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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.

Editorial Review Board Members

Name Institutional Affiliation Term Ending
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 University 2024
Ryan Erck Gardner-Webb University 2024
Amber Fallucca University of South Carolina 2024
Michelle Filling-Brown Cabrini University 2024
Michele Hansen The Ohio State University 2024
Brad Harmon Furman University  2024
Jennifer Hodges Doña Ana Community College 2024
Jamil Johnson University of South Carolina 2024
JoHyun Kim Texas A&M University-Commerce 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 Maryville University Online 2024
Zack Underwood North Carolina Central University 2024
Ryan Bronkema University of West Georgia 2025
Richard Gebauer Bryn Mawr College 2025
David Nguyen Ohio University 2025
Amanda Burbage East Virginia Medical School 2025
Jodi Devine Bowling Green State University 2025
Allie Goldstein Pennsylvania State University 2025
Reena Viswanath University of West Georgia 2025
Amy Bidwell State University of New York at Oswego 2026
Nerissa Gillum Texas Women's University 2026
Cori Hanson University of Toronto 2026
Casandra Harper University of Missouri 2026
Saralyn McKinnon-Crowley Baylor University 2026
Jean Rhodes University of Massachusetts Boston 2026
Colleen Sullivan Worcester State University 2026
Patrick Turner New Mexico State University 2026
Angela Vaughan University of Northern Colorado 2026


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

  • 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 2024 nomination window is closed. Check back in Fall 2024 for our 2025 nomination deadline. 


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