Special Features of TAA Award-Winning Textbooks: From the 2019 Awardees

Special Features of TAA Award-Winning Textbooks: From the 2019 AwardeesAt the 32nd Annual Textbook & Academic Authoring Conference in Philadelphia, PA, TAA members Al Trujillo and Dave Dillon hosted a panel of textbook award-winning authors to share features that they considered instrumental in the success of their books.  

The panel consisted of Jocelyn Nelson, author of Gateway to Music: An Introduction to American Vernacular, Western Art, and World Musical Traditions, 1st Edition, Frank Carrano and Timothy Henry, co-authors of Data Structures and Abstractions with Java, 5th Edition, and Monica Sherwin and Dave Hall, co-authors of two winning titles, Oklahoma Studies Weekly – Our State, 6th Edition and New Mexico Studies Weekly – Our State, 1st Edition. Below is a summary of the textbook features they felt were most significant in the achievement of their 2019 Textbook Excellence awards. [Read more…]

Member Spotlight: Lorraine Papazian-Boyce

Pearson's Comprehensive Medical Coding: Path to Success, 2eLorraine Papazian-BoyceTAA member Lorraine Papazian-Boyce is President of PB Resources, an instructor in the College of the Health Care Professions, and a textbook author in the health sciences discipline.

Her most recent publications include Pearson’s Comprehensive Medical Coding: Path to Success, 1e, ICD-10-CM/PCS Coding: Map to Success, 1e, and Pearson’s Comprehensive Medical Assisting, 3e, 4e. [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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2014 TAA textbook award winners announced

TAA McGuffey Longevity AwardTAA Textbook Excellence AwardTAA Most Promising New Textbook Award

The Text and Academic Authors Association has announced its 2014 textbook award winners. Fourteen awards were given in three different award categories. One textbook was awarded a 2014 William Holmes McGuffey Longevity Award (McGuffey), 11 textbooks were awarded 2014 Textbook Excellence Awards (Texty), and two textbooks were awarded 2014 Most Promising New Textbook Awards. [Read more…]