Introducing New Editor-in-Chief


The HLRC editorial team would like to inform our community of readers, authors, and peer reviewers that Dr. Gary J. Burkholder will be stepping down as editor-in-chief as of February 8, 2018. During his tenure, which began in 2015, the HLRC became indexed in ERIC, Directory of Open Access Journals, and J-Gate, and the editorial team began the journal’s now continuous presence on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and YouTube. These combined endeavors have significantly broadened the journal’s dissemination and potential audiences. Dr. Burkholder also incorporated educational outreach as a guiding principal of the journal. As such, HLRC’s editorial team has invested significant resources in training scholars and practitioners in the peer-reviewed publication process, as well as in campaigns designed to train and provide hands on experience to advanced doctoral students as they serve as peer reviewers. We want to thank Dr. Burkholder for his leadership and commitment to HLRC.

With Dr. Burkholder’s departure, the editorial team welcomes Dr. Oscar Hipólito as the new editor-in-chief. Dr. Hipólito currently serves as the chief academic officer for Laureate Brazil, which encompasses a network of 12 higher education institutions. Dr. Hipólito has served as rector of Universidade Anhembi Morumbi and has been at the forefront of many projects in prestigious public and private institutions, including Universidade São Paulo (USP), where for 30 years he held a number of different roles, including professor of physics and director of Physics and Chemistry Institute on the São Carlos campus of USP. He has also served as a pro-rector of academics at different Brazilian private universities and has published over 200 scientific papers in national and international journals. Dr. Hipólito earned his undergraduate degree in physics from Universidade do Estado de São Paulo (UNESP), his Master of Science and PhD in physics from Universidade São Paulo, and he completed his postdoctoral training under the Nobel Prize, Prof. Walter Kohn, in the United States at the University of California, San Diego.