Monday, January 30, 2017

1:45 pm - 3:45 pm 

The 2017 Graduate Student Colloquium will be taking place at the Flamingo hotel in room Red Rock 3.


We are excited to announce the inaugural Graduate Student Colloquium. The aim of our colloquium is for graduate students to nurture intercollegiate partnerships and mentorship opportunities with the purpose of advancing EQRC/AABSS/CARE graduate student scholarship and supporting the unique needs of EQRC/AABSS/CARE graduate students.

Two sessions for the Graduate Student Colloquium will be offered in this year's program, and both are ideal for students interested in submitting or preparing a submission for the conference's supporting journals, Journal of Behavior and Social Sciences (, Journal of Ethnographic and Qualitative Research (, and/or other quality peer-reviewed journals. Dr. Killham and Dr. Jette will present the first workshop, titled: "Ethics and Authorship: A Graduate Student's Guide to Open Negotiations," during which they will delve into the opportunities and challenges students may face when negotiating authorship. Students will be introduced to an exclusive student publication and peer-reviewing opportunity for an upcoming special issue of the Journal of Education and Social Justice (JESJ), which has Dr. Killham as a Guest Editor.  

In the second session, we will host a panel discussion that includes Dr. Heewon Chang, Editor of International Journal of Multicultural Education (JME) and Dr. Karen Longman, Editor of Christian Higher Education (CHE), who will share their "editors' scoop" in a presentation titled, "From Draft to Press: Becoming Journal-Published in Graduate School." The panel will share practical tips tailored to graduate students, including preparing a publishable manuscript, selecting a suitable journal for your manuscript, submitting to your selected journal, communicating with editors, and responding to reviewer comments for your revision.  The panel members also will address higher potential acceptance bars that sometimes exist for submissions that are made by students who have no faculty co-authorship, distinguishing between assigned graduate coursework and independent publications (including how to finesse those differences), considering which types of publications will assist in the future faculty job search, how to identify these suitable journals in the search, and juggling the responsibilities of a student with the necessity to determine when a manuscript has been properly and adequately prepared for submission.  

In summary, you will find the colloquium to be interesting, informative, and productive toward potentially becoming published as a graduate student.  We will include time for Q/A and all the speakers will be available for dialogue and exchange, following the presentations.

Among other valuable activities during your time at the upcoming research conference, we hope you will prioritize attendance at the colloquium.  We promise for it to be engaging and we look forward to making your acquaintance.


About the Presenters

Kelli M. Jette, Ph.D. is an assistant professor and program coordinator of human development and educational psychology at the University of Cincinnati, where she has taught courses and published for nearly a decade. Jette’s scholarship has primarily focused on K-12 school environments, with an emphasis on bullying and peer victimization featured in the journal Multicultural Teaching and Learning. Jette has presented her research regionally and nationally at professional conferences, including the National Youth-at-Risk Conference, National Bullying and School Advocacy Conference, Auburn University Anti-Bullying Summit, and the American Educational Research Association. Her efforts in areas of bullying and adolescent conflict resolution continued with the written works, The Challenges and Opportunities of Peace Education Assessment and Evaluation and Socio-Economic Status: A Determinant of Perceptions and Responses to Bullying. Lastly, Jette’s latest writing endeavors include a textbook curation titled Real Life Issues of Tweens and Teens: A Human Development Perspective and collaborative research paper for the International Journal for Game-Based Learning.

Jennifer E. Killham, Ph.D.  is an adjunct professor with the Early Childhood Education Online program at the University of Cincinnati, where she has written several successful mentoring grants aimed at introducing students to the publication process. Killham was the 2013 recipient for Exemplary Scholarship for the Social and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Cincinnati and, in February 2017, she will receive the McGraw Hill Award from the Conference in Academic Research in Education. She has several recent publications, including published works with international colleagues in the book Game-Based Learning and the Power of Play: Exploring Evidence, Challenges and Future Directions and the International Journal for Game-Based Learning, and an edited textbook titled Real Life Issues of Tweens to Teen: A Human Development Perspective. She has served as a guest editor for the Journal of Education and Social Justice and, in 2017, will assume the role of principal contact for the journal Technology, Humanities, Education and Narrative. She enjoys reviewing manuscripts for the journal Diaspora, Indigenous, and Minority Education and has been a reviewer for a number of conferences, including the American Educational Research Association and the American Association for Teaching and Curriculum.


Heewon Chang, PhD, is a professor of organizational leadership and multicultural education and chairs the PhD in Organizational Leadership program at Eastern University. Trained as an educational anthropologist, she teaches and writes on qualitative research methodologies. Her first book, Adolescent Life and Ethos, adopted the ethnography method for the study of a community and its local high school in the United States. Her three subsequent books  focus on autoethnography as a qualitative research method and product. She founded two online academic journals, including the International Journal of Multicultural Education (IJME), and have served as Founding Editor-in-Chief of these journals for over 20 years. IJME ( is an internationally ranked peer-reviewed academic journal that is open-access to international authors and readers and is jointly sponsored by Eastern University in the United States and Yonsei University in South Korea. 


Karen A. Longman serves as the Ph.D. program director and professor of doctoral higher education at Azusa Pacific University (APU); the department currently serves just over 100 Ph.D. and Ed.D. students from across North America and around the world.  She earned her Ph.D. from the University of Michigan in the Center for the Study of Higher Education, holds master’s degrees from U.M. and Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, and completed her undergraduate work in psychology at Albion College in Michigan. Karen and her colleague, Laurie A. Schreiner, co-edit the journal Christian Higher Education: An International Journal of Research, Theory, and Practice.  Karen also edited the 2012 publication Thriving in Leadership: Strategies for Making a Difference in Christian Higher Education.  She is currently editing a book titled Diversity Matters: Race, Ethnicity, and the Future of Christian Higher Education.  In addition, she is co-editing a book series being sponsored by the International Leadership Association focused on “Women and Leadership” and co-edited the first volume in the series, titled “Women and Leadership in Higher Education.”  Her research and publications focus on gender issues, leadership development, and Christian higher education.