Pamela Eddy

William & Mary

Paper Title: "Can Community Colleges Make a Difference? Yes and No"

Pamela Eddy is a professor in Educational Policy, Planning, and Leadership at William & Mary. Her research interests include community college leadership and development, organizational change and educational partnerships, gender roles in higher education, and faculty development. 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. Eddy is the author of Community College Leadership:  A Multidimensional Model for Leading Change and Partnerships and Collaborations in Higher Education. She is a co-author of Developing tomorrow's leaders:  Contexts, consequences, & competencies, Creating the future of faculty development: Learning from the past, understanding the present (with Sydow, Alfred, & Garza Mitchell), and Creating Strategic Partnerships:  A guide for educational institutions and their partners (with Amey).

Eddy has edited and written for several volumes of New Directions for Community Colleges and served as guest editor of special themed editions of the Community College Review and Community College Journal of Research and Practice. She serves on the editorial boards for Community College Journal of Research and Practice, Community College Enterprise, and Innovative Higher Education. Eddy was the President of the Council for the Study of Community Colleges 2011-2012. She received the 2006 emerging scholar award, the 2013 senior scholar award, and the 2016 service award from the Council for the Study of Community Colleges. Additionally, Eddy was recognized by the 2007 Central Michigan University Provost Award for Research and Creative Endeavors, the 2008 Central Michigan University Teaching Excellence Award Winner, and the 2011 Plumeri Award for Faculty Excellence at William & Mary. She was a Fulbright Scholar in Dublin, Ireland in 2009 and continues her research on partnerships there.