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

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
  • Kevin Allison, Ph.D., Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Gloria Crisp, Ed.D., Oregon State University
  • Lina Dostilio, Ed.D., University of Pittsburgh
  • Azuri L. Gonzalez, Ed.D., The University of Texas at El Paso
  • Patrick Green, Ed.D., Loyola University Chicago
  • Peter T. Englot, Rutgers University–Newark
  • Euan Hague, Ph.D., DePaul University
  • Emily M. Janke, Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Greensboro
  • Nthabiseng Ogude, Ph.D., University of Pretoria, Mamelodi Campus
  • Cecilia M. Orphan, Ph.D., University of Denver
  • David Potash, Ph.D., Wilbur Wright College, City Colleges of Chicago
  • Maryann Villarreal, Ph.D., The University of Utah
  • Peishan Yang, Ph.D., National Taiwan University

Past Executive Editors