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Impacting Education: Journal for Transforming Professional Practice (IE) is CPED's peer-reviewed academic journal.

This online, open-source journal seeks to provide a forum where academics and practitioners alike may publish scholarly articles that meaningfully contribute to the improved preparation of PK-20 educational leaders through the examination of the development, redesign, and improvement of professional preparation programs as well as the outcomes of such programs including the skills, knowledge, dispositions, and impact of EdD program graduates.

As such, scholarship generated in IE will have strong implications for the management and policies of schools of education, their EdD programs and the research, teaching, and learning of their faculty and students.

IE publishes research articles, dissertation in practice research articles (see section policies for special note), essay manuscripts and book reviews of works that support the preparation of educational leaders. The free open-access journal is hosted by the University of Pittsburgh.

If you are interested in serving as a Reviewer for Impacting Education, please apply using this LINK.


Announcing New Special Issue Series: 100 Years of the EdD

This academic year marks 100 years since the founding of the first EdD program. To highlight and celebrate this milestone and the progress made toward making the EdD a degree that prepares scholarly practitioners for their work in the field, IE is running a special series of three themed journal issues. Each issue will be led by guest editors with content-expertise and will be published throughout 2021.

Learn More About the Issues Below:

  1. Online EdD Programs 
  2. EdD Student Research & Discoveries 
  3. The Evolution of the Dissertation in Practice

Editors in Chief of Impacting Education

Dr. Rhonda Jeffries

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Dr. Rhonda Jeffries is Program Coordinator and Professor for the Curriculum Studies Program at the University of South Carolina. Dr. Jeffries teaches courses on curriculum and diversity in education, staff development and qualitative research methods.

Dr. Jeffries' research explores school desegregation and de-tracking, equity pedagogies, and performance theory in education. She is editor/author of Queen Mothers: Articulating the Spirit of Black Women Teacher-Leaders and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusivity in Contemporary Higher Education; senior co-editor of the journal, Education in a Democracy; and has guest edited for Western Journal of Black Studies, School-University Partnerships, and Impacting Education.

She is an active member serving in leadership capacities with the National Network for Educational Renewal (NNER) and the Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate (CPED). 

Dr. Suha R. Tamim

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Dr. Suha R. Tamim is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Curriculum Studies program in the Department of Instruction and Teacher Education at the University of South Carolina. Previously, she taught at the University of Memphis in the Instructional Design and Technology program and at the American University of Beirut in the Faculty of Health Sciences.

In her present role, Dr. Tamim advises students on the Dissertation in Practice and collaborates with faculty on the continuous improvement of the program. Previously, she served as co-book review editor and editorial assistant for the Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem-based Learning. She currently serves as co-editor for an edited volume published by Routledge.

Dr. Tamim is an active member in the Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate and in the Association for Educational Communications and Technology. 

Impacting Education: Activating Activism: Promoting Activism within EdD Programs


Issue Spotlight - Activating Activism: Promoting Activism Within EdD Programs

The themed issue is designed to highlight the challenges, the work, and the results of both EdD graduates and faculty as it relates to activism and becoming change agents within their local educational communities and beyond. Read the issue for free today! 

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Get Published in Impacting Education 

The Impacting Education editorial board accepts manuscripts for review year-round. For more information about submitting manuscripts or reviewing for the journal, click here.