Dr. Yasuko Kanno Appointed to the Editorial Board of the American Education Research Journal

Dr. Yasuko Kanno, BU Wheelock Associate Professor of Language Education has been appointed to the Editorial Board of the American Education Research Journal (AERJ) for a three-year term.

The American Educational Research Journal (AERJ) is the premier journal for scholarly articles that advance the empirical, theoretical, and methodological understanding of education, schooling, and learning. It publishes original peer-reviewed analyses that span the field of education and research across all subfields and disciplines, levels of analysis, types of education throughout the life span, and forms of learning.

Dr. Kanno, whose 2014 AERJ article received the 2015 TESOL Award for Distinguished Research, explains how joining the Editorial Board is a professional highlight for her. “I remember, when I submitted a paper to AERJ,” she recalls, “I received very substantial comments from three reviewers, and the care with which the then editor went over my manuscript, almost line by line after it was accepted was like nothing I had ever seen. I am honored to be on the journal’s editorial board and now have an opportunity to pay it forward.”

At BU Wheelock, Dr. Kanno’s research focuses on English learners’ access to postsecondary education and how K-12 public schools shape English Learner’s postsecondary trajectories. She is the author of three books and is currently working on a book manuscript based on her three-year ethnographic study of high school English Learner’s transition to college.

BU Wheelock’s Dr. Leslie Dietiker, Associate Professor for Mathematics Education, also serves on the Editorial Board. She was appointed in 2016.