Irizarry Selected as New Editor for UMass Amherst Education Journal

Jason Irizarry

AMHERST, Mass. – Jason Irizarry, associate professor and director of the University of Massachusetts Amherst College of Education’s urban education initiative, has been selected as the new editor of Equity & Excellence in Education (EEE).  

Equity & Excellence in Education, the official journal of the College of Education, which began publication in 1963, focuses on topics related to equity, equality and social justice in K-12 or postsecondary schooling; on social justice issues in school systems, individual schools and classrooms; and on the social justice factors that contribute to inequality in learning for students from diverse social group backgrounds. It is published quarterly by Taylor & Francis.

Irizarry received an Ed.D. in 2005 from the College of Education. He is the author of “The Latinization of U.S. Schools: Successful Teaching and Learning in Shifting Cultural Contexts,” and is the former associate editor for the Journal for Literacy Research. He succeeds Professor emerita Maurianne Adams who served as the editor of EEE since 2002.

“I plan to build on the solid foundation established by my predecessor and all of the individuals who have contributed to the success of EEE,” said Irizarry. “And I look forward to enhancing the already strong journal by revitalizing its editorial board, increasing the emphasis on contributions from scholar-practitioners, and broadening the accessibility and appeal of high-quality scholarship related to social justice in education.”