Baylor profs leading national & international academic journals
No matter your relationship to higher education, there’s a good chance you’re aware of the importance of professors getting published. To be published means a professor’s research appears in a peer-reviewed academic journal, having been approved by a group of peer editors and then distributed to a wider academic audience — thus contributing to the body of knowledge within their field.
Baylor professors have a long record of publishing meaningful research, but their contributions to these journals don’t stop there. Many Baylor professors actually serve as the editors of journals within their field, positions of great importance and influence in their field. As President Livingstone said in a recent email to the Baylor Family, “It’s an opportunity — and great responsibility — to have Baylor’s Christian viewpoint leading the way in pursuit of research excellence that contributes to solutions to some of society’s most challenging problems.”
Here are Baylor faculty currently serving as editors-in-chief, co-editors or editors of a significant portion of journals within their discipline:
* Dr. Michael Muehlenbein, general editor, Cambridge Studies in Biological and Evolutionary Anthropology
* Dr. Perry Glanzer, MA ’91, editor-in-chief, Christian Scholar’s Review
* Dr. Krystal Goree, BA ’78, MSEd ’97, PhD ’11, editor, Tempo
* Dr. Todd Kettler, BA ’91, MSED ’94, PhD ’12, editor, Journal of Advanced Academics
* Dr. Jennifer Robins, BS ’98, MSED ’00, PhD ’10, co-editor, Journal for the Education of the Gifted
* Dr. Bryan Brooks, editor-in-chief, Environmental Science & Technology Letters journals
* Dr. George Cobb, editor, Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry
* Dr. Ramon Lavado, associate editor, Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology; associate editor, Journal of Environmental and Toxicological Studies
* Dr. Cole Matson, associate editor, Ecotoxicology
* Dr. Christie Sayes, associate editor, Toxicology Research; editor, Nanotoxicology; editor, Toxicological Sciences
INFORMATION SYSTEMS & BUSINESS ANALYTICS
* Dr. Dorothy Leidner, editor-in-chief, Journal of the Association for Information Systems
* Dr. Marjorie Cooper, editor, Keller Center Research Report
* Dr. Andrea Dixon, regional editor for North America, European Journal of Marketing
* Dr. Kirk Wakefield, MBA ’81, editor, Baylor S3 Report
PSYCHOLOGY & NEUROSCIENCE
* Dr. Gary Elkins, editor-in-chief, International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis
That list may not be exhaustive — in fact, if you know of more, send them our way. But it’s a representation of the influence of Baylor faculty, leading within their fields. And if we added associate editors, senior editors, and editorial board members to this post, their number would reach into the hundreds.
It’s another example of the ways Baylor faculty contribute well beyond the classroom or laboratory, and of the opportunities Baylor students have to learn from professors who are among the tops in their discipline in tangible ways.
Sic ’em, Baylor academic editors!