Ernest Lynton was the founding executive editor (1990 to 1997), followed by Barbara Holland (1997 to 2016). Valerie Holton has served as the executive editor since 2016.

Executive Editor

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

Editorial Board

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

Copy Editor

Carl Olson, Towson University