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College of Education Selected to Host Prominent Research Journal

Gerardo LopezGerardo R. López, professor and chair in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy in the College of Education at the University of Utah has been selected as the lead editor of the journal Educational Administration Quarterly. EAQ is considered the most prominent journal in the field of educational leadership. The journal publishes empirical and conceptual articles focused on critical leadership and policy issues within the field of education. In doing so, it helps shape the preparation and practice of leaders in schools and districts. López will act as lead editor Feb. 2018 through Jan. 2023.

López has chosen the following individuals to serve as part of his lead editorial team: Andrea Rorrer (University of Utah), Laurence Parker (University of Utah), Yongmei Ni (University of Utah), Irene Yoon (University of Utah), Diana Pounder (University of Utah), Min Sun (University of Washington), Julie Mead (University of Wisconsin-Madison), Mónica Byrne-Jiménez (Indiana University) and Terah Venzant-Chambers (Michigan State University).

“We are excited to host the premiere journal in the field of educational leadership,” said López. “The Department of Educational Leadership and Policy would like to thank the journal’s sponsor, the University Council for Educational Administration, for entrusting us with the critically important task of ensuring the knowledge base in our field remains strong and vibrant for years to come.”

UCEA Executive Director, Michelle Young, is excited about the journal’s move to the University of Utah. Young states: “EAQ one of the most significant journals in the field. Due to its stature, focus, and quality of research published therein, the selection of a new editorial team is one of the most important decisions that UCEA can make in its effort to support quality scholarship in educational leadership”

This is the third time that EAQ has been hosted by the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy which is unprecedented in the history of this professional journal. This speaks to the confidence and recognition of the field for the expertise and contributions of our faculty, the meaningfulness of our research in improving preparation, the on-going development of leaders and practice in the field, and the impact of the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy.

November 15, 2017

Last Updated: 11/16/17