Research on Stress and Coping in Education

This series of Works on stress and coping is centered on understanding the sources, experiences, and consequences of stress and coping in the educational arena. In formal organizations to informal experiences, those engaged in educational endeavors shape and are shaped by events and interactions that invoke salient to subtle stress and coping responses. We invite authors to submit manuscripts that present studies focused on stress and/or coping in any of the contexts, positions, peoples, and activities encompassed under the umbrella of education. Research using either qualitative or quantitative methodologies will be acceptable. The series is expected to appeal to a broad readership of scholars in the fields of education, psychology, sociology, and business who are interested in understanding the nature of stress and coping in education.

Call for Book Proposals

This book series is focused on understanding stress and coping in the educational arena. We are currently seeking volume editors to lead book topics that present new and innovative empirical work focusing on stress, coping, and wellness in any of the contexts, positions, peoples, and activities encompassed under the umbrella of education.

• Research on students, teachers, administrators, and/or caregivers
• Qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods research designs
• Outcomes including educational attainment, health and wellness, and thriving in educational systems
• Research with diverse populations that informs disparities in education exacerbated by stress and trauma
• Stressors experienced by historically marginalized populations
• Impacts of COVID-19 stress and trauma on social/emotional development
• Technology as a source of stress and/or a resource during the pandemic
• Research on promising interventions that address the above topics

Volume proposals should include a brief CV and responses to the following (500 - 1000 words total):
• Who are the editors/authors?
• An outline of the overall objectives and significance of the book project in a detailed statement of purpose.
• If this is an edited volume, include a list of contributors/affiliations. Please indicate if this is a tentative list.
• Who is your audience for this book? (e.g., academic or professional, adoption potential or reference work)?
• How could the book be marketed (e.g., are there professional societies or SIGs that would be interested in this book)?
• How do you expect readers to make use of this book?
• How does the book extend current knowledge in your field of study?
• How does the project explore previously unrecognized or infrequently considered topics in the literature?
• What is the timeline to completion for the proposed volume?

Priority given to proposals received by June 1, 2023
Notification of invitations: Starts July 1, 2023

Anticipated timeline for book production
• Chapter drafts complete: December 2023
• Final draft of book: May 2024
• Final book submitted to publisher: August 2024

Inquiries and proposals should be sent to Chris McCarthy,