Leading education journal to be housed at Center for Urban Education

The Pitt Center for Urban Education has been selected as the new home institution of the influential journal Educational Researcher, from 2019 to 2022.

Educational Researcher, a publication of the American Educational Research Association, is described as making “major programmatic research and new findings of broad importance widely accessible,” according to its website. It is customary for the home institution to rotate every three years between the top schools of education.

Dana Thompson Dorsey (pictured), an associate professor and associate director of research and development at CUE, will be one of the five senior editors at the journal. The others are June Ahn from the University of California, Irvine; Thurston Domina from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill; Sarah Woulfin from the University of Connecticut; and Andrew McEachin from the RAND Corporation.

“The presence of Educational Researcher brings important national visibility to the center. I am excited about the journal’s future under the leadership of Professor Thompson Dorsey and her senior co-editors,” said T. Elon Dancy II, the director of the Center for Urban Education and the school’s chair in Urban Education.

Additional associate editors at the Pitt School of Education include Dancy and faculty members Jennifer Russell and Lindsay Page.

“Educational Researcher is known for publishing innovative research, so the fact that the Pitt School of Education and the Center for Urban Education is hosting such a prominent, impactful journal highlights the important and ground-breaking research occurring here,” said Thompson Dorsey. “I am truly honored and excited to be a member of an incredible team of scholars serving as ER’s editors and associate editors for the next three years.”

Dancy anticipates that the journal’s presence at the Center for Urban Education will provide graduate students at the Pitt School of Education with additional opportunities to engage in scholarly work.

“We’re excited by what this means for providing our students with opportunities to publish and hope that it encourages them to aspire to be reviewers and editors one day,” Dancy said.