Welcome new members to TAA: March 2018

Welcome to TAAWith membership in TAA, you are not alone. You become part of a diverse community of textbook and academic authors with similar interests and goals. We are pleased to announce the addition of 73 new TAA members who joined us in March 2018.  [Read more…]

Welcome new members to TAA: February 2018

Welcome to TAAWith membership in TAA, you are not alone. You become part of a diverse community of textbook and academic authors with similar interests and goals. We are pleased to announce the addition of 45 new TAA members who joined us in February 2018.  [Read more…]

Welcome new members to TAA: January 2018

Welcome to TAAWith membership in TAA, you are not alone. You become part of a diverse community of textbook and academic authors with similar interests and goals. We are pleased to announce the addition of 44 new TAA members who joined us in January 2018.  [Read more…]

Welcome new members to TAA: December 2017

Welcome to TAAWith membership in TAA, you are not alone. You become part of a diverse community of textbook and academic authors with similar interests and goals. We are pleased to announce the addition of 43 new TAA members who joined us in December 2017.  [Read more…]

A special thank you to our Contributing Members

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A big thank you to all of our 2017 Contributing Members. Your contributions to the association are much appreciated!

Our 2017 Contributing Members (in alphabetical order) are:

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Welcome new members to TAA: November 2017

Welcome to TAAWith membership in TAA, you are not alone. You become part of a diverse community of textbook and academic authors with similar interests and goals. We are pleased to announce the addition of 38 new TAA members who joined us in November 2017.  [Read more…]

Busy TAA People: Mary Kay Switzer

Mary Kay SwitzerTAA Member Mary Kay Switzer directed a special performance on June 15 of her original adaptation of Chekov’s “The Bear”, which she put in an old West format. The show was a fundraiser for a local food bank, Carol’s Kitchen.

The name of the play is “Rocky Roads: Black Bart Returns”, and involves one of old California’s notorious bandits who called himself a Highwayman and Poet and left poems at all of his stagecoach and bank robberies. Contrary to his reputation, he never shot anyone. But he did send many of his poems to various famous newspapers of the time. Switzer used some of Black Bart’s actual poetry within the play.

During the production, the audience is urged to dress in Western attire and has a chance to “Boo and Hiss” the villain. The play was presented under the auspices of The Cultural Alliance and A Repertory Theatre, of which Switzer serves as Artistic Director.

Last year, Switzer directed and wrote the play for Banning, California’s Centennial Scholarship Fund, “Wyatt Earp: The Great Stagecoach Robbery,” based on an actual unsolved robbery and included the character Wyatt Earp who was raised on a farm near Banning and was a teenager when this robbery happened while he was riding shotgun for the Wells Fargo Stage lines.

Busy TAA Member: Sabrina Switzer-Wareing

Sabrina Switzer WareingSabrina Switzer-Wareing is a Cambridge Trained/Coursework Certified Academic Professional for The Gary Herberger Young Scholars Academy/Arizona State University, a new concept established by Herberger and ASU. Switzer-Wareing was selected to become part of the launching professionals because of her background and expertise. She is currently working on a textbook featuring a compilation of her original plays which have been successfully produced. Some of these plays include bi-lingual Spanish and Chinese dialogue.

Her directing and acting background has included work with such professional companies as Phoenix Theatre, Actors Theater of Phoenix, Black Hills Playhouse, The Kohler Arts Center, and the Royal Shakespeare Company in the UK.  As a video producer and director, she has created award-winning instructional, promotional, and quality improvement productions for a client list that includes, but is not limited to: American Express Corporation, PBS, The Rockefeller Group, Camelback Mental Health Foundation, Hospice of the Valley, The United Way, Kumagai Gumi Inc., Phoenix Convention Bureau, the W. K. Kellogg Foundation, The Ohio Educational Network, and the Maricopa Community College System.

In addition to her on-going work as a playwright, Switzer-Wareing has co-authored two university level workbooks in Nonverbal Communication and Conflict Resolution.

Barlow publishes new textbook

TAA member Robert Barlow has published a new textbook, Excel Preliminary Legal Studies (Pascal Press, Australia). Barlow lectured at Southern Cross University at Lismore in Macroeconomics, International Business and Education, and was a high school teacher for 39 years, retiring in 2006. He is the author of nine successful Business Studies textbooks.