Tia Newhall and Kevin Webb, Dive into Systems: A Gentle Introduction to Computer Systems, Computer Organization, and Parallel Computing, No Starch Press, By Suzanne Matthews, Tia Newhall, and Kevin Webb
“How do you write an open-access textbook and why should you do it?” was a panel discussion featuring Carmelo Galati, Tia Newhall, and Donald Wargo. It explored the benefits, challenges, and development practices of open-access textbooks across a range of disciplines. By bringing together experts from the sciences, social sciences, and the humanities, the panel engaged wider issues surrounding institutional support for faculty developing these books, incorporating these works into courses, and examining how open-access works uniquely connect faculty working across institutions. Suzanne Matthews moderated the conversation.
October 13, 2022
The MLK Room at the Friends Center
This event was sponsored by the Aydelotte Foundation and the Swarthmore College Libraries.
Carmelo Galati is an Associate Professor of Instruction and the Co-Director of the Italian Studies Program at Temple University. He has published articles on Dante’s reception in musical theatre, Roberto Benigni’s public readings of Dante’s Commedia, and a book chapter on Queer representations of Italian Americans on film and television. In addition, he is the author of Temple University’s free, open-source textbook, Gratis! A Flipped-Classroom and Active Learning Approach to Italian, currently under review with North Broad Press.
Tia Newhall is Centennial Professor of Computer Science at Swarthmore College. Her general research area is parallel and distributed systems, on which she has published and presented at numerous journals and conferences. With Suzanne Matthews and Kevin Webb, she is the author of Dive into Systems: A Gentle Introduction to Computer Systems, Computer Organization, and Parallel Computing, available from No Starch Press.
Donald Wargo is an Associate Professor of Instruction in the Department of Economics at Temple University. His specializations are in Real Estate, Behavioral Economics and Neuroeconomics. He is the author of Economics for Life: Real World Financial Literacy, published by Temple University Press.
Suzanne Matthews is an associate professor in West Point’s Department of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, and a research fellow in West Point’s Cyber Research Center. Her research interests lie at the intersection of parallel computing, single board computers, cyber security, and computer science education. With Tia Newhall and Kevin Webb, she is the author of Dive into Systems: A Gentle Introduction to Computer Systems, Computer Organization, and Parallel Computing, available from No Starch Press.