Call for Editor


The Council for Exceptional Children, Division for Learning Disabilities (DLD), seeks applications for a new Editor of Learning Disabilities Research and Practice (LDRP) for a three year term beginning July 1, 2015.

LDRP provides a forum for presentation of current research in the field of learning disabilities, and acts as a vehicle for dissemination of information important to practitioners in the field. Because learning disabilities is a multidisci- plinary field of study, LDRP publishes articles addressing the nature and characteristics of children and adults with learning disabilities, program development, assessment practices, and instruction from many different perspectives. In so doing, LDRP provides valuable information to professionals involved in diverse disciplines including special education, school psychology, counseling, reading, and medicine. Two separate sections—research and practice— are distinguished with respect to content and manuscript style.

Nominations, including self-nominations, should be sent to DLD’s Publication and Communications Committee Chair, Bill Therrien at Pubs@TeachingLD.org by December 1, 2014.

Candidates will be contacted and asked to submit the following by January 1, 2015: (1) Vision statement for the journal, (2) CV, (3) Name and contact information for three references, and (4) Letter documenting institutional support for assuming Editorship. Interviews with finalists will be conducted in February 2015.

The following criteria will be utilized when assessing candidates:

  • A clear, innovative vision for LDRP

  • Outstanding publication record in LD related area

  • Prior demonstration of excellent management and organizational skills

  • Prior editorial work

  • Institutional support