JMURJ Faculty Reviewers

JMU faculty in disciplines across campus volunteer as JMURJ reviewers

Faculty reviewers serve in JMURJ's double-blind peer review process:

  • Reviewers evaluate submissions specific to their discipline and/or area of expertise, ensuring that all submissions sent out for review are evaluated against discipline-appropriate standards and conventions
  • Reviewers typically review no more than two submissions per year

Faculty reviewers operate within the constraints of the academic year and work with the JMURJ Editorial Board to move submissions through the double-blind peer review process quickly:

  • Reviewers who accept submissions for review work to return their reviews within three weeks
  • Reviewers who have questions regarding their ability to review submissions due to disciplinary applicability should contact the JMURJ Editorial Board as soon as possible
  • Reviewers who identify issues that might affect the integrity of the peer review process should return submissions to the JMURJ Editorial Board as soon as possible

Faculty reviewers send their recommendations to the JMURJ Editorial Board but write their reviews for the authors:

  • Reviewers may recommend that JMURJ publish submissions with or without minor revisions
  • Reviewers may recommend that the authors revise and resubmit their work. Resubmitted work that responds to reviewers’ written feedback will be returned to reviewers for further attention
  • Reviewers may recommend that submissions are not appropriate for publication at this time, noting that further work might warrant resubmission
  • Reviewers may recommend that submissions are not appropriate for publication in JMURJ

Faculty reviewers advance undergraduate scholarly research across James Madison University:

  • Reviewers offer written responses to submissions, affording undergraduate students an introduction to the academic review process
  • Reviewers promote JMURJ, alerting JMU undergraduates to the opportunity for publication and encouraging deserving students to submit their work
  • Reviewers represent JMURJ in the larger JMU community
JMURJ Faculty Review Board

Faculty Review Board members are JMURJ's first resource when a new submission is ready for review. Faculty Review Board membership is based on faculty interest and JMURJ need. We need you; are you interested? Faculty Review Board members typically receive no more than two submissions for review each semester. Write to jmurj@jmu.edu.

Dr. Jessica Adolino, Political Science
Dr. Melissa Aleman, Communication Studies
Dr. Chris Arndt, History
Dr. Ed Brantmeier, Education
Dr. Elizabeth Brown, Mathematics and Statistics
Dr. John Butt, History
Dr. Vivien Chan, Psychology
Dr. Stephen Chappell, History
Dr. Chris Colocousis, Sociology
Dr. Breyette Covington, Health Sciences
Dr. Kerry Crawford, Political Science
Dr. Maria deValpine, Nursing
Dr. Thomas Dillon, Computer Information Systems
Dr. Dolores Flamiano, Media Arts & Design
Dr. Michael Galgano, History
Dr. Richard Gaughran, English
Dr. John Gibson, Music (JMURJ Music Liaison)
Dr. Keith Grant, Political Science
Dr. Steven Guerrier, History
Dr. Jim Herrick, Biology
Dr. Bernd Kaussler, Political Science
Dr. Hak-Seon Lee, Political Science
Dr. Sean McCarthy, Writing, Rhetoric & Technical Communication
Dr. Cathryn Molloy, Writing, Rhetoric & Technical Communication
Dr. Joshua Pate, Hospitality, Sport & Recreation Management
Dr. John Ott, Art History
Dr. Christopher Rose, Biology
Dr. Julie Sanford, Nursing
Dr. Mikihiro Sato, Hospitality, Sport & Recreation Management
Dr. John Scherpereel, Political Science
Dr. Kathryn Stevens, Art History
Dr. Jeffrey Tang, Integrated Science and Engineering
Dr. Andrew Witmer, History
Dr. Jim Zimmerman, Writing, Rhetoric & Technical Communication
Additional Faculty Reviewers: Volume 2
Dr. Jennifer Almjeld, Writing, Rhetoric & Technical Communication
Dr. Charles Blake, Political Science
Dr. Andreas Broschied, Political Science
Dr. Liam Buckley, Anthropology
Dr. Tony Chen, Integrated Science and Technology
Dr. Jeff Dyche, Psychology
Dr. Mark Facknitz, English
Dr. Allison Fagan, English
Dr. Eric Fife, Communication Studies
Dr. Kethera Fogler, Psychology
Dr. Joanne Grayson, Psychology
Dr. Shah Mahmoud Hanifi, History
Dr. Keith Holland, Engineering
Dr. John Keller, Political Science
Dr. Lamont King, History
Professor Cameron Macauley, Cross Disciplinary Studies
Dr. A. J. Morey, Cross Disciplinary Studies
Dr. Leigh Nelson, Communication Studies
Professor Sarah O’Connor, Writing, Rhetoric & Technical Communication 
Dr. Matthew Rebhorn, English
Dr. Jennifer Rosier, Communication Studies
Dr. Linda Sobel, Nursing 
Dr. Nathan Sprague, Computer Science
Faculty Reviewers: Volume 3
Dr. Chris Bachmann, Integrated Science and Technology
Dr. Alison Bodkin, Communication Studies
Dr. Kevin Borg, History
Dr. Andreas Broschied, Political Science
Dr. Maleka Brown, Psychology
Dr. Jennifer Byrne, Political Science
Dr. Heather Carmack, Communication Studies
Dr. Jean Cash, English
Dr. Jaideep Chowdhury, Finance
Dr. Erika Collazo, Health Sciences
Dr. Shannon Conley, Integrated Science and Technology
Dr. Stephen Cresawn, Biology
Dr. Christian Davis, History
Dr. Jeff Dyche, Psychology
Dr. Samy Sayed El-Tawab, Integrated Science and Technology
Dr. Theresa Enyeart Smith, Health Sciences
Dr. Joshua Ewalt, Communication Studies
Dr. Lilian Feitosa, Foreign Languages
Dr. Timothy Fitzgerald, History
Dr. Patrick Fleming, Philosophy
Dr. John Gibson, Music
Dr. Janet Gloeckner, Nutrition
Dr. Dawn Goode, English
Dr. Michael Gubser, History
Dr. Eric Guinivan, Music
Dr. Jason Haney, Music
Dr. Shah Mahmoud Hanifi, History
Dr. William Hawk, Philosophy
Professor Philip Heap, Economics
Dr. Brooks Hefner, English
Dr. Laura Henigman, English
Dr. Michelle Hesse, Health Sciences
Dr. Daniel Holt, Psychology
Dr. Linda Hulton, Nursing
Dr. Krisztina Jakobsen, Psychology
Dr. Lamont King, History
Dr. Melissa Leisen, Nursing
Professor Christina Lam, Nursing
Dr. Spencer Leonard, History
Dr. Claire Lyons, Psychology
Professor Cameron Macauley, Cross Disciplinary Studies 
Dr. Stephen Marrin, Integrated Science and Technology
Dr. Leigh Nelson, Communication Studies
Dr. Richard Meixsel, History 
Dr. Lisa Porter, Sociology
Dr. Ronald Raab, Integrated Science and Technology
Dr. Mark Rankin, English
Dr. Edna Reid, Intelligence Analysis
Dr. Keith Richards, Communication
Dr. Heather Scheuerman, Justice Studies
Dr. Kyle Seifert, Biology
Dr. Roger Soenksen, Media Arts & Design
Dr. David Stringham, Music
Dr. Mary Thompson, English
Dr. Tim Walton, Intelligence Analysis
Dr. Maria Wessel, Health Sciences
Dr. Diane Wilcox, Learning, Technology and Leadership Education
Dr. William Wood, Economics
Faculty Reviewers: Volume 4
Dr. Chris Arndt, History
Dr. Kevin Borg, History
Dr. Robert Brent, Integrated Science and Technology
Dr. Jean Cash, English
Dr. Jaideep Chowdhury, Finance
Dr. Theresa Enyeart Smith, Health Sciences
Dr. Marina Favila, English
Dr. Jason Fink, Finance
Dr. Maria Galmarini-Kabala, History 
Dr. Richard Gaughran, English
Dr. Janet Gloeckner, Health Professions
Dr. Mollie Godfrey, English
Dr. Dawn Goode, English
Dr. Steven Guerrier, History
Dr. Shah Mahmoud Hanifi, History
Dr. Philip Herrington, History
Dr. Lamont King, History
Dr. Hak-Seon Lee, Political Science
Dr. Alan Levinovitz, Philosophy and Religion
Dr. Claire Lyons, Psychology
Professor Cameron Macauley, Cross Disciplinary Studies
Dr. Stephen Marrin, Integrated Science and Technology
Dr. Cathryn Molloy, Writing, Rhetoric & Technical Communication
Dr. Michael Moghtader, Writing, Rhetoric & Technical Communication
Professor Sarah O'Connor, Writing, Rhetoric & Technical Communication
Dr. Heidi Pennington, English
Dr. Lisa Porter, Sociology
Dr. Sue Spivey, Justice Studies
Dr. Roger Soenksen, Media Arts & Design
Dr. Jeffrey Tang, Integrated Science and Technology and Intelligence Analysis
Dr. Tom Tao, Intelligence Analysis
Dr. Mary Thompson, English
Dr. William Van Norman, History
Dr. Tim Walton, Intelligence Analysis
Dr. Diane Wilcox, Learning, Technology and Leadership Education
Dr. Jim Zimmerman, Writing, Rhetoric & Technical Communication
Faculty Reviewers : Volume 5
Dr. Melinda Adams, Political Science    
Dr. Chris Arndt, History
Dr. David Babcock, English
Dr. Stephanie Baller, Health Sciences
Dr. Andrew Barnes, Communication Studies
Dr. Dennis Beck, Theatre and Dance
Dr. Terry Beitzel, Justice Studies
Dr. Sarah Blackstone, Health Sciences
Dr. Charles Blake, Political Science
Dr. Dennis Blanton, Anthropology
Dr. Dudley Bonsal, Integrated Science and Technology
Dr. James Briscoe, Communication Studies
Dr. Lori Britt, Communication Studies
Dr. Richard Busi, Mathematics & Statistics
Dr. Jennifer Byrne, Political Science
Dr. Nevin Cavusoglu, Economics and International Business
Dr. Jennifer Coffman, Integrated Science and Technology
Dr. Idelle Cooper, Biology        
Dr. Kerry Crawford, Political Science
Dr. Jessica Davidson, History
Dr. Laura Desportes, Educational Foundations and Exceptionalities
Dr. Laureen Donovan, Nursing 
Professor Lesley Eicher, Health Sciences
Dr. Raymond Enke, Biology
Dr. Theresa Enyeart Smith, Health Sciences
Dr. Jody Fagan, Libraries & Educational Technologies
Dr. Windsor Fields, Economics
Dr. Dolores Flamiano, Media Arts & Design
Professor William Flint, Biology
Dr. Michael Galgano, History
Dr. Janet Gloeckner, Health Professions
Dr. Mollie Godfrey, English
Dr. Keith Grant, Political Science
Dr. Steven Guerrier, History
Dr. Linda Cabe Halpern, University Programs
Dr. Trent Hargens, Kinesiology
Dr. Laura Henigman, English
Dr. Dayna Henry, Health Sciences

Dr. Philip Herrington, History
Dr. Bridget Ann Houlahan, Nursing
Dr. Linda Hulton, Nursing
Dr. Oliver Hyman, Biology
Dr. Karen Jagiello, Nursing
Dr. Mary Kimsey,  Integrated Science and Technology
Dr. Stephanie Kurti, Kinesiology
Dr. Jennifer Lang-Rigal, Foreign Languages
Dr. Alan Levinovitz, Philosophy and Religion
Dr. Dennis Lo, English
Dr. Claire Lyons, Psychology
Dr. Marianne Mason, Foreign Languages
Dr. Kristen McCleary, History
Dr. Lisa McGuire, Social Work   
Dr. Benjamin Meade, Justice Studies
Dr. Laura Merrell, Health Sciences
Dr. Galen Murton, Integrated Science and Technology
Dr. Leigh Nelson, Communication Studies
Dr. Andre Neveu, Economics
Dr. Sarah Newman, Anthropology
Dr. Adebayo Ogundipe, Engineering
Dr. Uchenna Onuzulike, Media Arts & Design
Dr. Ji Hyung Park, Political Science
Dr. Heidi Pennington, English    
Professor Nancy Puffenbarger, Nursing
Professor Jamie Robinson, Nursing
Dr. Ken Rutherford, Political Science
Dr. John Scherpereel, Political Science
Dr. Kyle Seifert, Biology
Dr. Michael Seth, History
Dr. Roger Soenksen, Media Arts & Design
Dr. Alexis Stevens, Mathematics & Statistics
Dr. Bradley Striebig, Engineering
Dr. Jeffrey Tang, Integrated Science and Technology and Intelligence Analysis
Dr. Wayne Teel, Integrated Science and Technology
Dr. Mary Thompson, English
Dr. Brett Tjaden, Computer Science
Dr. Tim Walton, Integrated Science and Technology
Dr. Siân White, English
Dr. Andrew Witmer, History
Dr. William Wood, Economics

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