After a highly competitive selection process, one of the world’s leading publishers of scholarly journals recently named APU Department of Doctoral Higher Education professors Karen Longman, Ph.D., and Laurie Schreiner, Ph.D., as the new editors of Christian Higher Education: An International Journal of Research, Theory, and Practice. This peer-reviewed journal, which is interdenominational and interdisciplinary in scope, publishes original research, meta-analyses, analytical essays, book reviews, and descriptions of best practices informed by empirical research.
“Drs. Longman and Schreiner each bring three decades of leadership experience in Christian higher education, editorial backgrounds, and extensive research experience to their new roles as editors of Christian Higher Education,” said Provost Mark Stanton, Ph.D. “This prestigious honor also enhances the university’s academic visibility and reputation.”
Prior to the appointment, Longman served as guest editor of a 2011 special edition of the journal that featured the research of APU faculty and recent graduates of the Department of Doctoral Higher Education. “Given the research interests of department faculty and the 90-plus doctoral students in our higher education programs, this journal represents a natural fit for APU,” said Longman. “We look forward to building mutually beneficial relationships with researchers around the world who share a passion for better understanding and strengthening Christian higher education.”
The Christian Higher Education journal now resides within APU’s Center for Research on Christian Higher Education, located in the Department of Doctoral Higher Education. “Bringing this journal to APU affirms our desire to be a premier Christian university,” said Schreiner. “It positions our scholarship as international in scope, but targeted toward the heart of our mission: Christian higher education.”