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The Journal of First-generation Student Success joins other publications of NASPA - Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education and will be managed by the Center for First-generation Student Success. The Journal seeks to publish practice articles that are grounded in research and literature and, reciprocally, research articles that speak to practice. While traditional scholarship will be encouraged and accepted, articles that prioritize innovative solutions and advanced thought that disputes deficit-based conversations while propelling an asset-based, evidence-driven national narrative, are welcome.


Inaugural Co-Editors

The inaugural co-editors seek to review manuscripts and publish articles that are innovative, imaginative, and forward thinking regarding the experiences and outcomes of first-generation college students and the approaches institutions of higher education are employing to serve, matriculate, and complete this population. Through the deep intersectionality of the first-generation identity, the large presence of first-generation students at institutions, and the necessary engagement of both the academic and student services areas for success, this journal offers many opportunities for cross disciplinary collaboration.

Bio: Rashne Jehangir
Rashné Jehangir, Ph.D.

Associate Professor; Robert H. Beck Chair of Ideas, University of Minnesota

Bio: Lindsay Romasanta
Lindsay Romasanta, Ed.D.

Director, Student Success Programs, University of California San Diego

Editorial Board

Sonja Ardoin, Ph.D., Appalachian State University
Amy Baldwin, Ed.D., University of Central Arkansas
Jennifer Beck, Ph.D., Hawkeye Community College
Lamesha Brown, Ph.D., St. Cloud Technical and Community College
Dawn Bruner, Ed.D., University of Rochester
Ashley Clayton, Ph.D., Louisiana State University
Jemilia Davis, Ph.D., North Carolina State University
Antonio Duran, Ph.D., Auburn University
Oscar Felix, Ph.D., Colorado State University

Christina Hardin, Ed.D. Valencia College
Robert Longwell-Grice, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin−Milwaukee
Darris R. Means, Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh
T. Mark Montoya, Ph.D., Northern Arizona University
Thai-Huy Nguyen, Ph.D., RAND Corporation
La’Tonya Rease Miles, Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles
Christian Steinmetz, Ph.D., University of Virginia
Jackie C. Thomas, Ph.D., Lone Star College–Tomball
Melissa Vang, Ph.D., California State University, Los Angeles
Laura Wagner, Ph.D., R.N., FAAN, University of California, San Francisco


The inaugural journal issue is slated for publication in April 2021, and submissions will be accepted beginning in late summer 2020.
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