The esteemed Editor of the Journal of Dental Education (JDE), L. Jackson Brown, D.D.S., M.Phil., Ph.D., has announced he will retire from his position in March 2012. Dr. Brown has served the JDE admirably since 2009. Under his direction, the manuscript submission process for the JDE was significantly streamlined. The JDE now attracts 60% more submissions annually from more than 50 countries around the world. Dr. Brown has served as a scholarly resource for the dental education community and his leadership as Editor has carried on the JDE’s tradition as the premier dental education journal.
Dr. Brown has been a member of ADEA since 1982 and brought a unique combination of policy and research expertise to the JDE. He also brought a wide range of experience in scholarly publishing to the journal, including his publication of numerous articles, monographs, and books and his service on the editorial boards of Dental Abstracts and the Journal of the American College of Dentists. Dr. Brown has been active in academic dentistry, organized dentistry, and dental research for 40 years, and he also practiced general dentistry for 25 years.
Before being named Editor of the JDE, Dr. Brown was Associate Executive Director of the Health Policy Resources Center at the American Dental Association (ADA) and Chief of Staff of the ADA’s 2001 Future of Dentistry Project. Prior to that he served as Director, Division of Epidemiology and Oral Disease Prevention, at the National Institute of Dental Research (NIDR). He is a member of Omicron Kappa Upsilon, the national dental honorary society, and a Fellow of the American College of Dentists. He received a Presidential Citation from and Life Membership in the ADA in 2007, and is also a Life Member of the Illinois and Chicago dental societies. Dr. Brown holds a doctor of dental surgery degree from the University of Missouri and master of philosophy and doctor of philosophy degrees from Columbia University.
Search Underway for Replacement
ADEA will undertake a national search to find a successor to Dr. Brown. The ADEA Board of Directors will make the appointment of the next Editor, and in support of that process a consultant with wide-ranging experience in scholarly publishing searches has been engaged. If you would like to self-nominate or have a suggestion of a candidate for Editor of JDE, please contact the consultant, Mr. Jim Zaniello, President, Vetted Solutions, at 202-544-4749 or firstname.lastname@example.org.