Vanderbilt University professor Ellen Goldring has been appointed editor-in-chief of the American Educational Research Association’s flagship publication, the American Educational Research Journal. She will head the editorial team for AERJ’s 2020–22 volume years.
Goldring is Patricia and Rodes Hart Professor of Leadership, Policy and Organizations at Vanderbilt’s Peabody College of education and human development. Her research focuses on the intersection of education policy and school improvement, with particular emphases on urban school district and education leadership.
An AERA Fellow and past vice president of AERA’s Division L (Educational Policy and Politics), Goldring studies leadership practice and the implementation and effects of interventions such as professional development, coaching and performance feedback.
She is the recipient of the Roald F. Campbell Lifetime Achievement Award from the University Council for Educational Administration.
Serving as coeditors will be Michael Cunningham (Tulane University), Sean Kelly (University of Pittsburgh), Madeline Mavrogordato (Michigan State University) and Peter Youngs (University of Virginia). The team was appointed by 2018–19 AERA President Amy Stuart Wells after an extensive search driven by the AERA Journal Publications Committee. The editorial team will begin receiving new manuscripts on July 1, 2019.
AERJ features articles that advance the empirical, theoretical and methodological understanding of education and learning. It publishes original peer-reviewed analyses that span the field of education research across all subfields and disciplines and all levels of analysis. It also encourages submissions across all levels of education throughout the life span and all forms of learning. AERJ welcomes submissions of the highest quality, reflecting a wide range of perspectives, topics, contexts, and methods, including interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary work.