Meet the Editors

The “Meet the Editors” workshop is an opportunity for all conference attendees to meet and talk with the editors of the conference-associated journals - the Journal of Ethnographic and Qualitative Research (JEQR) and the Journal of Behavioral and Social Sciences (JBSS).

Editors will answer questions about the journals, discuss the submission and review processes, and provide attendees with advice on how to increase the likelihood of publication.

JBSS Editors:

Franklin S. Allaire, Ph.D. , University of Houston-Downtown

Dr. Bernardo E. Pohl, Jr., University of Houston-Downtown

JEQR Editors:

Wayne A. Babchuk, Ph.D., University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Tiffany T. Young, Ph.D., Doane University

Tiffani N. Luethke, Ph.D., University of Nebraska-Kearney

BIOS for the Editorial staff that plan to join in the Meet the Editors session


Wayne Babchuk is Professor of Practice in the Quantitative, Qualitative, and Psychometric Methods (QQPM) program in the Department of Educational Psychology at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL). He is an applied research methodologist focusing on grounded theory, ethnography, mixed methods grounded theory, and research ethics. He serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the Kalahari Peoples Fund (KPF), an Executive Board Member of the Central States Anthropological Society (CSAS), Co-Editor in Chief for the Journal of Ethnographic and Qualitative Research (JEQR), and as an instructor for the African Doctoral Academy at Stellenbosch University, South Africa. He is currently co-authoring three texts on qualitative and mixed methods research and one on ecotourism among indigenous groups.

Tiffany Young is an Assistant Professor in the College of Education at Doane University where she serves as the Director of Elementary Education. She is a qualitative researcher with experience in ethnographic and design-based research. Her interests include early literacy development, equitable instructional practices, and teacher development. She is also a conference Co-Chair for Nebraska State Literacy Association and a Co-Editor in Chief for the Journal of Ethnographic and Qualitative Research (JEQR).

Tiffani Luethke, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication at the University of Nebraska at Kearney (UNK). Her research of leadership focuses on coping with trauma, overcoming adversity, and developing resiliency. Her recently completed dissertation research, focusing on Middle Eastern and North African (MENA) refugee and immigrant women, involved three years of immersive ethnographic research among MENA women to explore leadership perceptions and practices after forced displacement and resettlement in the United States. She currently teaches a graduate level qualitative research methods course, advises students in the Undergraduate Research Fellows program at UNK, and is an Associate Editor for the Journal of Ethnographic and Qualitative Research.


Franklin S. Allaire, Ph.D. (@misterallaire on Twitter) is an Assistant Professor of Science Education in the Department of Urban Education at the University of Houston-Downtown where he teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in elementary and secondary science methods. His research interests focus on issues impacting the success of underrepresented minorities in STEM-related fields and the innovative use of technologies and pedagogies in the professional development of science teachers and teacher candidates.

Dr. Bernardo Pohl is an associate professor in the Department of Urban Education and joined the University of Houston-Downtown (UHD) in 2013. He currently teaches social studies methods and special education courses. His expertise is social studies methods and disability studies. Before joining UHD, he was a social studies and special education teacher for over ten years. His research interests include teacher retention and attrition, social studies pedagogy, cross-curricular literacy, and moral issues in special education and disability studies. Dr. Pohl has presented and published his research nationally and internationally.