Pamela Felder -- Author and Educator


Articles (Peer-Reviewed)

Felder, P.P., Moore, T., Kline, K., Harmening, D., St. John, E.P. & Bowman, P. (under review). Professional learning in higher education graduate programs: Reframing the challenge and reflections of pedagogical strategies. Innovations in Education and Teaching International.

Felder, P.P. & Palmer, R.T. (forthcoming). Critical race theory and HBCUs: Reminders of institutional renewal and promise. Journal of Black Studies.

Felder, P.P. & Arleth, M.T. (2015). The role of accreditation in supporting student mobility and transfer. International Journal of Higher Education, 5(1), 97-110,

Felder, P.P. (2014). Dr. Edward A. Bouchet: A model for understanding the doctoral experience from an African American perspective. The Journal of African American Studies.

Felder, P.P., Stevenson, H.C., Gasman, M. (2014). Understanding race in doctoral student socialization. International Journal of Doctoral Studies, 9, 21-42.

Felder, P.P. & Barker, M.J. (2014). African Americans and the doctoral experience: A case comparison through Bell’s interest convergence. Journal of Progressive Policy and Practice, 2(1), 79-100.

Felder, P.P. & Barker, M.J. (2013). Extending Bell’s concept of interest convergence: A framework for understanding the African American doctoral experience. International Journal of Doctoral Studies, 8, 1- 20.

Felder, P. (2010). On doctoral student development: Exploring faculty mentorship and the shaping of African American doctoral student success. The Qualitative Report, 15(2), 455-474.

Felder, P., Strong, T, Ronald, J. (2009). Insider experiences of The Qualitative Report reviewing process. The Qualitative Report, 2(38), 221-227.

Felder, P. & Castillo, M. (Winter, 2011). Black and Latino doctoral student socialization in the United States. Academic Leadership Journal, (9)2, 1-5.


Articles (Non-Refereed)

Research/Policy Briefs

Okahana, H., Allum, J., Felder, P.P., & Tull, R.G. (2016). Implications for practice and research from Doctoral Initiative on Minority Attrition and Completion (CGS Data Sources PLUS #16-01). Washington, DC: Council of Graduate Schools.


Book (Edited Volume)

Felder, P. P. & St. John, E.P. (Eds.) (2014). Supporting graduate students in the 21st
Century: Implications for policy and practice. Readings on equal education Series, 27. New York, NY: AMS Press Inc.


Book Chapters

Felder, P. (2013). Exploring race and culture as critical reflective pedagogical tools. In, Kimberly Kline (ed.), Reflection in action: A guidebook for faculty and student affairs professionals. Sterling, VA: Stylus.*

Felder, P. & Tesauro, J. (2013). What can we learn from the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation?: Exploring therole of foundation support, community colleges and STEM. In, J. Luke Wood and Robert T. Palmer (Eds.), Examining the role of community colleges in STEM production: A focus on underrepresented racial and ethnic minorities.

Felder, P. (2012). Prior socialization in academic capital formation: HBCU origins and their impact on Doctoral Student Success in Rachelle Winkle-Wagner, Edward P. St. John, & Pat Bowman (Eds.) Readings on equal education expanding postsecondary opportunity for underrepresented students: Theory and practice of academic capital formation (pp. 43-63). New York, NY: AMS Press Inc.

Thompson, Pamela Felder. (2008). On firm foundations: HBCU graduates and their doctoral student development in the Ivy League. In, Marybeth Gasman and Chris Tudico (Eds.), Triumphs and Troubles: Historical and Contemporary Essays on Black Colleges (pp. 27-40). New York: Palgrave MacMillian.


Book Reviews

Felder, P.P. (2013). Review of Is graduate school really for you? The whos, whats, hows and whys of pursuing a master’s or Ph.D. [book review}. The Review of Higher Education.

Felder, P.P. (2013). Review of Creating campus cultures: Fostering success among racially diverse students [book review]. The Review of Higher Education

Felder, P.P. & Shanahan, T. (2012). Review of Breaking the access barrier: How academic capital formation can improve policy in higher education [book review]. Teachers College Record,114(11).


Commentaries, Op-Eds, Blogs

Felder, P.P., Parrish, W.P., Collier, J.N., & Blockett, R. (2016). Understanding programmatic support of doctoral student socialization via social media. Teachers College Record, Date Published: February 15, 2016,, ID Number: 19451.

Felder, P.P., Parrish, W.P., Collier, J.N., & Blockett, R. (2016). Making a difference through programmatic support: What matters for STEM doctoral students. Teachers College Record, Date Published: January 05, 2016,, ID Number: 18984.

Felder, P.P. (2014). Celebrating Black leaders committed to diversity: African American heritage feature, Profiles in Diversity Journal.

Felder, P. Posecznick, A., Alpenc, V. (2012), November). Prioritizing diversity in practice: A hybridized perspective. Profiles in Diversity Journal.

Felder, P. (January, 2012). Examining notions of social justice post-doctoral degree completion. The Academy Speaks Blog: Diverse Issues in Higher Education.

Felder, P. (September, 2010). Promoting racial and cultural awareness in the classroom: Creating a plan for evaluation. The Academy Speaks Blog: Diverse Issues in Higher Education

Felder, P., & Turkowitz, A. (November, 2009). A cultural perspective on teaching sexual identity development. Teachers College Record, Date Published: November 18, 2009. ID Number: 15841, Date Accessed: 8/7/2013 11:38:26 AM

Felder, P. (June, 2009). Exploring work-life balance for the female doctoral student. Teachers College Record, Date Published: June 25, 2009 ID Number: 15695, Date Accessed: 8/7/2013 11:37:53 AM

Felder, P. (August, 2009). “Nurturing” and “caring”: Do these terms really reflect the strength of HBCUs and their impact on doctoral student development? Teachers College Record, Date Published: August 10, 2009 ID Number: 15746, Date Accessed: 8/7/2013 11:36:49 AM.

Felder, P. (April, 2009). A perspective on change. OUP Blog, Oxford University Press, USA.

Thompson, P.F. (May, 2008). Graduate schools for beginners. The Chronicle of Higher Education, 54(34) A35.4


Encyclopedia Entries

Thompson, Pamela Felder, (2008). A biography of John Ogbu, In, Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and Evelyn Higginbotham (Eds.), African American National Biography. New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

Thompson, Pamela Felder, (2005). The literary dimensions of Philadelphia’s African American Community, In, Hans A. Ostrom and J. David Macey, Jr. (Eds). An Encyclopedia of African American Literature, Westport, CT: Greenwood Press.