Pamela  Eddy

Professor and Chair, Educational Policy, Planning and Leadership

Office: 3082
Phone: (757) 221 - 2349
Email: [[pamela.eddy]]
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Areas of Expertise: Community College Leadership, Faculty Development, Strategic Partnerships, Approaches to Gender in Higher Education


Pamela Eddy is a professor of higher education and a faculty fellow in the Center for Innovation in Learning Design. Her research interests include community college leadership and development, organizational change and educational partnerships, gender roles in higher education, and faculty development. Dr. Eddy serves as a consultant for campuses, system offices, and on funded grants regarding strategies to support community college student success and to support leadership development.

Dr. Eddy is the author of multiple books on leadership in higher education and serves on the editorial boards for Community College Journal of Research and Practice, Community College Enterprise and Innovative Higher Education. She is the Editor-in-Chief of New Directions for Community Colleges. Dr. Eddy was the President of the Council for the Study of Community Colleges in 2011-2012. She was a Fulbright Scholar in Dublin, Ireland in 2009 and continues her research on partnerships there.


Ph. D. in Higher, Adult, and Lifelong Education, Michigan State University, 2002
M.S. in Resource Economics, Cornell University, 1985
B.S. in Economics, Allegheny College, 1982

Activities and Honors

Council for the Study of Community Colleges: Arthur Cohen and Florence Brawer Service Award (2016), Senior Scholar Award (2013), Emerging Scholar Award (2006) 
Plumeri Award for Faculty Excellence at William & Mary (2011)
Central Michigan University Provost Award for Research and Creative Endeavors (2007)
Central Michigan University Teaching Excellence Award Winner (2008)

Selected Publications

Eddy, P. L., Ward, K., & Khwaja, T. (Eds.). (2017). Critical approaches to women and gender in higher education. New York, NY: Palgrave.

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.

Eddy, P. L. (Ed.). (2014). Connecting learning across the institution. New Directions for Higher Education, no. 165. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

Eddy, P. L. (Ed.). (2012). Leading for the future: Alignment of the AACC competencies with practice. New Directions for Community Colleges. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

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

Eddy, P. L. (Ed.). (2010). International collaborations: Opportunities, strategies, challenges. New Directions for Higher Education. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

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