Sextant: The Journal of Salem State University

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Our mission: Combining the learned rigor of an academic journal with the accessible style and format of a general-audience magazine, Sextant presents the research, scholarship, and creative activity of SSU faculty, librarians, staff, and administrators. The faculty-produced, multidisciplinary magazine supports Salem State University’s mission “to provide a high quality, student-centered education that prepares a diverse community of learners to contribute responsibly and creatively to a global society, and serve as a resource to advance the region's cultural, social and economic development.”

Sextant engages its readers in the intellectual life of Salem State University by conveying the excitement of creativity, discovery, and the rigors of research as faculty, librarians, staff, and administrators working in all fields, including arts and humanities, social sciences, physical sciences, business, nursing, and more, tell their stories.

Gayle V. Fischer, History


Jude Nixon, Dean, College of Arts and Sciences


Associate Editors Board
Theresa M DeFrancis, English
Arthur Riss, English
Alexandros K Kyrou, History
Carol A Zoppel, Library, Instructional and Learning Support


Editorial Advisory Board
Cleti A Cervoni, Childhood Education
Leah E Ritchie, Management
Keja Valens, English
James P Gubbins, Interdisciplinary Studies
Krishna Mallick, Philosophy
Heidi A Fuller, Sport and Movement Science
Shannon A Mokoro, School of Social Work


Stacy Hollingsworth, History major


Design and Production
Susan McCarthy, Marketing and Creative Services


Kimberly Mimnaugh, Art + Design