Engaging Pedagogies in Catholic Higher Education (EPiCHE) is an open access peer-reviewed journal dedicated to the advancement of the theory, research, policy and practice of civic engagement, community-based research, service-learning, leadership, and social justice education in the context of Catholic higher education. We are interested in including how multiple faith traditions and disciplinary perspectives contribute to strengthening engaged pedagogies in Catholic higher education and beyond.

Contributions may be original research, reviews of research, pedagogical or administrative promising practices, policy implications, and essays on theoretical, organizational or professional issues. The anticipated audience of EPiCHE is comprised of scholars from many disciplines, faculty development professionals, student affairs professionals, policymakers, and administrators in Catholic higher education, non-profit and community partners, and a broad spectrum of other interested parties. 


Volume One, Issue One of EPiCHE will launch in spring 2015 with approximately six articles, reviews, and essays. From that point forward, EPiCHE will capitalize on the flexibility of the electronic press format and publish new contributions on an ongoing basis. New contributions will be added approximately every four months. From time to time, the journal may publish an issue on a special topic, such as women, poverty, or interfaith initiatives.


The Editors of EPiCHE are Jennifer M. Pigza, Ph.D. (Academic Chair of MA in Leadership for Social Justice, jpigza@stmarys-ca.edu) and Marshall J. Welch, Ph.D. (Director of Catholic Institute for Lasallian Social Action, mjw6@stmarys-ca.edu). The Editorial Review Board for EPiCHE represents the breadth and depth of the journal’s readership. Current editorial review board members are:

  • Helen Astin, UCLA
  • Lina Dostilio, Duquesne University
  • Cheryl Getz, University of San Diego
  • Dwight Giles, University of Massachusetts Boston
  • Barbara Holland, national scholar
  • Elizabeth Hollander, former president of Campus Compact
  • Kent Koth, Seattle University
  • Brother James Joost, FSC, San Francisco District of the Christian Brothers (pending)
  • Pete Miller, University of Wisconsin Madison
  • Rachel Tomas Morgan, University of Notre Dame
  • Keith Morton, Providence College
  • Anthony Vinciguerra, St. Thomas University (Miami)
  • Kathleen Maas Weigert, Loyola University Chicago

CALL FOR PAPERS -- Next Preferred Deadline -- July 15, 2015

A call for papers is below. If you have questions about the guidelines, style, format and review criteria, please contact Jennifer M. Pigza, jpigza@stmarys-ca.edu or 925-631-4755.

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