he Ivory Review (TIR) is the flagship research journal of the Ivory League Conference of Community Colleges. TIR is a scholarly journal for a general audience. We challenge academics, students and professionals, to make a complicated idea simple and consumable.

TIR encourages submissions of previously unpublished scholarly articles on topics significant to community development and innovation. For TIR, Community Development is a broad term given to the practices of civic leaders, activists, involved citizens and professionals dedicated to improving various aspects of communities, rural or urban, typically aiming to build better and stronger societies.

We invite manuscripts on a wide range of topics related to research or critique on community development, from all academic disciplines especially as it pertains to the yearly theme.

TIR will publish top monthly reviewed submissions, and at the end of the academic year, Independence Community College, on behalf of the Ivory League, will publish a print anthology of the Ivory Review Journal.

Authors of top published ideas will be invited to present at the annual Kansas Innovation Summit hosted by Independence Community College. TIR’s mission is to publish sound academic papers that inspire community members to work together, to take collective action and generate solutions to common problems.


Konye Ori

Editorial Board

Dan Barwick

Keli Tuschman

Karen Carpenter

Brad Henderson

Jim Correll

Kara Wheeler

Tammy Geldenhuys

Associate Editors

Lester Kurtz

Kristy Sheeler

Lindsay Quandt

David Smith

Jessica Morgantate

Tim Haynes

Breta Campus

Zach Peterson

Quake Pletcher

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