2018 TAA Council Award Winners

Mike Kennamer at 2018 TAA Awards CeremonyDuring the 2018 TAA Awards Ceremony on June 15th in Santa Fe, NM, in addition to honoring our twenty-six Textbook Award winners, four individuals were honored with TAA Council awards recognizing exemplary contributions to the Association and the authoring community.

The awards were given by Mike Kennamer, TAA Council President during the ceremony. His remarks on each of the winners is included below. [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…]

TAA Council election results announced

Laura Frost

Laura Frost

Robert Christopherson

Robert Christopherson

Robert Christopherson has been reelected, and Laura Frost has been elected to the TAA Council. Both will be serving three-year terms beginning July 1, 2014.

A long-time TAA member, Christopherson is the author of Geosystems, the leading physical geography textbooks in the United States and Canada. He was a Professor of Geography at American River College for 30 years, where he received many teaching awards. In addition, in 2012 he was awarded the Distinguished Alumni Award from California State University, Chico. Christopherson has been an active member of the TAA Council for many years, regularly presents at TAA’s Annual Conference, and received the TAA President’s award in 2012 in “Appreciation for Services to TAA”. [Read more…]

Call for nominations to TAA Council

TAA announces a call for nominations for two open TAA Council positions. The term for each Council position is three years, with terms starting July 1, 2014. Council members are required to attend two meetings per year, one in January in St. Petersburg, Florida, and one the day prior to the association’s annual conference, held traditionally in June. Most travel and lodging expenses related to attending these meetings is reimbursed. Any member of TAA is eligible to serve on the TAA Council.
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