Penny A. Pasque
Department Head of Educational Leadership, Policy, and Human Development
Dr. Penny A. Pasque joined the NC State College of Education as professor and head of the Department of Educational Leadership, Policy, and Human Development in July 2017. Previously, she was the Brian E. & Sandra O’Brien Presidential Professor and program area coordinator of Adult and Higher Education in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies at the University of Oklahoma. She also served as a core faculty member for Women’s and Gender Studies and the Center for Social Justice at the University of Oklahoma. She has received over 15 research grants and dozens of awards throughout her academic career, including Diamond Honoree from the American College Personnel Association (ACPA), Faculty Fellow from the Coalition for Critical Qualitative Inquiry (CCQI), Researcher of the Year Award from the University of Oklahoma’s Educational Leadership and Policy Studies department, and Advocate Award from ACPA’s Standing Committees (now coalitions).
Pasque's research focuses on higher education organization and administration, qualitative inquiry, educational equity and diversity, indigenous methodologies (PI with the RED-DIRT research team) and the relationships between higher education and society. Her publications include nearly 100 books, monographs, articles, reviews, chapters and academic papers. Pasque’s research has been published in the Journal of Higher Education, Review of Higher Education, Journal of College Student Development, Qualitative Inquiry, Higher Education: Handbook of Theory and Research, among others. Her most recent book is Qualitative Inquiry in Higher Education Organization and Policy Research, which she edited with Vicente M. Lechuga, an associate professor of educational administration and human resource development at Texas A&M.
Ph.D. from the Center for the Study of Higher and Postsecondary Education from the University of Michigan
Master of Science in Communication from Syracuse University
Bachelor of Science in Communication from Eastern Michigan University