New Journal's Editors Named

Sep 24, 2008

Dr. Lee Brice, Faculty Advisor for the WIU History Department's chapter of Phi Alpha Theta, the national history honorary society, announced today the names of the first two co-editors of the chapter's new on-line journal, the Western Illinois Historical Review. Phi Alpha Theta members and History seniors Adam Bednar and Shane Leadbetter will serve as the initial co-editors of the journal for Fall 2008.

Adam Bednar, a senior History Teacher Education major from La Grange Park and senior Shane Leadbetter, a double major in History and Law Enforcement & Justice Administration from Montgomery, were selected by the journal's Editorial Board from a distinguished pool of applicants. The Editorial Board includes Phi Alpha Theta adivsor Dr. Brice; past Phi Alpha Theta chapter President Alex Heuer, a senior from Swansea; current chapter President Amy Kallenbach, a senior from Mt. Sterling; and Dr. Ginny Boynton, History Department Chair. Dr. Boynton commented that "Adam and Shane are both outstanding History majors who will do a fine job as the initial co-editors of this exciting new journal of student research. The members of the Editorial Board look forward to working with them on this new venture."

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