The National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education announced that Kimberly A. Griffin, associate professor at the University of Maryland College of Education, has been selected to serve as editor of its scholarly journal, the Journal of Diversity in Higher Education. She will assume the editor role on January 1, 2018.
“We are pleased to announce Dr. Griffin’s appointment as the next Journal editor,” says Archie W. Ervin, Ph.D., president of NADOHE, in a NADOHE press release regarding her appointment. “A scholar of her stature ensures its continued growth and prestige.”
Dr. Griffin’s research focuses on diversity and equity issues for colleges and universities. Her work examines issues related to access and retention within graduate education and faculty positions, the experiences of black college students and faculty, campus climate, and faculty-student relationships and mentoring.
“I couldn't be more honored or excited to serve as the new editor for the Journal of Diversity of Higher Education,” Dr. Griffin said in the NADOHE press release, noting that she is “committed to continuing our field's work towards social justice and equity through engaged scholarship and collective leadership.”
The Journal of Diversity in Higher Education is a quarterly multidisciplinary publication that is focused on research, theory, and practice designed to guide higher education institutions toward inclusive excellence.
Dr. Griffin, a faculty member in the Department of Counseling, Higher Education, and Special Education, will succeed Roger L. Worthington in the role of editor. Dr. Worthington is a professor in CHSE and interim associate provost and chief diversity officer for the university.
A noted scholar in the field of higher education equity and diversity research, in November of 2016, Dr. Griffin presented at a White House Summit on postsecondary diversity and inclusion, discussing faculty diversity in higher education and how it relates to student learning and success.