The Journal for the Education of the Gifted has only had five editors in its five-decade lifetime: Drs. Beverly Parke, Carolyn Callahan, James Gallagher, Laurence Coleman, and Tracy L. Cross. CEC-TAG is excited to add co-editors Drs. Jenny Robins and Jennifer Jolly to that prestigious list. The Publications Committee was unanimous in its support for the new editors, as was the TAG Board. While both professionals are well known to TAG and CEC, we welcome them into this new role. Being the editors of JEG will also include leadership responsibilities within TAG. We look forward to collaborating with the new editors during their four-year tenure beginning January 1, 2019.
Dr. Jennifer H. Robins earned a Ph.D. in educational psychology with a specialization in gifted and talented education from Baylor University, which has allowed her to participate in a variety of opportunities in the field. She has extensive experience in publishing. She worked nine years at the largest publishing house in gifted education, Prufrock Press, moving from an acquisitions and development editor to senior editor. She has had the opportunity to experience all aspects of publishing: acquiring new titles; collaborating with authors and researchers in the field to develop classroom materials, professional development resources, and graduate-level textbooks; copyediting books, catalogs, and marketing material; overseeing the editorial department; and managing rights and permissions. In addition, she was responsible for the final edit on leading journals in the field until they were sold to SAGE Publications in 2011, including Gifted Child Quarterly, Gifted Child Today, Journal for the Education of the Gifted, and Journal of Advanced Academics (formerly The Journal of Secondary Gifted Education), and worked with the journal editors to send 80 issues to press.
Over the past five years, Dr. Robins has worked as Managing Editor of the Journal for the Education of the Gifted. During this time, she has ushered 19 issues to publication. This has involved working closely with SAGE’s editorial and production team members. Dr. Robins has also worked closely with the Editor-in-Chief and guest editors on special issues. Finally, as Managing Editor, Dr. Robins has met annually with the SAGE editor and help prepare and submit quarterly reports to be presented at each TAG Board meeting.
In addition, Dr. Robins has been copyeditor for TEMPO since 2011, and copyedited Parenting for High Potential for seven years. Dr. Robins has coedited two recent textbooks: Designing Services and Programs for High-Ability Learners: A Guidebook for Gifted Education (2nd ed.) with Dr. Rebecca Eckert (University of Connecticut) and Introduction to Gifted Education with Dr. Julia Link Roberts and Dr. Tracy Ford Inman (Western Kentucky University). She has gained a breadth of knowledge on the research and trends in the field of gifted education in her role as Managing Editor and has worked closely with the Editor-in-Chief to understand the duties inherent in being a journal editor.
Dr. Jennifer Jolly completed her Ph.D. in educational psychology at Baylor University in 2004. Her vast experience includes a year as an acquisition editor for Prufrock Press and faculty positions in gifted education at Louisiana State University, the University of New South Wales, and at her current position, the University of Alabama. During this time, she has authored or edited 5 books (two of which were CEC-TAG service publications), 19 book chapters, and 43 journal articles, including three articles published in JEG. She has been recognized with the NAGC Early Leader Award (2013) and the AERASIG Michael Pyryt Collaboration Award (2012).
Dr. Jolly’s editorial expertise began as an acquisition editor for Prufrock Press. She was responsible for identifying and developing authors for projects in gifted education. For three years she was editor of TEMPO, the journal of the Texas Association for the Gifted and Talented. Her next editorial responsibilities were as editor of Parenting for High Potential, the parenting journal for the National Association for Gifted Children. Currently, she is in the last year of a three-year term as Association Editor for the NAGC. As Association Editor for NAGC, she is the default editor for GCQ when there is a conflict of interest with the main editors. Her editorial experience also includes the editing of three books, Exploring Gifted Education: Australian and New Zealand Perspectives, A Century of Contributions to Gifted Education: Illuminating Lives, and Parenting Gifted Children: The Authoritative Guide From the National Association for Gifted Children. She currently serves as an editorial board member of JoAA, GCT, AJGE, JEG, and GCQ.