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University of Phoenix College of Doctoral Studies issues call for papers of its Phoenix ScholarTM academic journal

By Sharla Hooper

Research publication is accepting submissions for a special edition hosted by Center for Educational and Instructional Technology and focused on adult learners in online higher education

University of Phoenix College of Doctoral Studies is accepting submissions to Phoenix Scholar™, its academic research journal, for a special issue focused on adult learners in online higher education. Online education provides more flexible opportunities for adult learners to continue their education; however, there are still factors challenging them to engage in the educational process and succeed, and this edition of the journal will be dedicated to exploring these challenges.

“Adult learners have unique life and work experiences that inform their learning strengths and opportunities,” states Mansureh Kebritchi, Ph.D, chair, Center for Educational and Instructional Technology (CEITR) at the College of Doctoral Studies, and special edition editor of Phoenix Scholar™. “We have many experts here at University of Phoenix focused on the experience of adult learners and wanted to open up this special edition to a diversity of thought and community.”

This Special Edition is hosted by CEITR and will focus on exploring adult learners’ challenges and innovative approaches to address those challenges. The journal editors are interested in contributions that explore innovations to improve online education and better serve adult learners, and welcomes manuscripts focusing on the current issues, challenges, and innovations related to adult learner educational success, curricula, teaching and learning strategies, technologies, learning management systems, and institutional supports and policies in online higher education.

The Phoenix Scholar™ journal is the academic research publication of University Phoenix’s College of Doctoral Studies and serves as the scholarly platform for communicating the results and outcomes of university research endeavors, and their relationship to the broader scope of learning and scholarship.

College of Doctoral Studies research centers contribute to the Phoenix Scholar™ content, including the University of Phoenix Career Institute®, a research center focused on studying American workforce dynamics through the Career Optimism Index® study, the Center for Leadership Studies and Organizational Research (CLSOR), the Center for Workplace Diversity and Inclusion Research (CWDIR) and CEITR. As long-time leaders in online education, the university utilizes research to develop solutions in the core areas of leadership, workplace diversity, and instructional technology to enhance student outcomes, improve communities and to help students, faculty and alumni grow in their career aspirations.

The editorial deadline for consideration is Wednesday, February 8, 2023.

Complete information about the call for paper is available here.

The International Standard Serial Number (ISSN) by the U.S. ISSN Center at the Library of Congress for Phoenix Scholar™ is online format ISSN 2771-6503 and print format ISSN 2771-6422.

About the College of Doctoral Studies

University of Phoenix’s College of Doctoral Studies focuses on today’s challenging business and organizational needs, from addressing critical social issues to developing solutions to accelerate community building and industry growth. The College’s research program puts students in the center of an effective ecosystem of experts, resources and tools to help prepare them to be a leader in their organization, industry and community. Through this program, students and researchers work with organizations to conduct research that can be applied in the workplace in real time.

About University of Phoenix

University of Phoenix is continually innovating to help working adults enhance their careers in a rapidly changing world. Flexible schedules, relevant courses, interactive learning, and Career Services for Life® help students more effectively pursue career and personal aspirations while balancing their busy lives. For more information, visit