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Former Journal of Human Resources Editor Accepts Cabinet Post

Sandra E. Black, our former editor for The Journal of Human Resources, has been selected to be a member of President Obama’s Council of Economic Advisers. Dr. Black was Editor of The Journal of Human Resources from 2012 to 2015 and Co-Editor from 2005 to 2012.


Dr. Sandra E. Black is the Audre and Bernard Rapoport Centennial Chair in Economics and Public Affairs and is a Professor of Economics at the University of Texas at Austin, positions she has held since 2010. She is also a Research Associate with the National Bureau of Economic Research and a Research Fellow at the Institute for the Study of Labor. Between 1997 and 2001, Dr. Black was an Economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, and from 2001 until 2010 she was an Assistant, Associate, and ultimately full Professor of Economics at the University of California, Los Angeles. During her career, Dr. Black has also been affiliated with the Paris School of Economics, the Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration, the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, and Princeton University. In addition to editing the UW Press’s Journal of Human Resources, Dr. Black has also been an Associate Editor of the American Economic Review, the Review of Economics and Statistics, and Labour Economics. She received a B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley and a Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard University.


“These fine public servants bring a depth of experience and tremendous dedication to their important roles. I look forward to working with them,” said President Obama in regards to the new cabinet members.


Congratulations to Dr. Black. We are grateful for her years of outstanding work on The Journal of Human Resources, and we wish her well in her exciting new role.

 

The Journal of Human Resources welcomes new Editor David Figlio

The JHR is pleased to welcome David Figlio as editor. David is the Director of the Institute for Policy Research at Northwestern University, where he also serves as the Orrington Lunt Professor of Education and Social Policy and of Economics. He is a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research, an Affiliate of the Institute for Research on Poverty at the University of Wisconsin, and an Affiliate of CESifo. Figlio conducts research on a wide range of education and health policy issues from school accountability and standards to welfare policy and policy design. His current research projects involve studying the interrelationship between health and education, the ways in which parents confer advantage and disadvantage to their children, and the role of educational institutions in affecting these relationships; higher education policies and practices such as online education and educational staffing; K-12 education policies such as school accountability, school choice, and teacher tenure; and early childhood health and education policies such as early interventions for autism spectrum disorders. He is also leading a National Science Foundation-sponsored national network to facilitate the use of matched administrative datasets to inform and evaluate education policy. He has advised numerous state and federal agencies, as well as the governments of nearly two dozen countries, on education, health, and social policy questions. He frequently serves on National Research Council and Institute of Medicine panels, including, most recently, a panel on the science of child development from birth through age eight and a panel providing a summative assessment of school reforms in the District of Columbia.

 

Native Plants Journal Announces New Editor Steven L. Love

Steven L. Love, new editor of Native Plants Journal.

Fifteen years ago, R. Kasten Dumroese became the founding editor-in-chief of the newly formed Native Plants Journal. With the Fall 2014 issue of NPJ, after building and serving the Journal well, R. Kasten Dumroese bade us farewell. In the Spring 2015 issue of NPJ, we welcome our new editor, Steven L. Love, of the University of Idaho Aberdeen Research & Extension Center, pictured at right. Read his first editorial here.

 

 

Preview of SubStance Special Issue

“David Mitchell in the Labyrinth of Time: Review of The Bone Clocks” and Preview of an Interview with the Author

As an online preview of a special issue of SubStance devoted to David Mitchell’s fiction, we are posting a review-essay of his book by Paul Harris and an excerpt of an interview with the author. The interview will appear in the special issue in spring 2015.

 

A Review of David Mitchell’s The Bone Clocks by Paul A. Harris, Editor, SubStance

David Mitchell’s The Bone Clocks, the latest iteration of his fractal imagination, follows a central character’s life through six decades in six sections that simultaneously succeed as stand-alone stories. Protagonist Holly Sykes narrates the first and final chapters; in the middle ones, her life is seen prismatically through the lenses of others who cross her path: Cambridge student Hugo Lamb, war journalist Ed Brubeck, bad-boy author Crispin Hershey, and Horologist Marinus. Navigating this narrative proves to be a rollicking ride: the plot is a propulsive page-turner, picking up momentum as it goes; the narrative is kaleidoscopic-episodic, unfolding in a series of juxtapositions and sometimes sudden shifts; the style is protean, skipping skillfully among different rhetorical registers, allusive layers, and literary genres.


Click here for full review and interview excerpt.

 

 

 

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