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.

Valerie Holton, Ph.D., LCSW
National Yang Ming University (Taiwan)

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:

  • Joe Allen, Ph.D., The University of Utah
  • Gloria Crisp, Ed.D., Oregon State University
  • Lina Dostilio, Ed.D., University of Pittsburgh
  • Azuri Gonzalez, The University of Texas at El Paso
  • Peter T. Englot, Rutgers University–Newark
  • Emily M. Janke, Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Greensboro
  • Kristin Elise Norris, Ph.D., Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis
  • Maryann Villarreal, Ph.D., The University of Utah

Past Executive Editors