Qualitative Manuscript Reviewers

Listed here are SQIP members with an interest in serving as reviewers for qualitative research manuscripts. Click on a name to view that person’s CV.

Diane S. Blau, PhD
President, Michigan School of Professional Psychology

As a student, I studied with Clark Moustakas and gained expertise in heuristic and phenomenological models. I have taught qualitative research and served as dissertation chair in a professional career that has spanned over 35 years. Now as president of MiSPP, I review all qualitative dissertations that are completed each academic year. I am pleased to be one of the co-founders of the Michigan School of Professional Psychology (mispp.edu) and have been dedicated to its growth and development since its inception as the Center for Humanistic Studies in 1980. Initially qualitative research was the school’s sole research focus with an emphasis on heuristic and phenomenological studies. Since then it has expanded to include a variety of qualitative models as well as quantitative and mixed methods.
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Rivka Tuval-Mashiach, Ph.D.

Prof. Rivka Tuval-Mashiach is a clinical psychologist and associate professor in the Department of Psychology at Bar-Ilan University, Israel. She serves as the director of the graduate clinical program in the department, and is a senior member of the steering committee of the Department’s clinic and is in charge of the clinic’s conferences and special activities. For the last fifteen years she has held a joint appointment in the Graduate Program for Gender Studies, where she still teaches courses on the subjects of women’s psychology and mental health.

Prof. Rivka Tuval- Mashiach is also the academic head of the Community Services Unit of NATAL, the Israel Trauma Center for Victims of Terror and War. Her research fields include coping with trauma and stress, identity challenges and identity re-construction in coping with trauma and illness, narratives of gender, and the development of narrative theory and qualitative methodologies.

Her clinical work focus on individual and collective responses to trauma, mainly using narrative approaches to study identity reconstruction processes in the aftermath of traumatic events. In the last years, she focuses on trauma narratives, at both the individual and collective levels, as the main therapeutic tool in her work. Prof. Rivka Tuval- Mashiach uses qualitative as well as mixed methods in her research. She has published numerous papers and co-authored the books Narrative Research: Reading, Analysis and Interpretation (Sage, 1998, with Professor Amia Lieblich and Dr.Tammar Zilber) and Narrative Research: Theory, Interpretation and Creation, in Hebrew, with Dr. Gabriella Spector-Mersel.

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Department of Psychology
Bar Ilan university
Email: tuvalmr@gmail.com
tel: 972-3-5318714

William Hartmann, Ph.D.

William E. Hartmann is an assistant professor at the University of Washington Bothell in the School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences. His interdisciplinary research program focuses on the intersections of culture and mental health, with particular attention to how ideas of culture circulate through communities, clinics, and academic fields to shape our understandings and responses to distress and human hardship. Through research partnerships with rural and urban American Indian communities, he utilizes various qualitative methods (interviews, focus groups, ethnography) to explore how engagement with discourses around culture in mental health and in other healing traditions works to facilitate and constrain the therapeutic landscapes made available to American Indians and other diverse peoples. Through research and teaching, he aims to build bridges between fields of mental health and American Indian Studies to inform a greater awareness of the social and political nature of clinical knowledge, institutions, and practices in the US and around the world.

Expertise: Ethnography and thematic analysis of interviews and focus groups

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