JVME’s new editor in chief makes history

March 25, 2021
dvm360 Staff

Regina Schoenfeld-Tacher, PhD, MEd, MA, is the first female, Latina, and veterinary educationalist to serve as editor in chief of the Association of American Veterinary Medical College’s Journal of Veterinary Medical Education.

The Association of American Veterinary Medical College (AAVMC) has named Regina Schoenfeld-Tacher, PhD, MEd, MA, as editor in chief (EIC) of its Journal of Veterinary Medical Education (JVME), the first female and Latina to hold this position. On July 1, 2021, Schoenfeld-Tacher, will succeed Daryl Buss, DVM, PhD, who has held the title since 2012.

“My appointment as editor in chief for JVME is tangible evidence of AAVMC’s commitment to educational innovation and diversity/inclusion,” said Schoenfeld-Tacher, associate professor of veterinary educational development at North Carolina State’s University College of Veterinary Medicine, in an association release.

With her nearly 2 decades of experience serving on the JVME editorial board, Shoenfeld-Tacher has led efforts to produce theme editions on “educational theory and practice” and on “curricular management and renewal.” She has also played a significant role in refining internal processes related to manuscript review, acceptance, and key-word searchability.

“We’re fortunate to recruit a leader with such extraordinary experience and capabilities and look forward to the contributions Dr. Schoenfeld-Tacher will make as editor in chief,” said AAVMC CEO Andrew T. Maccabe, DVM, MPH, JD, in the release, “I would also like to congratulate and thank Dr Buss for his achievements in taking the JVME to the levels of quality and influence it has earned during his tenure. These educators have been collaborating for many years, and I’m sure that bodes well for the future success of the JVME.”

Schoenfeld-Tacher has also authored or coauthored 82 peer-reviewed journal articles, 28 of which were published in the JVME, and has served on the editorial board of the International Journal of Problem Based Learning and as a peer reviewer on 9 additional academic journals.

In her new role, Schoenfeld-Tacher will help "steward the journal’s evolving responsibility as the premiere refereed journal serving global academic veterinary medicine,” according to the release. She says she’s also excited about elevating JVME’s role in fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion throughout the global veterinary academic community, expressing a keen interest in connecting with veterinary educators in Latin America.

To learn more about Schoenfeld-Tacher, go here.