Penn State Harrisburg

Faculty members’ textbook earns second award

The Essentials of Computer Organization and Architecture - Third Edition

The Essentials of Computer Organization and Architecture - Third Edition

The third edition of The Essentials of Computer Organization and Architecture (Jones & Bartlett Learning, LLC), co-authored by Penn State Harrisburg Associate Professor of Computer Science Dr. Linda Null and Instructor in Computer Science Julia Lobur has won the Text and Academic Authors Association (TAA) 2013 “Texty” Textbook Excellence Award for computer science and engineering. The award will be presented at the TAA 26th Annual Conference Awards Luncheon in June.

In 2007, the second edition of the textbook also won the Texty, which recognizes works for their excellence in the areas of content, presentation, appeal, and teachability.

Null has taught mathematics and computer science for more than 30 years and currently serves as the computer science graduate program coordinator and associate program chair for Penn State Harrisburg.

Lobur, who earned her baccalaureate and master’s degrees in computer science at the college, has been a practitioner in the computer science industry for more than 30 years.  

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