New Directions in Educational Leadership: Innovations in Scholarship, Teaching, and Service

Editorial Board: Sarah Diem, University of Missouri-Columbia. Jeffery Brooks, Iowa State University. Katherine Cumings Mansfield, Virginia Commonwealth University. Muhammed Khalifa, Michigan State University. Gaetane Jean-Marie, The University of Oklahoma. Michael O’Malley, Texas State University. Azadeh Osanloo, New Mexico State University. Juan Nino, Texas State University-San Marcos. Melanie Brooks, Iowa State University. Whitney Sherman, Virginia Commonwealth. Joanne Marshall, Iowa State University. Mark Gooden, The University of Texas at Austin. Latish C. Reed, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Roland Mitchell, Louisiana State University. Cosette M. Grant-Overton, University of Cincinnati. Bradley Carpenter, University of Louisville. Roxanne Mitchell, University of Alabama. Anjale Welton, University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign. Rozana Carducci, University of Missouri-Columbia. April Peters, University of Georgia. TyRon M. O. Douglas, University of Missouri-Columbia.

Due to the complexity of educational leadership and schooling, emphasis is increasingly being placed on the need for creative and transformational research paradigms and methods. This purpose of this series is to address contemporary developments and continuing issues in education, innovation and change in the way we live and “school” in the world. Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

• Innovative research methodologies
• Use of frameworks not commonly used in leadership
• Interdisciplinary and diverse learning, engagement, and discovery
• New teaching methods in educational leadership
• Emerging foci of current issues and trends in leadership including P-20 education, international and comparative leadership, leadership ontology, educational leadership histories. STEM leadership

And many, many others...please contact the series editor with your ideas and suggestions!

This book series should appeal to both practitioners and researchers. We welcome both US and international submissions. Targeted readership for this series are individuals in various branches of education and other disciplinary researchers, scholars, and stakeholders interested in educational leadership. The local-global focus allows scholars from many contexts to participate including (but not limited to): educational research, teacher leadership, educational foundations, urban studies, organization theory, sociology, psychology, counseling, social work, higher education, African American and Black studies, women and gender studies, public policy, and history.

Due to the innovation focus of the series, various submissions will be considered for publication in the series: histories, monographs, full-length studies, edited books, handbooks, and book-length teaching/instructional guides.

Proposal and Manuscript Submission Process

We invite you and your colleagues to submit a proposal of approximately 5-8 pages to NewDirectionsEdLead@gmail.com. All proposals will undergo editorial team and/or blind peer review. Proposals should include the following sections:

Introduction and overview: Explain the scope of the book project and explain how it is grounded in and extends the extant educational leadership for social justice research base, broadly conceived. Proposals should be aligned with the purpose of the book series.

Summary of contents: Provide a proposed table of contents, brief synopsis of each chapter, and an approximate page count for each chapter, including any references and appendices.

Publication Schedule: The timeline should include initial phases of the publication process that will lead to initial submission of chapters.

Author Information: An outline of the experience(s), background, qualifications, etc., that inform your project.

**Please note while we encourage many kinds of proposals, we expect all proposals to be grounded in appropriate inquiry perspectives. We look forward to hearing from you!

Contact Noelle Witherspoon Arnold at: NewDirectionsEdLead@gmail.com