Pamela Petrease Felder

Associate Professor, Organizational Leadership, UMES (specialization higher education)

Dr. Felder’s research focuses on the racial and cultural experiences associated with doctoral degree attainment. Particularly, she is committed to enhancing models of doctoral student socialization She believes that an understanding of the doctorate, has tremendous implications for learning and/or addressing many areas of higher education that have been viewed historically as problematic. The foremost concern in her research is the discussion of inequity in access in postsecondary education. Thus, her work not only examines the statistical trends of the doctoral degree attainment it also explores pre-doctoral and post-doctoral degree experiences to shed light on the socialization aspects of students who enter doctoral study and the disciplinary identities of doctoral degree holders as they begin to engage in their professions.