Athens, Ga. – James C. Hearn, a professor in the University of Georgia’s Institute of Higher Education, has been named an associate editor of Educational Researcher. The publication is the premier, peer-reviewed journal of the American Educational Research Association.
Hearn joins editor Steven R. Yussen of the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities and associate editors UGA alumna Deborah R. Dillon and Michael R. Harwell, both also of the University of Minnesota, on the editorial team. They will serve a three-year term, for the 2010-12 volume years.
Hearn specializes in government policy on education and on the organization of higher education. He earned a Ph.D. in the sociology of education from Stanford University. Hearn co-edited The Public Research University: Serving the Public Good in New Times and has published research in numerous journals. Since 2005, he has been a fellow of the TIAA-CREF Institute.
Dillon is the Guy Bond Endowed Chair in Reading and Professor of Literacy Education at UM. She earned her Ph.D. in reading education from UGA in 1985 and was honored with the College of Education’s Lifetime Achievement Alumni Award in 2004.
Dillon previously served as an associate editor of The Reading Teacher, a journal published by the International Reading Association, and the Journal of Research in Science Teaching, published by the National Association for Research in Science Teaching. She has also published her research in numerous journals. She is a former president of the National Reading Conference and is a Fellow of the National Conference on Research in Language and Literacy, for outstanding contributions to research in English language arts.
Educational Researcher is published nine times a year and received by all AERA members. The journal contains scholarly articles, reviews, analyses, and commentary of importance to the broad community of education researchers.