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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.


2020 Editorial Review Board Members

Name Institutional Affiliation Term Ending
Abdulaziz Alfehaid Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University (Saudi Arabia) 2021
Mauriell Amechi Old Dominion University 2022
Tracy Ballysingh University of Vermont 2022
Ryan Bronkema University of West Georgia 2022
Bryce Bunting  Brigham Young University  2021
Ashley B. Clayton  Louisiana State University  2020
Michael Denton University of South Florida 2022
Erin Doran Iowa State University 2021
Colleen Blaney Doyle  University College Dublin (Ireland)   2022
Diane Cardenas Elliott Kutztown University of Pennsylvania 2020
Talia Esnard University of the West Indies (Trinidad and Tobago) 2022
Amber Fallucca University of South Carolina 2021
Richard Gebauer Cabrini University 2022
Stavros P. Hadjisolomou American University of Kuwait 2020
Ronald Hallett University of La Verne 2020
Michele JoAnn Hansen Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis 2021
Sheri Hardee University of North Georgia 2020
Brad Harmon Furman University 2021
Deryl Hatch University of Nebraska - Lincoln 2021
Jennifer Hodges New Mexico State University 2021
Michael Hoffshire Saint Mary's College of California 2022
Holly Holloway-Friesen Azusa Pacific University 2020
Benjamin Johnson Utah Valley University 2021
Dena Kniess University of West Georgia 2020
Tonisha Brandy Lane Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University 2020
Kathleen J. Lehman University of California, Los Angeles 2020
Raul A. Leon Eastern Michigan University 2021
Travis Martin Eastern Kentucky University 2022
Craig McGill University of South Dakota 2021
Kali Morgan Georgia Institute of Technology 2021
David Nguyen Ohio University 2022
Amelia V. Noël-Elkins Illinois State University 2020
Steffen Peuker California Polytechnic State University 2021
Blanca Rincón University of Nevada Las Vegas 2021
Peitro Sasso Southern Illinois University Edwardsville 2021
Rachel Smith Iowa State University 2022
Michael James Stebleton University of Minnesota - Twin Cities 2021
Ellen Bara Stolzenberg University of California, Los Angeles 2020
Dale R. Tampke Student Success Scholar 2020
Tenisha Tevis Oregon State University 2022
Barbara F. Tobolowsky University of Texas - Arlington 2022
Katie Treadwell University of Kansas 2021
Dottie Weigel Messiah College 2020


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. Forrest Lane, 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 October 31, 2020.


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