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TQR Names New Editorial Board Members and Apprentices

We at TQR are delighted to announce our newest members for our Editorial Advisory Board and TQR Apprenticeship Program.

New Editorial Board Members

Jacquelyn Allen-Collinson, PhD is a Reader in the Sociology of Sport at the University of Lincoln, UK. With over 25 years' experience (some of it hard won!) of undertaking qualitative research in a range of sociological topics, her expertise includes auto/ethnographic and auto/phenomenographic projects. Jacquelyn's research specialisms cohere around the sociology (and sociological-phenomenology) of the body, including the gendered and sporting body, and also the sociology of identity/identity work. Currently, she sits on the editorial/editorial advisory boards of Sociology, and Sociological Research Online (journals of the British Sociological Association) and Leisure Studies. Involvement in qualitative research - both directly and via her doctoral students - still impassions Jacquelyn, and never fails to surprise and challenge.
Laura Bisaillon is a fluently bilingual (English, French) Canadian social scientist working at the intersection of multiple domains and disciplines. Over the last six years, she has been working toward an academic career in health sociology. She worked for a decade before returning to graduate school during which time she acquired extensive hands-on, "real world" experience managing and taking part in social science projects of various types in Africa, Asia, Canada, the Caribbean, and Europe. She is currently a Postdoctoral Research Fellow with the Montreal Health Equity Research Consortium at McGill University's Biomedical Ethics Unit. She previously held a postdoctoral fellowship with the Ontario Training Centre for Health Services and Policy Research at York University's Sociology Department and the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network in Toronto. In 2012, she earned an Interdisciplinary PhD in Population Health from the University of Ottawa. Her dissertation, for which she was awarded the Governor General Gold Medal for Humanities and the Joseph De Koninck Prize for Interdisciplinary Studies, was an institutional ethnography and the first theoretically informed social scientific exploration and critique of the inner workings of the medical and bureaucratic practices regulating immigration to Canada for people living with HIV. Her prior degrees are in Urban Planning (McGill), Political Studies (Bishop's), and International Relations (Strasbourg III). Her ongoing program of research focuses critical attention on immigration medical practices, application of policy and the law, social organization of knowledge, HIV and AIDS, and socio-legal studies. She uses critical, ethnographic, and qualitative approaches and strive to provide an empirically informed dimension to policy and law making. At this time, she is investigating the organization of knowledge practices associated with decision-making about medical in/admissibility of immigrants to Canada. Please see her academic website for additional information, including publications and other examples of her work: http://mcgill.academia.edu/LauraBisaillon.
Lynn Butler-Kisber (B.Ed.; M.Ed. McGill; Ed.D. Harvard) is a Professor of Education at McGill University in the Department of Integrated Studies in Education in the Faculty of Education where she works in the areas of qualitative methodologies, leadership, multiliteracies, and professional development. She is Director of the newly created office of Leadership in Community and International Initiatives (LCII) and of the Graduate Certificate in Educational Leadership Programs 1&2, and founding and current editor of LEARNing Landscapes, a peer-reviewed, open-access, online journal. Among her publications is the recent book entitled Qualitative Inquiry: Narrative, Thematic and Arts-informed Perspectives published by Sage.
Sheila J. Henderson, MBA, Ph.D., a licensed Counseling Psychologist, is the Interim Associate Provost of International-Multicultural Education, Research and Training (I-MERIT) at Alliant International University. She has co-edited a book, published articles, and presented at conferences in the area of career development, multicultural competency, and creative achievement-much of which is the result of conducting and supervising doctoral level qualitative research. Dr. Henderson has 20+ years of experience in business, higher education, and in counseling psychology with a BA in economics from Simmons College, an MBA from the University of Chicago, a MA in counseling from Santa Clara University, and a Ph.D. in counseling psychology from Stanford University, School of Education.
Mehmet Ali Icbay is a qualitative researcher. Currently, he works as an assistant professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at Canakkale Onsekiz Mart University, Turkey. His research interests are rooted in the ethnomethodological account of social phenomena in the educational settings.
Lisa Pau Le Low is a Professional Consultant at The Nethersole School of Nursing of The Chinese University of Hong Kong. Her research interests resolve around gerontology and long-term care, with emphasis on the organization of care and practices, decision-making in residential care homes, discharge planning for older patients and family members; and, recently, family decision-making of older people with mild-moderate dementia using predominately qualitative research approaches. Her deep passion and dedication to use and to continually learn to integrate qualitative research into her academic career and post-doctoral developments began following the completion of the M.Phil research degree back in 1996, which focused on the use of action research (combined with ethnography) to promote the quality of life of older residents and staff in an aged care setting. Since then she has been engaged in teaching qualitative research to both undergraduate and postgraduate students in the nursing and gerontology programmes. In her recently completed Ph.D. thesis she adopted a constructivist grounded theory approach to explore decision-making in residential care homes from the perspectives of older residents, family members and care providers. This work has now been extended to explore family decision-making of older people with mild-moderate dementia.
Helen Owton, PhD, joined the University of Northampton as a Lecturer in Psychology at the end of 2012. She came from the University of Exeter where she completed a PhD called 'A Breath of Fresh Air' about the lived experiences of sportspeople with asthma. She teaches on various modules (e.g., Investigating Psychology, Psychology in Practice (with a focus on sport and health), Motivation and Emotion, the Developing Adult). She enjoys developing her own methodological breadth and sharing new emerging and innovative methodological approaches and techniques with students and other researchers. Her research interests are diverse and specialised with qualitative methodological interests in; sport and health psychology, embodied experiences, feminist approaches to research, sporting body-selves, relationships and attachments, 'taboos in sport' (trauma and abuse), injury and sport, illness (health) and sport, special populations (e.g. athletic mothers), woman's boxing, innovative methodological approaches (e.g., narratives, poetry, and art), neophyte applied sport psychology practitioners' motivations and experiences, and researcher reflexivity.
marcela polanco, originally from Bogotá, Colombia, is an Assistant Professor in the Psychology Department at Our Lady of the Lake University, San Antonio, TX. Her areas of interest include the narrative therapy framework embedded in her Latin American culture and applied to clinical, supervision, teaching and research practice, and also Latin American feminism, politics of solidarity, decolonizing politics, and autoethnographic and indigenous methodologies.
Gail Simon, PDSP (Professional Doctorate in Systemic Practice), is interested in the relational aspects of research and professional practice. Her doctoral research was on writing as a relational practice. She is Principal Lecturer in Systemic Practice at the University of Bedfordshire in the UK where she leads the Professional Doctorate in Systemic Practice. She has developed and published papers on reflexive practitioner research methodologies and has presented at national and international conferences on systemic practice, the politics of psychotherapy, reflexive research methods and research as social and political intervention. She is a member of International Advisory Board for the International Journal for Collaborative Practice and reviews for the Journal of Family Therapy, Human Systems: The Journal of Therapy, Consultation and Training, and The International Journal for Collaborative Practice. Gail has written on psychotherapy in the lesbian, gay and queer communities having co-founded and directed The Pink Practice, a systemic therapy service for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer communities in London. She is a member of the Professional Affairs Committee for the Association for Systemic and Family Therapy (AFT). She maintains her professional registration with the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy, British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, The Relate Register of Supervisors and the Association for Systemic and Family Therapy.
Chelsea Starr holds degrees in Anthropology (BA), Comparative Culture (MA), and Sociology (Ph.D.) and has expertise in qualitative methodology, grounded theory, symbolic interactionism, gender, culture, social movements, and social media. In addition to holding positions in the University of California, University of North Carolina, and University of North Dakota higher education systems in the past, she also served as Qualitative Research Manager for Phoenix Multicultural Market Research, doing studies for Fortune 500 clients in health care, pharma, advertising, and consumer goods. In the non-profit sector she has served as a City Commissioner advising the Mayor of Long Beach, CA on disability issues, and has experience as a K-12 Special Education Parent Advocate in Los Angeles. Her current research is on emerging social media methodologies.
Heather Stuckey, D.Ed., is Assistant Professor of Medicine and Public Health Sciences at the Penn State University College of Medicine in Hershey, Pennsylvania. Her work focuses on understanding how people with type 1 and type 2 diabetes have achieved success in living life to the fullest using qualitative methods. She is currently funded by an NIH grant through NIDDK to conduct mixed methods research on the experiences contributing to success in diabetes management. After interviewing and observing 60 individuals with controlled blood sugar in their home, we identified numerous practices and thought patterns that may contribute to management success. After developing a survey of those practices and testing the survey in focus groups, we are in the process of recruiting 500 individuals, half of whom have controlled blood sugar, to see if their blood sugar (A1c) can be correlated to any of the practices. She is also lead qualitative investigator for an international study of diabetes attitudes, wishes and needs (DAWN2) funded by Novo Nordisk. After reading and analyzing more than 17,000 responses, she is supervising the work of 2 coders to finish the coding process. She has held multiple meetings with international collaborators to determine cultural differences in the translations, and to co-develop the codebook. She is teaching qualitative methods in research design at our university in the MPH program, plans to teach in Thailand this summer for NIDA, as well as a two-day qualitative research course at UNC for Research Talks. She has evaluated a number of manuscripts for Qualitative Health Research and is the Director of Research for the Foundation of Art in Healing.

Apprentices

Karlyn Borysenko is a doctoral student in I/O psychology at Capella University where she will be starting work on her dissertation in the spring on the lived experience of being a target of workplace bullying as a young professional. With over a decade of marketing experience, primarily in higher education, she was first introduced to qualitative research by conducting qualitative market research, both for organizations she worked for and as a consultant. She currently works for Eduventures, a research and consulting company that specializes in higher education. Karlyn previously earned a BS in Communication from Boston University and an MBA from Norwich University. She lives in Merrimack NH with her husband Viktor, their ferret Monkey and their dogs Honey and Kobe.
Ellen K. Carruth is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Washington State, and currently she works as a program coordinator for the Masters in Counseling Program at City University of Seattle. Ellen graduated from the University of Tennessee in 2008, with a PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision. Ellen developed her interest in qualitative research during her doctoral studies, and is currently the principal investigator for a project entitled "Finding their Voice: A Qualitative Investigation of the Perceived Impacts of State Budget Cuts on Consumers of Community Mental Health and Substance Abuse Treatment". Ellen's research interests include phenomenological inquiry and the use of focus groups in action research.
Hannah Covert, PhD, was first exposed to qualitative research as an undergraduate student. She went on to complete both her MA thesis and PhD dissertation using qualitative methods of inquiry. Her MA was an ethnographic study of elderly Mexican women, while her dissertation was a constructivist study of undergraduate students' perceptions of developing intercultural competence during a semester abroad in Chile. Hannah has worked in higher education administration for 13 years. She specializes in international education and resource management. Most of her career was spent at the Center for Latin American Studies at the University of Florida (UF), where she served as Executive Director. Currently she works as a senior grants administrator in the Department of Environmental Health Sciences in the School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine at Tulane University. Hannah received her PhD in Higher Education Administration from UF, where she received in-depth training in qualitative theory, methods, and analysis. She has a MA in Latin American Studies with a specialization in anthropology from UF and a BA in Spanish from Middlebury College. Hannah looks forward to contributing to the qualitative research community as a TQR Apprentice and expects it will be an excellent learning experience.
Gloria Lee, PhD, is a bilingual and multicultural clinical psychologist, researcher, and mental health consultant in San Francisco, CA. She specializes in posttraumatic stress disorder, research methodology, multivariate statistics, culture and neurovisceral perspectives of psychopathology, gender-based violence, and LGBT Studies. Her goals are to elevate mental health quality of care, equal access of resources amongst underprivileged or disenfranchised populations, and integrating mental health with other disciplines of wellness and healthcare. Dr. Lee received her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology (CSPP) and completed her internship at the UCSF Department of Psychiatry, Infant-Parent Program. She has conducted research and clinical work for UCLA, San Francisco General Hospital, the Rockway Institute, and the City and County of San Francisco. Dr. Lee is published at the international and peer-reviewed level and has lectured in numerous community and academic contexts. Dr. Lee is a postdoctoral fellow at the International Multicultural Education, Research, Intervention and Training institute at CSPP at Alliant International University, where she designs and develops research, project implementation and outcome evaluation, curriculum development, and supervising/advising doctoral students' research.
Christel Marais is a PhD (Labour Relations Management) candidate at the North West University in South Africa. She is part of the SANTRUST PhD program and is committed to the completion of her study during the course of 2013. The lived experience of domestic workers within the South African labour legislative context is the focus of her research. As an academic for the past 17 years, affiliated with the Vaal University of Technology, she gained a broad understanding of research methodologies. A passionate engagement within the qualitative paradigm allows her to explore creative approaches to participant engagement. Christel loves sharing her knowledge and understanding with both post graduate students and staff at various research oriented forums.
Nicole Pettitt is a former English as a Second Language (ESL) and Spanish teacher and teacher trainer, at both the post-secondary level and in adult basic education programs. She earned her MA in Curriculum and Instruction (Second Languages and Cultures Education) from the University of Minnesota in 2012, and is currently a PhD student in Applied Linguistics/ESL at Georgia State University in Atlanta. Her work centers on second language pedagogy for adolescents and adults in both ESL and world language contexts. She has worked for many years with adolescent and adult immigrants and refugees with interrupted formal school-based education. Many of her adolescent and adult ESL students are learning to read and write for the first time in any language, at the same time that they are learning English. Those experiences sparked her interest in the role that alphabetic print literacy -- and literacies broadly defined -- play in processes of second language acquisition, as well as the processes by which students with interrupted formal schooling acquire additional languages and literacies. More information about Nicole's background and interests can be found at nicolepettitt.weebly.com.
Christina Rosetti, M.A is a doctoral candidate in the clinical psychology Ph.D. program at the California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University. She does clinical work with children and families from underserved backgrounds and her research focuses on the emotional experiences of individuals with learning disabilities.
Amy Santee is a Portland-based applied anthropologist and freelance research consultant. Her professional interests include culture/identity and consumerism, urban environments, business anthropology, and ethnographic, participatory and other qualitative approaches to research. She received her MA in Applied Anthropology from the University of Memphis and her BA in Anthropology from Eckerd College. Her research experience includes topics such as social capital and health, ethical consumption and consumer identity, urban gentrification, community development, web/mobile usability, program/product evaluation, and others. She is also experienced in project management and vendor research management. Before relocating to Portland in November, Amy most recently worked as a qualitative research analyst for a major insurance and financial services provider in Illinois. Amy is active in both traditional and online research communities and maintains a research/anthropology blog at amysantee.blogspot.com. She is currently available for national and international contract research projects and can be reached at amylaurensantee@gmail.com or on Twitter (@amysantee).
Cheston Saunders is a doctoral student in the West Virginia University Department of Biology where his research concentrates on biology education. Cheston earned a bachelor's degree with honors in biology from the University of North Carolina Wilmington where his honors thesis examined the benefits of implementing information technology in a large-enrollment introductory biology course. Although starting out his undergraduate career working as the typical "bench" research assistance, he made the leap to education research after serving as an undergraduate Teaching Assistant where he was unhappy with the traditional model of direct instruction. As a student in the quantitatively-heavy field of science education, Cheston became interested in qualitative research simply by chance as a result of enrolling in qualitative research methods at the last minute during his first semester of doctoral studies. Currently, Cheston is pursuing a project exploring the life histories of graduate teaching assistants. Most importantly, Cheston is thrilled to be an editorial apprentice for The Qualitative Report!
Raza Ullah, Ph.D., obtained his PhD in Public Administration from University of Peshawar Pakistan, his work was focused on application of quality management tools in policy making process. He did Master in Business Administration and BSc. from University of Peshawar. Before, joining university as faculty member, he served different marketing companies as Sales Manager, Product Manager and Marketing Manager. He is a management consultant and has teaching experience in different universities including City University of Science and IT, Abayn University, BRAINS College of IT and currently working as Assistant Professor in the Department of Management Science, Islamia College University Peshawar. His recent research work focuses on participatory organizational practices in planning, policy making and currently working on a research project on applications of "Participatory Rural Appraisal" in Pakistani context. He has organized and presented at local, national and international conferences and workshops. Besides, he is also attached with a non-profit organizations working for free market economy; executive member of Quality and Productivity Society of Pakistan and American Institute of Pakistan Studies.

(Posted December 24, 2012; Updated December 31, 2012)

TQR Seeking New Editorial Board Members and Apprentices

We at TQR are seeking new members for our Editorial Advisory Board and new TQR Apprentices.

Editorial Board Members should have (a) extensive experiences conducting and publishing qualitative research, (b) an earned terminal academic degree, and (c) some experience reviewing scholarly manuscripts. TQR Board members are expected to embrace the journal's editorial mission by providing the best guidance and mentorship to our authors and to review 3 to 5 manuscripts per year as part of manuscript development teams lead by senior editors. If you are interested in becoming a member of our Board, please send Ron Chenail (ron@nova.edu) an introductory message explaining your interest in becoming a member of TQR's Board and describing your relevant experiences, along with a copy of your CV or resume. Applicants who meet the threshold requirements will be given manuscripts to review and those producing quality reviews aligned with TQR's editorial mission will be invited to join the Board. Based upon the quality of service provided to the journal and its authors, after two years Editorial Board Members can be promoted to editorial positions.
TQR Apprentices should have (a) basic qualitative research knowledge and skills, (b) an earned terminal academic degree or be an active student in a graduate degree program, and (c) some experiences conducting, writing, and/or reviewing qualitative research. TQR Apprentices are expected to learn and embrace the journal's editorial mission, conduct 3 to 5 preliminary manuscript appraisals using the TQR Rubric, and to review 3 to 5 manuscripts per year as part of manuscript development teams lead by senior editors. If you are interested in becoming a TQR Apprentice, please send Ron Chenail (ron@nova.edu) an introductory message explaining your interest in becoming an Apprentice and describing your relevant experiences, along with a copy of your CV or resume. Applicants who meet the threshold requirements will be given manuscripts to appraise and those producing quality appraisals aligned with TQR's editorial mission will be invited to join the Apprenticeship program. Based upon the quality of service provided to the journal and its authors, after one year Apprentices can be promoted to become Editorial Board Members.

Applicants are expected to be familiar with TQR's editorial philosophy and community culture (see About TQR for more information). If you have any questions, please email TQR Editor-in-Chief Ron Chenail at (ron@nova.edu).

(Posted December 10, 2012)

TQR Passes 6,000 Subscribers

Adam Rosenthal, TQR Community Coordinator, reported this week the number of subscribers to The Qualitative Report topped the 6,000 mark. He also noted the total of TQR Community social media followers on Facebook and Twitter have past 2,100.

(Posted December 3, 2012)

TQR Editor-in-Chief Ron Chenail Named to Contemporary Family Therapy Editorial Board

Contemporary Family Therapy: An International Journal (CoFT) Editor-in-Chief Dr. D. Russ Crane announced this week Ron Chenail has joined the journal's Editorial Board. Coft, published by Springer, presents the latest developments in theory, research and practice pertaining to family therapy, with an emphasis on examining families within their broader socio-economic and ethnic matrices.

(Posted November 5, 2012)

TQR Remembers Clark Moustakas

The Qualitative Report is greatly saddened by the passing of humanistic/existential psychologist and qualitative researcher Clark Moustakas. Clark is a long time member of qualitative research community and is the author of Heuristic Research and Phenomenological Research Methods. These books are often used by both professionals in the field and students conducting their dissertation research.

Clark was an accepting and sensitive man who greatly influenced his many students. We both studied with Clark at the Center for Humanistic Studies in Detroit. One memorable experience we shared with Clark was a trip to Nova Scotia in which we studied phenomenology against the beautiful setting of Cape Breton. He was known among his students for his ways of validating the uniqueness of individual differences. The Nova Scotia occasion was only one of the "Ah ha" experiences during the years of knowing Clark.

Kim Kostere
Sandra Kostere
The Qualitative Report
Capella University

(Posted October 22, 2012)

TQR Welcomes New Managing Editor Clarissa Alexander

TQR Editor-in-Chief announced Clarissa Alexander has been appointed the new TQR Managing Editor. Clarissa is a current graduate in the Masters of Biomedical Informatics (M.S.B.I) program at Nova Southeastern University in the Osteopathic College of Medicine. Clarissa was recently awarded an internship at the National Institute of Health. This rare and unique experience allowed Alexander to enhance her skills and knowledge base in relevant research. She comes to the TQR team ready to put the skills she gained from as a researcher and educator to good use.

(Posted October 8, 2012)

Paul Rhodes Appointed to TQR Editorial Board

TQR Editor-in-Chief Ron Chenail announced Dr Paul Rhodes, Senior Lecturer in the Clinical Psychology Unit, University of Sydney and convenor of Qualitative Research in Psychology (QRIP), an informal co-learning group in the School of Psychology, has been appointed to the journal's Editorial Advisory Board. Dr. Rhodes is past Editor of the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Family Therapy and Honorary Senior Clinical Psychologist at the Children's Hospital Westmead. His aim as a qualitative researcher has been to learn as many methods as possible while probably being the master of none: he currently supervises students conducting studies using grounded theory, community-based participatory action, discourse analysis, interpersonal process recall, narrative inquiry, and is also involved in a number of randomised control trials. In terms of interests much of his research has related to family therapy, family-based treatment of anorexia nervosa, systemic approaches in developmental disabilities and personal development and reflective practice amongst clinicians.

(Posted October 8, 2012)

Karen Wilson Scott Named TQR Editor Emerita

TQR Editor-in-Chief Ron Chenail appointed Dr. Karen Wilson Scott as Editor Emerita with The Qualitative Report (TQR). Karen joined TQR's Editorial Board in 2004, became a managing editor in 2006, was advanced to associate editor in 2007, and was promoted to editor in 2009. "We are so appreciative of all the fine contributions Karen has made to the journal so we are doubly pleased that she will continue to be a valuable member of the TQR community as our first Editor Emeritus," shared Editor Chenail. In reflecting upon her time with TQR, Karen observed, "The TQR family works at the pinnacle of learner-centered collaboration, as an editorial family and as a mentoring team. It has been a joy and a gift to work with the esteemed Ron Chenail and Sally St. George, and the other amazing editors, staff, reviewers, and authors who continue to grow the TQR community. Thank you for this honor." Dr. Scott is Professor and Chair of the Department of Human Resource Training and Development at Idaho State University.

(Posted September 10, 2012)

Yulia Watters Joins TQR Editorial Board

TQR Editor-in-Chief Ron Chenail named Dr. Yulia Watters as the newest member of the journal's editorial board. Yulia Watters obtained her MS and Ph.D. in Family Therapy at Nova Southeastern University (NSU), Florida. Dr. Watters has worked in a wide variety of medical settings, including the NSU medical center in the Internal Medicine and Geriatric Clinics, Vitas Innovative Hospice Care, Golf Coast Jewish Community Services (Extended Geriatric Residential Treatment Program), the Southwest Focal Point Senior Center Geriatric Clinic, Douglas Gardens Hospice, and the Federal Guidance Center for Suicidology at the Moscow Research Institute of Psychiatry, Russia. Dr. Watters published and presented nationally and internationally on medical family therapy, grief and loss, and gerontology issues. Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Florida and Certified Distance Counselor, she taught as an adjunct professor for NSU and Northcentral Universities. Dr. Watters recently joined Duke Cancer Patients Support Program in Durham, NC as a clinical research coordinator. Having been raised in Russia, living in five countries, and speaking three languages, Dr. Watters is striving to promote the best patient-centered care to patients and their families.

(Posted September 3, 2012)

TQR Editor-in-Chief Ron Chenail to Present Day-Long Institute at the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy Annual Conference

TQR Editor-in-Chief Ron Chenail will be conducting a day-long institute entitled, "Qualitative Research: Adventures in the Pyramids of Evidence Qualitative Research: Adventures in the Pyramids of Evidence," at the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy Annual Conference. In the workshop Chenail will help participants learn how to incorporate rigor-enhanced qualitative research methodologies into interventional, observational, and review designs leading to enhanced marital and family therapy evidence and practice. The presentation will take place Thursday, September 13, 2012 from 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM at the Charlotte Convention Center in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA. Participants can register just for the institute. For more information, please visit AAMFT's registration page.

(Posted August 27, 2012)

Consuelo Doria Kelley Joins TQR As New Production Editor

Consuelo Doria Kelley has joined TQR as our new Production Editor. Consuelo is a doctoral student in the Department of Conflict Analysis and Resolution (DCAR) at NSU who is presently completing her dissertation on academic integrity. She is a graduate of Yale College and Yale Law School, and a member of the District of Columbia Bar. During her NSU graduate studies she has served as a teaching and graduate assistant to faculty, as DCAR Representative to NSU's Student Government Association, as editor of numerous faculty publications and student dissertations, and was named 2012 Student of the Year by NSU's School of Humanities and Social Sciences. In her own words, she is "very excited to join the TQR team for its collaborative editorial process, because it is unique among scholarly journals for its commitment to author mentoring and the best possible articulation thereby of the researcher's contribution to social inquiry. I look forward to this great opportunity to assist the TQR team and community!"

(Posted August 27, 2012)

TQR Launches New Logo

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Horizontal LogoTQR Editor-in-Chief Ron Chenail announced the release of the new logo developed by TQR Community Coordinator Adam Rosenthal with the assiatnce of Laura Patron TQR's Managing Editor. The logo represents the global focus of the journal and its worldwide community.

(Posted June 18, 2012)

Ron Chenail and Mirka Elina Koro-Ljungberg on Conducting Qualitative Research and Evaluation across Cultural Contexts

TQR Editorial Board member Mirka Elina Koro-Ljungberg facilitated an open forum entitled "Forming International Networks and Establishing Tools to Conduct Qualitative Research and Evaluation across Cultural Contexts" at the Eighth International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry held May 18, 2012 on the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign campus. The presentation, prepared with TQR Editor-in-Chief Ron Chenail, is part of an on-going effort to network qualitative researchers interested in collaborating on international projects and developing mobile and cloud computing applications. The PowerPoint slides are now available online at http://www.nova.edu/ssss/QR/QI_Congress_2012_Open_Forum.pdf.

(Posted May 26, 2012)

TQR Names New Editorial Board Member

The newest members of The Qualitative Report's Editorial Board are Kadeen Dennie and Nadine Pierre-Louis:

  • Kadeen Dennie is an admission representative at the Huizenga School of Business and Entrepreneurship, at Nova Southeastern University since 2005.In this role she assists in enrolling students in bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degree programs offered at the Huizenga School. Ms. Dennie holds a master's degree in International Business Administration and a bachelor's degree in Business Administration. Ms. Dennie is a candidate for a PhD in Conflict Analysis and Resolution at the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at Nova Southeastern University. In addition to her PhD course work, she is also completing a Qualitative Research certificate. Her research interest includes youth, and community conflict and organizational conflict resolution.
  • Nadine Pierre-Louis is an Adjunct Professor in Social Sciences for Miami Dade College. She has an ABD in Conflict Resolution and Analysis at Nova Southeastern University with a concentration in Organizational Conflict and Conflict and Crisis Management. She also has a Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy from St. Thomas University. Nadine has completed the Certificate Program in Qualitative Research at Nova Southeastern University. She is also a Florida Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Florida Supreme Court Certified Family /Civil Mediator, and Certified Addiction Professional. Her current research projects include: Dimensions of Power and Culture in Conflict Resolution Behavior; Court Mandated Family Mediation; Diversity and institutionalized mandated mediation; Team building in Social Services. Nadine has over twenty years experience in senior management and consulting experience in Organizational and Social Services.

(Posted May 7, 2012)

TQR Names New Editorial Board Member

The newest member of The Qualitative Report's Editorial Board is Safeer Bhatti:

  • Safeer Bhatti is a third year in a Doctoral program at Nova Southeastern University Department of Conflict Analysis and Resolution. His undergraduate education was at Villanova University where he completed a Bachelors degree in Political Science and Philosophy. He earned his first Master's Degree at Arcadia University in International Peace and Conflict Resolution, where his master's thesis was entitled, "Controlling Non-State Actors in Rogue Regimes," and his second Master's Degree from the University of Pennsylvania in International Studies. He has worked in the field being a program intern at the Peace Center organizing inter-faith dialogues and leading peace workshops. I have worked as a Graduate Assistant for Arcadia University developing the Julius Nyerere Center of Conflict Resolution in Arusha, Tanzania. He conducted a mediation analysis in Northern Ireland, Costa Rica and Pakistan. His work in Costa Rica was published in a book entitled Conflict Resolution of the Boruca Hydro-Energy Project: Renewable Energy Production in Costa Rica. He is Director of the Asia Working Group and a member of Africa Peace Conflict Network.

(Posted April 30, 2012)

TQR Editorial Board Member Johnny Saldana Wins AERA Award

TQR Editorial Board Member Johnny Saldana's book Ethnotheatre: From Page to Stage, won the Qualitative Research (QR) Special Interest Group (SIG) of the American Educational Research Association (AERA) Book of the Year Award. The book is available from Left Coast in paperback.

(Posted April 23, 2012)

TQR Names New Editorial Board Members

The newest members of The Qualitative Report's Editorial Board are Gary Bowler, Jr. and Eileen Thomas:

  • Gary Bowler, Jr., rejoining TQR as an Associate Editor, serves as an Adjunct Professor within the Graduate Psychology department at American International College in the School of Arts, Education and Sciences. To this role he brings his experience of working in both clinical and forensic settings, and is especially skilled in working with acute, high risk individuals. Bowler began teaching as an Adjunct Professor in October 2010. Bowler works as a Licensed School Psychologist in the Chicopee Public Schools District located in Chicopee, Massachusetts. Prior to this, he worked as a Forensic Clinician at the Hampden County Correctional Center located in Ludlow, Massachusetts for nine years in both part-time and full time roles. Bowler has over fifteen years working as a mental health counselor in acute, psychiatric inpatient facilities serving the chronic mentally ill.
  • Eileen Thomas is an assistant professor at the University of Colorado College of Nursing, in Aurora, Colorado. For nearly a decade, Dr Thomas has focused her research on women's breast cancer screening behaviors and recently expanded her research to include men's knowledge and awareness of male breast cancer. Dr Thomas, a qualitative researcher, recently developed an instrument that will be useful for indentifying women least likely to follow recommended mammography screening guidelines. This instrument was constructed using qualitative data from her earlier studies of women's life experiences in relation to their current breast cancer screening behaviors. Dr Thomas has taught Qualitative Empirical Research, Mixed-Research Methods, and is currently co-teaching Nursing Science Inquiry Methods, a graduate level course that provides an introduction to qualitative and quantitative methods of inquiry.

(Posted April 23, 2012)

TQR Names New Editorial Board Members

The newest members of The Qualitative Report's Editorial Board are Christine Brooks, Tuyen D. Nguyen, and Audra Skukauskaite.

  • Christine Brooks is an Assistant Professor and Chair of the residential master's and doctoral programs in Transpersonal Psychology at the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology. Dr. Brooks' research is focused in three areas: women's identity development including intentional childlessness as a life path; the dialectics of archetypal expressions of gendered identities; and the interface of transpersonal psychology and transformational education scholarship.
  • Tuyen D. Nguyen has served on 25 thesis and dissertation committees, with research topics ranging from PTSD among war veterans to children in foster care. He is the editor of Domestic Violence in Asian American Communities and Many Paths, One Purpose: Career Paths for Social Work and Human Services Majors. Prof. Nguyen has published 30 research articles focusing on intimate partner abuse, Asian American youth identity development, and depression among the elderly population. He is on the editorial boards of the Journal of Emotional Abuse; he also serves as an editorial reviewer for Violence Against Women and the Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment & Trauma.
  • Audra Skukauskaite is an associate professor in the department of Teaching, Learning, and Innovation at the University of Texas at Brownsville. She teaches introductory and advanced research methods courses, including courses on research design, qualitative methodology, qualitative interviewing, literature reviewing, and qualitative data analysis. Her research interests focus on the impact of reforms on teachers, transparency in reporting research methodology, and ethnographic and discourse analyses of classroom interaction, interview, and textual data. Audra has served as an assistant editor for the AERA Handbook on Complementary Methods in Education Research (2006) and as a guest editor for special issues of the Journal of Classroom Interaction and Pedagogies. Audra has published on research methodology and on the impact of educational reforms in international edited volumes as well as in the Educational Researcher, Pedagogies, Journal of Lifelong Learning, and the Journal of Russian and East European Psychology. She has served as a reviewer for multiple journals and for book publishers Sage and Wiley. She has also served as a reviewer of the AERA-AIR and AERA-ETS fellowship proposals and as expert grant reviewer for the Research Council of the Sultanate of Oman. Audra has served as as a chair and vice-chair of the AERA Division D Mentoring Committee, a program co-chair for section 4 of Division G, and as a member of the Emerging Scholar Award committee for the Language and Social Processes SIG. She is a current member of Division D affirmative action committee and has recently been elected as a treasurer for the Qualitative Research SIG. She has received an Outstanding Reviewer award for Educational Researcher and an Emerging Scholar Award for the Language and Social Processes SIG of AERA.

(Posted March 19, 2012)

Oxford University Press Releases TQR Editorial Board Member Tom Strong's New Edited Work

Oxford University Press will publish Discursive Perspectives in Therapeutic Practice, a new book co-edited by TQR Editorial Board Member, Tom Strong of the University of Calgary and Andy Lock of Massey University. The text also includes chapters by TQR Editors Ron Chenail, Maureen Duffy, and Saliha Bava. More information about the book can be found on its web page. (Posted March 2, 2012)

TQR Editorial Board Member Valerie Janesick to Be Honored at AERA Annual Conference

Valerie Janesick, TQR Editorial Board member and TQR2012 keynote speaker, will be honored at the upcoming Annual Conference of the American Educational Research Association (AERA) as the recipient of the 2012 Outstanding Contributions to the Qualitative Research Special Interest Group (SIG) Award. Valerie was selected for this award based upon her influential, unique, and creative contributions to the discipline of qualitative inquiry which have been exceptionally meaningful for advancing understandings of the diverse practices and theories of qualitative methodology; as well as her consistent work over many years with the SIG to enrich and sustain it within AERA. You can read more about Valerie by visiting her home page. (Posted March 2, 2012)

TQR Names New Editorial Board Members

The newest members of The Qualitative Report's Editorial Board are: Aimee Galick, Daniel Marlowe, Daniel Evans, Derya Kulavuz-Onal, Carol Burg, and Sandra Kostere.

  • Aimee Galick is a second year Marital and Family Therapy doctoral student at Loma Linda University. Her main interests are in how the larger social contexts, i.e. gender, culture, systems, affect personal relationships. She is currently conducting two qualitative studies around this interest. The first is on how gender discourses emerge and affect couples therapy sessions and the second is on how gender and medical discourses interact in women's experiences of heart disease. She is currently practicing as a Medical Family Therapy Intern at two medical sites.
  • Daniel Marlowe is a North Carolina licensed marriage and family therapist, and obtained his MS in Marriage and Family Therapy and PhD in Medical Family Therapy at East Carolina University (ECU) in Greenville, NC. He is a former adjunct instructor in the Department of Child Development and Family Relations, as well as a former clinical skills and behavioral medicine instructor at the Brody School of Medicine and Family Medicine Residency Program at ECU. Currently, he is the director of Applied Psychosocial Medicine for the Duke/Southern Regional AHEC Family Medicine Residency Program in Fayetteville, NC. His work focuses on the incorporation of relational and psychosocial principals into graduate medical education, as well as the creation, implementation, and refinement of integrated care programs. He has presented at local, regional, state, and national conferences on such topics as integrated and collaborative care, the relational aspects of cancer, and the evaluation of interventional psychosocial programs.
  • Daniel Evans is a Management Consultant with over 15 years of leadership experience. He effectively manages change through strategic design and research. He has the ability to predict future trends through effective research and qualitative methods. He has training and experience in assessing trans-organizational structures for the management of Homeland Security and developing plans for coordinating networked Homeland Security organizations. He also has experience analyzing how crises unfold and evaluating contingencies for dealing with complications as they arise. He has worked in framing policy agendas for creating inter-organizational collaboration among businesses, government, and advocacy organizations. He is a Managing Partner at a private analytics and management consulting firm, current member of the Army National Guard, Editor and Chief of a peer-reviewed journal; published articles for research organizations and published a text book: International Affairs and Intelligence Studies Primer. He has experience living in numerous places domestically and has spent time in the Middle East, as well as, other foreign travel. He holds a BA in Political Science, a MA is International Relations and Conflict Resolution, Graduate Certificate in Intelligence Studies, and is completing a Doctorate of Management in Homeland Security.
  • Derya Kulavuz-Onal taught English as a foreign/second language both in Turkey and in the US for 10 years. Currently, I am a doctoral candidate at the Second Language Acquisition and Instructional Technology (SLAIT) program. Her dissertation employs an online ethnographic approach to understand the culture of a global online community of practice of English language teachers and how teachers learn to integrate technology in pedagogically-sound ways through participation in such an online community of practice. She is currently teaching courses at the undergraduate level and graduate level to preservice teachers in the Departments of Secondary Education, and World Language Education, respectively.
  • Carol A. Burg serves the National Louis University Florida Regional Campus as an administrator, leading NLU's marketing of the National College of Education's graduate programs and as an adjunct professor, teaching various educational leadership, education policy, curriculum, and research courses within the Educational Leadership programs. She received her Bachelor of Science degree from Indiana University in Psychology and Music, and worked for many years as a music educator, professional organist and choir master. Burg earned a Master of Education degree in Interdisciplinary Studies in Curriculum and Instruction from National Louis University. Her Master's thesis concentrated on Arts Based Educational Research and involved designing and making a quilt to explore formal and informal mentoring experiences in her educational career. Carol Burg received her Ph.D. from the University of South Florida, with a concentration in Higher Education Administration and a minor in Educational Leadership. She served as Assistant Editor for the journal Mentoring & Tutoring (Essex, England). She was the manager of the WITs, a doctoral writing cohort in Educational Leadership at the University of South Florida, and has been a Graduate Research Assistant and Graduate Teaching Assistant in the Department of Educational Leadership at USF. She is currently adjunct faculty at National Louis University (Tampa, FL) in the Department of Educational Leadership. She is also a frequent guest-speaker for the Educational Leadership Department at the University of South Florida, in the areas of qualitative research, arts-based educational research, and doctoral student education and mentoring. In addition to participation with the journal The Qualitative Report (Nova Southeastern University, FL), Burg currently serves on the panel of reviewers for Teacher Education Quarterly (University of the Pacific, CA), The International Journal of Critical Pedagogy (Montreal, Canada), and Mentoring & Tutoring (Essex, England). She has also reviewed research articles for Interchange, A Quarterly Review of Education (University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada).
  • Sandra Kostere is a Licensed Psychologist in the State of Michigan and has over 20 years of experience in the field of psychotherapy and experience in health care administration. Before making a career change to teaching, her last position was that of Clinical Director for both Mental Health and Substance Abuse services at The Counseling Center in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan from 1991-1999. Her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology is from The Union Institute in 1989. She also has a Psy.S. in Humanistic and Clinical Psychology and Education from the Center for Humanistic Studies.

(Posted March 2, 2012)

TQR Becomes World's First Weekly Qualitative Research Journal

Starting February 20, 2012, The Qualitative Report will be published on a weekly basis. By merging TQR with The Weekly Qualitative Report we will publish two new articles per week allowing us to release accepted articles sooner and to bring new papers each week to our over 5,200 subscribers. The new weekly edition of TQR will retain the popular features of The Weekly Qualitative Report including news items, new calls, and employment openings. (Posted February 20, 2012)

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