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Chris Linder appointed associate editor of the Journal of Diversity in Higher Education

Linder brings extensive experience as a researcher, administrator and editor to her role.

The College of Education is pleased to announce that associate professor Chris Linder (she/her/hers) has been appointed as an associate editor of the Journal of Diversity in Higher Education (JDHE). Linder will join JDHE in January 2022 and brings to her role extensive experience as a researcher, administrator and editor.

Linder’s work is an excellent match for JDHE, which publishes work that explores the experiences and outcomes of marginalized groups and “work that supports efforts to transform institutions.” A queer-identifying, white cisgender woman who was the first in her family to pursue higher education, Linder’s work seeks to address barriers to educational equity, relationship and sexual violence, especially within the context of campus settings, and student activism. Shortly after publishing her text, “Sexual Violence on Campus: Power-Conscious Approaches to Awareness, Prevention, and Response,” Linder established the McCluskey Center for Violence Prevention where she and her team proactively combat sexual violence.

Prior to her appointment as associate editor, Linder served on the JDHE Editorial Board, as well as the boards of the Review of Higher Education, the Journal of College Student Development and the Journal about Women and Gender in Education. In addition to her editorial background, Linder brings a wealth of administrative experience having spent the early phase of her career as a student affairs educator and administrator and director of a campus-based women’s center supporting survivors of sexual violence.

Linder’s unique background sees her bringing an element of mentorship to her role: “JDHE provides the type of reviews that assists authors in becoming better writers and researchers. I’m looking forward to being an integral part of that work and helping JDHE grow,” says Linder.

In a press release announcing her appointment, Kimberly Griffin, the editor of JDHE, said, “We have long been grateful for and impressed by Dr. Linder and the care she has taken with her reviews. Her work has always been thoughtful, insightful and grounded in constructive feedback, pushing our authors to make meaningful contributions to the field. We’re thrilled to have her join our team!”

About the Journal of Diversity in Higher Education

The American Psychology Association (APA) and the National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education (NADOHE) have joined together to publish the Journal of Diversity in Higher Education. The Journal of Diversity in Higher Education largely publishes empirical research focused on issues related to issues of diversity, equity and inclusion in post-secondary environments. Our manuscripts address the experiences and outcomes of individuals from underrepresented and underserved communities, focusing on institutional barriers and challenges, patterns of access and achievement and the impact of engaging with diverse students, faculty and administrators.