Drs. Curt and Christie Brungardt, professors at Fort Hays State University (Hays, KS) and founders of Jana’s Campaign, Inc. have recently served as guest editors of a special issue for the eJournal of Public Affairs. This unique publication focuses on higher education’s role in preventing and responding to gender-based violence. The eJournal issue includes peer reviewed scholarly manuscripts illustrating the latest assessment data and research in the field and practitioner-based articles focusing on best practices and programming highlights. This online issue also includes multimedia submissions. See the eJournal here.
One of the critical elements of effectively addressing any social issue in our society is the development and utilization of a rich body of knowledge. This is no different in the field of higher education and its efforts to reduce gender violence. “It is our hope and desire that this special issue of the eJournal of Public Affairs will add to this important body of literature. We offer this material to the field to help colleges and universities, victims and survivors, and policy makers better understand the issue and identify effective ways to prevent and respond,” say the Brungardts. “We believe this material brings new ideas, best practices and considerations to this important field.”
The eJournal of Public Affairs is a peer-reviewed, multidisciplinary open access electronic journal published by Missouri State University. Jana’s Campaign, Inc. is a Hays, Kansas-based national education and gender violence prevention organization created in honor of the Brungardt daughter Jana Mackey.