The Journal of Curriculum and Instruction (JoCI) is a peer-reviewed, open access journal that provides a forum for the dissemination of articles focused on research, practice, and related issues relevant to teaching and learning in the Pre K-16 environment.

JoCI Editorial Team August 2013 - December 2014

  • Diane D. Kester, Executive Editor
  • Chan Evans, Co-Editor
  • Sharilyn Steadman, Co-Editor

E-mail: joci at

© JoCI is published by the Department of Literacy Studies, English Education, and History Education, College of Education, East Carolina University, Dr. Katherine Misulis, Chair.

AACTE Pomeroy AwardWinner of the 2010 Edward C. Pomeroy Award

GREENVILLE, NC (Feb 19, 2010) – The College of Education at East Carolina University has received national recognition for its electronic periodical, the Journal of Curriculum and Instruction.

The American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education selected JoCI’s editorial board as the recipient of the 2010 Edward C. Pomeroy Award for Outstanding Contributions to Teacher Education. The award was presented to Dr. Patricia Anderson, chair of the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, and Associate Professor Dr. Terry Atkinson on behalf of the editorial team today during the AACTE’s 62nd Annual Meeting in Atlanta.

The editorial team includes Dr. Terry Atkinson, Dr. Amy Broemmel, Dr. Diane Kester, Dr. Katherine O’Connor, Dr. Diane Rodriguez-Luterbach, Dr. Sue Steinweg, Dr. Elizabeth Swaggerty, and Dr. Guili Zhang.

The Pomeroy Award recognizes distinguished service to the teacher education community for the development and promotion of outstanding practices in teacher education at the collegiate, state and national level.

JoCI is one of the first electronic, peer reviewed open access journals in education. Published by the College of Education, its purpose is to disseminate scholarly work and research on teaching and learning in the PK-12 environment. The journal is available via the Internet at no cost. Many researchers with a desire to impact and advance knowledge are choosing to publish in open access journals to make their research more accessible to the public. Since its inaugural issue in 2007, the journal has developed a loyal following of thousands of educators around the world.

According to the journal’s Executive Editor Diane Kester, JoCI is truly a collaborative project at ECU that involves the Office of Academic Outreach as well as departments in the College of Education. The current editorial board includes a faculty member from the University of Tennessee.

This is the second time the AACTE has recognized the ECU College of Education. In 2007, the college received the Best Practice Award for Collaboration with Community Colleges.

The current and past issues of JoCI are available at the journal’s Web site,