Editorial Team

About the Editors

To Improve the Academy is committed to developing pathways to editorial leadership and has a multi-tiered leadership team, consisting Editors-in-Chief, Associate Editors, and Assistant Editors. Calls for open positions occur in the spring and are distributed through the POD Network and posted here, where you will also find more information about the different roles: Join the Editorial Team

This core editorial team is complemented with Contributing Editors and Guest Editors.

 

Editors-in-chief

The Editorial Team, composed of editors-in-chief and associate editors, works collaboratively to advance TIA’s strategic initiatives and oversees day-to-day operations of the journal, including soliciting manuscripts, managing the manuscript review process and making final editorial decisions, editing and overseeing the publication process, as well as other administrative functions. The editors-in-chief are the public face of the journal and ultimately are responsible for all editorial decisions.

Marina Smitherman

Center for Excellence in Teaching & Learning, Dalton State College

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Associate Editors

Associate Editors oversee day-to-day operations of the journal and help ensure the journal’s overall health. Associate Editors apply and are selected to serve three-year terms and may be considered for the role of Editor-in-Chief.

Liz Norell

Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, University of Mississippi

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Megan Robertson

Centre for Educational Excellence, Simon Fraser University

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Assistant Editors

Assistant Editors play a critical role in managing the manuscript review process and making final editorial decisions. The serve a minimum of two-years in this capacity on TIA's editorial team and have opportunities to expand their contributions to the journal if they chose to pursue a term as an Associate Editor

Anna L. Bostwick Flaming

Center for Teaching, University of Iowa

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Ebony Johanna Aya

Jan Serie Center for Scholarship and Teaching, Macalester College

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Jessica C. Hill

Morgan Teaching and Learning Center, Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Will Hennessy

Learning and Teaching Services, Algonquin College

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Managing Editors

Managing Editors help support the pre-review process and review logistics.

Lindsay Wheeler

Center for Teaching Excellence, University of Virginia

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Contributing Editors

Contributing Editors support the TIA editorial process by regularly contributing to the blind peer-review process for submitted manuscripts. As needed, the editorial team solicits self-nominations from the full POD membership and selects Contributing Editors based on educational development experience and experience reviewing manuscripts. Contributing Editors serve 3-year terms, renewable for one additional term, and commit to reviewing 3-6 manuscripts each year.

Alexis Adams (Contributing Editor)

Carnegie Mellon University Africa

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Riley Caldwell-O'Keefe (Contributing Editor)

Center for Teaching and Learning, Amherst College

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Kevin Robert Guidry (Contributing Editor)

Center for Teaching & Assessment of Learning, University of Delaware

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Linda Hodges (Contributing Editor)

Faculty Development Center, University of Maryland Baltimore County

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Aasiya Satia (Contributing Editor)

MacPherson Institute of Leadership, Innovation and Excellence in Teaching, McMaster University

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Guest Editors

Guest Editors help support publication of special issues. Guest Editors apply and are selected to serve short terms generally in the range of six months.

  • Vol. 39.3, 2020 (Educational Development in the Time of Crises): Guest Editors, Aubra Bulin, Derisa Grant, Marissa Salazar, and Marina Smitherman

Former Editors (by issue)

  • Vol. 42.1, 2023: Editors Michael Palmer and Lindsay Wheeler; Associate Editors, Derisa Grant and Marina Smitherman
  • Vol. 41.2, 2022: Editors Michael Palmer and Lindsay Wheeler; Associate Editors, Derisa Grant and Cynthia Cravens
  • Vol. 41.1, 2022 (Special Issue: What's the Problem Now?) Editors Michael Palmer and Lindsay Wheeler; Associate Editors, Derisa Grant
  • Vol. 40.2, 2021: Editors Michael Palmer and Lindsay Wheeler; Associate Editors, Derisa Grant and Dana Grossman Leeman 
  • Vol. 40.1, 2021: Editor, Lindsay Bernhagen; Associate Editors, Michael Palmer and Lindsay Wheeler
  • Vol. 39.3, 2020 (Special Issue: Educational Development in the Time of Crises): Editor, Lindsay Bernhagen; Associate Editors, Michael Palmer and Lindsay Wheeler; Guest Editors, Aubra Bulin, Derisa Grant, Marissa Salazar, and Marina Smitherman
  • Vol. 39.2, 2020: Editor, Lindsay Bernhagen; Associate Editors, Michael Palmer and Lindsay Wheeler
  • Vol. 39.1, 2020: Editor, Lindsay Bernhagen
  • Vol. 38.1, 2019: Editor, Lindsay Bernhagen
  • Vol. 37.2, 2018: Editor, Brian Smentkowski; Associate Editor, Lindsay Bernhagen
  • Vol. 37.1, 2017: Editor, Gary Hawkins; Associate Editor, Brian Smentkowski
  • Vol. 36.1, 2017: Editor, Gary Hawkins; Associate Editor, Brian Smentkowski
  • Vol. 35.2, 2016: Editor, Gary Hawkins; Associate Editor, Brian Smentkowski
  • Vol. 35.1, 2016: Editor, Laura Cruz; Associate Editor, Gary Hawkins
  • Vol. 34.1-2, 2015: Editor, Laura Cruz; Associate Editor, Gary Hawkins
  • Vol. 33.1-2, 2014: Editor, Laura Cruz; Associate Editor, Gary Hawkins
  • Vol. 32, 2013: Editor, James E. Groccia; Associate Editor, Laura Cruz
  • Vol. 31, 2012: Editor, James E. Groccia; Associate Editor, Laura Cruz
  • Vol. 30, 2011: Editor, Judith E. Miller; Associate Editor, James E. Groccia
  • Vol. 29, 2011: Editor, Judith E. Miller; Associate Editor, James E. Groccia
  • Vol. 28, 2010: Editor, Linda B. Nilson; Associate Editor, Judith E. Miller
  • Vol. 27, 2009: Editor, Linda B. Nilson; Associate Editor, Judith E. Miller
  • Vol. 26, 2008: Editor, Douglas Reimondo Robertson; Associate Editor, Linda B. Nilson
  • Vol. 25, 2007: Editor, Douglas Reimondo Robertson; Associate Editor, Linda B. Nilson
  • Vol. 24, 2006: Editor, Sandra Chadwick-Blossey; Associate Editor, Douglas Reimondo Robertson
  • Vol. 23, 2005: Editor, Sandra Chadwick-Blossey; Associate Editor, Douglas Reimondo Robertson
  • Vol. 22, 2004: Editor, Catherine M. Wehlburg; Associate Editor, Sandra Chadwick-Blossey
  • Vol. 21, 2002: Editor, Catherine M. Wehlburg; Associate Editor, Sandra Chadwick-Blossey
  • Vol. 20, 2001: Editor, Deborah Lieberman; Associate Editor, Catherine Wehlburg
  • Vol. 19, 2000: Editor, Deborah Lieberman; Associate Editor, Catherine Wehlburg
  • Vol. 18, 1999: Editor: Matthew Kaplan
  • Vol. 17, 1998 : Editor: Matthew Kaplan
  • Vol. 16, 1997: Editor: Deborah Dezure
  • Vol. 15, 1996: Editor: Laurie Richlin
  • Vol. 14, 1995: Editor: Ed Neal
  • Vol. 13, 1994: Editor: Emily C. (Rusty) Wadsworth
  • Vol. 12, 1993v Editors: Delivee L. Wright & Joyce Povlacs Lunde
  • Vol. 11, 1992: Editors: Donald H. Wulff & Jody D. Nyquist
  • Vol. 10, 1991v Editor: Kenneth J. Zahorski
  • Vol. 9, 1990: Editor: Linda Hilsen
  • Vol. 8, 1989: Editor: Susan Kahn
  • Vol. 7, 1988: Editor: Joanne Gainen Kurfiss
  • Vol. 6, 1987: Editors: Joanne Kurfiss, Linda Hilsen, Lynn Mortensen, & Emily Wadsworth
  • Vol. 5, 1986: Editors: Marilla Svinicki (coordinating ed.), Joanne Kurfiss, POD, Jackie Stone, & NCSPOD
  • Vol. 4, 1985: Editors: Julie Roy Jeffrey & Glenn R. Erickson
  • Vol. 3, 1984: Editors: Lance C. Buhl & Laura A. Wilson
  • Vol. 2, 1983: Editors: Michael Davis, Michele Fisher, Sandra Cheldelin Inglis, & Stephen Scholl
  • Vol. 1, 1982: Editors: Sandra Cheldelin Inglis & Stephen Scholl