Member Spotlight: Al Trujillo

Al TrujilloEssentials of OceanographyTAA member Al Trujillo is a Professor of Oceanography at Palomar College and a textbook author in the Earth Science: Oceanography discipline.

Most recently, he has published the 12th edition of Essentials of Oceanography with Pearson Education. This textbook is the market-leading college-level oceanography textbook worldwide. He has worked on this title since its 6th edition. This book is also a TAA “Texty” Textbook Excellence Award winner [10th edition, 2011] and a TAA McGuffey Longevity Award winner [12th edition, 2017]. He is also a contributing author for the three oceanography chapters from “Unit 5: The Global Ocean” in Earth Science, 15th Edition and co-author of Introductory Oceanography, 10th Edition (a higher-level, more robust oceanography textbook), both published by Pearson Education. [Read more…]

Member Spotlight: Marilyn Takahashi Fordney

Marilyn Takahashi FordneyTAA Member Marilyn Takahashi Fordney is the Director and Assistant Director of two nonprofit foundations and a recently retired textbook author in the medicine and medical assisting disciplines.

Her most recent publication is Insurance Handbook for the Medical Office, 14th edition. [Read more…]

Member Spotlight: Robert H. Barlow

Excel HSC Business StudiesRobert H. BarlowTAA member Robert H. Barlow is a textbook author and owner of Robert Barlow Educational Consultants.

Writing in the law discipline, he has had ten titles published since 1992. The three most recent are: Excel HSC Business Studies (2016) (update), Excel Preliminary Business Studies (update), and Excel Preliminary Legal Studies (2016) (update). [Read more…]

Member Spotlight: Laura Jacobi

Laura JacobiTAA member Laura Jacobi is an Assistant Professor & Basic Course Director in Communication Studies Department at Minnesota State University, Mankato, and an academic author in the curriculum & instruction discipline.

She most recently published “The structure of discussions in an online communication course: What do students find most effective?” in The Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 14(1) (2017) and is working on a publication coming out in July 2018 titled, “What motivates students in the online communication classroom? An exploration of Self-Determination Theory” to be published in Journal of Educators Online, 15(2). In addition to two publications coming out–one in March and one in July 2018, she has a book chapter in press, and published three other articles in scholarly journals in the last two years. Prior to the fall of 2015, she was working as teaching faculty and not actively conducting research. [Read more…]

Member Spotlight: Courtland L. Bovee

Business Communication Essentials, 8th EditionCourtland L. BoveeTAA member Courtland L. Bovee is a full time textbook author of four business textbooks, co-authored with John Thill and published by Pearson.

His most recent publication is Business Communication Essentials, 8th Edition and he is currently co-authoring three more titles Business Communication Today, 14th Edition, Excellence in Business Communication, 13th Edition, and Business in Action, 8th Edition. [Read more…]

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…]