Special Edition

Special Call for Research Manuscripts

This special edition welcomes research and conceptual articles, research best practices, book reviews, and commentaries, in keeping with editorial policy. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to, the following topics:

  • Mindful Engagement
  • Mindful Leadership
  • Leadership and Spirituality
  • Local and Global Perspectives of Leadership
  • Brain-based Leadership Frameworks
  • Emerging Trends and Practices, and Contemporary Approaches to Studying Leadership

The submission deadline for this special edition is May 31, 2019.

College of Education

Welcome to the Journal of Research Initiatives, a peer reviewed journal of editors with expertise in educational issues, trends, and best practices. The journal offers high-levels of editorial and technical support. Each article has a dedicated editor-in-chief, a committed editorial staff, a nationally renowned editorial board, with clear editorial policies. The journal does not charge authors a publication fee, article submission and publication is free.

The articles published in this journal are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

Current Issue: Volume 4, Number 1 (2018)

Welcome to Volume 4, Issue 1. The editorial review board and the staff of Fayetteville State University, Journal of Research Initiatives have worked diligently to ensure this issue provides our readers with pieces that are both informative and insightful. This issue features articles by leading scholars who have conducted research on (a) how race and racism empowers the school curriculum, (b) gender and diversity issues, such as celebrating the differences of students in public schools and higher education, and (c) international research on the pursuit of education for women in rural Honduras, among others. I would like to thank the reviewers for this issue for taking the time to devote to reading and making suggestions to authors. Also, thank you, the readers, for your support and we hope you enjoy this issue.

Research Articles

Conceptual Articles


Capacity, Passion, Relevance, and Presence: A Conceptual Framework for the Interpretation and Study of Success
Nathan C. Anderson, Daniel R. Conn, Kylie C. Gamas, Brad Borkhuis, and Jonah J. Lantto

Best Practice


Praxis Core: A Systemic Approach to Helping Minority Students
Terrance M. McAdoo and Danielle A. Harrison

Issue Reviewers

Comfort Okpala
North Carolina A & T State University
Cindy Gissy
University of West Virginia- Parkersburg
Dosun Ko
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Daniel R. Conn
Minot State University
Simone Elias
Abilene Christian University
Papia Bawa
Purdue University
Charles L. Lowery
Ohio University - Main Campus
Danielle Harrison
Northcentral University
Petra Robinson
Louisiana State University
LaVon Williams
Guilford College
Chia Jung Yeh
East Carolina University
Amar Abbott
Taft College
Karen T Jackson
North Carolina A & T State University
Debra Holley
Michael Edward Hess
Jeanne Hines
Randolph B Muhammad
Walden University
Emetrude Lewis
Deanna Davis
Sierra Nevada College
Shawnice Johnson
East Carolina University