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Research Interests

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My research interests revolve around the concept of organizational learning. Broadly, I am interested in how change impacts organizations, in particular faculty roles and the enactment of leadership. Community colleges provide the context for much of my research interests. Running through these macro concepts is the impact of gender on roles-both in leadership and in the faculty ranks. Following are some recent products of my research efforts:

Community Colleges

Eddy, P. L. (Ed.). (2014). Internationalizing community college campuses. Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 38(8), 700-704. DOI: 10.1080/10668926.2014.897077

Eddy, P. L. (Ed.). (2012). Creating future directions for community colleges using today's research [Special Theme Issue]. Community College Review, 40(2).


Eddy, P. L. (2010). Community college leadership: A multidimensional model for leading change. Sterling, VA: Stylus Press.

Eddy, P. L. (2009). Leading gracefully: Gendered leadership at community colleges. In D. R. Dean, S. J. Bracken, & J. K. Allen (Eds.), Women in academic leadership: Professional strategies, personal choices: Vol. 2. Women in academe. Sterling, VA: Stylus Publishing LLC.

Eddy, P. L. (2009, March 27). Wanted-Community college leaders to serve in the hinterlands. Chronicle of Higher Education, 55(29), B24.

Floyd, D., Haley, A., Eddy, P. L., & Antczak, L. (2009). Celebrating the past, creating the future: 50 years of community college research. Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 33(3/4) 216-237.

Eddy, P. L. (Ed.). (2008). A Feminist Perspective of Women at the Community College [Special Theme Issue]. Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 32(10).

Garza Mitchell, R. L., & Eddy, P. L. (2008). In the middle: A gendered view of career pathways of mid-level community college leaders. Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 32(10), 793-811.

Eddy, P. L., & Lester, J. (2008). Strategizing for the future. In J. Lester (Ed.), Gendered perspectives on community colleges. New Directions in Community Colleges (pp. 107-116). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.


Eddy, P. L., Alfred, R., Sydow, D., & Garza Mitchell, R. (2015). Developing tomorrow's leaders: Contexts, consequences, & competencies. Washington, DC: Community College Series: Rowman & Littlefield and ACCT.

Eddy, P. L., & Amey, M. J. (2014). Creating strategic partnerships: A guide for educational institutions and their partners. Sterling, VA: Stylus Press.

Garza Mitchell, R., & Eddy, P. L. (2015).  Moving up or moving on:  A gendered perspective of mid-level university leaders.  The Journal of Higher Education Management, 29(2), 65-81.

Eddy, P. L., & Ward, K. (2015). Lean In or opt out? Career pathways of academic women. Change Magazine, 47(2), 16-22.