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Members of the editorial review board for the Journal of The First-Year Experience and Students in Transition are appointed by the Journal editor and serve three-year terms. Reviewers are scholars and practitioners in higher education with a special interest in and knowledge of student transition issues.


Mark Amos (2014)
Southern Illinois University

Frimpomaa Ampaw (2015)
Central Michigan University

Phame Camarena (2014)
Central Michigan University

Rebecca Campbell (2014)
Northern Arizona University

Katherine Chaddock (2014)
University of South Carolina

James Cole (2014)
Indiana University

Joseph Cuseo (2014)
Marymount College

Marc Cutright (2014)
The University of North Texas

Mark F. Daddona (2014)
Clayton State University

Donna Dahlgren (2014)
Indiana University Southeast

Diane Dean (2014)
Illinois State University

Linda DeAngelo (2015)
University of Pittsburgh

Patrick Dilley (2014)
Southern Illinois University

Saran Donahoo (2014)
Southern Illinois University

Brent Drake (2014)
Purdue University

Afet Dundar (2015)
National Student Clearinghouse Research Center

Kathy J. Evertz (2014)
Carleton College

Matthew Fifolt (2014)
University of Alabama at Birmingham

K. Leigh Forell (2014)
Durham Technical Community College

Ann M. Gansemer-Topf (2016)
Iowa State University

Jason C. Garvey (2016)
University of Alabama

Keith Greiner (2014)
Simpson College

Wanda Hadley (2014)
Central State University

Chad Hanson (2015)
Casper College

Frank Harris, III (2014)
San Diego State University

Nicholas Hillman (2014)
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Sara E. Hinkle (2016)
West Chester University

Anne Hornak (2014)
Central Michigan University

Steven M. Janosik (2016)
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Rashne Jehangir (2015)
University of Minnesota

Melissa Johnson (2015)
University of Florida

David Jones (2014)
Minnesota State University Mankato

Jennifer Benson Jones (2014)
Minnesota State University Mankato

Robert Kennedy (2014)
York University

Jennifer Keup (2014)
University of South Carolina

Eunyoung Kim (2015)
Seton Hall University

JoHyun Kim (2015)
Texas A&M University-Commerce

Judy Kiyama (2015)
University of Denver

Nicolette Lee (2016)
Victoria University

Wade Leuwerke (2014)
Drake University

Mark May (2014)
Clayton State University

Ezella McPherson (2016)
Wayne State University

Julianne Messia (2014)
Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Louis Nadelson (2014)
Boise State University

Ryan Padgett (2014)
University of Northern Kentucky

Tisha Morris Paredes (2014)
Old Dominion University

Christopher T. Pisarik (2016)
University of Georgia

Matthew Pistilli (2015)
Purdue University

Darrell C. Ray (2016)
Louisiana State University

Michael Redd (2014)
Kennesaw State University

Maureen A. Scharberg (2016)
San Jose State University

Debora Scheffel (2014)
University of the Rockies

Said L. Sewell (2016)
Kent State University

Gary Skolits (2014)
University of Tennessee

Rishi Sriram (2014)
Baylor University

Robert Stupnisky (2015)
University of North Dakota

Dale Tampke (2014)
University of North Texas

David Thompson (2014)
Kennesaw State University

Barbara Tobolowsky (2014)
University of Texas at Arlington

Edward Vaughn (2014)
Alcorn State University

Jorg Vianden (2016)
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse

Xueli Wang (2014)
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Julie Weissman (2014)
Webster University

Reiko Yamada (2014)
Doshisha University

Ani Yazedjian (2014)
Illinois State University

Dallin George Young (2016)
University of South Carolina

Eboni M. Zamani-Gallaher (2016)
Eastern Michigan Univerisity

Statistical Methodology Reviewers

Jocelyn H. Bolin (2016)
Ball State University

Holmes Finch (2014)
Ball State University

Forrest Lane (2015)
University of Southern Mississippi

J. Patrick Meyer (2014)
University of Virginia

Christopher Williams (2014)
University of Idaho

The Journal is currently accepting nominations (including self-nominations) for members of the editorial review board. Editorial review board members serve a three-year term (January 2015 December 2017) and can anticipate being asked to review approximately six manuscripts per year for the duration of their term. 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. Further, editorial review board members agree to return reviews within six weeks of receipt and to assume a dual role of gatekeeper and shaper of researcher in the first-year experience and students in transition field by providing a rigorous review of manuscripts submitted for publication while also offering constructive and encouraging feedback to mentor fellow researchers. Individuals who meet these qualifications are invited to submit the following information to Dr. Paul A. Gore, Jr., Editor, at

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

The deadline for receipt of completed nomination packages is December 1, 2014.

National Resource Center for The First-Year Experience and Students in Transition, University of South Carolina