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Editorial Review Board

Members of the Journal editorial review board serve a three-year term and can anticipate being asked to review approximately six manuscripts per year.

2022 Editorial Review Board Members

Name Institutional Affiliation Term Ending
Mauriell Amechi University of Illinois 2022
Tracy Ballysingh University of Vermont 2022
Ryan Bronkema University of West Georgia 2022
Michael Denton University of South Florida 2022
Colleen Doyle University College Dublin (Ireland) 2022
Talia Esnard  University of West Indies  2022
Richard Gebauer Cabrini University 2022
Michael Hoffshire St. Mary's College of California 2022
Travis Martin Eastern Kentucky University 2022
David Nguyen Ohio University 2022
Rachel Smith Iowa State University 2022
Tenisha Tevis Oregon State University 2022
Barbara F. Tobolowsky University of Texas - Arlington 2022
Yu Chen Louisiana State University  2023
Ashley Clayton Louisiana State University  2023
Angelica DeAngelis American University of Kuwait 2023
Diane Cardenas Elliott Kutztown University 2023
Catherine Hartman University of South Carolina 2023
Katie Koo University of Georgia 2023
Kathleen Lehman University of California, Los Angeles 2023
Hilary Lichterman University of South Carolina 2023
Amelia V. Noël-Elkins School of the Art Institute of Chicago 2023
Charlie Potter Eastern Washington University 2023
Delma Ramos University of North Carolina at Greensboro 2023
Nathan Alleman Baylor University 2024
Mary Berkery Excelsior University 2024
Genia Bettencourt  University of Memphis 2024
David Brown  Ohio University  2024
Bryce Bunting Brigham Young University 2024
Lisa Byard Palm Beach State University 2024
Ashley Carpenter Appalachian State 2024
Ryan Erck Baylor University 2024
Amber Fallucca University of South Carolina 2024
Michelle Filling-Brown Cabrini University 2024
Michele Hansen Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis 2024
Brad Harmon Furman University  2024
Jennifer Hodges New Mexico State University 2024
Jamil Johnson University of Nevada 2024
JoHyun Kim Texas A&M University-Commernce 2024
Michael Lanford University of North Georgia 2024
Heather Maietta Regis College 2024
Alexis Redding Harvard Graduate School of Education 2024
Brenda Sifuentez Lewis & Clark Graduate School of Education & Counseling 2024
Krista Soria University of Idaho 2024
Jennifer Tharp The King's College 2024
Zack Underwood Virginia Tech 2024


Members of the editorial review board:

  • hold advanced degrees (Ph.D. or equivalent preferred)
  • have a minimum of five years' experience in higher education
  • are affiliated with an accredited college or university, and
  • have expertise in quantitative, qualitative, or mixed-methods research design and analysis

Editorial review board members agree to:

  • return reviews within six weeks of receipt
  • assume a dual role of gatekeeper and shaper of research in the first-year experience and students in transition fields by providing a rigorous review of manuscripts submitted for publication
  • offer constructive and encouraging feedback to mentor fellow researchers

To Apply

Individuals meeting the above qualifications are invited to submit the following information to Dr. Rishi Sriram, editor, at or

  • Letter of intent including:
    1. a list of specific scholarly interests (e.g., bridge programs, transfer students, sophomores, senior capstone courses)
    2. interest in reviewing studies employing qualitative, quantitative, and/or mixed methods
  • Current curriculum vita

The deadline for receipt of completed nomination packages is November 4, 2022.


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