Member Spotlight: Marielle Hoefnagels

Biology: Concepts and InvestigationsMarielle HoefnagelsTAA member Marielle Hoefnagels is an Associate Professor in the Departments of Biology and Microbiology/Plant Biology at The University of Oklahoma, and a textbook author in the biology discipline.

She is the author of two titles, both published by McGraw-Hill. The 4th edition of Biology: Concepts and Investigations was published in January 2017, and the 3rd edition of Biology: The Essentials will come out in January 2018. [Read more…]

Member Spotlight: Susan M. Ford

Clinical Pharmacology 11e CoverSusan M. FordTAA member Susan M. Ford is a Professor Emeritus with the Tacoma Community College Nursing Program and a textbook author in the nursing discipline.

She recently published the 11th edition of Roach’s Introductory Clinical Pharmacology as the sole author. It just hit the shelves in October 2017. She writes about pharmacology in the context of nursing practice – which has led her to contribute to two other textbooks and a number of online modules to compliment a 3rd nursing textbook. She is also a reviewer for a number of nursing textbooks.

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Member Spotlight: Andrew M. Pomerantz

Andy PomerantzMy Psychology cover imageClinical PsychologyTAA member Andrew M. Pomerantz is a Professor of Psychology at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and both a textbook and academic author in the psychology discipline.

He recently published two textbooks: the brand new My Psychology (published by Worth, for Introductory Psychology courses) and Clinical Psychology (4th edition, published by SAGE). He has also published dozens of articles in peer-reviewed journals. [Read more…]

Member Spotlight: Frank M. Carrano

Frank M. CarranoData Structures and Abstractions with JavaData Abstraction & Problem Solving with C++: Walls and MirrorsTAA member Frank M. Carrano is a textbook author in the computer science discipline.

His most recent publications are Data Abstraction & Problem Solving with C++: Walls and Mirrors, 7e and Data Structures and Abstractions with Java, 4e. He has two other titles that are no longer in print. [Read more…]

Member Spotlight: Timothy M. Henry

A Gift of Fire: Social, Legal and Ethical Issues for Computing TechnologyTimothy M. HenryTAA member Timothy M. Henry, Associate Professor and IT Graduate Director at the New England Institute of Technology (NEIT), is a textbook author in computer science and information technology with additional experience in the professional ethics discipline.

His most recent publication, co-authored with Sara Baase, is A Gift of Fire: Social, Legal and Ethical Issues for Computing Technology, 5e (Boston, Pearson Education, 2018). He has published two other books, both co-authored with Frank M Carrano: Data Abstraction and Problem Solving with C++ : Walls and Mirrors, 7e (Boston. Pearson Education, 2017) and Data Structures and Abstractions with Java, 4e (Boston. Pearson Education, 2015). The fifth edition of Data Structures and Abstractions with Java is going through page proofs for 2018 publication. [Read more…]

Member Spotlight: Joan M. Saslow

Joan M. SaslowSummit: English for Today’s WorldTAA member Joan M. Saslow is an independent author concentrating entirely on authorship of English language teaching materials.

Her most recent publication is Summit: English for Today’s World, coauthored with Allen Ascher and published by Pearson, now in its third edition. She has also published the Top Notch series (coauthored with Allen Ascher) now in its third edition, and the following titles, all of which are multi-level series with multimedia: Teen2Teen (4-level series with Allen Ascher, Oxford University Press) Ready to Go: Language Lifeskills, Civics (4-level series, Pearson) Workplace Plus: Living and Working in English (4-level series, Pearson) Literacy Plus (2-level series, Pearson), and English in Context: Reading Comprehension for Science and Technology (3-level series, Prentice-Hall).
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Member Spotlight: Victor P. Maiorana

Victor P. MaioranaTeach Like the Mind LearnsTAA member Victor P. Maiorana is both a textbook and academic author in the disciplines of curriculum & instruction, education, linguistics, literacy, and college textbook psychology. 

He has written three textbooks published in the last three years, all by Rowman & Littlefield, including Teach like the mind learns: Instruct so students learn to think, read, and write critically (2017), Preparation for critical instruction: How to explain subject matter while teaching all learners to think, read, and write critically (2016) and Fixing instruction – Resolving major issues with a core body of knowledge for critical instruction (2015). [Read more…]

Member Spotlight: Dr. Karen Hardy

The Art of SuccessDr. Karen HardyTAA member Dr. Karen Hardy is Managing Director at the Academy of Risk Management Educators and Coaches. She has written four books, including most recently, Mastering the Art of Success, co-authored with Jack Canfield, creator of Chicken Soup for the Soul.

Her previous titles include Enterprise Risk Management: A Guide for Government Professionals, which won the 2017 TAA Most Promising New Textbook Award; Building Self-Leaders: A Model Training Program for Public Sector Employees, and Destiny, Dreams & Decisions: Empowering Women for Success.

What are you currently working on?
I am currently working on an online Certificate Course that will educate Industry Professionals on how Public Service leaders manage organizational and program performance through risk management skills. Every industry has risk and individuals in these fields need to understand what it is and how beneficial education around this topic can be to them.
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Member Spotlight: Dr. Olga Zbarskaya

Dr. Olga ZbarskayaTAA member Dr. Olga Zbarskaya, OZCREDO President, is both a textbook and academic author. Her most recent publications include Brainstorm!: Practice for Unrestricted Imagination and Original Thought and Mind Booster Art.

What are you currently working on?
I just finished the children’s book/textbook on creative thinking Unbelievable Adventures of Dr. Credo. Parents and educators alike will appreciate this book for the way it creates a fun learning experience involving technology, astrology, physics, and even psychology, making it an ideal complement to many school lessons and a great addition to classroom libraries. I also founded OZCREDO: Center for Creative Thinking and Unlimited Possibilities, a consulting company that provides comprehensive tools, training, workshops, and coaching on creative decision-making and problem solving. [Read more…]

Member Spotlight: Takiyah N. Amin

Takiyah N. AminTAA member Takiyah N. Amin is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Africana Studies at Davidson College. An academic author in the dance studies discipline, her most recent publications include an “Arts in Society Redesign: A Learner-Centered Approach”, by Delane Ingalls Vanada, Dean Adams and Takiyah Amin, published by The International Journal of Arts Education; and a chapter in “African American Dance Revisited: Undoing Master Narratives in the Studying and Teaching of Dance History” in Rethinking Dance History: Issues and Methodologies (Routledge.)

What are you currently working on?
Completing a book project that explores the work of Black women choreographers during the height of the US-based Black Power and Black Arts Movements.
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