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Editorial Board

If you are interested in joining the Editorial Board for JCTP, please complete the electronic application: https://iastate.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_aftKx1Cc9pxB7yR.

Tyanez Jones, Senior Editor

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Tyanez is a third year doctoral student in Curriculum and Instructional Technology. She believes social justice work requires the use of multiple platforms for negotiating individual differences, guiding practices towards action, and disrupting the structures of inequality and injustice. My specific interest in social justice as an educator centers around health disparities and student learning. I am excited to participate in the work occurring at the JCTP because it provides me an opportunity to serve and be in community with other SJ scholars whose research extend far beyond my area of influence. In my free time I enjoy spending quality time with my family playing all sorts of games, sports, and being physically activity.

Paul S. Hengesteg, M.Ed., Editor

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Paul Hengesteg is a second-year doctoral student studying higher education administration, and hold a student affairs masters degree and graduate certificate in education for social justice from Iowa State. My desire to join the editorial board of the JCTP stems from my interest in being able to engage in the research and publication process while still a student. I appreciate the unique ways that research and advocacy for social justice issues can be realized and look forward to learning what cross- and inter-disciplinary scholars from all corners of the globe are doing to make a difference with research and praxis as their vessel. Before graduate school, I held professional positions with the University of Delaware’s Office of Equity and Inclusion as well as the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce, the Shakespeare Theatre Company, the New Harmony Project, and the Indiana Repertory Theatre.

Jessica Adams, Associate Editor for Copy Editing

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Jessica Adams is a 1st year doctoral student in Higher Education with a background in student affairs, and currently serves as a graduate research assistant. Her research interests include how race, racism, and White supremacy are (or are not) engaged in higher education institutions, specifically using Critical Whiteness Theory and Critical Race Theory. She is excited to join the Journal of Critical Thought and Praxis to continue the legacy of a graduate student run journal that provides publication opportunities and access to important scholarship surrounding activism and social justice.

Garrett Gowen, Associate Editor for Copy Editing

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I joined the editorial board to help expand access to critical conversations in social justice across multiple disciplines and professions. As a current doctoral student, I also wanted to support JCTP’s role as a graduate student-run academic journal that allows us to provide a developmental space for scholars and practitioners to share and improve their research and experiences. I am interested in the ways in which we organize (and are organized by) higher education institutions, as well as what that means for civic engagement among students.

Anupma Singh, Associate Editor for Copy Editing

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I am a PhD candidate in Higher Education. My idea of social justice is that it imposes on each of us a personal responsibility to work with others to design and continually perfect our institutions as tools for personal and social development. Following this idea, I decided to join the Journal of Critical Thoughts and Praxis, so that I can be part of the intellectual discourse around the issues of social justice. The Journal of Critical Thoughts and Praxis is an interdisciplinary Journal which offers a wide spectrum of conversation related to social justice.

Alexia Angton, Associate Editor for Outreach

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Alexia is a doctoral student in Sociology. She currently serves as a teaching assistant in Women’s and Gender Studies. Her decision to get involved with the Journal of Critical Thought and Praxis was birthed out of a tradition of critically interrogating systems of power, oppression, and injustice as well as a need to create social change. Having an academic background in Sociology, Women’s and Gender Studies, African American Studies and a passion for social justice, compelled her to critically engage with scholars nationally and internationally from a variety of disciplines on issues of social justice. Her research interests align with this desire by examining how race and gender intersect to shape the experiences of Black girls with the criminal justice system. More specifically, Alexia explores how racism and sexism influence Black girls’ involvement with crime and if parenting styles may provide resilience. Alexia holds a B.S. in Interdisciplinary Studies (Criminal Justice) and a M.S. in Sociology from Iowa State University.

Elisa Cárdenas Oleas, Associate Editor for Outreach

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Elisa Cárdenas Oleas is a second-year Ph.D. student co-majoring in Sustainable Agriculture and Sociology. She has served as a graduate assistant in the Women's and Gender Studies program. She was a co-instructor of Dialogues on Diversity (HSci 150) and is a Teaching Assistant for Spanish in the Department of World Languages and Cultures. She is passionate about increasing awareness and addressing injustices related to the vulnerabilities and limitations faced by marginalized groups, such as women and indigenous populations, particularly in the agricultural sector.

Brandon Johnson, Associate Editor for Outreach

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Brandon is a second year masters student in the Masters of Education in Student Affairs program. Currently, he serves as a graduate assistant in the Department of Residence within Legacy Tower as the Apartment Community Manager. Brandon’s particular interest lies within the experiences and narratives of black men at predominantly white institutions, how familial support provides long lasting implications for the success of students with marginalized identities, and how students of color navigate spaces at predominantly white institutions. His passion behind serving on the editorial board lies within having the ability to leverage the access and voices of those who wish to push their unique lenses and outlook on topics that lie within the spectrum of social justice.

Isaiah McGee, Associate Editor: Member-at-large

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Isaiah McGee is Ph.D. student in Educational Leadership, Organization, and Policy Studies. His research interests are focused on the impact and praxis of cultural proficiency and responsiveness training in schools. Isaiah previously worked as the Equity Coordinator and Human Resource Specialist for diversity at Des Moines Public Schools and for the Iowa Department of Education as a policy and equity consultant. Isaiah also spent six years as a special education, economics, history and government teacher and assistant football coach. Isaiah holds a B.A. in History and Political Science from Cornell College and a Masters in Teaching from Drake University.

Alade McKen, Associate Editor: Member-at-large

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Alade Shola McKen, M.S. Ed. is a third-year doctoral student and graduate assistant in the School of Education. Alade received his B.A. in English and Creative Writing from Binghamton University, and his M.S. Ed. in Higher Education Administration from Baruch College, School of Public Affairs. Alade has worked in higher education for over 10 years. He also volunteers through a number of non-profit organizations and community partnerships. Alade examines the social foundations of education and culture within society. He is interested in researching issues surrounding race and the racialized experiences of students of color. More specifically, he examines the challenges that face students in higher education (e.g., social justice, campus climate, student activism), and how race is connected to university processes and structures, and the implications it has for students throughout their academic career.

Shaohua Pei, Associate Editor: Member-at-large

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Shaohua Pei is a doctoral candidate in Higher Education. While embarking on the passion of serving on the Journal of Critical Thought and Praxis (JCTP), she highly appreciates the platform the journal offers to scholars across disciplines. She values the open space that JCTP provides both academia and every practice for the conversation on the pursuit of equality and equity. JCTP also bridges the gap between what people think and what people actually should and will do.

Faculty Advisor

Isaac Gottesman, Associate Professor

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Dr. Gottesman is a historian of education and scholar of the social foundations of education with a primary interest in the relationship between education and struggles for social justice. Most of his work focuses on the history of critical scholarship in the field of education, as reflected in the book The Critical Turn in Education: From Marxist Critique to Poststructuralist Feminism to Critical Theories of Race (Routledge, 2016. In the School of Education, Dr. Gottesman serves as the Division Head of Teaching, Learning, Leadership, and Policy (TLLP).