The Educational Justice Journal Editorial Board

Willis Walter, PhD


Dr. Willis Walter, Dean of the College of Education and Associate Professor of Teaching and Learning at Virginia State University. As an Educational Justice Advocate, he has served as Vice President of Institutional Research, Planning and Effectiveness, Vice President of Community Affairs, K-16 Initiatives/Dean of the College of Education, and provided consultation to the Florida State Department of Education, the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education and currently serves as a Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) Examiner.

Sean S. Warner, PhD


Sean S. Warner is a tenured Professor of Educational Leadership and Higher Education Policy at Clark Atlanta University. He earned his doctoral degree in education from the University of Massachusetts – Amherst in 1998. Since that time Dr. Warner has served on the faculty at Clemson University; chaired the department of Secondary Education and School Leadership at Norfolk State University; and served as the dean of education at both Grambling State and Clark Atlanta Universities, respectively.

In addition to providing thought leadership with Georgia education agencies, Warner has an extensive background in accreditation, program redesign, educator preparation, culturally responsive teaching, and leadership, higher education administrative policy, faculty development, and stakeholder engagement.

Chevelle Hall, PhD


Dr. Chevelle Hall is an Associate Professor at Virginia State University. Dr. Hall is a 2017 and 2021 Fulbright-Hays Seminar research fellow. She is also a recipient of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Taiwan (2019) research fellowship recipient. Dr. Hall is a former k-12 teacher and principal.

Lisa Richardson, PhD


Founder and CEO of Main Street MarTech, Dr. Lisa Richardson, is a full-stack content strategist and digital event producer. Dr. Lisa wields an extensive background in marketing technology bolstered by leadership development and adult learning.

Dr. Lisa brings nearly 30 years of advisory experience to every consultation to help clients navigate healthy transformations of workflows and mindsets. She has translated her background into a 13-year-old agency focused on content strategy, marketing operations, and digital event production. Prioritizing inclusive business storytelling and event experiences, she has established an enviable reputation for positioning growth-focused B2B & nonprofit teams for long-term, progressive success.

Aaron Livingston, PhD


Dr. Aaron Livingston currently serves as the Dr. Eddie G. Robinson, Sr. Endowed Professor and Graduate Coordinator of Sport Administration at Grambling State University. He has over 20 years of service to K-12 and higher education. He is dedicated to continuing the education of both traditional and non-traditional students.

Andre P. Stevenson, PhD

Associate Editor

Andre P. Stevenson is Professor of Social Work and Director of the Office of International Programs at Elizabeth City State University (ECSU) in North Carolina. He primarily teaches undergraduate courses in research methods and social policy, as well as oversees study abroad and other international education initiatives at ECSU. Andre is a member of the Editorial Board of Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad and was a guest editor for the journal’s Special Section on International Education and HBCUs, published in 2022. His most recent publication is a co-edited volume titled, “The Half Yet to Be Told: Study Abroad and HBCUs,” which was published in March 2023. 

He served as a guest editor of a Special Section of the Journal on Social Work Education in 2016 and a guest editor for the Journal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment in 2017. Both focused on faculty research at HBCUs in the academic area of Social Work Education. 

Andre is a graduate of South Carolina State University, where he completed his undergraduate degrees in Sociology and Counselor Education. He holds a PhD in Social Work (Research), Master of Public Health, and Master of Social Work from the University of Pittsburgh. 

Winnifred Namatovu, PhD

Associate Editor

Dr. Winnifred Namatovu is an Associate Professor at the University of North Georgia. She received her Ph.D. in Educational Theory and Social Foundations from the University of Toledo. Prior to moving into higher education, Dr. Namatovu was a middle grades math teacher for several years. Currently, she teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in the middle grades, secondary and science education department. Dr. Namatovu’s teaching and research interests focus on developing culturally inclusive curriculum and creating equitable learning spaces for all learners.

Trina Bryant, EdD

Associate Editor

Dr. Trina Bryant, a highly experienced educator with over a decade of expertise in secondary and higher education, specializing in curriculum design and mentoring. As a former public-school Humanities teacher, she initiated Model United Nations programs in two BPS schools. While at Northeastern University, she served as a graduate assistant and project manager, collaborating with Dr. Holly Carter on the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy Foundation Professional Development Project.

Her current role is Executive Director of the Center for Student Enrichment at Eastern Nazarene College, overseeing First-Year Writing, Academic Support, Accessibility Services, Career Development, and the Bridge program. Dr. Bryant, a Fulbright-Hays Scholar in Mexico and Taiwan, holds a Doctorate in Higher Education Leadership from Regis College, focusing her research on mindfulness, resilience training, academic success, and educational leadership.

Tsung Teng Wang, PhD

Associate Editor

Dr. Tsung Teng Wang is a Professor and Chair in Department and Graduate Institute of Physical Education at the University of Taipei. Dr. Wang is a committee member of the Sports Affairs Council in Taiwan. He is a consultant with the New Kindergarten Curriculum Guidelines, and a visiting committee member of Taipei City Elementary School Health and Sports Field. Dr. Wang is the author of the book entitled “Children who Love Exercises are Smarter” Dr. Wang is a published researcher and served on numerous dissertation committees. Dr. Wang is College Volleyball Association Controllers Committee in Taiwan.

Stephen Dobson, PhD

Associate Editor

Professor Dobson is the Dean at the School of Education and the Arts, Central Queensland University, Australia. Professor Dobson has established Strategic Projects to raise the profile and performance of the Universities in which he has worked. These include developing sustainable partnerships, research capacity, Māori and Pasifika Education and relationships with national Ministries, NGOs, Ambassadors and targeted initiatives with Canada, Indonesia, the Emirates and in the Pacific.

In his previous Dean roles in South Australia (2014-18) and New Zealand (2018-22), he led transformation after periods of austerity/COVID, recruited global professors, respectively in Aboriginal and Maori Pedagogy, improved the national Excellence in Research Score and stewarded the establishment of the Centre for Educational and Social Inclusion. His leadership skills are widely sought after globally by Education policy makers and academics. Professor Dobson is a global scholar and by qualification and practice a Professor of Assessment; with expert insights into education eco-systems across early childhood education, primary, secondary, tertiary level and Lifelong Learning.

Corey Bloomfield, PhD

Associate Editor

Dr. Corey Bloomfield is an experienced educator with CQUniversity Australia’s Centre for Research in Equity & Advancement of Teaching & Education (CREATE). He specializes in diversity and inclusion in education, focusing on improving educational outcomes for young people who are often marginalized or labelled as vulnerable learners.

Prior to his tenured appointment to CQUniversity in 2018, Dr. Bloomfield worked in secondary schools for 15 years, facilitated an alternative education program for disengaged youth, and worked across the K-12 sector as a Guidance Counsellor where he provided support and expertise to schools in the areas of child development, mental health, behaviour support, career guidance, and inclusive practices. Dr. Bloomfield’s research work in student engagement, transitions, online learning, and equity in education focuses on empowering marginalized young people by advocating for youth voice and choice.

Torrance Williams, DHSc

Associate Editor

Dr. Torrance Williams serves as the Rehabilitation Sciences Department Chair, as well as Program Director for the Masters of Athletic Training Program at Bethune-Cookman University. Dr. Williams’ research interests are the Sickle Cell Trait, and Sickle Cell Disease in Athletics, and his work in this area has been published. He currently sits on the National Inter-Association Task Force for Sickle Cell Trait, and serves as the treasurer for the Tri-County Sickle Cell Association located in Orlando, Florida.

Jodi Jensen, PhD

Associate Editor

Dr. Jodi Jensen is an Assistant Professor and Director of Aquatics in the Department of Sports Science and Wellness at Hampton University.  Dr. Jensen has over 30 years of experience in the aquatic industry.  Dr. Jensen currently serves on the Technical Review Committee for the Council for Model Aquatic Health Code. 

Headley White, PhD

Associate Editor

Dr. Headley White is an Associate Professor in Secondary Education in the College of Arts Humanities, School of Education at Bethune-Cookman University. Dr. White taught in both rural and urban secondary schools, before taking his talents to the college level.

 He believes in the continued effort to level the playing field professionally and academically for historically underrepresented and marginalized groups. His personal quote “In an era of blunt instruments, one needs to be a Swiss Army knife!”

Cheyrl Ensley, PhD

Associate Editor

Dr. Cheyrl Mansfield Ensley currently serves as an Associate Professor and the Interim Head of the Departments of Curriculum & Instruction and Educational Leadership at her alma mater – Grambling State University. Dr. Ensley is an advocate for providing access and opportunity for all students with over 30 years of experience in education. She is an experienced educator, dedicated to leveling the playing field for all children.

Prior to joining the GRAMFAM in August of 2018, Dr. Ensley has experience teaching at the college level and has served in the Pre K-12 setting as a teacher, assistant principal, principal, director, executive director, and assistant superintendent. She is an outcomes-based educator with a laser focus on obtaining results based on data.

Michelle Tovar, EdD

Associate Editor

Dr. Michelle Tovar is the Associate Director of Education- Latino Initiatives at Holocaust Museum Houston, where she is responsible for building bridges between the Latino community and the museum. Her initiatives include outreach to bilingual/dual language school programs; creating educational workshops and events for teachers, parents, and community leaders; and working with local and national organizations dedicated to serving Latinos.

Michelle earned her EdD at the University of Houston in Curriculum and Instruction in K-12 Social Education with an emphasis on Social Justice Education. She was a Smithsonian Latino Museum Studies Fellow and a 2017 and 2019 Fulbright-Hays Scholar.