- According to a study conducted at The University of Southern Mississippi,
Southern Miss ranks in the top 25 internationally and seventh among
American universities in publication productivity in research journals
of adult education.
Dr. John Rachal,
professor of adult education at Southern Miss, and his graduate
assistant, Will David, found that the university's adult education
program was near the top in publication productivity after examining
more than 1,200 international submissions from more than 800 individual
which examined the top five journals as judged by the Commission
of Professors of Adult Education, included publications from 1993-2002.
Three of the five journals were British and Canadian.
proud our program is in that top seven," said Dr. Rachal. "It's
quite an accomplishment and that says something about the quality
of our adult education program. These accomplishments are all the
more noteworthy since this is a two-faculty program."
was determined based on an authorship-order point system for the
total articles published.
also ranked fourth in publication productivity during the same 10-year
period in the premiere American research journal of adult education,
Adult Education Quarterly, which is currently considering a manuscript
of Rachal and David's research for publication.
quite an accomplishment for us to be ranked so highly," said
Dr. Willie Pierce, interim dean of the Southern Miss College of
Education and Psychology and Rachal's colleague in the adult education
program. "It demonstrates our commitment to research and our
continued study of learning among adults."
For more information
about the Southern Miss Adult Education program, call (601) 266-4621.