Review of Higher Education

About The ReviewEditors | Associate Editors | Managing Editor | Editorial Board

About The Review

One of the leading journals in higher education, the Review of Higher Education publishes four times per year, providing a scholarly forum for discussion of issues affecting higher education. Since 1977, the journal has been advancing the study of higher education through publication of peer-reviewed research studies, scholarly essays, and theoretically-driven reviews that address issues and questions of importance to students, faculty, administrators and policy makers. It emphasizes systematic and critical inquiry and practical implications. 

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Penny A. Pasque is professor in Educational Studies, Director of the Data Access and Analysis Core (DAAC), and Director of Qualitative Methods in the College of Education and Human Ecology’s Office of Research, Innovation and Collaboration (ORIC) at The Ohio State University. Her research addresses in/equities in higher education, dis/connections between higher education and society, and complexities in critical qualitative inquiry. She utilizes qualitative methodology as well as studies qualitative methodology. Dr. 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. Her qualitative books include Qualitative Inquiry in Higher Education Organization and Policy Research (with Lechuga, Routledge), Qualitative Inquiry for Equity in Higher Education: Methodological Innovations, Implications, and Interventions (ASHE Report with Carducci, Kuntz & Gildersleeve, Jossey-Bass), and Critical Qualitative Inquiry: Foundations and Futures (with Cannella & Salazar Pérez, Left Coast Press).


Thomas F. Nelson Laird is an associate professor in the Higher Education and Student Affairs Program and Director of the Center for Postsecondary Research at Indiana University Bloomington. Tom received degrees in mathematics before shifting his academic focus to higher education. His current work concentrates on improving teaching and learning at colleges and universities, with a special emphasis on the design, delivery, and effects of curricular experiences with diversity. He is principal investigator for the Faculty Survey of Student Engagement, a companion project to the National Survey of Student Engagement, and was an associate editor for The Journal of Higher Education. Author of dozens of articles and reports, Tom’s work has appeared in key scholarly and practitioner publications. He also consults with institutions of higher education and related organizations on topics ranging from effective assessment practices to the inclusion of diversity into the curriculum.

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Associate Editors

Eddie R. Cole is an Associate Professor of higher education and affiliated faculty of history at William & Mary. Dr. Cole’s scholarship on college presidents has been earned him several honors, including the 2018 Early Career Award from the Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE). He was also named a 2017 Nancy Weiss Malkiel Scholar by the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation and a 2015 National Academy of Education/Spencer Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow, in addition to fellowships and grants from Princeton University, the University of Chicago, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Dr. Cole has also been a Dean’s Distinguished Visiting Fellow at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. His forthcoming book is a national study of college presidents and the Black Freedom Movement.

Rajeev Darolia is an Associate Professor in the Martin School of Public Policy and Administration at the University of Kentucky. He is also a Research Fellow at the IZA Institute of Labor Economics, a 2018 National Academy of Education/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellow, and a Visiting Scholar at the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia. Dr. Darolia teaches classes in causal research methods and program evaluation, and routinely advises nonprofit organizations and federal, state, and local policymakers. Prior to joining UK, Dr. Darolia was on the faculty at the University of Missouri and served as the Director of Research for the Institute of Public Policy. Dr. Darolia received a PhD in Public Policy from George Washington University.
Leslie D. Gonzales is an Associate Professor at Michigan State University. Leslie’s research focuses on legitimacy and legitimization within academia and higher education, overall. In other words, Dr. Gonzales is interested in understanding how faculty (and other actors) appraise some work and some scholars as valuable and fitting, and others, less so. Most recently, Dr. Gonzales’s work has focused on legitimization via organizational practices related to faculty recruitment and hiring. Dr. Gonzales is committed to exposing and challenging both material and symbolic injustices within academia, particularly in the careers of historically underrepresented scholars. Dr. Gonzales is actively using her work to engage departments, colleges, and universities in equity and justice-centered work and has published in The Review of Higher EducationThe Journal of Higher EducationJournal of Diversity in Higher Education, and Teachers College Record. A working-class, Latina, first-generation- college-student-turned academic, Dr. Gonzales is proud to have earned all three of her academic degrees at Hispanic Serving Institutions.
Heather T. Rowan-Kenyon

Heather Rowan-Kenyon is an associate professor in the Department of Educational Leadership and Higher Education in the Lynch School of Education and Human Development at Boston College. She received a Ph.D. in Education Policy and Leadership from the University of Maryland, College Park.  Dr. Rowan-Kenyon’s research focuses on college student access, learning, and success.  Her work has been published in The Journal of Higher EducationThe Review of Higher Education, the Journal of College Student Development, and Higher Education: Handbook of Theory and Research, among others. She is the co-author of Technology and Engagement: Making Technology Work for First-Generation College Students and was awarded the 2018 Association for the Study of Higher Education Outstanding Book Award.  She was Program Chair for the 2016 ASHE Annual Conference.

Managing Editors

Tiffany Steele is a PhD candidate studying Higher Education & Student Affairs at The Ohio State University. Originally born and raised in Detroit, MI, Tiffany attended the University of Michigan where she received her bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Grand Valley State University where she received her master’s degree in Higher Education, College Student Affairs Leadership. Tiffany is currently completing her dissertation study exploring the influence of high school discipline on the collegiate experiences of first-year Black women. She also serves as a graduate research associate for the Louis Stokes Midwest Regional Center of Excellence. Tiffany aspires to become a tenure-track professor in the field of Higher Education and Student Affairs.

Jess Esch is an EdD student in the Higher Education and Student Affairs Program at Indiana University-Bloomington. Jess received two degrees in Linguistics, Spanish and Teaching English as a Second Language before deciding to pursue her passion for Student Affairs. Before attending IU, she served as the Residential Coordinator, Lead Program Associate and Interim Program Manager for the Promise Scholars Program at the University of Michigan-Flint. Her current research interests are focused around issues of equity and access for underrepresented populations, increasing minority rentention and persistence, and the impact of "free college" programs on minority recruitment and retention. Additionally, she serves as a Personal Trainer and Nutrition Coach, and is interested in investigating the role that healthy lifestyles (physical activity, sleep and nutrition) have in increasing student and faculty productivity." 

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Editorial Board

The current list of editorial board members can be found at or by loggining in to your ASHE Member Portal, selecting Committees and Groups from the left menu bar, and then selecting "Review of Higher Education Editorial Board."

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