Jori N. Hall, an associate professor in the department of lifelong education, administration and policy, was recently named associate editor of the American Journal of Evaluation (AJE), a peer-reviewed publication that focuses on evaluation methodology, theory and practice.
"Knowing that I will be lending a unique perspective to such a prestigious journal gives me a significant sense of honor, as well as a sense of urgency to further investigate the editorial history of the journal," said Hall. "I will apply what I have learned as an author and progress manuscripts from submission to publication."
Sponsored by the American Evaluation Association (AEA), AJE features diverse viewpoints in evaluation practice related to a multitude of disciplines, including health, sociology and education.
As the journal's associate editor, Hall will be responsible for determining the appropriateness of submitted manuscripts and supervising the review process. If revisions are needed, her recommendations may include guidance on what the author needs to focus on before resubmitting the article for publication.
"AEA has enhanced my capacity to conduct evaluations; teach courses on evaluation practice and theory; and expand my professional network of colleagues," said Hall. "It is a pleasure and a privilege to work with fellow editors, which are some of the most esteemed colleagues I have come to know during my participation in AEA."
Hall will work with the AJE editorial team for two years and apply her expertise in the fields of educational accountability, qualitative inquiry, mixed methods research and evaluation theory and practice.
"I will work diligently to assist authors, when necessary, with feedback to make manuscripts more appropriate for the journal," she added. "Ultimately, as the associate editor, I hope to attract and introduce new topics and authors to the journal, significantly impacting the future direction of the AJE."