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Four premier educational journals edited at Carolina

Educational journals

Faculty at UNC’s School of Education will be at the helms of four leading academic journals in education, beginning in January:

The journals:
Educational Psychologist
Educational Researcher
Journal of Research in Science Teaching
The Urban Review

“The faculty at Carolina’s School of Education are leading researchers who are actively engaged at the forefront of their communities of scholarship,” said Fouad Abd-El-Khalick, dean of the School of Education. “It’s exciting to see our faculty collaborating with their co-editors and editorial teams from institutions across the nation and the globe to help propel their areas of scholarship, publishing rigorous and cutting-edge research.

“Their work will contribute to expanding and strengthening our understandings in various educational fields, and further the impact on practice in P-20 educational institutions and communities,” Abd-El-Khalick said.

Jeffrey Greene: Educational Psychologist

Jeffery Greene, the McMichael Distinguished Professor, has been named to become a co-editor of the journal Educational Psychologist, one of the top journals in educational research.

Greene will begin duties as co-editor in January 2020, serving with co-editor Lisa Linnenbrink-Garcia, a professor at Michigan State University’s College of Education.

Educational Psychologist, the journal of Division 15 (Educational Psychology) of the American Psychological Association, publishes articles, essays, reviews and critiques concerning all aspects of educational psychology.

Greene, who conducts research on student cognition, self-regulated learning, and other educational psychology topics, publishes in many top journals in the field, including Educational Psychologist and the Journal of Educational Psychology. His research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the Institute for Education Sciences, and the Spencer Foundation.

Greene was awarded the 2016 Richard E. Snow Award for Early Contributions in Educational Psychology from Division 15 of the American Psychological Association.

Greene also is on the editorial boards of Review of Educational Research, Contemporary Educational Psychology, the Journal of Educational Psychology, Journal of the Learning Sciences, Metacognition & Learning, Science Education, and The Journal of Experimental Education.

Thurston Domina: Educational Researcher
A team including faculty member Thurston “Thad” Domina has been named to lead Educational Researcher, the premier academic journal of the American Educational Research Association.

Domina, an associate professor of educational policy and sociology, is one of five co-editors who will lead the journal during 2020-2022.

Educational Researcher reaches widely across education research and aligned fields by publishing original research from multiple disciplines, theoretical orientations, and methodologies. The journal aims to make major programmatic research and new findings of general significance to the education research community broadly accessible.

The other co-editors on the new Educational Researcher team are June Ahn, an associate professor of learning sciences and research-practice partnerships at the University of California, Irvine; Andrew McEachin, a policy researcher at the RAND Corporation and a core faculty member at the Pardee RAND Graduate School; Dana Thompson Dorsey, an associate professor and the associate director of research and development for the Center for Urban Education at the University of Pittsburgh and a former member of the faculty at Carolina’s School of Education; and, Sarah Woulfin, an associate professor in the University of Connecticut’s Department of Educational Leadership.

Troy Sadler: Journal of Research in Science Teaching
Troy Sadler, the Thomas James Distinguished Professor of Experiential Learning at Carolina’s School of Education, will serve as co-editor of the Journal of Research in Science Teaching.

Sadler will serve with Felicia Moore Mensah of Teachers College at Columbia University. Their term begins in January, running through 2025.

The Journal of Research in Science Teaching, or JRST, is the leading academic journal in the field of science education. JRST articles were downloaded more than 341,000 times in 2018, an increase of 200% in the past ten years, outpacing other journals in its area of research. It is the official journal of NARST: A Worldwide Organization for Improving Science Teaching and Learning Through Research.

With Sadler becoming one of the JRST editors, the journal remains associated with the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Education as for the past five years Abd-El-Khalick, dean and professor at the School, has served as one of the two editors-in-chief with Dana Zeidler of the University of South Florida.

Kihyun “Kelly” Ryoo, an associate professor at the School of Education who has been an editorial review board member with JRST since last year, will serve as an associate editor.

Sherick Hughes: The Urban Review
Sherick Hughes, professor, is serving as editor of The Urban Review, a journal devoted to examining issues around improvement of urban schooling and education.

The Urban Review publishes articles, reviews and essays that examine issues about urban schooling and education, with an emphasis on the multidisciplinary nature of today’s educational problems.

Hughes conducts research and publishes in the areas of critical race studies and black education; social context of schooling in urban and rural education; interdisciplinary foundations of education; and qualitative/mixed research methodology.

He won a Distinguished Scholar Award from the American Educational Research Association in 2016.

The Urban Review was previously edited by UNC-Chapel Hill School of Education Professor George Noblit and William Pink of the College of Education at Marquette University.

Associate editors will include former UNC-Chapel Hill faculty members Juan Carrillo, now of the University of Texas at Austin; and Dana Thomson Dorsey, now at the University of Pittsburgh. Other associate editors are Daniella Cook of the University of South Carolina and James Martinez of Valdosta State University.

Carolina doctoral students Danny Gibboney and Cortland Gilliam are serving as managing editors.