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Penny Pasque

Co Director DAAC, EHE Research Methodology Ctr
Professor, Department of Educational Studies

Program Area: Higher Education and Student Affairs

(614) 292-9348
pasque.2@osu.edu

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Biography

Penny A. Pasque is professor in Educational Studies, Co-director of the Data Access and Analysis Core (DAAC) and Director of Qualitative Methods in the Office of Research, Innovation and Collaboration (ORIC), College of Education and Human Ecology. Her research addresses complexities in qualitative inquiry, in/equities in higher education, and dis/connections between higher education and society. She “works with” qualitative methodologies as well as “studies” qualitative methodologies that work toward social justice and educational equity. Pasque’s research has appeared in approximately 100 journal articles and books, including in The Review of Higher Education, The Journal of Higher Education, Qualitative Inquiry, Diversity in Higher Education, among others.

Pasque is editor of The Review of Higher Education (with Dr. Thomas F. Nelson Laird). RHE is considered one of the leading research journals in the field and is the official journal of the Association for the Study of Higher Education. Previously, Pasque served as department head and professor at NC State University as well as an endowed professor and named Researcher of the Year while at the University of Oklahoma.

Education

  • PhD, Organizational Behavior and Management, University of Michigan – Ann Arbor, 2007
  • MS, Interpersonal Communication, Syracuse University, 1992
  • BS, Communication and Marketing, Eastern Michigan University, 1990

Research Interests

Research Summary

Qualitative Inquiry

Pasque’s research on qualitative inquiry toward social justice and educational equity examines complexities and congruency between theoretical perspectives, paradigmatic approaches, methodologies, data collection, data analysis and dissemination of research. Her books in this area include Qualitative Inquiry in Higher Education Organization and Policy Research (with Lechuga), Qualitative Inquiry for Equity in Higher Education: Methodological Innovations, Implications, and Interventions (with Carducci, Kuntz & Gildersleeve), and Critical Qualitative Inquiry: Foundations and Futures (with Cannella & Salazar Pérez). Her research in this area also appears in journals such as Qualitative Inquiry, Cultural Studies Critical Methodologies, and Qualitative Research in Education, to name a few.

Review of Higher Education

Pasque is editor of the Review of Higher Education (RHE) (with Dr. Thomas F. Nelson Laird), which is considered one of the leading research journals in the field and is the official journal of the Association for the Study of Higher Education https://www.ashe.ws/ashe_rhe.

Researching Educational Diversity – Decolonizing Indigenous Research Team

She is PI of RED-DIRT, the Researching Educational Diversity – Decolonizing Indigenous Research Team, in collaboration with Monty Begaye (Navajo), Breanna Faris (Cheyenne and Arapaho), and Corey Still (Keetoowah). Focusing on TribalCrit and Indigenous methodologies, the project critically deconstructs the experiences of Indigenous students on college campuses and re-imagines campus spaces with Indigenous students in mind with tangible action strategies for policy and practice.

National Study on Women in Higher Education and Student Affairs

Pasque has served as PI for this longitudinal study since 2009. The study explores the experiences of women in higher education including pay inequity, formal and informal organizational structures, women-led leadership paradigms, and experiences of reduction and rejuvenation. Currently, she is working on a cross-disciplinary project with LaVonya Bennett, Counselor Education, on the impacts of insidious trauma on women and women-identified people. Research from this study may be found in journals including Oxford University’s Forum on Public Policy, the Journal About Women in Higher Education and Student Affairs, and in books such as Empowering Women in Higher Education and Student Affairs (Pasque & Nicholson, eds.), The Obama Administration and Educational Reform (Zamani-Gallaher, ed.), Managing Diversity (Dancy, ed.) and Women of Color in Higher Education: Turbulent Past, Promising Future (Jean-Marie & Lloyd Jones, eds.).

Higher Education for the Public Good

Her research on higher education for the public and private good has been utilized in policy circles in Poland and Indonesia as well as in Washington DC during the Obama Administration (focusing on undocumented students and the DREAM Act). Her research in this area may be found in American Higher Education Leadership and Policy: Critical Issues and the Public Good (Pasque), Readings on Equal Education (St. John, ed.), Critical Issues in Higher Education for the Public Good (Pasque, Bowman, Martinez, eds.), and Higher Education in Review, to name a few.

Epistemic In/justice in Graduate Education

In collaboration with Leslie D. Gonzales (Michigan State University), this study explores epistemic in/justice in graduate education across the social sciences, natural sciences and humanities. For more information see the PIs.

Selected Grants

Pasque has received grants and contracts from organizations including the Kettering Foundation, Lumina Foundation (via University of Illinois, Urbana-Champagne), Spencer Foundation (via University of Michigan), National Center on Institutional Diversity, National Forum on Higher Education for the Public Good, ACPA Foundation, ACPA’s Coalition on Women’s Identities, ACPA’s Commission on Professional Preparation, Center for the Education of Women – University of Michigan, University of Oklahoma Vice President for Research Office, among others.

Selected Publications

  • Ozias, M. & Pasque, P. A. (2019). Critical geography as theory and praxis: The community-university imperative for social change. The Journal of Higher Education. 90(1). 85-110.
  • Jaeger, A. J., Hudson, T. D., Pasque, P. A., & Ampaw, F. (2017). Understanding how lifelong learning shapes the career trajectories of women with STEM doctorates: The life experiences and role negotiations (LEARN) model. The Review of Higher Education. 40(4). 477-507.
  • Pasque, P. A. & Lechuga, V. M. (Eds.) (2017).Qualitative inquiry in higher education organization and policy research. New York, NY: Routledge.
  • Overton, B., Pasque, P. A. & Burkhardt, J. C. (Eds.). (2017). Engaged research and practice: Higher education and the pursuit of the public good. Sterling, VA: Stylus.
  • Pasque, P. A., Khader, L. M. & Still, C. (2017). Critical case study as an imperative for organizational activism and institutional change. In P. A. Pasque & V. M. Lechuga (Eds.) Qualitative inquiry in higher education organization and policy research (pp. 75-91; Core Concepts in Higher Education, E. P. St. John & M. Gasman, series editors). New York, NY: Routledge.
  • Pasque, P. A., Ortega, N., Burkhardt, J. C. & Ting, M. P. (Eds.). (2016). Transforming understandings of diversity in higher education: Demography, democracy and discourse. Sterling, VA: Stylus.
  • Pasque, P. A. & Carducci, R. (2015). Critical advocacy perspectives on organization in higher education. In M. B. Paulsen (Ed.). Higher Education: Handbook of Theory and Research. 29(30). (pp. 275-333). New York, NY: Springer.
  • Cannella, G. S., Salazar Pérez, M. & Pasque, P. A. (Eds.) (2015). Critical qualitative inquiry: Foundations and futures. Walnut Creek, CA: Left Coast Press.
  • Pasque, P. A. & Salazar Pérez, M. (2015). Centering critical inquiry: Methodologies that facilitate critical qualitative research. In G. S. Cannella, M. Salazar Pérez, & P. A. Pasque (Eds.), Critical qualitative inquiry: Foundations and futures (pp. 139-170). Walnut Creek, CA: Left Coast Press.
  • Pasque, P. A & Gamez Vargas, J. (2014). Performances of student activism: Sound, silence, gender, and dis/ability. In C. Broadhurst & G. Martin. New Directions in Higher Education: Special Issue on “Radical Academia?” Understanding the Climates for Campus Activists. 167. 59-71.
  • Davenport, A. & Pasque, P. A. (2014). Adding breadth and depth to university residential communities: A phenomenological study of faculty in residence. The Journal of College and University Student Housing. 40(2). 46-65.
  • Salazar Pérez, M. & Pasque, P. A. (2013). Challenging the neoliberal climate in academia from mentoring perspectives: Critical reflections from our future selves. Cultural Studies ó Critical Methodologies: Special Issue on Confronting Neoliberalism: Toward a Militant Pedagogy of Empowered Citizenship. 13(6). 474-480.
  • Pasque, P. A., Chesler, M., Charbeneau, J., & Carlson, C. (2013). Pedagogical approaches to student racial conflict in the classroom. Journal of Diversity in Higher Education. 6(1). 1-16.
  • Carducci, R., Pasque, P. A., Kuntz, A., & Contreras-McGavin, M. (2013). Disrupting façades of clarity in teaching and learning of qualitative research. Qualitative Research in Education. 2(1). 1-26.
  • Pasque, P. A. (2013). (Re)membering and (re)living: A methodological exploration of postmodern and constructivist feminist approaches to interviewing women leaders in higher education. Journal About Women in Higher Education. 6(1).99-126.
  • Pasque, P. A., Chesler, M. A. & Young, A. A. (2013). Issues of research design and reflexivity. In M. A. Chelser & A. Young, Jr. (Eds.), Faculty identities and the challenge of diversity: Reflections on teaching in higher education (pp. 21-36). Boulder, CO: Paradigm Publishers.
  • Pasque, P., Carducci, R., Kuntz, A. K., Gildersleeve, R. E. (2012). Qualitative inquiry for equity in higher education: Methodological innovations, implications, and interventions. ASHE Higher Education Report. 37(6). San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

Selected Presentations

  • Pasque, P. A. & Bennett, L. (2019, May). Centering situational analysis to uncover insidious trauma and rejuvenation for women leaders in higher education. Presented at the International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry, Urbana-Champagne, IL.
  • Chan, J., Haynes, C., Hart, J., Robbins, C, K., Pasque, P. A. & Perez, R. (2018, November). Making meaning of the 2016 U.S. presidential election: Qualitative research on campuses in the era of 45. Presented at the Association for the Study of Higher Education, Tampa, FL.
  • Bennett, L. & Pasque, P. A. (2018, November).(En)Gendering the academy: Critical voices from the margins. Presented at the Association for the Study of Higher Education, Tampa, FL.
  • Pasque, P. A., Leal, D. & Gonzales, L. (2018, May). Interrogating epistemic in/justice in graduate education through data collection. Presented at the International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry, Urbana-Champaign, IL.
  • Nachman, B. R., Lor-Bedolloa, N. Pasque, P. A., Castillo-Montoya, M., Zamani-Gallaher, E., Smith, W. (2018, November). Me, myself and I: Reconciling critiques of insider research.  Presented at the Association for the Study of Higher Education, Houston, TX.
  • Gonzales, L. & Pasque, P. A. (2017, November). Interventions in higher education research and practice: Confronting epistemic oppression. Presented at the Association for the Study of Higher Education, Houston, TX.
  • Begaye, M., Faris, B., Still, C. & Pasque, P. A. (2017, November). Identifying institutional oppression and promoting change through Native narratives.  Presented at the Association for the Study of Higher Education, Houston, TX.
  • Kamimura, A., Kovacheff Badke, L., Overton, B., Pasque, P. A., Hudson, E., Barnhardt, C., Martinez, M., Daun-Barnett, N., Hernandez, E., Reyes, K. & Southern, K. (November, 2016). Connecting research, policy and praxis in the pursuit of the public good: Engaged scholarship in higher education. Presented at the Association for the Study of Higher Education. Columbus, OH.
  • Bartlett, L., Winkle-Wagner, R. L., Pasque, P. A., Dennis, B., McCoy, D. L., & Vavrus, F. (2017, April 27). Pre-conference workshop: New approaches to critical and comparative case study methodologies.To be presented at the American Educational Research Association, San Antonio, TX.
  • Posselt, J. R, Bensimon, E., Rhoades, G., Jackson, J., Gonzales, L., Reyes, K. A.,  Pasque, P. A., Reyes, K., Kamimura, A., & Slay, K. (November, 2014). Equity-minded organizational scholarship in higher education: Conversations to advance theory, methodology, and praxis. Presented at the Association for the Study of Higher Education. Washington, DC.
  • Hudson, T., Jaeger, A., Pasque, P. A., Ampaw, F., Haley, K., Dinin, A., Zhang, J., Mitchall, A., & Grantham, A. (2014, November). Understanding how lifelong learning shapes the career trajectories of women with STEM doctorates: The life experiences and role negotiations (LEARN) model. Presented at the Association for the Study of Higher Education, Washington, DC.
  • Pasque, P. A. (2014, June). “Practitioner-activist” and “scholar-activists” are not oxymorons: The performances of activism from student affairs professionals toward change. Paper presented at the Association of College and University Housing Officers – International. Washington, DC. 
  • Salazar Pérez, M. & Pasque, P. A. (2014, May). Methodologies that facilitate critical qualitative research. Paper presented at the International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry, Urbana-Champagne, IL.
  • Nguyen, H., Smith, A., & Pasque, P. A. (2014, May). Critical qualitative inquiry in higher education: Narratives from first year student researchers. Paper presented at the International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry, Urbana-Champagne, IL.
  • Pasque, P. A. (2014, April). Advancing non-dominant methodological perspectives in educational qualitative research through teaching and learning. Paper presented in symposium “Living it out: Disrupting qualitative inquiry as politic and practice in the academy” with panelists R. Carducci, Z. Nicolazzo, H. Hughes-Decatur, M. D. Vagel, and N. Osei-Kofi at the American Educational Research Association, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Pasque, P. A. (2014, March). Equity issues for women in higher education: The emergent complexities of social identities, pay inequities and the power of women’s groups. Co-sponsored by the Center for the Education of Women, Center for the Study of Higher and Postsecondary Education, National Center on Institutional Diversity, and the National Forum on Higher Education for the Public good, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI.
  • Burkhardt, J. C., Pasque, P. A., Overton, B., & Hernandez, E. (2014, March). Mobilizing citizens for better educational opportunity: A Detroit examination. Detroiters Speak, Detroit, MI.