Professor Sola Adesope named co‑editor of Educational Researcher

Closeup of Sola Adesope
Sola Adesope

A faculty member and administrator in Washington State University’s College of Education has been appointed as a co-editor of Educational Researcher, the premier peer-reviewed journal from the American Educational Research Association (AERA).

Boeing Distinguished Professor of STEM Education Sola Adesope, also the college’s associate dean for research & external funding, will join three others as part of the new editor team, with a 2024–2026 term. AERA has roughly 25,000 members consisting of educational researchers around the world. Since all its members receive the journal, Adesope said it’s prominent in rethinking research, policy, and practice in education.

Adesope said he is grateful for the opportunity to serve on the publication and that its five-year impact factor of 7.217 proves its significance to the academic community.

“I’m so grateful for the opportunity to serve as a co-editor of such an influential journal in our field,” he said. “I promise to work with other co-editors to continue making Educational Researcher one of the best journals for rigorous, scientific work in the field.”

Kira Carbonneau, the college’s interim chair of the Kinesiology and Educational Psychology Department, said Adesope’s influence is widespread in the fields of education, engineering, and STEM.

“Dr. Adesope’s dedication to research and passion for educational improvement is inspiring for faculty and students alike and his always positive and forward-thinking actions create caring spaces for academic debate and discourse,” she said. “His new role as a co-editor will support our field in publishing cutting-edge rigorous research.”

The term officially begins October 1, 2023, and the editors will start receiving new manuscripts.

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