Meet the Editors

Monday, June 14th, 2021 ~ 11-12 noon (Pacific time)

The “Meet the Editors” workshop is an opportunity for all conference attendees to meet and talk with the editors of the conference-associated journals - the Journal of Ethnographic and Qualitative Research (JEQR) and the Journal of Behavioral and Social Sciences (JBSS).

Editors will answer questions about the journals, discuss the submission and review processes, and provide attendees with advice on how to increase the likelihood of publication.

JEQR Editors:

Wayne A. Babchuk, Ph.D., University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Tiffany T. Young, Ph.D., Doane University

JBSS Editors:

Franklin S. Allaire, Ph.D. , University of Houston-Downtown

Dr. Bernardo E. Pohl, Jr., University of Houston-Downtown

BIOS for some of the Editorial staff that plan to join in the Meet the Editors session


Wayne Babchuk is an Associate Professor of Practice in the Quantitative, Qualitative, and Psychometric Methods (QQPM) program in the Department of Educational Psychology at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL). He is an applied research methodologist focusing on grounded theory, ethnography, mixed methods grounded theory, and research ethics. He serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the Kalahari Peoples Fund (KPF), an Executive Board Member of the Central States Anthropological Society (CSAS), Managing Editor for the Journal of Ethnographic and Qualitative Research (JEQR), and as an instructor for the African Doctoral Academy at Stellenbosch University, South Africa. He is currently co-authoring three texts on qualitative and mixed methods research and one on ecotourism among indigenous groups.

Tiffany Young is an Assistant Professor in the College of Education at Doane University where she serves as the Director of Elementary Education. Her research interests include early literacy development and equitable instructional practices. She recently completed a research study utilizing a design-based research approach, which focused on co-constructing an instructional design for increasing text complexity with early literacy learners. She currently teaches a course on qualitative research design and serves as a qualitative research methodologist on doctoral committees. She is also a conference co-chair for the Nebraska State Literacy Association and Editor for the Journal of Ethnographic and Qualitative Research (JEQR).

Tiffani Luethke, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication at the University of Nebraska at Kearney (UNK). Her research of leadership focuses on coping with trauma, overcoming adversity, and developing resiliency. Her recently completed research study, focusing on Middle Eastern and North African (MENA) refugee and immigrant women, involved three years of immersive ethnographic research among MENA women to explore leadership perceptions and practices after forced displacement and resettlement in the United States. She currently teaches a graduate level qualitative research methods course, advises students in the Undergraduate Research Fellows program at UNK, and is a Managing Editor for the Journal of Ethnographic and Qualitative Research.

Timothy Guetterman is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Michigan. He is a methodologist focused on research design and mixed methods research. His methodological interest is to advance rigorous methods of quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods research, particularly strategies for intersecting and integrating qualitative and quantitative research designs. He is the PI of National Institutes of Health (NIH) funded research that uses quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods research to investigate the use of virtual human technology to improve health communication. He also conducts research on developing research methods capacity through the NIH Mixed Methods Research Training Program for the Health Sciences. He is an Associate Editor for the Journal of Mixed Methods Research and a Managing Editor for the Journal of Ethnographic and Qualitative Research.


Franklin S. Allaire, Ph.D. (@misterallaire on Twitter) is an Assistant Professor of Science Education in the Department of Urban Education at the University of Houston-Downtown where he teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in elementary and secondary science methods. His research interests focus on issues impacting the success of underrepresented minorities in STEM-related fields and the innovative use of technologies and pedagogies in the professional development of science teachers and teacher candidates.

Dr. Bernardo Pohl is an associate professor in the Department of Urban Education and joined the University of Houston-Downtown (UHD) in 2013. He currently teaches social studies methods and special education courses. His expertise is social studies methods and disability studies. Before joining UHD, he was a social studies and special education teacher for over ten years. His research interests include teacher retention and attrition, social studies pedagogy, cross-curricular literacy, and moral issues in special education and disability studies. Dr. Pohl has presented and published his research nationally and internationally. ­

Dr. Zia Hossain is Professor of Family and Child Studies and Regents’ Lecturer in the College of Education and Human Sciences (COEHS) at the University of New Mexico. He is Interim Chair of the Department of Individual, Family, and Community Education in COEHS at UNM. He received a PhD in Child and Family Studies from Syracuse University and did post-doctoral research training at the University of Miami Medical School in Florida. He completed a year-long Fulbright Fellowship to conduct teaching and research on fathers’ role in the family in Malay and indigenous Kadazan families in Malaysia. He also taught in the Department of Psychology at Fort Lewis College. His research focuses on parenting, child development, globalization, and gender roles across cultural communities. In particular, he examines the levels of fathers’ involvement in childcare and household labor and the influence of fathers’ involvement on children’s school and social outcomes in US ethnic minority (i.e., African American, Hispanic American, Navajo Indian) and international (i.e., Malay, Bengali, the Caribbean, Indian) families. His co-edited book titled grandparents in cultural context (Routledge) came out in 2018. He is a past president of the Society for Cross-Cultural Research (SCCR).

Dr. Anna Q. Sun is an Associate Professor of the Department of Educational Services and Leadership in the College of Education at Rowan University. Her ongoing scholarship and research include educational leadership and policies, social justice leadership in schools, online education for educational leadership preparation programs, and international development and studies in education. Her research agenda has been 1) Promoting social justice through effective school leadership; 2) Preparing highly qualified school leaders to best meet the needs for all students; 3) International studies and perspectives on educational leadership, policies and social justice in a global context. Recently, the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA) invited Dr Sun to serve as the Core Expert for the OECD TALIS 2024 - an international survey project that focuses on the working conditions of teachers and school leaders and their learning environment in schools.