Member Spotlight: Kathleen P. King

Dr. Kathleen P. KingTechnology and Innovation in Adult Learning - a 2018 TAA Textbook Excellence Award winnerTAA member Kathleen P. King is a Professor at the University of Central Florida, CEO of Transformation Education LLC, and both a textbook and academic author in the education, faculty development, and adult learning writing disciplines.

Her most recent publication, Technology and Innovation in Adult Learning published by Wiley/Jossey-Bass, is a 2018 Textbook Excellence Award (“Texty”) winner. She has published 32 books – 22 as author/co-author/editor and 10 as series editor. [Read more…]

Member Spotlight: Kevin Patton

Kevin PattonAnatomy & Physiology, 10th editionTAA member Kevin Patton is a professor and textbook author in the human anatomy & physiology discipline.

The 10th edition of his textbook, Anatomy & Physiology, will be released in February 2018. This two-semester textbook for health professions training recently won a Texty award (2016). He also has several one-semester books: Essentials of Anatomy & Physiology, Structure & Function of the Body, and The Human Body in Health & Disease. Besides some lab manuals, he has also authored the reference book Mosby’s Handbook of Anatomy & Physiology and student manual Survival Guide for Anatomy & Physiology. [Read more…]

Member Spotlight: Michael R. Solomon

Consumer Behavior: Buying, Having and Being Michael R. SolomonTAA member Michael R. Solomon is a Professor of Marketing in the Haub School of Business at Saint Joseph’s University and is a textbook and academic author in the marketing discipline.

He has published approximately 30 textbooks (including international adaptations) and over 60 journal articles. His most recent textbook is Consumer Behavior: Buying, Having and Being 12th ed., published by Pearson Education. [Read more…]

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: 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: 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…]

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…]