The editor determines the strategic direction and guides the operation, implementation and growth of the journal. This includes, but is not limited to, the identification of issue themes and appropriate guest editors. The editor has the sole authority to accept and reject manuscripts.

Patrick M. Green, Ed.D. serves as executive director of the Center for Engaged Learning, Teaching, and Scholarship and is a clinical assistant professor in the School of Education at Loyola University Chicago. He teaches experiential learning courses, including community-based learning, academic internships, global service-learning, and undergraduate research, as well as graduate education courses in the Higher Education Program. Dr. Green serves as a scholar-in-residence with the International Association for Research on Service-Learning and Community Engagement, an engaged scholar with the Society of Experiential Education, and an engaged scholar with Campus Compact. In 2022, Green was honored with the Barbara A. Holland Scholar-Administrator Award by CUMU, nominated by peers and selected by a committee of sitting and retired presidents, for “an integrated record of administrative leadership and high-impact scholarship that has shaped ideas and actions within and beyond their institution.”

Dr. Green serves as editor of Metropolitan Universities journal, the premier journal of the Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities (CUMU).  He is co-editor of Re-conceptualizing Faculty Development in Service-Learning/Community Engagement: Exploring Intersections, Frameworks, and Models of Practice (Stylus Publishing, 2018), Crossing Boundaries: Tension and Transformation in International Service-Learning (Stylus Publishing, 2014), guest editor of a Metropolitan Universities journal issue on place-based pedagogy and anchor initiatives (April, 2023), guest editor of Experiential Learning and Teaching in Higher Education (ELTHE, fall 2021 and spring 2022), and guest editor of a Metropolitan Universities journal issue on faith and community engagement (December, 2020). He is also co-editor for an upcoming issue of International Journal of Research on Service-Learning and Community Engagement (IJRSLCE) focused on practitioner-scholars (fall 2023) and co-editor of an issue of the Jesuit Higher Education Journal focused on imagination and hope in the context of teaching and learning in Jesuit education (fall/winter 2023).

Editorial Team

Editorial Board

The Metropolitan Universities journal editorial board is made up of leaders in higher education whose areas of academic expertise and research are tied to CUMU’s mission and values. The editorial board assists in the solicitation and review of articles for submission and advise on the journal’s policy and scope. Current members are:

  • Daniel Bergen Ph.D., Milwaukee School of Engineering
  • Becca Berkey Ph.D., Northeastern University
  • Mario D’Agostino, Nova Southeastern University
  • Julie Dierberger Ph.D., University of Nebraska at Omaha
  • Lina Dostilio Ed.D., University of Pittsburgh
  • Azuri Gonzalez Ed.D., The University of Texas at El Paso
  • Susan Haarman Ph.D., Loyola University Chicago
  • Euan Hague Ph.D., DePaul University
  • Tyler L. Hough, The Chicago Center for Urban Life and Culture
  • Emily Janke Ph.D., University of North Carolina Greensboro
  • Kent Koth, Seattle University
  • Dennis McCunney Ph.D., East Carolina University
  • Christopher Nayve J.D., University of San Diego
  • Nthabiseng Ogude, University of Pretoria
  • Cecilia M. Orphan Ph.D., University of Denver
  • Marianna Savoca Ph.D., Stony Brook University
  • Cynthia P. Stewart Ph.D., Loyola University Chicago
  • Nyeema C. Watson Ph.D., Rutgers University-Camden

Past Executive Editors