Nicholas Hartlep named editor of the Journal of Educational Foundations

Dr. Nicholas Hartlep, assistant professor of urban education, has been named the new editor of the Journal of Educational Foundations (JEF). The journal’s new home is the School of Urban Education (UED) at Metropolitan State University.

In addition to the role that Hartlep played in bringing this top education journal to Metropolitan State University, then-Interim Provost Carol Bormann Young  supported UED’s request to publish the journal from Metropolitan State’s UED.

Brief history of The Journal of Educational Foundations:

The journal was initially published by Prakken Publications from 1986 to 1989 and then by Caddo Gap Press from 1989 onward.

1986-1987 – JEF started under sponsorship of the American Educational Studies Association and the University of Calgary with co-editors Alan H. Jones of Prakken Publications and Roger Woock of University of Calgary.
1988 to Spring 1992 – sponsored by the University of Cincinnati with co-editors Kathryn Borman and Patricia Reilly.
Summer 1992 to Winter 1995 – sponsored by Youngstown State University and National Lewis University with editors Jane Van Galen and James Pusch of Youngstown and William Pink and Robert Lowe of National Lewis.
Spring 1995 to Spring 1997 – sponsored by National Lewis University with William Pink and Robert Lowe as editors.
Summer 1997 to 2004 – sponsored by Marquette University with William Pink as editor.
2005-2006 – sponsored by Jersey City State University with Darrell Cleveland as editor.
2007 to Winter/Spring 2012 – sponsored by Stockton College of New Jersey with Darrell Cleveland as editor.
Summer/Fall 2012 to current – sponsored by the University of Texas at San Antonio with Michael Jennings as editor.

Hartlep spoke about his responsibilities as the incoming editor,

“I have many responsibilities. Appoint other members of editorial team and editorial board (either keeping or altering the current editorial board); recruit peer reviewers (keeping any current reviewers as desired); solicit and receive submissions (including any carry over submissions from current editor); coordinate review of submissions; select manuscripts for publication; copy edit manuscripts; determine which articles will appear in each issue; write introductions for issues if desired; send manuscripts for each issue to the publisher; receive and review final proofs for each issue from the publisher; approve final version of each issue prior to publication.”

Metropolitan State University has a three-year commitment to  host JEF, and Metropolitan State can renew the contract indefinitely. Hartlep intends to keep the journal at Metropolitan State “for many years, so we will become the longest-standing institution.”

Hartlep thinks that Winona State University is the only other university in the Minnesota State System that hosts a journal. He feels that “it is very significant for Metropolitan State University to host JEF because JEF is a reputable journal that is in print and that is indexed [in Education Index].”


JEF is an independent quarterly journal in the social foundations of education sponsored by Metropolitan State University.
Subscriptions: $50 (individual)/$100 (institutional) per year ISSN 1047-8248.
JEF features research and analysis in the social foundations of education, with a focus on interdisciplinary scholarship among the foundations fields.


Colleagues, direct inquiries regarding the Journal of Educational Foundations to Hartlep at Nicholas.Hartlep@metrostate.edu