Summer 1986 // Volume 24 // Number 2

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Welcomes and Thank You's


Welcomes and Thank You's

Oliver Wendell Holmes once said, "Man's mind stretched to a new idea never goes back to its original dimension." We hope this and future issues of the Journal of Extension will provide fuel for such mental expansion.


Michael Patton (Minnesota) has agreed to serve as editor of a new special section entitled "Futures." I'm sure you're going to be as intrigued as I was by his first article, "In Search of Futurists," in this issue.

Research in Brief

Some changes are under way in the Research in Brief section. We will be reviewing some different types of research and we have some new editors.

First, a note of recognition to those who have been responsible for reviewing research: Mary Andrews (Michigan), Dorothea Cudaback (California), Boyd Rossing (Wisconsin), and James Van Horn (Pennsylvania).

For the next two years, the Research in Brief editors and their areas of emphasis are:

Communication and Delivery Systems-Bud Carlson (Missouri)
Educational Marketing-Bill Boldt (New York)
Human Behavior- Patricia Tanner Nelson (Delaware)
Organizational Management and Administration-Don Boesch (Missouri)
Program Development and Evaluation-Corrine Rowe (Idaho)

These editors welcome your ideas or reviews, which should be no longer than one page, double-spaced. Include the following items in your review: (1) title, (2) date, (3) author, (4) cost and where to obtain copies, and (5) brief summary.

Tools of the Trade

We appreciate the service of Jim Long (Washington) as Tools of the Trade editor. His contributions have helped make staff aware of what's new. Steve Scheneman (Virginia), our new TT editor, already has provided some excellent reviews in this issue.

The Tools of the Trade section highlights resources useful to Extension staff. If you know of such educational materials, send a review that includes: (1) title, (2) description of resource, (3) your critique-why it's useful, (4) cost and how to obtain a copy, and (5) your name, address, and telephone. Reviews should be about one double-spaced page. If you don't want to write the review yourself, you can send the information necessary for us to obtain a copy of the item.

Editorial Committee

The continual commitment and dedication of the Editorial Committee assures the quality of the Journal. Current members are listed on the inside back cover. We owe our thanks to Sam Crawford (Ohio), Carole Fromer (Connecticut), David Kantner (Pennsylvania), Dorothy Rodgers (Arkansas), and Gilbert Shibley (Oregon), who have completed their terms on the committee.

Each of the positions mentioned above represent an opportunity for you to be a part of the Journal of Extension. If you or someone you know would like to help with the Journal, let me know. We're always looking for interested people. Remember, the Journal is possible because of the commitment and enthusiasm of many.

Patricia Jarboe Buchanan, Editor