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…]

Member Spotlight: Paul M. Insel

Core Concepts in HealthAuthors Paul and Claire InselTAA member Paul M. Insel is an Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry, Stanford University and is both a textbook and academic author in the health sciences writing discipline.

His most recent publication is the 16th edition of his textbook, Core Concepts in Health (2020). Throughout his career, he has published 14 books and 51 papers. [Read more…]

Member Spotlight: Melissa A. Paquin

Melissa A. PaquinTAA member Melissa A. Paquin is a PhD candidate and is an academic author in the biology, genetics, health sciences, and nursing disciplines.

Her most recent publication is an article titled, “Breast Cancer Risk Prediction Models: Challenges in Clinical Application”. [Read more…]

Busy TAA People: Stephen E. Gillen

Stephen E. GillenTAA Council Member Stephen E. Gillen, an intellectual property attorney at Wood Herron & Evans, has been elected to the firm’s three-member Executive Committee.

Gillen joined the firm as a partner in 2010. He counsels clients in publishing and entertainment transactions and disputes, Internet issues, advertising law, computer law, copyrights, and related matters. His clients have included publishers, authors, artists, photographers, videographers, independent producers, Internet service providers, multimedia developers, and software programmers from Maine to California.  [Read more…]

Learning as I go: Running into happiness

Personal writing projectWhen I was a PhD student, I found that my academic commitments were throwing off my work life balance, and I wanted to do something about it. My answer, as funny as this sounds, was to add another writing project to my workload, but this was a personal writing project. I wrote and published a book, Running into Happiness, during my busy life as a PhD student!

On my journey, I learned that including a personal writing project in my writing program offered me added benefits. It helped me further develop my writing and productivity skills, and provided me more opportunities to practice my writing regularly. As I learned from Patricia Goodson in her book Becoming an Academic Writer, deliberate practice improves our writing and productivity levels. [Read more…]