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Editorial Board and Review Process

The Kairos Editorial Review Process

The most unique feature of Kairos—our editorial review process—includes three distinct tiers, or stages of review.

Tier One
When the editors receive a submission, they evaluate it, deciding if it is indeed appropriate for Kairos and if it is of sufficient quality and scholarly merit to enter our formal editorial review process. If it is, then they promote the submission to Tier Two.
Tier Two
The entire editorial board discusses the submission for two-to-three weeks, coming to a collaborative assessment of its quality and potential to be published in Kairos. The editors use this discussion to compile a review letter along with an overview pointing out specific areas of critique to focus on and send this information to the authors (typically within three months of submission).
NOTE: If a text is accepted (or accepted with revisions), the webtext proceeds (upon successful completion of revisions) to publication. If the text is not accepted, authors who are asked to revise and resubmit are given the opportunity to continue with a Tier Three review/mentorship.
Tier Three
The editors assign a staff member to work with authors, as needed, to guide/facilitate revisions based on the editorial board's comments and evaluation. This mentoring can last up to three months. Once Tier Three revisions are complete, the author resubmits the text for a Tier Two review and the process starts again. While advancement to a Tier Three review is not a guarantee of publication, it does reflect a significant investment in the submission. Our intention is to publish the webtext if the author or authors complete the revisions requested in consultation with the editors and editorial board.

Editorial Review Board

Elisabetta Adami
University of Leeds

Daniel Anderson
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Kristin Arola
Michigan State University

Anthony Atkins
University of North Carolina at Wilmington

Samantha Blackmon
Purdue University

Kristine Blair
Duquesne University

Tiffany Bourelle
University of New Mexico

Tracy Bridgeford
University of Nebraska - Omaha

Geoffrey Carter
Saginaw Valley State University

Gail Corso
Neumann College

Susan Delagrange
Ohio State University-Mansfield

Jennifer deWinter
Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Kathy Fitch
Northern Illinois University

Kristie Fleckenstein
Florida State University

Jeffrey R. Galin
Florida Atlantic University

John Gallagher
University of Illinois

Matt Gold
New York City College of Technology - CUNY

Kathie Gossett
University of California at Davis

Bill Hart-Davidson
Michigan State University

Mary Hocks
Georgia State University

Cynthia Jeney
Missouri Western State College

Johndan Johnson-Eilola
Clarkson University

Jim Kalmbach
Illinois State University

Amy C. Kimme Hea
University of Arizona

Erin Karper
Niagara University

Virginia Kuhn
University of Southern California

Bonnie Kyburz
Independent Scholar

Karen Lunsford
University of California Santa Barbara

Heidi McKee
Miami University of Ohio

Ryan Moeller
Utah State University

Jill Morris
Frostburg State University

Andrew Morrison
Oslo School of Architecture and Design

Joddy Murray
Texas Christian University

Alex Reid
SUNY Buffalo

Colleen Reilly
University of North Carolina at Wilmington

Rich Rice
Texas Tech University

Jim Ridolfo
University of Kentucky

David Rieder
North Carolina State University

Michael J. Salvo
Purdue University

Peter Sands
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Jentery Sayers
University of Victoria

Jennifer Sheppard
San Diego State University

David Sheridan
Michigan State University

Geoffrey Sirc
University of Minnesota

Michael Trice

Derek Van Ittersum
Kent State University

Victor J. Vitanza
Clemson University

Joyce Walker
Illinois State University

John Paul Walter
George Mason University

Bob Whipple
Creighton University

Carl Whithaus
University of California, Davis

Kathleen Blake Yancey
Florida State University

Melanie Yergeau
University of Michigan

Editorial Board Alumni

Jennifer Bowie

Collin Brooke

Nick Carbone

Eric Crump

Michael Day

Dànielle Nicole DeVoss

Anthony Ellertson

James Elmborg

Joel English

Tari Lin Fanderclai

Sibylle Gruber

Gail E. Hawisher

TyAnna Herrington

Kyle Jensen

Judith Kirkpatrick

Krista Homicz Millar

Ted Nellen

Michael Palmquist

Patricia Webb Peterson

James E. Porter

Rebecca Rickly

Robert Samuels

Cynthia Selfe

Dickie Selfe

Michael Spooner

Karl Stolley

Pamela Takayoshi

Janice R. Walker

Anne Wysocki