January 20, 2005
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Faculty Members Edit Professional Journals
WESTVILLE – Two Purdue University North Central faculty members have edited journals that are read by their peers and other professionals in their respective fields.
Dr. Diane S. Maletta, assistant professor of education, was named publications editor for the Indiana State Reading Association (ISRA). Her primary focus is editing the Indiana Reading Journal, an ISRA publication. The refereed journal is the teaching of reading to elementary school students. Many articles are written by professors who, like Maletta, teach literacy-related courses for future elementary teachers who are learning more effective ways to teach children how to read, write and communicate. The ISRA is the state council of the International Reading Association (IRA).
As part of her responsibilities, Maletta edits four ISRA publications, with the Indiana Reading Journal, published three times a year, being the largest. The others are shorter newsletters.
Dr. Tantatape Brahmasrene, professor of economics, finance and international business, has edited the recent edition of Managerial Finance, in the United Kingdom by Barmarick Publications. This special issue was themed, “Contemporary Issues in Markets, Institutions and Prices” is refereed by a peer review panel that evaluates if articles are practitioner oriented, innovative, theoretically sound, reflect awareness of current theory and previous research and cover an important topic. In addition, the journal editorial board evaluates and rates on a scale of one to three stars, each paper on its journal website according to research implications, practical implications, originality and readability.
Brahmasrene, a native of Thailand, was the first PNC faculty member to receive the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship. He has consistently distinguished himself in his field, conducting research, presenting papers and publishing numerous articles.