Editorial Team

Advisory Board Members

Ashley Bender, Ph.D. Assistant Professor in English, Speech & Foreign Languages

As an assistant professor in English dedicated to the professional development of all students, I am delighted to join the advisory board of the TWU Student Journal. I bring with me a commitment to helping students develop their identities as researchers and scholars. I bring to this role over twenty years of experience supporting students through their journeys of becoming stronger writers and researchers, and I have an established record of and take great pride in helping students prepare their work for public presentation be it through conference presentation or publication.

Diana Elrod, Ph.D., Director of the Center for Student Research, and Senior Lecturer

As the Director of the Center for Student Research, I am pleased to support the Texas Woman’s University Student Journal. This effort is valuable and necessary for both our students and our institution. The value of student research and creative activities are far reaching and life changing for many. These endeavors can light the fire of curiosity that will continue throughout their professional careers. These transformational experiences are complete when the work becomes public and this is accomplished through publication. It is our responsibility to both support the communication and celebration of our faculty and student collaborations and to foster a multidisciplinary community of scholars and artists. The Center for Student Research fully supports the journal and thanks the team for theirdedicated labor in the design and the implementation of this effort.

Jorge Figueroa, Ph.D., Vice Provost, Curriculum and Strategic Initiatives

In the College of Professional Education (COPE), we encourage and support our students to carry out scientific investigations that are dynamic, changing, and evolutionary. This is why many undergraduate and graduate students participate in research in conjunction with their professors. It is part of the teaching process and a tool to build knowledge and solve applied and practical problems. The Texas Woman’s University Student Journal (TWUSJ) offers students a unique opportunity to disseminate their research while learning the correct publication process. In addition, it allows faculty to join students and embark with them in the process. As Associate Dean for Research, Inclusion, and Innovation, in COPE, I am committed to fostering the scientific research of our students and promoting best practices in the publishing process. I support the TWUSJ and invite everyone to submit their articles. Don’t wait anymore and get published! ¡A publicar!

Holly Hansen-Thomas, Ph.D., Vice Provost for Research, Innovation, and Corporate Engagement

I am so pleased to have a high quality outlet for student research and publication at Texas Woman’s. The TWUSJ will fill an important gap, and serve many students!


Editorial Board Members

Kenneth (Woody) Evans
Research & User Experience Manager, TWU Libraries

Elizabeth Headrick
Digital Strategies and Innovation Specialist, TWU Libraries

Carol Perryman, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, School of Library and Information Studies

Adrian Shapiro
Manager of Digital Initiatives and Assessment, TWU Libraries

Ahmet (Meti) Tmava Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, School of Library and Information Studies