Justice Studies Professor and Chair, James Lee, has been selected to serve as Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Applied Social Science (JASS). JASS is the journal of the Association for Applied and Clinical Sociology (AACS).
“I am humbled by the confidence that the board of AACS has in me,” said Lee about being selected.
JASS publishes research that has a pragmatic, problem solving orientation. Applied social science involves using established theories and research methods to collect and analyze data for practical problems faced by organizations or communities. The work often involves a relationship between researchers and clients. JASS contributes to evidence-based knowledge, publishes evaluations, research articles and reports, and methodological advances in social sciences.
JASS is a valuable resource for finding effective programs and solutions to address real life problems as well as learning what doesn’t work. Lee says that the journal can be useful for students who will be called upon to solve problems for organizations in the future.
“JASS provides lessons for students about how to properly collect and analyze data to address social problems,” said Lee.
Lee’s responsibilities will require him to be the arbiter of quality for the journal and identify the most critical issues in applied sociology. “Editors must be energetic and attentive to the major discussions going on in an area of study,” said Lee about how this position holds great responsibility and effort.
Lee plans to do his best to keep this valuable journal available to researchers, practitioners, and those who value evidence-based policies and practices. The College of Applied Sciences and Arts and the Department of Justice Studies are proud to host this nationally recognized journal.