Student Research Journal Leadership Team for 2022-2023 Academic Year
Content Editors Move into New Leadership Roles


The Student Research Journal at the San José State University School of Information is pleased to announce a new editor-in-chief and managing editor for the 2022-2023 academic year: Amber Passey and Benjamin Brown. Their new roles commence in July, following the publication of the 23rd issue.

Amber PasseyPassey has studied human development and applied linguistics, earning a B.S. from Brigham Young University and an M.A. in Applied Linguistics from the University of Utah, respectively. In her personal and professional life, she has developed skills in teaching, editing, and playing with young children. From her first human development course, she has loved the research process and sought opportunities to participate in research as an undergraduate assistant, a professional research assistant, and a graduate student researcher.

Benjamin BrownBrown earned a B.A. in European History from California State University, Fresno in 2013 and an M.A. in Modern European History from SJSU in 2018. He started his Master of Library and Information Science degree program in the spring of 2021 and has a focus in web programming and information architecture. In that time, he has been working as an intern for the University of Michigan as a researcher and librarian on a platform called 1cademy. Beyond his studies, Brown enjoys fly fishing and reading science fiction novels.

Passey and Brown have both already done outstanding work on the journal’s editorial team as content editors. The new leadership team has a strong passion for and dedication to the journal’s vision and will continue to further the Student Research Journal’s tradition of excellence.