TAA Conference Schedule

Full session descriptions can be found on the Program page. TAA reserves the right to cancel or replace any session as circumstances require. 

Thursday, June 13, 2019

5:00 – 6:30

 Networking Reception

Friday, June 14, 2019

7:00 – 8:15

Registration & Continental Breakfast

8:00 – 8:15

Opening Remarks
Mike Kennamer, TAA President; Mike Spinella, TAA Executive Director

8:15 – 8:45

GeoPrimer: Philadelphia, A City of Firsts
Presenter: Robert Christopherson, Author of Geosystems

9:00 – 10:15 

Legal Issues for Independent Contractor Authors and Self-Publishers
Presenter: Brenda Ulrich, Partner, Archstone Law Group PCIntellectual Property Attorney

From the Blank Page to the Published Journal Article: Let's Practice Strategies to Ensure Success
Dannelle D. Stevens, Professor Emerita, Portland State University; Micki M. Caskey, Professor, Portland State University; Julie Reeder, Senior Research Analyst, Oregon WIC Program, Associate Editor, 
Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior; Tamara Bertrand Jones, Associate Professor, Florida State University

10:30 –11:30 

Textbook Features You May Not Be Thinking About—But Should!
Presenter: Kevin Patton, Professor Emeritus, St. Charles Community College

Managing to Collaborate on Your Writing Projects
Presenters: Janet Salmons, Independent Researcher, Writer, and Consultant, Vision2Lead, Inc.; Cole Keirsey, Technical Writer

11:30 – 1:00 

Lunch on Your Own

1:00 – 2:00

Organizing for Writing Productivity and Publication Success
Presenter: Kenneth Campbell, Distinguished Teaching Professor, Monmouth University

We Have the Code: Using Qualitative Coding Software to Enrich Data Analysis
Presenters: Laura Jacobi, Assistant Professor,  Minnesota State University, Mankato; Felicia Moore Mensah, Associate Dean, Teachers College, Columbia University

Safeguarding Your Scholarship: A Librarian's Guide to Avoiding Predatory Publications
Presenters: Danielle S. Apfelbaum, Senior Assistant Librarian, Farmingdale State College; Derek Stadler, Assistant Professor, Web Services Librarian, LaGuardia Community College

2:15 – 3:15

Promoting and Marketing Your Book on a Budget
Presenters: John Bond, President, Riverwinds Consulting; Diane M. Harnish, Global Commercial Director, Primal Pictures at Informa; Kathleen Reid, Vice President, Medical Learning Commercial Leader, Clinical Solutions, Elsevier

Getting Started with Conducting and Writing a Systematic Review
Presenter: Julie Reeder, Senior Research Analyst, Oregon WIC Program, Associate Editor, Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior

Prevention, Detection, and Enforcement Against Digital Piracy of Copyrighted Scholarly and Pedagogical Works
Presenters: Henrik Strandberg, Director, IP Protection Program, Pearson Education; Maureen Garry, Manager, IP Protection Program, Pearson Education  

3:30 – 4:30 

The Textbook Report 2019
Presenter: June Jamrich Parsons, Author, Educator, and Digital Book Pioneer

How a Faculty Scholarship Community Can Contribute to Your Scholarly Productivity and Personal Well-Being
Presenters: Amy Gratch Hoyle, Assistant Professor, Cabrini University; Alia S. Sheety, Associate Professor, Cabrini University; Dawn M. Francis, Associate Professor, Cabrini University; Lisa A. Ratmansky, Director of the Center for Inquiry, Teaching & Scholarship, Cabrini University; Michelle Yvonne Szpara, Associate Professor, Cabrini University

Enhancing Your Writing with Visuals: The Benefits of and How to Design, Select, and Create Effective Visuals
Presenter: Janet Salmons, Independent Researcher, Writer, and Consultant, Vision2Lead, Inc.

4:45 – 7:00  

TAA Textbook Awards Ceremony & Reception

Saturday, June 15, 2019

7:30 – 8:30

Networking Breakfast

8:15 – 8:30 

Saturday Welcome 

8:45 – 9:45

Can My Publisher Do That?
Presenters: Juli Saitz, CPA, Senior Managing Director, Ankura Consulting Group; Sean Wakely, Vice President of Product and Editorial, FlatWorld

Efficiency with Style: Revising Your Manuscript at the Macro & Micro Levels
Presenter: Erin McTigue, Academic Mentor & Writing Coach, The Positive Academic

10:00 – 11:00

Mergers and Acquisitions Among Publishers: Authors Need a Life Jacket
Presenters: Steve Gillen, Partner, Wood, Herron & Evans, Intellectual Property Attorney; Karen Morris, Judge, Professor,  Monroe College

Creative Scheduling: Strategic Tools to Optimize Productivity and Well Being
Presenter: Katy Peplin, Coach, Editor, and Community Builder

Textbook Writing 101: Writing Basics for Aspiring Textbook Authors
Presenters: Amee P. Shah, Associate Professor, Stockton University; Laura Frost, Professor, Florida Gulf Coast University; Kevin Patton, Professor Emeritus, St. Charles Community College; Audrey Cohan, Senior Dean for Research and Scholarship, Molloy College 

11:15 – 12:15

Why I Chose to Publish OER, What I Learned, and Do I Have Regrets
Presenters: Dave Dillon, Professor of Counseling, Grossmont College; Jeanne Hoover, Scholarly Communication Librarian, East Carolina University 

Writing and Publishing Together: Strategies for Successful Professor-Student Collaborations
Presenters: Laura Jacobi, Assistant Professor, Minnesota State University, Mankato; Justin Rudnick, Assistant Professor, Minnesota State University, Mankato; Alyssa Harter, Instructor, Winona State University; Cristy Dougherty, PhD Candidate, University of Denver

Sharpening Your Writing Tools
Presenter: Eric Schmieder, Membership Marketing Manager, Textbook & Academic Authors Association

12:15 – 1:45

Lunch on Your Own

2:00 – 3:00

Special Features of TAA Award-Winning Textbooks: From the Awardees
Presenters: Al Trujillo, Distinguished Teaching Professor and Co-Director of the Oceanography Program, Palomar College; Dave Dillon, Professor of Counseling, Grossmont College

New Options for Authors: University Press-Library Partnerships and the Impact on Scholarly Publishing
Presenters: Mary Rose Muccie, Executive Director, Temple University Press; Annie Johnson, Library Publishing and Scholarly Communications Specialist, Temple University

A Crash Course in Creative Commons Licensing
Presenters: Danielle S. Apfelbaum, Senior Assistant Librarian, Farmingdale State College; Derek Stadler, Assistant Professor, Web Services Librarian, LaGuardia Community College

3:15 – 4:15 


Brand U: Establishing and Promoting Your Professional Brand
Presenter: Amy DeLouise, Director, Producer, and Branding Consultant

Conquering the Literature Review
Presenter: Julie Peterson Combs, Professor, Sam Houston State University

Developmental Editing for Undergraduate Textbooks
Presenter: Elsa Peterson, Freelance Developmental Editor

Project Management for Writing
Presenter: Erin McTigue, Academic Mentor & Writing Coach, The Positive Academic

Whose Voice? Your Voice? Why Not? You Can Infuse Your Voice Into Academic Writing
Presenter: Dannelle D. Stevens, Professor Emerita at Portland State University, Oregon

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TAA reserves the right to make changes to the program and schedule as circumstances require.

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