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The Sextant


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 Salem State 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.


Sextant is available free of charge, in print and/or online, to Salem State graduates, donors, faculty, librarians, administrators, staff and students. If you would like to receive a copy of Sextant, please send an email to Sextant editor Peggy Dillon. Please include your name, address and affiliation to Salem State.

Others may receive a copy of Sextant by mailing a request with a check for five dollars to:

Peggy Dillon, Sextant Editor
Media and Communication
Salem State University
352 Lafayette Street
Salem, MA 01970

Please include your name, address and a check made out to Sextant—Salem State University.

Editorial Board

Editor: Peggy Dillon, media and communication

Advisor: Gail Gasparich, dean, College of Arts and Sciences

Editorial Advisory Board

George Abboud sport and movement science
Peg Ackerman, nursing
Cleti Cervoni, childhood education
Cathy Fahey, library
Bethany Jay, history
Mark Malloy, art + design
Shannon Mokoro, social work
Anne Noonan, psychology
Alexandria Peary, English
Arthur Riss, English
Leah Ritchie, management
Steve Silvern, geography
Keja Valens, English
Cheryl Williams, nursing


Design and Production
Susan McCarthy, marketing and creative services

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