University of the Rockies Releases Its First Psychology Journal

Tuesday, April 13, 2010 General News
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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., April 13 John Wiley & Sons, Inc. and the University of the Rockies, a graduate school specializing in master's and doctoral degree programs in psychology, has released a new peer-reviewed professional journal to showcase the work of practitioners and scholars in the fields of psychology, organizational development, leadership and behavior.


The first Journal of Psychological Issues in Organizational Culture explores contemporary topics in today's society that affect the dynamics of the diverse workplace. Content areas involve counseling, psychotherapy, health psychology, neuropsychology, assessment, ethics, globalization, management, systems, and leadership in the context of organizational culture.

John Wiley & Sons, a publishing company founded in 1807, was best known for its work with Washington Irving, Edgar Allan Poe, Herman Melville and other 19th century American literary giants. Today the company is a global leader in the academic, professional, scientific, technical, medical, scholarly and consumer markets.

"The journal promotes research on the effects of diversity within the realm of religion, gender, race and ethnicity," Dr. Charlita Shelton, president of University of the Rockies, said. "Publishing the journal confirms the university's commitment to support and participate in scholarship."

The editorial staff of this quarterly journal includes Dr. Shelton, executive editor of the journal; Dr. Kenneth Sherman, managing editor; Dr. Louis Hoffman, core faculty at the university, editor of University of the Rockies Press and also co-editor-in-chief; and Dr. Steve Kirkpatrick, the university's dean of the school of organizational leadership and co-editor-in-chief.

"Creating the university's first journal is an honor," Dr. Sherman said. "With the editorial team comprised of clinicians and consultants, who also serve as university faculty, our knowledge and service in the field will now be shared through this journal."

The audience for the journal is students, scholars, theorists, clinicians and consultants in the dynamic fields of psychology, organizational leadership, development and behavior.

The University of the Rockies continues to show its dedication to publishing quality work on clinical psychology, religion, spirituality, business and organizational leadership, health and well-being. In addition to the release of the new journal, the university operates the University of the Rockies Press which has published eight books, some having made the Amazon bestseller list.

About John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

John Wiley & Sons, Inc. was founded in 1807, during the Jefferson presidency. In the early years, Wiley was best known for the works of Washington Irving, Edgar Allan Poe, Herman Melville, and other 19th century American literary giants. By the turn of the century, Wiley was established as a leading global enterprise providing must-have content and services for the academic, professional, scientific, technical, medical, scholarly and consumer markets. Wiley was voted one of the world's most respected companies by the Financial Times; one of Forbes' Biggest Best Companies; and "One of the 20 Best Book Publishing Companies to Work For" by Book Business magazine. For more information on Wiley, please visit

About University of the Rockies

University of the Rockies is a graduate school specializing in master's and doctorate degree programs in psychology. Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (, classes are offered online and at the University's Colorado Springs, Colorado, campus. For more information, please visit or call Shari Rodriguez, director of Public Relations, at 866.621.0124 x2513.

Contact: Seleana Bines, Mullen Public Relations 602.222.4343 -

SOURCE University of the Rockies

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