The 2018 pre-conference workshops will be taking place at the Flamingo hotel in Carson City and Mesquite.

Directions to the room location can be requested at the front desk.


Sunday, February 26, 2018 - 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm - in Mesquite

The present workshop is designed for faculty to nurture intercollegiate partnerships and mentorship opportunities with the purpose of advancing EQRC/AABSS/CARE faculty scholarship.

The workshop is ideal for faculty interested in submitting or preparing a submission for the conference's supporting journals, Journal of Behavior and Social Sciences (www.jbssjournal.ors/), Journal of Ethnographic and Qualitative Research (, and/or other quality peer-reviewed journals. Presenters include Dr. Heewon Chang, Editor of International Journal of Multicultural Education ((JME) and Dr. Karen Longman, Co-Editor of Christian Higher Education (CHE), who will share their "inside editors' scoop" with conference participants. The editors will share practical tips tailored to faculty, 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. In summary, you will find the workshop to be interesting, informative, and productive toward potentially becoming published. We will include time for Q/A and all the speakers will be available for dialogue and exchange, following the presentation.

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

About the Presenters

Heewon Chang, PhD, is Professor of Organizational Leadership and Multicultural Education and chairs the Ph.D. 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 has 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, Karen 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.