The ISSOTL Board is pleased to announce that Katarina Mårtensson has been selected as the next co-editor of Teaching & Learning Inquiry, joining Nancy Chick, who will continue in her co-editor role. Katarina will assume the position in July 2019, as Gary Poole transitions out.
A senior lecturer and academic developer at Lund University in Sweden, Katarina is eminently qualified for her new responsibilities. She is a widely published scholar of teaching and learning whose work has significantly contributed to thinking about the development of teaching and learning cultures in universities. As members know, she has also been an active contributor to and leader of the ISSOTL community, serving in a number of elected positions, including (as of July 1, 2017) that of co-president.
Katarina brings extensive editorial experience to the TLI position. Most recently, from 2013 to 2016, she served as co-editor of the International Journal for Academic Development, IJAD. In addition to the ongoing tasks of screening manuscripts, managing the review process, and communicating with authors, she played a key role in the development of a special issue on social networks and informal learning. From 2011-2013, she served as co-editor of the Swedish Open Access online journal Högre Utbildning (HU), an experience that helped to make her an influential advocate for TLI’s transition to Open Access. She has also contributed as a facilitator to workshops on publishing in higher education.
“I am delighted that Katarina will be co-editing TLI,” Gary says. “I have tremendous respect for her as a scholar and a colleague. The journal will be in great hands with Katarina and Nancy as co-editors.”
Looking forward to that partnership, Nancy says, “As someone who’s been highly influenced by Katarina’s research, I am thrilled about this development. And as an avid reader of IJAD, I know I’ll learn a lot from her experiences there. I’ve been in denial about losing Gary, but if it has to happen, Katarina is the best new partner I can imagine.”
The search was managed by the ISSOTL Publications Advisory Committee (PAC). The Board thanks the PAC for its stewardship of this process–the first leadership transition for TLI, and an important moment in the journal’s ongoing development. “Katarina will bring significant practical know-how to the job,” says PAC chair, Pat Hutchings, “and also vision, leadership, and the collaborative spirit that characterizes the best work of the ISSOTL community.”
The PAC will continue to work with the journal co-editors and the ISSOTL Board to develop long-term, sustainable strategies for TLI’s editorial structure and leadership.