Brungardts Serve as Editors of Special Issue of Public Affairs Journal

FHSU University Relations and Marketing

HAYS, Kan. — Drs. Curt and Christie Brungardt, professors at Fort Hays State University and founders of Jana’s Campaign Inc. have recently served as guest editors of a special issue for the eJournal of Public Affairs, a unique publication focusing 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. The eJournal can be found through this link, eJournal of Public Affairs.

One of the critical elements of effectively addressing any social issue in society is developing and using 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,” said the Brungardts in a statement.

They continued, “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. 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 in partnership with the national American Democracy Project.

Jana’s Campaign Inc. is a Hays-based national education and gender violence prevention organization created in honor of the Brungardts’ daughter, Jana Mackey.

Curtis Brungardt is the Omer G. Voss Distinguished Professor of Leadership Studies. Christie Brungardt is an assistant professor of leadership studies.

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