About The Journal

The Journal of Student Leadership (JSL) is a double-blind, peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary, academic journal that addresses ideas, theories, and issues of leadership. This sets us apart from other academic journals because we feature high-quality content from students, faculty, and practioners alike. All submissions undergo a peer-review process. The journal’s two purposes are to:

  1. Contribute to the scholarship and discussion on leadership

  2. Provide an engaging outlet for research, writing, editing, and publishing

We welcome papers, essays, and artwork on leadership topics from all relevant disciplines, including business, education, law, policy, social sciences, arts, humanities, history, and technology. 

We invite perspectives on leadership from every sector of the academic community. Academicians and students are equally welcome to send their papers to the editors of the Journal before formal submission for feedback and likelihood of acceptance.

The JSL in the News:

JSL's Partnership with International Leadership Association (ILA), since July 2020

"The Journal of Student Leadership: A Publication that Puts Theory into Practice," UVU Review, 27 October 2018

"UVU Students Start Journal on Leadership," Daily Herald, 6 July 2017 

Contribute to The JSL Scholarship

Donate to Staff scholarships

Donate to The Journal of Student Leadership Student Staff Scholarship Fund. All funds donated go directly to JSL students! Receive a Charitable Deduction Receipt for your taxes.  Please reach out to Dr. Benjamin Johnson let us know if you have any questions:   JOSL@uvu.edu

-Thank you for considering a gift to our excellent volunteer student staff.

Journal Lead Editorial Staff (Spring 2022)

Ammon Cobabe

Student Editor-in-Chief

(for Undergraduate Student Submissions)

Karim Harouni

Managing Editor


James Gibson

PR & Marketing Manager

Iain Brickey

Design Manager

Benjamin A. Johnson, Ph.D.

Senior Editor and Advisor

(for Graduate, Faculty, and Professional Submissions)

Sandra C. Bennett, M.Ed., M.S.

Faculty Editor and Advisor 



Faculty and Professional Editorial Board

Vivechkanand S. Chunoo, Ph.D. 

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Douglas S. Gardner, Ph.D.

Utah Valley University

David M. Rosch, Ph.D.

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Eileen Doyle Crane, J.D.

Orem, UT

Belinda S. Han, Ed.D. Candidate

Creighton University

Kevin S. Zayed, Ph.D.

Bridgewater College

Jason Lanegan, MFA

Utah Valley University

Theresa Haug-Belvin, Ed.D.

Utah Valley University

Brock Jones, Ph.D.

Utah Valley University

Contact Us:

Losee Center (LC), 407
Department of Student Leadership and Success Studies, Utah Valley University 
800 W. University Parkway, MS 275, Orem, UT 84058   |   JOSL@uvu.edu


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