New RHE Leadership

Announcement of New Leadership of the Review of Higher Education

In Spring 2019, the Board of Directors of the Association for the Study of Higher Education and the ASHE Publications Committee announced an open search for a new editor for the Review of Higher Education.  The new editorial team will succeed Dr. Gary Pike, who will complete his term as editor in November 2019.   

About The Review Editors | Associate Editors | Managing EditorAbout the Search

About the Review of Higher Education

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. For more information, see the Journal Homepage


Penny A. Pasque is professor in Educational Studies and Associate Director of Qualitative Methods in the Data Access and Analysis Core (DAAC) 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.

Co-editors can be reached via email at

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 Education, The Journal of Higher Education, Journal 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 Education, The 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 Editor

Tiffany Steele

Managing Editor can be reached at

About the Search

The ASHE Board of Directors, upon recommendation of the Publications Committee, appointed the following Search Committee:

  • Ana Martínez Alemán, Ed.D. (Chair), Professor; Associate Dean, Faculty & Academic Affairs, Boston College

  • Regina Deil-Amen, Ph.D., Professor of Education Policy Studies & Practice, University of Arizona

  • Jerlando Jackson, Ph.D., Vilas Distinguished Professor of Higher Education and the Director and Chief Research Scientist of Wisconsin’s Equity and Inclusion Laboratory (Wei LAB) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison

  • Susan Jones, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Educational Studies, The Ohio State University

  • Scott Thomas, Ph.D., Dean of the College of Education and Social Services (CESS) at the University of Vermont

  • Robert Reason, Ph.D. (Publications Committee Representative), Professor of Student Affairs and Higher Education at Iowa State University

After review and interview of applicants, the Search Committee made a recommendation to the Publications Committee:

  • Lisa R. Lattuca (Chair), University of Michigan

  • Lori Patton Davis (ASHE Immediate Past President), Indiana University

  • Manuel González Canche, University of Pennsylvania

  • Robert Reason, Iowa State University

  • Anne-Marie Nuñez, The Ohio State University

The Publications Committee then made a recommendation to the ASHE Board of Directors.

Throughout this process, individuals were held to the standards of the ASHE Bylaws and the Conflict of Interest Policy

Once the editors were selected, they made their recommendations of Associate Editors to the ASHE Publications Committee, as prescribed by the ASHE Bylaws.


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