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Meet the Teaching & Learning Inquiry Editorial Team

The ISSOTL Publications Committee is pleased to welcome Teaching & Learning Inquiry’s new Editorial Team members (2024-2027). Earle Abrahamson (UK) has been selected as the incoming co-editor. Helga Dorner (HU), Jill McSweeney (US), and Kris Knorr (CA) join the team as associate editors.

Editorial Team

Incoming Co-Editor

Earle Abrahamson is professor in SoTL at the University of Hertfordshire (UK). Born in South Africa, he has worked across cultural, institutional, and international contexts to inspire learning. Throughout his career, he has championed the student voice and advocated for student-centred learning partnerships that move beyond the curriculum to develop students holistically.

Incoming Associate Editors

Helga Dorner is associate professor and director at the Institute of Research on Adult Education and Knowledge Management at the Faculty of Education and Psychology of Eötvös Loránd University (Hungary). She is an enthusiast for teaching and mentoring in higher education and enjoys facilitating discussion-based classes in the field of higher and adult education, organizational learning, knowledge, and change management.

Kris Knorr is an educational developer on the Scholarly Teaching Team at the MacPherson Institute for Leadership, Innovation & Excellence in Teaching at McMaster University (Canada). He has worked in educational and faculty development as well as instructional design and is the recipient of the Educational Developer Caucus Leadership Award. His scholarly work focuses on peer mentorship, students as partners, and advancing SoTL.

Jill McSweeney is assistant director at the Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning and an assistant professor of wellness at Elon University (US). She is an active scholar in the field of SoTL and the scholarship of educational development. Her research interests include supporting multi-disciplinary SoTL, the ethics of teaching and learning research, the use of space in learning, and modeling equity-minded practice in educational development.

Associate editors are an integral part of the Editorial Team, maintaining the journal’s ethos of mentorship and collaboration. Associate manage the peer review process, work with authors on manuscript development, and work with the journal’s production team to finalize manuscripts for publication. Associate editors also support TLI’s international outreach efforts. The Publications Committee looks forward to working with Earle, Helga, and Jill as the committee supports and collaborates with the TLI Editorial Team.

Editorial Board

We also welcome new and returning Editorial Board members for a new term. TLI’s Editorial Board provides ongoing guidance and feedback on the work of the journal. They come from a range of disciplines, geographical regions, institutional types, and career stages with the scholarship of teaching and learning and ISSOTL as their common ground.

Dan Bernstein, University of Kansas [US] is professor emeritus of psychology at the University of Kansas and former director of its Center for Teaching Excellence. He is past president of ISSOTL and of the Society for the Experimental Analysis of Behavior.

Nancy Chick, Rollins College [US] is director of the Endeavor Foundation Center for Faculty Development at Rollins College, past president of ISSOTL, and founding co-editor of Teaching & Learning Inquiry.

Johan Geertsema, National University of Singapore [Singapore] is associate professor in NUS College, National University of Singapore and co-editor of the International Journal for Academic Development.

Oscar Jerez [Chile] is an academic in Health Sciences Education and director of the Teaching and Learning Center at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Chile. He has served as an advisor for government and higher education entities in Latin America and the Caribbean, Europe, and Africa.

Angela Owusu-Ansah [Ghana] is provost at Ashesi University in Ghana and brings more than thirty years of experience in education in Africa and the United States. Her research interest is in impact evaluation and change in Africa’s higher education.

Gary Poole [CAN] is professor emeritus at University of British Columbia School of Population and Public Health, , past president of ISSOTL, and founding co-editor of Teaching & Learning Inquiry.

Karin Watson [Australia] is director of education for the UNSW Sydney Pro-Vice Chancellor office, a Scientia Education Academy fellow, and senior lecturer in the Faculty of Arts, Design & Architecture. She is also director of the UNSW Education Focussed Program and a senior fellow of the Higher Education Academy (UK).

The Publications Committee thanks all of the co-editor and associate editor candidates for their interest in the position. We had a large and strong pool of applicants and ISSOTL is fortunate to have so many members invested in the journal’s future. 

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