Award-winning Titles

Award-winning Cognella Titles

2020 Illinois Counseling Association Awards

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The Neuroeducation Toolbox: Practical Translations of Neuroscience in Counseling and Psychotherapy
Written and edited by Raissa Miller and Eric T. Beeson
The 2020 Illinois Counseling Association Awards – Wendall S. Dysinger Award for Outstanding Professional Counseling Publication 

Happy Body, Happy Brain: Physical Exercise for Mental Health and Wellness, a neuroeducation activity created by Michele Kerulis and Daniel Wilsea and included in The Neuroeducation Toolbox: Practical Translations of Neuroscience in Counseling and Psychotherapy, received the 2020 Wendall S. Dysinger Award for Outstanding Professional Counseling Publication from the Illinois Counseling Association (ICA). Established in 1983 and named for one of ICA’s founders, the award recognizes an outstanding published article in professional counseling, human development, student affairs, and related areas. The Neuroeducation Toolbox, written and edited by Raissa Miller and Eric T. Beeson, provides students and clinicians with a set of tools for integrating neuroscience into clinical practice.

Learn more about The Neuroeducation Toolbox in the Cognella Title Catalog.

2020 Broadcast Education Association (BEA) Textbook Awards

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Writing and Reporting the News for the 21st Century: The Speed at Which We Travel
By Yumi Wilson, Gina Baleria, and Grace M. Provenzano
The 2020 Broadcast Education Association (BEA) Textbook Awards

Writing and Reporting the News for the 21st Century: The Speed at Which We Travel, written by Yumi Wilson, Gina Baleria, and Grace M. Provenzano, received the 2020 BEA Textbook Award. Established in 2020, the award was established to recognize an outstanding textbook written by BEA members in the field of broadcasting and mass communication. Writing and Reporting the News for the 21st Century highlights the importance of embracing technology and social media while abiding by the ethical considerations that aspiring journalists must follow.

Read the press release announcing the award.

Learn more about Writing and Reporting the News for the 21st Century in the Cognella Title Catalog.

2020 Textbook & Academic Authors Association Awards

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Research Methods in Social Work (Eighth Edition)
By Dr. David Royse
The William Holmes McGuffey Longevity Award

The eighth edition of Research Methods in Social Work, written by Dr. David Royse, received the William Holmes McGuffey Longevity Award from the Textbook & Academic Authors Association. The award recognizes textbooks and learning materials whose excellence has been demonstrated over time. It bears the name of William Holmes McGuffey, whose influential primers helped bring the United State out of frontier literacy and were in print 1836 – 1921. To be nominated, a work must be in print for 15 years and still be selling.

Read the press release announcing the award. 

Learn more about Research Methods in Social Work in the Cognella Title Catalog. 

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Women Leading Change in Academia: Breaking the Glass Ceiling, Cliff, and Slipper (First Edition)
Callie Rennison and Amy Bonomi, Editors
The Most Promising New Textbook Award

Women Leading Change in Academia: Breaking the Glass Ceiling, Cliff, and Slipper, edited by Callie Rennison and Amy Bonomi, received a Most Promising New Textbook Award from the Textbook & Academic Authors Association. The award recognizes excellence in first edition textbooks and learning materials. Works are judged by textbook authors and subject matter experts for their merits in four areas: pedagogy, content/scholarship, writing, and appearance and design.

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Learn more about Women Leading Change in Academia in the Cognella Title Catalog. 

2020 BookAuthority Honors

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Family Law for Non-Lawyers (Second Edition)
By Kerry Weil Tripp
#1 Ranking on 4 Best Family Law Books for Beginners List
#10 Ranking on 31 Best Family Law Books of All Times List

The second edition of Family Law for Non-Lawyers, written by Kerry Weil Tripp, was recognized as a leading family law resource on BookAuthority, a prominent site for nonfiction book recommendations based upon public mentions, recommendations, ratings, sentiments, popularity, and sales history. The text ranked #1 on the BookAuthority’s 4 Best Family Law Books for Beginners list and #10 on its 31 Best Family Law Books of All Times list.

Learn more about Family Law for Non-Lawyers in the Cognella Title Catalog.

2019 Graphic Design USA American In-house Design Awards

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Reading the World: An Introduction to Sociological Critique and Analysis (Second Edition)
By Rafael F. Narváez

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Current Controversies in Sports, Media, and Society (First Edition)
Cynthia M. Frisby, Ph.D.

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Counseling Children and Adolescents (Fifth Edition)
Ann Vernon and Christine J. Schimmel

For more than 50 years, Graphic Design USA has sponsored exhibitions that feature and recognize the creativity, ingenuity, and skill of premier graphic designers. The GDUSA American Inhouse Design Awards highlight the extraordinary work of in-house graphic designers and graphic design departments in companies, organizations, and institutions across the nation. While GDUSA receives thousands of submissions for the awards each year, only about 15% receive honors.

The three award-winning Cognella book covers for 2019, designed by Senior Graphic Designers Jess Estrella and Emely Villavicencio, reflect the quality and passion Cognella strives to deliver to academic partners each and every day.

Read the press release announcing the award. 

2019 Public Safety Writers Association Writing Competition

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Profiling Violent Crime: A Behavioral and Forensic Approach (First Edition)
Peter M. Klismet, Jr. and Dr. Clarissa Cole
First Place – Non-Fiction, Unpublished Category – Public Safety Writers Association

Profiling Violent Crime, A Behavioral and Forensic Approach, written by Peter M. Klismet, Jr. and Dr. Clarissa Cole, earned first place in the Non-Fiction Book, Unpublished category for the 2019 Public Safety Writers Association Writing Competition.

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Learn more about Profiling Violent Crime in the Cognella Title Catalog. 

2019 Textbook & Academic Authors Association Awards

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Gateway to Music: An Introduction to American Vernacular, Western Art, and World Musical Traditions (First Edition)
Jocelyn Nelson
The Most Promising New Textbook Award – The Textbook & Academic Authors Association

Gateway to Music: An Introduction to American Vernacular, Western Art, and World Musical Traditions, written by Jocelyn Nelson, received a Most Promising New Textbook Award from the Textbook & Academic Authors Association. The award recognizes excellence in first edition textbooks and learning materials. Works are judged by textbook authors and subject matter experts for their merits in four areas: pedagogy, content/scholarship, writing, and appearance and design.

Read the press release announcing the award.

Learn more about Gateway to Music in the Cognella Title Catalog. 

2018 Graphic Design USA American In-house Design Awards

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Slavic Blood: The Vampire in Russian and East European Cultures (Second Edition)
By Thomas J. Garza

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Race and Racism in the West: Crusades to the Present (Third Edition)
Edited by Paul Sweeney

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Ink and Edit: Making Research Matter in Writing and in Life (Fifth Edition)
Sam Bell

For more than 50 years, Graphic Design USA has sponsored exhibitions that feature and recognize the creativity, ingenuity, and skill of premier graphic designers. The GDUSA American Inhouse Design Awards highlight the extraordinary work of in-house graphic designers and graphic design departments in companies, organizations, and institutions across the nation. While GDUSA receives thousands of submissions for the awards each year, only about 15% receive honors.

The three award-winning Cognella book covers for 2018, designed by Senior Graphic Designers Jess Estrella and Emely Villavicencio, reflect the quality and passion Cognella strives to deliver to academic partners each and every day.

Read the press release announcing the award. 

2017 Graphic Design USA American In-house Design Awards

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Venus in Furs (Second Edition)
By Leopold von Sacher-Masoch – A New Translation by Matthew Kaiser

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Dissection Simplified: A Lab Manual for Independent Work in Human Anatomy (Revised First Edition)
By Dr. Danielle Dodenhoff

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Reality’s Written Language: A Critical Anthology of Classical and Contemporary Film Theory (First Edition)
Edited with commentary by Jon Wagner and Denise Spampinato

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Chronicling California: A Primary Source Reader (First Edition)
Edited by Paivi Hoikkala and Eileen V. Wallis

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The Research Toolkit: Problem-Solving Processes for the Social Sciences (Third Edition)
Bruce D. Friedman 

For more than 50 years, Graphic Design USA has sponsored exhibitions that feature and recognize the creativity, ingenuity, and skill of premier graphic designers. The GDUSA American Inhouse Design Awards highlight the extraordinary work of in-house graphic designers and graphic design departments in companies, organizations, and institutions across the nation. While GDUSA receives thousands of submissions for the awards each year, only about 15% receive honors.

The five award-winning Cognella book covers for 2017, designed by Senior Graphic Designers Jess Estrella and Emely Villavicencio, reflect the quality and passion Cognella strives to deliver to academic partners each and every day.

Read the press release announcing the award. 

2016 Graphic Design USA American In-house Design Awards

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Politically Incorrect: Women Artists and Female Imagery in Early Modern Europe (Second Edition)
Gina Strumwasser

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Organizational Behavior: A New Three Dimensional Leadership Paradigm
Written and edited by Thomas J. Starmack

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The Power of Free Expression in America (Second Edition)
Written and edited by Frank Harris III and Jerry Dunklee

For more than 50 years, Graphic Design USA has sponsored exhibitions that feature and recognize the creativity, ingenuity, and skill of premier graphic designers. The GDUSA American Inhouse Design Awards highlight the extraordinary work of in-house graphic designers and graphic design departments in companies, organizations, and institutions across the nation. While GDUSA receives thousands of submissions for the awards each year, only about 15% receive honors.

The three award-winning Cognella book covers for 2016, designed by Senior Graphic Designers Jess Estrella and Emely Villavicencio, reflect the quality and passion Cognella strives to deliver to academic partners each and every day.

Read the press release announcing the award.