Another problem was that I followed Cheryl Ball, editor of Kairos and at least six times as competent as I am. And was followed by Allen Mendenhall, a lawyer and PhD student in English, also better than I am. Even the moderator, my colleague Sean Scanlan, knows more about the issue than I do–and did a great job handling the panel.
Today, then, I was a little shocked to read Scott Jashik’s article on the panel on Inside Higher Ed. He makes me wish I could have been there in person. I am pleased that he could see beyond my stuttering delivery to the point I was trying to make.
The issues surrounding blind peer review are complex and daunting. Perhaps our panel, along with Jashik’s article, do provide some small movement towards resolving them.
I hope so.