The Editor’s Corner

Spring 2015

image of Gloria Boutte

Gloria Swindler Boutte, Ph.D.


University of South Carolina

Columbia, South Carolina

image of Hakim Rashid

Hakim M. Rashid, Ph.D.

Professor of Human Development and Psycho-Educational Studies

Howard University

Washington, D.C.

This is the final issue of African American Learners that will be co-edited by Dr. Gloria Swindler Boutte (Professor at the University of South Carolina) and Dr. Hakim (Professor at Howard University).

On behalf of the ISAAC Advisory Committee, I would like to take this opportunity to thank them for serving as Co-Editors for four years. I also want to acknowledge the contribution they made toward the establishment of the journal from its inception. A reception was held in their honor at \r\nthe 4th Bi-Annual Conference on Research Directions (CORD) sponsored by ISAAC at Hilton Head, South Carolina on May 4th. They were awarded plaques to commemorate their service to the journal and ISAAC.

We are ecstatic to announce a new team that will take over the journal and move it forward without skipping a beat. At the CORD conference, the Publication Committee selected two new Co- Editors-in-Chief and two new Associate Editors who will work closely with them. They will produce the Fall Issue 2015. We are grateful for such depth in our membership that we have such high quality volunteers who ready to serve. We have lofty goals as we work to improve our ranking and visibility in the coming years.

The new Co-Editors-in-Chief are:

Dr. Marisha L. Humphries
Associate Professor in Educational Psychology
University of Illinois, Chicago

Dr. Erika D. Taylor
Senior Research Analyst
Center for Great Public Schools
National Education Association
Washington, D.C.

The new Associate Editors are:

Dr. Julius L. Davis
Assistant Professor of Mathematics
Bowie State University
Bowie, Maryland

Dr. Mack T. Hines, III
Associate Professor of Educational Leadership
Sam Houston State University
Huntsville, Texas

We are still accepting manuscripts for the Fall Issue that can be submitted through the ISAAC web site.

Janice E. Hale, Ph.D., D.H.L.
Professor of Early Childhood
Founding Director of ISAAC