The Coalition or Urban and Metropolitan Universities (CUMU) is pleased to announce new members of the Metropolitan Universities journal (MUJ) editorial board. The 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 MUJ editorial board is comprised of leaders in higher education from across many types of institutions, who are deeply involved with and passionate about the intersection of community and higher education. They provide feedback and advise on the strategic direction of the journal, while contributing to the larger vision for MUJ as a thought leader in this space,” said Patrick M. Green Ed.D., who was recently named editor of MUJ.

The editorial board assists in the solicitation and review of articles for submission and advise on the journal’s policy and scope and includes:

  • 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 Ph.D., 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

“The vision for Metropolitan Universities is to provide thought leadership that inspires change in our communities and institutions through research and scholarship that both generates knowledge and fosters innovative practices for urban and metropolitan institutions of higher education and the communities in which they live and work. This approach encourages and creates space for a variety of scholarly topics, including social and economic mobility, community engagement and partnership practices, community development and anchor institution approaches, the intersection of teaching, learning, and research with community wisdom, knowledge, and practice, as well as the relationship and interactions between communities and higher education institutions in urban and rural settings,” Green said.

First published in 1990 as a print journal, Metropolitan Universities disseminates scholarship and research relevant to urban and metropolitan universities. The Journal transitioned to an online, open-access journal in 2017 and continues to amplify CUMU’s mission by reinforcing the value of place-based institutions and illuminating our collective work of supporting the changing needs of our students, institutions, and cities.

The journal is hosted and supported by the IUPUI University Library.