Frank Symons, associate dean for research and policy in the College of Education and Human Development and professor in the Department of Educational Psychology, has been named the next editor of American Journal of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AJIDD). Symons will serve as editor for four years beginning in January of 2019.
In an announcement put out by the journal, Symons described his vision for AJIDD. “While there may be long-standing continuity in a given line of scientific inquiry, science, by its nature, is also ever expanding. To maintain AJIDD as the relevant scientific outlet for work in IDD, there should be an honest and candid recognition that the journal ‘market space’ is more crowded than ever but, if we are smart, continue to adapt to changing dissemination technologies, and work hard to connect with the established as well as emerging research groups, labs, and centers driving scientific change in IDD research, there are abundant opportunities to engage and lead the field,” Symons said.