Academic journal article Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness

A Farewell to Corinne Kirchner

Academic journal article Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness

A Farewell to Corinne Kirchner

Article excerpt

We have all had the experience of knowing when something we don't want to happen is about to take place, and, hoping that reality will simply go away, of putting our figurative heads in the sand. For me, the difficult time has come to deal with the reality that Corinne Kirchner, director of the Policy Research and Program Evaluation Department of the American Foundation for the Blind (AFB), is about to retire from her work in the field of blindness and visual impairment. Dr. Kirchner has been consulting editor for research for the Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness (JVIB) for nearly 30 years, and her name is synonymous with research endeavors related to visual impairment, public policy, and disability issues. Although Corinne assures us that she will still be available to support the efforts of JVIB, her integral involvement with the journal will be ending. As editor in chief of the journal, I have come to trust the insights and opinions of Dr. Kirchner. In my tenure with the journal, whenever there was a manuscript in peer review that would benefit from a critical eye, from the perspective of someone capable of identifying flaws in the logic while offering substantive alternatives for the author's consideration, Corinne was the editor we turned to.

Dr. Kirchner is a highly respected researcher and author, and it is therefore ironic that I do not believe a traditional research analysis is capable of adequately capturing her enormous contribution. …

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