Member Spotlight: Susan W. Bontly

Susan W. BontlyTAA member Susan W. Bontly is a PhD student at New Mexico State University and an academic author in the curriculum & instruction, education, information technology, library science, educational, and instructional design disciplines.

Her most recent publication is titled “Impact of Technology on Post-Secondary Classroom Culture: A Critical Literature Review”. [Read more…]

Member Spotlight: Tracey S. Hodges

Tracey S. HodgesTAA member Tracey S. Hodges is an Assistant Professor at the University of Alabama and an academic author in the literacy discipline.

She most recently published an article entitled “Transacting with characters: Teaching children perspective-taking with authentic literature” which details a study conducted with her co-authors Erin McTigue, Katherine Landau Wright, Amanda Franks, and Sharon Matthews. To date, she has published 13 journal articles.  [Read more…]

Busy TAA People: Mary Kay Switzer

Mary Kay SwitzerTAA member and former TAA Council President Dr. Mary Kay Switzer will be an honored feature in noted Chinese author Shang-Wei (Albert) Chang’s book and paintings, “Six Women,” to be exhibited in Tokyo in April 8-10, 2019.  Chang and Switzer began their collaboration at California State University Pomona. Switzer has been designated Professor Emerita at that university. She is currently living in Tempe, Arizona where she is involved in theatrical productions.

Member Spotlight: Margaret Thompson Reece

Craft Your Plan for Learning Physiology, 30-Day Challenge WorkbookMargaret Thompson ReeceTAA member Margaret Thompson Reece is an educator scientist, and academic author in the health sciences, human anatomy & physiology, and neuroscience writing disciplines.

Her most recent publication is Craft Your Plan for Learning Physiology, 30-Day Challenge Workbook, 2017. She has 3 published books, 23 original research articles in peer reviewed journals, and is a co-author of chapters in 5 books on medical science. [Read more…]

Member Spotlight: Judi L. Nath

Judi L. NathProgrammed Learning Approach to Medical TerminologyTAA member Judi L. Nath is a Professor of Biology and Writer-in-Residence at Lourdes University and a textbook author in the anatomy, anatomy & physiology, and medical terminology writing discipline.

Her most recent publications are A Short Course in Medical Terminology and Programmed Learning Approach to Medical Terminology. She is a published author or co-author of 9 different textbooks covering the areas of anatomy, anatomy & physiology, and medical terminology. Here’s an accounting: Human Anatomy (9e), Fundamentals of Anatomy & Physiology (11e), Visual Anatomy & Physiology (3e), Anatomy & Physiology (2e), Visual Essentials of Anatomy & Physiology (1e), Using Medical Terminology (2e), A Short Course in Medical Terminology (4e), Programmed Learning Approach to Medical Terminology (3e), and Stedman’s Medical Terminology (2e). [Read more…]

Member Spotlight: Meggin McIntosh

Developing an ASAR MindsetMeggin McIntoshTAA member Meggin McIntosh is an industry professional whose current job is “to inspire joyful work”. She does this through her company, Emphasis on Excellence, Inc., and as an author on topics related to productivity and positivity.

Her most recent publication is Developing an ASAR Mindset (ASAR = As Soon As Reasonable) and it’s part of the Get a Plan! Guide® series. She has published several books, scores of refereed articles, numerous manuals, curriculum material, and at least 1500 online articles. She loves to write! [Read more…]

Member Spotlight: John W. Budd

Labor Relations: Striking a Balance, 5th edJohn W. BuddTAA member John W. Budd is a Professor at the University of Minnesota where he holds the Industrial Relations Land Grant Chair, and both a textbook & academic author in the employment relations writing discipline.

His most recent publication is Labor Relations: Striking a Balance, 5th ed. (New York: McGraw-Hill Education, 2018). The 1st edition won a “Texty” Textbook Excellence Award in 2005. He has also published three previous university press books on work and employment relations. [Read more…]

Member Spotlight: Mike Kennamer

Math for Healthcare Professionals, 2eMike KennamerTAA member Mike Kennamer is a Director of Workforce Development and both a textbook & academic author in the education and health sciences writing disciplines.

He has four textbooks currently in print. The most recent revision was the second edition of Math for Healthcare Professionals, published by Cengage.  [Read more…]

Member Spotlight: Stephen E. Gillen

Guide to Rights Clearance & Permissions for scholarly, educational, and trade publishingStephen E. GillenTAA member Stephen E. Gillen is a Partner at Wood Herron & Evans, an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the University of Cincinnati and an author in the law writing discipline.

His most recent publication is Guide to Rights Clearance & Permissions in scholarly, educational, and trade publishing. He is also the author of Guide to Textbook Publishing Contracts and co-author of Writing and Developing Your College Textbook: A Comprehensive Guide, 3rd edition. [Read more…]

Member Spotlight: Noelle Sterne

Noelle SterneChallenges in Writing Your Dissertation: Coping With the Emotional, Interpersonal, and Spiritual StrugglesTAA member Noelle Sterne is an Independent Academic Editor, Author, Consultant, and Writing and Creativity Coach. She is an industry professional with experience in the English, Education, Nursing, Faculty Development, and Social Sciences writing disciplines.

Her most recent publication is Challenges in Writing Your Dissertation: Coping With the Emotional, Interpersonal, and Spiritual Struggles (Rowman & Littlefield Education, 2015). She published two other books previously: a spiritual self-help book and a children’s book of original dinosaur riddles. She has also published over 400 essays, writing craft articles, short stories, poems in print and online publications and blogs. She contributes regularly to four publications: TAA’s blog, Abstract, Two Drops of Ink, Transformation Coaching, and FromAddict2Advocate. [Read more…]