Pre-Conference Workshop

Sunday, February 23rd, 2020 ~ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm ~ Carson City

From Draft To Press: Book or Article?

The purpose of this workshop is to assist scholars with their publishing endeavors. The workshop has both knowledge and praxis components. For the knowledge section, we will provide participants with practical knowledge about the following: (1) comparative approaches to book, chapter, or journal article publishing; (2) the selection of suitable venues for book or article publishing; (3) different processes for book and article publishing; and (4) ways to manage author-visibility and expand scholarly influence. For the praxis section, we will divide participants into two groups: book-writers and article-writers. Using worksheets, we will guide the book-writers to prepare a book prospectus and/or a table of contents for their book; article-writers will outline their article and/or prepare a plan to search a suitable journal for their article. For a more productive participation, we suggest that participants bring a draft of their publishing ideas about their current or future publishing projects.

Presenters: Heewon Chang (; Karen Longman (

Heewon Chang, PhD, professor and the chair of the PhD in Organizational Leadership program at Eastern University, works with organizational leaders from U.S. and global business, education, and nonprofit sectors. Trained as an educational anthropologist, she primarily teaches qualitative research methodologies and has conducted several qualitative studies in education and leadership. In addition to journal articles focusing on leadership, education, and justice issues, she has authored four books in a single-authored, co-authored, or edited format, including Autoethnography as Method 200). In addition, she has founded and edited two open-access academic journals, including the International Journal of Multicultural Education (IJME), which has reached readers in 121 countries. After 20 years of journal editing as an editor-in-chief, she has shifted her responsibility and currently serves IJME as Founding Consultant. Her journal editor journey was published in an autoethnogrpahic essay in IJME’s 2018 publication ( She continues her journal editing journey as a member of the editorial board for a new journal, The Journal of Autoethnography. Her scholarly contribution to ethnographic and qualitative research was recognized with the 2017 AABSS Distinguished Scholar Award.

Karen A. Longman, Ph.D., serves as the Ph.D. program Director and Professor of Doctoral Higher Education at Azusa Pacific University (APU); the department currently serves 150 Ph.D. and Ed.D. students from across North America and around the world. Karen and her colleague, Laurie A. Schreiner, co-edit the journal Christian Higher Education: An International Journal of Research, Theory, and Practice. Karen also edited the 2012 publication titled Thriving in Leadership: Strategies for Making a Difference in Christian Higher Education and a 2017 book Diversity Matters: Race, Ethnicity, and the Future of Christian Higher Education. In addition, Karen is co-editing a book series being sponsored by the International Leadership Association focused on “Women and Leadership” and co-edited the first and third volumes in the series, titled Women and Leadership in Higher Education and Women and Leadership Around the World. In 2017, Karen was recognized by APU’s School of Behavioral and Applied Sciences (2,500 students) as Faculty Member of the Year, and by the university with the Graduate Scholarly Achievement Award. Her research contributions were recognized at the EQRC conference with the 2018 Distinguished Scholar Award.