New Editor for Community Development

New Editor for Community Development, the Official Journal of the Community Development Society

The Community Development Society welcomed its new journal editor at the annual conference held in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA this summer. John J. Green (University of Mississippi) replaced Rhonda Phillips (Arizona State University) as Editor-in-Chief.


John Green

As the official journal of the Community Development Society, Community Development publishes high quality peer-reviewed scholarship on research, theory, and practice to advance the field of purposive social change. The journal’s first Editor – Brian M. Phifer – began his appointment in 1970, and now Community Development publishes five issues per year. Under the editorial leadership of Rhonda Phillips, the journal transitioned to its current publication partnership with Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group.

The Community Development editorial office will be housed within the University of Mississippi Center for Population Studies located in Oxford, Mississippi, USA. John J. Green serves as Director of the Center and Associate Professor of Sociology. Molly Phillips is the Editorial Assistant.

To learn more about the journal, its history, and future, you can read/listen to an interview with both Rhonda Phillips and John J. Green conducted by Fiona Counsell, Managing Editor of Planning and Urban Studies Journals with Routledge. Visit: for the interview and to browse the journal.


About the Community Development Society

The Community Development Society (CDS) is non-profit professional association committed to advancing purposive social change through research, practice, and teaching. CDS provides those who do community work with best practices, networking opportunities, tools, and other resources. In addition to the flagship journal, the Society also produces an online publication devoted to scholarship concerning innovative tools, strategies, and techniques for community development – CD Practice ­– and a newsletter entitled The Vanguard. To learn more CDS, please visit:

About Routledge

Routledge, part of the Taylor & Francis Group, partners with researchers, scholarly societies, universities, and libraries worldwide to bring knowledge to life. As one of the world’s leading publishers of scholarly journals, books, ebooks, and reference works its content spans all areas of Humanities, Social Sciences, Science and Technology. From the network of offices in Oxford, Philadelphia, Melbourne, Singapore, Beijing, Tokyo, Stockholm, New Delhi, and Johannesburg, Taylor & Francis staff provide local expertise and support to editors, societies and authors, and tailored, efficient customer service to library colleagues. If you would like further information, please contact: Fiona Counsell, Planning and Urban Studies Managing Editor, Routledge Taylor & Francis,

About the University of Mississippi Center for Population Studies

The University of Mississippi Center for Population Studies (CPS) educates, conducts research, and engages in public outreach concerning population issues in the State of Mississippi and beyond. This involves: assisting partners with training and technical assistance for accessing, managing, and analyzing secondary data; providing guidance on research design and methods for primary data collection; engaging students in applied research projects; and conducting original research on topics of relevance to community development, health, and wellbeing. In addition to its affiliation with Community Development, the Center houses the State Data Center of Mississippi and the Institute for Community-Based Research.

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