As He Saw It

John Lounsbury’s Impact on Middle Level Education

Edited by:
Steven B. Mertens, Illinois State University
Micki M. Caskey, Portland State University

A volume in the series: The Handbook of Resources in Middle Level Education. Editor(s): Micki M. Caskey, Portland State University. Steven B. Mertens, Illinois State University.

Call for Chapters

In April 2020, middle level education lost one of its most ardent and influential advocates with the passing of Dr. John H. Lounsbury. His career of over 70 years focused on providing young adolescents with a developmentally appropriate educational program. He is recognized as one of the founders of the modern middle school movement and a founding member of the National Middle School Association, now the Association for Middle Level Education. Through his efforts as an educator, writer, editor, and researcher, John served as a mentor and inspiration to many. John’s writings and mentorship continue to influence generations of middle level teachers, colleagues, researchers, and advocates. His legend lives on as we continue his work to improve the lives and educational experiences of young adolescents.

The intent of this tribute volume is to collect and publish stories, anecdotes, vignettes, or defining moments that you want to share about Dr. John Lounsbury. Submissions should pertain to your professional relationship with John and his impact on you or the field of middle level education.

Submissions: Submissions should not exceed 12 pages (shorter length submissions are also welcome) and should follow the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (7th ed.). Submissions should be sent electronically and must be double-spaced with one-inch margins. Do not insert headers or footers into the manuscript; insert page numbers in upper right-hand corner. Photos may be included; however, all photos will be converted to black and white by the publisher. On a separate page, include author(s) name, institutional affiliation, and all contact information (email, phone, and mailing address).

Timeline: Submissions are due August 1, 2020. Upon review, revisions may be required. Anticipated publication date: October 1, 2020.

Inquiries & Submissions: Submit all inquiries and intent to submit proposals to the editors at