Areas of Expertise
higher education administration, recruitment and retention of undergraduate and graduate student populations, college student development, college student transition and success, identity development in college, administrative and faculty work-life balance, administrative and faculty retention, accountability, assessement, and evaluation in higher education settings
Ph.D. - Higher Education Administration - University of Tennessee
M.S. - College Student Personnel - University of Tennessee
B.A. - Psychology - University of Central Florida
Dr. Amanda Blakewood Pascale serves as Assistant Professor of Higher Education Administration in the College of Education and Human Services. She brings with her extensive experience in University administration having served as Associate Director of Admissions and later as Director of the Graduate School.
Dr. Pascale holds a Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration as well as a M.S. in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies - College Student Personnel from the University of Tennessee. Additionally, she holds a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Central Florida. Dr. Pascale’s research examines cultures conducive to success in higher education milieus and the praxis of ideas that promote university community success, particularly for those who are underrepresented or in transition.
She is a member of multiple national organizations, routinely presents at national conferences, and has authored several published research articles and book chapters.
AERA Emerging Scholar
ACPA LGBTQ Research Recognition Award
Publications & Presentations
Selected Peer Reviewed Publications:
Blakewood Pascale, A.M. (2018). Supports and Pushes: Insight into the problem of retention for STEM Women Faculty. NASPA Journal about Women DOI: 10.1080/19407882.2018.1423999
Blakewood Pascale, A.M. & Morse, Andrew Q. (2018). Employer perspectives on higher education accountability: Evidence of broad consensus or nuanced dissent? Journal of Higher Education Management, 33(1).
Blakewood Pascale, A.M. (Accepted: In Press). Co-Existing Lives: Understanding the role of sense of belonging for graduate student populations. NASPA Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice (JSARP)
Ohlson, M., Ehrlich, S., Lerman, J. & Pascale, A. (2017). The Virtual Mentor: Harnessing the Power of Technology to Connect College and Career Ready Leaders. Journal of Interactive Learning Research, 28(4), 439-457.
Sallee, M.W., & Blakewood Pascale, A.M. (2012). Multiple Roles, Multiple Burdens: The experiences of female scientists with children. Journal of Women and Minorities in Science and Engineering
Strayhorn, T. L., Blakewood, A. M., & DeVita, J. M. (2008). Factors affecting the college choice and retention of African American gay male undergraduates. NASAP Journal