Gia Barboza, assistant professor of criminal justice in the School of Public Affairs, who previously served as a consulting editor on the board of “Child Maltreatment,” will be elevated to serve as the Statistical Associate Editor for the journal.
Recognized as one of the top-ranked academic journals in the areas of social work and family studies, Barboza will serve along fellow editors from universities such as the University of Michigan, University of Notre Dame and more.
“It is an honor,” Barboza said. “The research published has made important contributions to preventing child abuse and neglect and has a local, national and international audience. The journal represents the work of amazing scholars who are conducting the most innovative research from a variety of different methodological and theoretical perspectives.
“I hope to bring a unique, trans-disciplinary perspective and strong methodological skillset in order to further the important mission of the journal.”
The publication is the journal for the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children. It is ranked second among 40+ social work journals and third among 46 family studies journals.