It is with a great pleasure that we welcome you to the first issue of the Journal of Global Educationand Research (JGER). This journal was born with several things in mind. In today’s world,globalization is becoming the norm, thanks to the technology. For this reason, we wanted to create a journal that has a global focus. The journal welcomed distinguished, global editorial board. We would like to thank each of them for their dedication for a new journal. We also wanted to create a true open-access journal without any commercial interests. JGER is created, managed and maintained by true volunteers. It is with a great pride to tell that sending papers, publishing papers and accessing them are 100% free.

JGER, as an interdisciplinary journal, aims to bring together researchers, scientists, scholar and graduate students to exchange and share their experiences, new ideas, and research results about all aspects of Global Education and Research and discuss the practical challenges encountered and the solutions adopted. With this goal in mind, we welcome you to the inaugural issue.

Our first issue present five great articles. The first paper by Vicki Squires and Jason Disanopresents “Painting a Picture: Understanding Our Student Parent Profile on Campus.” Secondarticle by Mingchu Neal Luo, Daniel Stiffler, and Jerry Will discusses the long-term outcomes ofgraduates’ satisfaction. On another dimension, Third article by Stephen J. Smith presents sloweducation movement. Fourth article by Steven D. Hooker tackles lesbian and gay educators. Finally, Namulundah Florence presents an educator, Wangari Maathai.

We welcome your comments and suggestions. In the future issues, we would like to integrate new sections into JGER such as industry insights, case studies, book reviews, and opinion papers.

We would like to thank Association of North America Higher Education International (ANAHEI) for publishing JGER and making it accessible to the world population. We believe that with your support, JGER will be indexed in major indexes in a short time.

We also would like to invite you submit an article to JGER. In addition, we welcome your proposals for a special issue.

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