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

P: (310) 206-2120

Patricia McDonough



  • 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
  • Higher education policy analysis
  • Stratification of individuals and institutions in education
  • Qualitative research

Select Publications

  1. “What is a College Culture? Facilitating College Preparation through Organizational Change.” McClafferty, McDonough, & Nuñez (View Complete Publication, size: 108 KB)
  2. “Rural College Opportunity: Issues and Challenges.” McDonough, McClafferty, & Fann (View Complete Publication, size: 79 KB)
  3. “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.
  4. “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.
  5. “African-American and Latino Conceptualizations of the Role and Value of Community Colleges: Results from a Study of High School Students and Counselors.” Outcalt, Tobolowsky, and McDonough, P.M. (2000.) Academic Exchange Quarterly.