The Canyon Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies (CJIS, is published online three times per year through the Center for Innovation in Research and Teaching at Grand Canyon University (GCU), and highlights exemplary student and faculty research completed at GCU.

The goals of CJIS are:

1. To encourage exchange of empirical and theoretical research among faculty and students at GCU, especially graduate students.
2. To provide graduate students professional experience in the dissemination and publication of their work.
3. To increase awareness of the range and diversity of research being conducted by faculty and students at GCU.

Aligned with these goals, topics covered in CJIS represent a range of methodologies, disciplines and theoretical topics.  

Scope and Focus

CJIS features a wide range of theoretical and empirically-based research articles across all disciplines.

Target Audience

Manuscripts published in CJIS are relevant to a broad audience of post-secondary faculty, students and researchers.

Editorial Office


2014 Editorial Review Board

W. Kevin Barksdale Houston Baptist University

John McDonald Walden University

Sammy Alfaro College of Theology

Michael Baird College of Theology

Ron Berman College of Doctoral Studies

Patricia Chess College of Doctoral Studies

Ted Cross College of Doctoral Studies

James Helfers College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Tim Kelley ColangeloCollege of Business

Thomas Mason Center for Learning and Advancement

June Maul College of Doctoral Studies

Charles Maxson College of Arts and Sciences

Cristie McClendon College of Doctoral Studies

John McDonald Walden University

Cathryn Meegan Colangelo College of Business

David Perkins Colangelo College of Business

Gary Piercy College of Doctoral Studies

Brian Smith Colangelo College of Business

Lori Soukup Colangelo College of Business

Lori Wieters College of Doctoral Studies

Stacy Wolski Colangelo College of Business

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