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Patricia McDonough

Research Professor Emerita
Patricia McDonough

Moore Hall 3042
405 Hilgard Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1521

Patricia McDonough
Research Professor Emerita


  • Ph.D, Administration and Policy Analysis, Stanford University, 1992

Teaching & Research Interests

  • Access and equity in education
  • College choice and admissions
  • Sociology of education
  • Organization theory

Select Publications

  • “What is a College Culture? Facilitating College Preparation through Organizational Change.” McClafferty, McDonough, & Nuñez (View Complete Publication, size: 108 KB)
  • “Rural College Opportunity: Issues and Challenges.” McDonough, McClafferty, & Fann (View Complete Publication, size: 79 KB)
  • “Resisting Common Injustice: Tenure Politics, Department Politics, and Gay and Lesbian Politics.” In J. E. Cooper and D. Stevens (Eds.) Tenure in the Sacred Grove. (2002) State University of New York Press.
  • “Field of Dreams: Organizational Field Approaches to Understanding the Transformation of College Access, 1965-1995.” (withVentresca, M. and C. Outcalt) Higher Education: Handbook of Theory and Research. (2000.) Vol. XIV, 371-405.