FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 18, 2017
COLUMBUS, OH —The Association for Middle Level Education (AMLE) is pleased to announce the selection of Lisa Harrison, PhD, Kathleen Brinegar, EdD, and Ellis Hurd, EdD as co-editors of Middle School Journal. A refereed journal, Middle School Journal, is an official publication and a Professional Membership benefit of AMLE. Published five times per year with publishing partner Taylor & Francis, the journal offers articles that promote quality middle level education and contribute to an understanding of the educational and developmental needs of youth between the ages of 10 and 15.
Dr. Lisa Harrison is an associate professor and middle childhood program coordinator in the Department of Teacher Education at Ohio University, Athens, Ohio. She earned a Bachelor of Science from Spelman College, a Master of Education degree from Pace University, and a Doctor of Philosophy in Middle School Education degree from the University of Georgia, Athens. Harrison is a member of the AMLE Professional Preparation Advisory Committee, serves on the editorial board of the Middle Grades Review, and has served on the executive council for the Middle-Level Education Research Special Interest Group of the American Educational Research Association.
Dr. Kathleen Brinegar is an associate professor and program director of middle and secondary education at Johnson State College/Northern Vermont University, Johnson, Vermont. She earned Bachelor of Arts, Master of Education, and Doctor of Education degrees from the University of Vermont, Burlington. She is a co-leader of the Cultural Responsiveness Working Group and editor of the Chronicle of Middle Level Education Research for the Middle-Level Education Special Interest Group of the American Educational Research Association. Brinegar also serves on the board of the Vermont Association for Middle Level Education.
Dr. Ellis Hurd is an associate professor at Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Judson University, his Master of Education degree from National-Louis University, and his Doctor of Education degree from the University of Northern Iowa. He is a member of the Middle-Level Education Research Special Interest Group workgroup for the Research Agenda Project on Developing a 21st Century Middle Level Education Research Agenda and a faculty mentor in the Faculty Mentor Initiative. Hurd is also a member of the AMLE Program Review Board for the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).
AMLE Executive Director William Waidelich said, "We are thrilled to welcome these three highly respected leaders and scholars as our editorial team for Middle School Journal. This publication has a long history as an esteemed academic journal with a focus on research-based practices that help middle school students be successful in the middle grades, and we’re honored to have Lisa, Kathleen, and Ellis on board to continue that tradition."
About the Association for Middle Level Education (AMLE)
The Association for Middle Level Education (AMLE) helps middle grades educators reach every student, grow professionally, and create great schools. A non-profit membership organization, AMLE members include teachers, principals, counselors, professors, researchers, and others interested in the education of 10- to 15-year-olds. www.amle.org
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