Announcing the New Editor of the Family and Consumer Sciences Research Journal - Dr. Mari Borr

By AAFCS Team posted 08-19-2021 07:51 PM


AAFCS is pleased to announce that Dr. Mari Borr has been selected as the new Editor of the Family and Consumer Sciences Research Journal.   Dr. Borr is a Professor in the School of Education within the College of Human Sciences and Education at North Dakota State University (NDSU).  She has been a Family and Consumer Sciences Teacher Educator at NDSU since 2005.  She earned a Bachelor of Science in Home Economics Education from NDSU, a Master of Education in Family and Consumer Sciences Education from NDSU, and a Doctorate of Philosophy in Teaching and Learning:  Higher Education from the University of North Dakota.  Since 2014, Dr. Borr has served as the FCSRJ Associate Editor for the FCS Education content area.  In 2017, she served as President for the Association for Career and Technical Education Research Division.  Her research interests include experiential learning and the use of technology in the FCS classroom.

Dr. Borr is excited about her new role as the editor and looks forward to working with the Associate Editors and the Editorial Board to maintain its reputation of disseminating high-quality, relevant research in the FCS content areas.  “Keeping up with digital technology trends in publishing, recruiting authors and manuscripts, and ensuring a timely, thorough, and smooth process from submission to publication are certainly goals that I will focus on as Editor,” noted Borr.  As the new editor, Borr will explore opportunities to further grow and expand the reach of the FCSRJ.   Her editorial service launches with Volume 50 Issue 2 (December 2021).    

Borr takes on this editorial role from Dr. Sharon DeVaney, CFCS-Retired, who retired after twelve years of service as FCSRJ Editor.  Congratulations to Dr. Borr in this new position!


About FCSRJ:  For almost 50 years, the Family & Consumer Sciences Research Journal (FCSRJ) has published original research in all areas of family and consumer sciences concerned with the well-being of individuals and families.  As a major vehicle for the dissemination of new research, the FCSRJ covers the richness, diversity, and interdisciplinarity that characterize family and consumer sciences today. From consumerism, human development, and family studies to housing, technology, nutrition, and textiles, the FCSRJ keeps you up-to-date on this complex and vital field. Each refereed article in the FCSRJ includes cutting-edge relevant research as well as practical information for family and consumer sciences professionals and practitioners. 

About AAFCS:  Founded in 1909, the American Association of Family & Consumer Sciences (AAFCS) is the only professional association representing members from both multiple FCS practice settings and content areas.  The mission of AAFCS is to provide leadership and support for professionals whose work assists individuals, families, and communities in making informed decisions about their well being, relationships, and resources to achieve optimal quality of life.