If summary of the day's events the 2014 4Cast Conference will conclude with a panel discussion. Frank Durham from Journalism & Mass Communication, Tim Barrett from the Center for the Book, Jim McCoy from the UI Press, and Hillary Farmer from McGraw Hill will be offering ideas about their own experiences writing, publishing, and designing traditional and e-text books.
Participants will be encouraged to ask the panelists questions.
Meet the Panelists
Frank Durham, an associate professor in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, won the College of Liberal Arts Collegiate Teaching Award in 2012. While also teaching courses in political communication, he has taught a general education course on the history of American journalism for the past 12 years. He and co-author Tom Oates of the Journalism School and American Studies here at Iowa have written an e-text for that course, Defining the Mainstream: A Critical Reader with Great Rivers Technologies. We look forward to hearing more about that project, especially as he spent last semester integrating the e-text into the Provost's Wiki-based, "Transforming Large Lectures" project for use in our TILE classrooms.
Timothy Barrett is an associate professor in the UI Center for the Book and the School of Library and Information Science. He joined the University of Iowa Center for the Book in 1986 where he continues to oversee the UICB paper facilities, paper research and production, and the papermaking curriculum. He was director of the Center between 1996 and 2002 and again became director in the fall of 2012.
Jim McCoy has been with the University of Iowa Press since 2006. He's been director of the Press since 2011. From 1996 to 2006 he worked for the University of Chicago Press. He received a BA in English Literature from Indiana University in 1991.
Hillary Farmer is an Iowa native who graduated from The University of Iowa with a degree in Marketing. She was been with McGraw Hill Education for 8 years, currently serving as a Digital Learning Consultant for the Midwest region. Her focus is working with professors and institutions to implement digital resources into their classrooms.