Editorial Board


Editorial Board consists of individuals who will work with the Director to determine what will be published under URRC masthead and solicitation criteria. The Editorial Board will also review submissions for quality.

There will be separate publications for each area of focus (5) in addition to a central URRC publication, the Urban Research and Resource Journal. Our Journal covers were inspired by two young urbanites:

  • The Concept came from thirteen year old Houston public school student, Morgan Johnson, who believes the Center should stand for the idea that the urban community need not look outside of itself for solutions to its problems or to celebrate its accomplishments. Her concept is that the urban community can address and redress its problems from the brilliance that resides within it. She visualized that concept as “Urban Super Heroes”.
  • Biko Walker put Morgan’s vision to life through artistic characters who embody the urbanite. Each Urban Super Hero bears the symbol of the Tiger, representing Texas Southern University and the essential role it plays in the urban community. Each Hero representing the Texas Southern Communiversity.

Our Journals

Cartoon Illustration of a man with books floating around himPublic Education Reform Journal – URRC: This journal will publish articles on issues, policies, programs and initiatives related to the topic of Public Education Reform at the local, state and national level. It will be published regularly on our web site.

Cartoon Illustration of a man opening his shirt like supermanCriminal Justice Reform Journal – URRC: This journal will publish articles on issues, policies, programs and initiatives related to the topic of Criminal Justice Reform at the local, state and national level. It will be published regularly on our web site.

Cartoon Illustration of a man carrying a plank on his shoulderCommunity Development and Housing Journal – URRC: This journal will publish articles on issues, policies, programs and initiatives related to the topic of Community Development and Housing. It will be published regularly on our web site.

Cartoon Illustration of a woman holding the world globeHistory of African Americans in Houston Journal – URRC: This journal will publish articles on issues, policies, programs and initiatives related to the rich history of the Houston area’s many historic and contemporary African Americans and African-American communities. It will be published regularly on our web site.

Community Resource Journal – URRC: This journal will publish articles, directories and online guides that both direct people and organizations to community resources related to the URRC’s five areas of focus, and serve as community resources in their own right. It will be published regularly on our web site.

Urban Research and Resource Journal: The URRJ will be published as an online journal through the Commons Digital BePress publishers at University of California Berkeley. The Journal will serve as our primary peer-reviewed publications vehicle.