Ernest Lynton was the founding executive editor (1990–1997), followed by Barbara Holland (1997–2016). Valerie Holton has served as executive editor since 2016.
The executive editor determines the strategic direction and guides the operation, implementation and growth of the journal. This includes, but is not limited to, the identification of issue themes and appropriate guest editors. The executive editor has the sole authority to accept and reject manuscripts.
Valerie Holton, PhD, LCSW
Senior Fellow, Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities
Executive Editor, Metropolitan Universities
Arthur Smith, Towson University
Carl Olson, Towson University
The Metropolitan Universities journal editorial board is made up of leaders in higher education whose areas of academic expertise and research are tied to CUMU’s mission and values. The editorial board assists in the solicitation and review of articles for submission and advise on the journal’s policy and scope. Current members are:
Joe Allen, PhD, University of Nebraska at Omaha
Gloria Crisp, EdD, Oregon State University
Lina Dostilio, EdD, University of Pittsburgh
Peter T. Englot, Rutgers University–Newark
Azuri Gonzalez, The University of Texas at El Paso
Kristin Elise Norris, PhD, Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis
Maryann Villarreal, PhD, California State University, Fullerton