News Release: ITEEA Announces New JTE Leadership


May 24, 2023

Reston, VA, May 24, 2023 —

ITEEA Announces New JTE Leadership

RESTON, VA, May 24, 2023 - ITEEA today announced a change in leadership for its Journal of Technology Education (JTE).


The Journal of Technology Education (JTE) Management Board is pleased to announce the selection of Dr. John G. Wells as the new JTE Editor and Dr. Philip A. Reed as Associate Editor. Dr. Wells is a Professor at Virginia Tech and the Program Leader for Integrative STEM Education. Dr. Reed is a Professor at Old Dominion University and the Program Leader for Technology Education. Both have been longtime JTE contributors and review board members. In having been selected as editor, Dr. Wells stated “I am honored to serve as editor of the JTE. The Journal has been published since 1989, was the first scholarly journal in the world with all issues made available online and today remains the premier peer-reviewed journal for disseminating technology and engineering education research.”


Unique in its focus, the Journal of Technology Education publishes international, peer-reviewed research articles germane to technology and engineering education (T&EE) at the PK-16 level and corresponding teacher education. The aim of T&EE is to engage students in learning that promotes understandings through minds-on/hands-on strategies involving designerly ways of knowing. In their new journal leadership roles, Drs. Wells and Reed are committed to advancing the unique focus of the JTE and promoting the publication of quality research in the field of technology and engineering education. Their initial efforts will be concentrated on updating the Journal website (https://jte-journal. org/), continuing the transition to the new Ubiquity journal management software, and increasing the number of quality manuscript submissions. In the long term, their efforts will be to expand the national and international footprint of this flagship research journal and to envision future directions for sustaining the unique scope of technology and engineering education research. 

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ITEEA ( is the professional organization for technology, innovation, design, and engineering educators. Its mission is to promote technological literacy for all by supporting the teaching of technology and promoting the professionalism of those engaged in these pursuits. ITEEA strengthens the profession through leadership, professional development, membership services, publications, and classroom activities.


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Kathleen de la Paz

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