsychosocial Criminology of the American Society of Criminology.

The article, published in Critical Criminology in 2018, is entitled, “Socioeconomic Status and Racism as Fundamental Causes of Street Criminality” [26(2):211-231]

The Award recognizes an outstanding contribution (journal article or book) in the field of biopsychosocial criminology by a scholar who has completed their Ph.D.

Busy TAA People: Cassandra Baker

Key Tools of Writing and ResearchTAA member Dr. Cassandra L. Baker’s first book, Key Tools of Writing and Research: A Guide for the Student Writer, was published by Kendall-Hunt Publishing in January 2020. Baker is an instructor of business management at Gwinnett Technical College and founder of Prama Publishing and Sugar Hill Research and Consulting.

“TAA was exactly what I needed to assist me in succeeding with my project,” said Baker. “I am now writing my second book. Thank you TAA! I use the resources that TAA provides to continue educating myself on publishing and the publishing industry.”

Member Spotlight: Prs Murthy

Prs MurthyDPP Oscillations & Waves Physics Vol 5TAA member Prs Murthy is a freelance IIT JEE physics professor and is both a textbook and academic author in the physics writing discipline.

His most recent publications are Rotational motion and gravitation (along with properties of matter) DPP Vol-3 and Oscillations and waves DPP Vol-5.

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Member Spotlight: Talya N. Bauer

Talya N. BauerHuman Resource Management: People, Data, and Analytics, 1st ed.TAA member Talya N. Bauer is a Cameron Professor of Management at Portland State University and is a textbook author in the management writing discipline.

Her most recent publications are Fundamentals of Human Resource Management: People, Data, and Analytics; Human Resource Management: People, Data, and Analytics; Organizational Behavior: Bridging Science and Practice; Essentials of Organizational Behavior: Bridging Science and Practice; and Psychology and Work: Introduction to Industrial and Organizational Psychology.
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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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