Rasheda Weaver appointed managing editor

Metropolitan Universities journal is thrilled to welcome Rasheda Weaver, Ph.D., as managing editor. In this role, Weaver leads authors, guest editors, and the editorial team through the production process to ensure we produce and release our quarterly publication in a timely and professional manner.

Weaver serves as assistant professor for entrepreneurship and innovation at the Hynes Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Iona College. She is a leading expert on the use of social enterprise and entrepreneurship as a human and community economic development tool. Her dissertation was the first large-scale empirical study on the social, economic, and legal activities of social enterprises in the United States and she is the creator of Weaver’s Social Enterprise Directory, a national, public directory for social enterprises in the nation.

Prior to joining Iona College, she was an assistant professor of community entrepreneurship and the founding faculty co-director of the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Learning Community at the University of Vermont.

In addition to her own varied forms of scholarship, she has served as a special issue editor for the Entrepreneurship, Education, and Pedagogy Journal and hopes to launch the Social Enterprise Education Journal to advance knowledge about theories, case studies, and pedagogical innovations within the field.

You can connect with her on LinkedIn and visit her website to learn more about her.

Catie-Reagan Palmore appointed copy editor

We are also very happy to welcome Catie-Reagan Palmore as our new copy editor. In this role, she reviews and prepares written manuscripts to improve accuracy, readability, and fit with purpose. Catie-Reagan has rich experience in communications, and has developed, executed, and analyzed strategic campaigns for local and national organizations. She loves copy editing and earned the Poynter ACES Certificate in Editing. Catie-Reagan lives in Richmond, Virginia and is working on her Ed.D. in Learning and Organizational Change at CUMU member Baylor University. You can learn more about her through her website.