Unfortunately, the new co-editor I invited to join Brit Brogaard on future iterations of the PGR had to turn us down because he could not secure the necessary IT support for the surveys, as he had originally hoped he might. Because I have been a philosopher in a law school for a long time, I've had access to substantial IT support for each iteration of the PGR. Such support is essential when the surveys are up and running, since evaluators encounter problems with log-ins and sometimes there are mistakes in how the faculty lists load and so on. (IT support isn't, obviously, the only criterion for choosing a new co-editor.)
I should acknowledge that Brit had asked me to consider continuing as co-editor, but I declined. I would not have agreed to step down last fall just because of the irrational cyber-mob incited by miscreants and dissemblers. As I remarked last fall (and before), I have done the PGR for 25 years, and I no longer have the time or energy for it: I have other work I want to do now. I wanted to get the 2014 PGR out given the strong student interest, and Brit graciously stepped up to make that happen. I have made a personal commitment to assist Brit with future iterations--for example, by posting draft faculty lists on the blog--but having seen how much work is involved, Brit correctly concluded she needs a co-editor to undertake the necessary work. We need to find someone in whom we both have confidence, and with whom Brit can work constructively going forward. Since Brit does not want to produce a new PGR until fall 2017 (which seems quite reasonable), there is no hurry fortunately.