New editor of Discourse Processes: David Rapp

It is our pleasure to announce that David Rapp will be the new editor of our flagship journal, Discourse Processes. David will replace Michael Schober, who has been the editor for the past ten years. David’s tenure as editor begins on July 15, 2015.


The search for a new Discourse Processes editor was conducted by a special committee comprised of Danielle McNamara (chair), Morton Gernsbacher, Herb Clark, Jenny Wiley, Joe Magliano, and Michael Schober. The Society is extremely grateful for the hard work of the committee on this crucial job. The Society would also like to extent a great deal of thanks to Michael Schober for his outstanding work as editor of our journal over the past ten years!

David Rapp is currently Professor in the Department of Psychology and in the School of Education and Social Policy at Northwestern University. David has been an associate editor of Discourse Processes since 2007. He received his PhD in Experimental Psychology from SUNY Stony Brook in 2000. David has published extensively in the areas of reading comprehension, memory, knowledge representation, education, and multimedia learning. He has won a number of awards including the Jason Albrecht Outstanding Young Scientist Award and the Tom Trabasso Young Investigator Award from ST&D.

David will disseminate his vision and plan for the future of Discourse Processes in the coming months. In the meantime, we welcome him as the new editor!

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