Janice Nahra Friedel

Associate Professor

Janice Nahra Friedel

Office: N247FA Lagomarcino
E-mail: jfriedel@iastate.edu
Phone: 515-294-4719

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Janice Nahra Friedel, Ph.D., is Associate professor in the School of Education, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, where she teaches in the doctoral community college leadership program. Prior to joining the ISU faculty, Dr. Friedel was Professor, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, California State University (CSUN) (2008-2011), where she assisted in the design, curriculum development, and instructional delivery of CSUN’s first doctoral program: Community College Leadership. Her professional experience includes almost 30 years of community college service in Iowa and Kentucky, including the community college presidency, and the state administrator for a system of community colleges and the state director for career and technical (vocational) education for secondary and post-secondary education. Other administrative experience at the community college includes vice chancellor of academic affairs and planning for a multi-college community college district, director of curriculum development and program evaluation, and dean of community and continuing education. Dr. Friedel is past chair of the National Council of State Directors of Community Colleges, and past Member of the Executive Board of the National State Directors for Career and Technical Education. She is active in the Rural Community College Alliance, and was invited to present at the 2012 and 2013 White House Summits on Rural Communities.

Dr. Friedel, a native of Iowa, earned her Doctorate of Philosophy, masters and bachelor’s degrees all from the University of Iowa. She has had post- graduate fellowships in women’s studies at Stanford University, women’s studies at the University of Michigan through the Great Lakes Colleges Association, and economics education at the University of Scranton.  Dr. Friedel’s research is focused on higher education public policy, community colleges, community college finance and access, and workforce and economic development.

Publications include over forty articles, books and chapters on program evaluation, labor market assessments, environmental scanning, strategic planning, the community college mission, workforce development, the role of community colleges in high school reform, and the economic benefits of attending the community college. In 2006, she edited the book Forty Years of Growth and Achievement; a History of Iowa’s Community Colleges, in celebration of the 40th anniversary of Iowa’s community colleges. Dr. Friedel is currently serving on the board of the National Council for Family Literacy (Louisville, KY), and in April 2010 she was elected to serve a three–year term on the board of the national Council for the Study of Community Colleges, an affiliate council of the American Association of Community Colleges. Her current research interests center on higher education public policy, community college leadership development, the community college mission and governance, career and technical education, the economic benefits of community college attendance, and dual/concurrent enrollment.

Recent selected publications include

  1. Books

    Friedel, J. (Ed) (under development, anticipated publication date 2016).  The History of Iowa’s Community Colleges; 50th Anniversary. Iowa State University Printing Services, Ames, IA. 

    Friedel, J., Killacky J., Katsinas, S. & Miller, E. (2014). Fifty State Systems of Community Colleges: Mission, Governance, Funding and Governance, 4th Edition. Overmountain Press, Johnson City, TN.

    Friedel, J.N., (Ed.) (2006).  Forty Years of Growth and Achievement: a History of Iowa’s Community Colleges by Jeremy Varner.  Des Moines, IA, Iowa Department of Education, 114 pages.

  2. Book and Monograph Chapters

    Friedel, J. & Ovel, S. (Sept., 2011). Financial Innovation: The Iowa Case Study - General Obligation Bonds as an Alternative Funding Source for Community College Economic and Workforce Development. In Sutin, S.E., Derrico, D., Raby, R.I., & Valeau E.J.(Eds) Increasing Effectiveness of the Community College Financial Model: A Global Perspective for the Global Economy. Palgrave Macmillan International and Developmental Education Book Series, 193-204. (Peer reviewed)

    Friedel, J. ( 2010, Oct.). What Does it all Mean? Uncertain Recovery: Access and Funding Issues in Public Higher Education. Findings from the 2010 Survey of the National Council of State Directors of Community Colleges. University of Alabama, Educational Policy Center. 7-11.

    Friedel, J.N. (2010, Spring). University-based Community College Leadership Programs: Where Future College Leaders are Prepared. In Wallin D. (Ed.) Leadership in an Era of Change: Context and Competencies, New Directions for Community Colleges, 149, San Francisco, CA: Jossey Bass, 51-58.  Article published. (Peer-reviewed)

    Friedel, J.N. (2008.) The Impact of the Workforce Development Mission on Community College Governance. In McCloud, R.C. & Kater, S. (Eds.) New Directions for Community Colleges: Governance in the Community College. (pp 45-55). N. 141 San Francisco, CA: Jossey Bass.(Peer-reviewed)

    Hughes, K.L. Karp, M.K. Bunting, D. & Friedel, J.N. (2005). Dual Enrollment/Dual Credit: It’s Role in Career Pathways, In Dull Hull (Ed)
    Career Pathways: Education with a Purpose (pp 227-256), Waco, TX: CORD Communications.

    Friedel, J.N. ((1999), Iowa. In Tollefson, T.A., Garrett, R.L., Ingram. W.G. (Eds.) Fifty State Systems of Community Colleges: Mission, Governance, Funding and Accountability (pp. 167-178). Johnson City, TN: Overmountain Press.

    Friedel, J.N & Lapin, J.D. (1995). Environmental Scanning Practices for Rural Colleges, In Killacky, J., & Valadez, J.R. (Eds.) Portrait of the Rural Community College, (pp 65-71), San Francisco, Ca: Jossey Bass.(Peer-reviewed).

  3. Journal Articles

    Katsinas, S., D’Amico, M., & Friedel, J. (2014 publication date). Public Higher Education Funding, Budget Drivers, and Related Issues: the State Community College Director Perspective. Educational Considerations, 2013 National Educational Finance Conference Special Issue, (Peer-reviewed).

    Friedel, J., (2014) Invited Response to “Does Education Pay?” by Mark Schneider, Issues in Science and Technology. Also available on http://issues.org/30.2/forum.html

    Friedel, J. & Wilson, S. (Accepted for publication). The New Reverse Transfer: Program and State Participation. Community College Journal of Research and Practice (Peer-reviewed)

    D’Amico, M., Friedel, J., Katsinas S.  & Thornton Z. (2014). Current developments in community college performance. Community College Journal of Research and Practice (CCJRP), 38, 231-241. (Peer-reviewed).

    Hoshiar, M., Dunlap, J., Li, J & Friedel J. (2014). Examining the Effectiveness of Student Authentication and Authenticity in Online Learning at Community Colleges. Community College Journal of Research and Practice (CCJRP), 38(4), 147-152. (Peer-reviewed).

    Friedel. J.N., D’Amico, M.M., Katsinas, S.G., & Grant, P.D.  (2013).  Expanding College Completion: The Challenge of Capacity.  Planning for Higher Education, 41(4), 22 – 33. (Peer-Reviewed)

    Friedel, J. & Thomas, G. (2013). Differential Tuition: A Community College Budgetary Strategy. Journal of Community College Research and Practice (CCJRP), Special Issue, 37(3), 147-152. (Peer-reviewed). Retrieved from http://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/P7iHfR3ErIevqffyQwtk/full

    Maguire, K., Starobin, S., Laanan, F.  & Friedel, J. (2013). Measuring the Accountability of CTE Programs:  Factors that Influence Post-college Earnings among Community College Students, Journal of the Association of Career and Technical Education Research (ACTER), 37(3), 235-261. (Peer-reviewed).

    D’Amico, M., Katsinas, S. & Friedel, J. (2012, May). The New Norm: Community Colleges to Deal with Recessionary Fallout.  Journal of Community College Research and Practice (C CJRP), 36:8, 626-631. (Peer-reviewed).  

    Friedel, J. (2012 March). The American Nursing Shortage:  Implications for Community Colleges. Community College Journal of Research and Practice (CCJRP). 36:3, 191-200. (Peer-reviewed).

    Li, J., Friedel, J. & Katsinas, S. (2012). State Level Hot Topic Issues facing Community Colleges:  From the Perspective of the State Directors, Community College Journal of Research and Practice (CCJRP), 36:4, 241-250. (Peer –reviewed).

    Friedel, J. N. (2011). Where has Vocational Education Gone? The Impact of Federal Legislation on the Expectations, Design, and Function of Vocational Education as reflected in the Reauthorization of the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006. American Educational History Journal, 38(1) 37-54. (Peer-reviewed)

    Friedel, J. (2010). The Nursing Crisis in Iowa: the Convergence of Trends and Policy. American Technical Education Association (ATEA) Journal spring, 2010, 37(2), 24-25. (Peer-reviewed).

    Friedel, J.N. (2010). Engines of Economic Development: the Origins and of Iowa’s Comprehensive Community Colleges. American Educational History Journal (AEHJ), 37(1), 207-220. (Peer-reviewed).

    Li, Jinyi, Friedel, J & Rusche, P. (2010). Examining Practical Relevance of the Coursework of Doctoral Leadership Programs. Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 35(1), 3-17. (Peer-reviewed).

    Katsinas, S. & Friedel, J. (2010, April). Access Threatened: A Comparison of the 2003 and 2009 Recessions, The 2010 Proceedings, The National Center for the Study of Collective Bargaining in Higher Education and the Professions. Also available at www.hunter.cuny.edu/ncscbhep

    Laanan, F.S., Starobin, S.S., Compton, J. I. & Friedel, J.N., (2009, Winter). Assessing Post - college Earnings of Career and Technical Students in Iowa Community Colleges. Enrollment Management Journal, 3(1) 68-94.(Peer-reviewed).

    Laanan, F.S., Compton, J., and Friedel, J.N. (2006). The Role of Career and Technical Education in Iowa. Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 30(4), 293-310.(Peer-reviewed)

    Ebbers, L.N., Wild L.L., & Friedel, J.N. (2003). Determining Community College Workforce Needs: Process Suggestions and Policy Issues. Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 27(3), 225-238.(Peer-reviewed).

    Friedel, J. N. & Rosenberg, D.C. (1993). “Environmental Scanning Practices in Junior, Technical, and Community Colleges.” The Community College Review, 20(5), 15-66.(Peer-reviewed).


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  5. Policy Briefs

    Katsinas, S.G., Hofman, R.P., She’d, L.E., Adair, L.J., Koh, J.P., Malley, M.S., Davis, J.E, Friedel, J.N., D’Amico, M.M. (2014). Leveraging federal funding streams to build rural economies. Tuscaloosa, AL: Education Policy Center, University of Alabama.

    Friedel, J.N., Thornton, Z.M., D’Amico, M.M.  & Katsinas, S.G. (2013). Performance-based funding: The national landscape. Tuscaloosa, AL: Education Policy Center, University of Alabama.

    Katsinas, S.G., Lacey, V.A., Adair, J.L., Koh, J.P., D’Amico, M.M., & Friedel, J.N., (2013) Halfway Out of Recession, but a Long Way to Go:  the 2013 National Survey of Access and Finance Issues. Tuscaloosa, AL: Education Policy Center, University of Alabama.

    Katsinas, S., D’Amico, M. & Friedel, J. (2012, Sept.). Workforce Training in a Recovering Economy: Perceptions of State Community College Leaders, Tuscaloosa, AL: Education Policy Center, University of Alabama. 

    Katsinas, S., Mensel, F., Hagedorn, L., Friedel, J. & D’Amico, M. (2012, Feb).  Pell Grants and the Lifting of Rural America’s Future. Tuscaloosa, AL: Educational Policy Center, University of Alabama.

    Katsinas, S., Hagedorn, L., Mensel, R., Friedel, J. & Midkiff, R. (2012). The Growing Impact of New Pell Grant Funding: A Statewide Profile of Iowa’s Community Colleges. Tuscaloosa, AL:  Education Policy Center, University of Alabama.

    Katsinas, S., D’Amico, M. & Friedel J. (2011, Dec.). Jobs, Jobs, Jobs: Challenges Community Colleges Face to Reach the Unemployed. Tuscaloosa, AL: Education Policy Center. University of Alabama.

    Katsinas, S., D’Amico, M. & Friedel J. (2011, November). Challenging Success: Can College Degree Completion be Increased as States Cut Budgets? The University of Alabama Education Policy Center, Tuscaloosa, AL, pp.8.

    Katsinas, S. & Friedel, J. (2011, Sept).  Access and Funding in Public Higher Education – the 2011 National Survey: Students, Workers and Access Colleges Squeezed. Tuscaloosa, AL: Education Policy Center, University of Alabama. 

    Katsinas, S., Hagedorn, L., Mensel, R. & Friedel, J. (2011). New Pell Grant Funding: A Profile of 205 Community Colleges in 25 States. The University of Alabama Education Policy Center, Tuscaloosa, AL, pp. 40.

    Katsinas, S. & Friedel, J. (2010).  Uncertain Recovery: Access and Funding Issues in Public Higher Education: Findings of the 2010 Survey of the National Council of State Directors of Community Colleges. Tuscaloosa, AL: Education Policy Center, University of Alabama.   

  6. Peer-reviewed Presentations at National and Regional Conferences - Selected

    Friedel, J. & Wilson, S. (2014, April). Exploring the “New Reverse Transfer “Program and Policy. Research Paper to be presented at the Council for the Study of Community Colleges (CSCC) Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, (Peer-reviewed).

    Friedel, J. & Thornton, Z. (2014, April) Performance-based Funding: the National Landscape of State-level Policy and Practice. Research paper to be presented at the Council for the Study of Community Colleges (CSCC) Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C. (Peer-reviewed.)

    D’Amico, M., Katsinas, S., Friedel, J. & Morgan, G.  (2014, April). State -level Perspectives on Community College Workforce Development. Paper to be presented at the Council for the Study of Community Colleges 2014 Annual Meeting, Washington, DC. (Peer-reviewed)

    Friedel, J. & Wilson, S. (2014, February). Exploring the “New Reverse Transfer “Program and Policy. Invited Research Paper presented at the National Alliance of Community and Technical College (NACTC) Annual Winter Meeting, Houston, TX, (Peer-reviewed).

    Friedel, J. N., & Thornton, Z. M. (2014, January). Performance-Based Funding: The National Landscape. Research Paper Presented at the Iowa Board of Regents, Performance-Based Funding Task Force, Des Moines, IA.  

    Friedel, J. N., Katsinas, S. G., & D’Amico, M. M.  (2013, July).  The 2013 Survey of Access and Funding Issues in Public Higher Education: Preliminary Results from 36 states. Research Paper presented at the National Council of State Directors of Community Colleges, Big Sky, MT. 

    Friedel, J., Katsinas, S. & D’Amico, M. (2013, April) Performance based Funding: a State Strategy for Ensuring Quality and Outcomes.  Symposium presented at the Council for the Study of Community Colleges 2013 Annual Meeting, April 19-20, 2013, San Francisco, CA. (Peer-reviewed)

    Koh, J., Katsinas, S., Davis, J., Breaux, A., Friedel, J., Hagedorn, L. (2013, April).  Using Research to tell the Story of How Pell Grants Provide Access to Community Colleges: A Three State Study.  Symposium presented at the Council for the Study of Community Colleges (CSCC) Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, April 19-20, 2013. (Peer-reviewed).

    Raby, R. & Friedel, J. (2013, April). Completion Agenda at Community College Global Counterparts. Council for the Study of Community Colleges (CSCC) Annual Conference, San Francisco, CA, April 19-20, 2013. (Peer-reviewed).

    Raby, R., Jepchote, M., Gregorutti, G., Friedel, J., Shahzadi, J. (2013, Mar.).  Defining Quality in Community Colleges, Colleges of Further Education, and For-profit Universities. Comparative International Education Studies (CIES) Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA, March 9-15, 2013. (Peer-reviewed). 

    Friedel, J. (2012, Oct.). Jessie Field Shambaugh and Early 4H: Parallels to Current Educational Reform, Organization of Educational Historians 2012 Annual Conference, Chicago, IL, Oct. 5-6, 2012. (Peer-reviewed). 

    Katsinas, S., Hagedorn, L., Friedel, J., & D’Amico, M. (2012, April). Exploding the Myth: Pell Grants are an Urban Community College Program. Symposium presented at the Council for the Study of Community Colleges 2012 Annual Meeting, April 29-21, 2012, Orlando, FL. (Peer-reviewed)

    Friedel, J. & Hu, J. (April, 2012). Promoting Student Success: the Effectiveness of Transition Programs to Improve the Readiness and Academic Preparedness of International Students to Community Colleges, Roundtable session at the 54th Annual Conference of the Council for the Study of the Community Colleges (CSCC), April 19-21, 2012, Orlando, FL (Peer-reviewed)

    Friedel, J. (2010). Where has Vocational Education Gone? the Impact of federal legislation on the expectations, design and function of vocational education as reflected in the reauthorization of the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006, Paper presented at the 2010 OEH Annual Conference and submitted for consideration to the American Educational History Journal (AEHJ), December, 2010. (Peer-reviewed).

    Friedel, J. & Oliver, T. (2010). Community College Career and Technical Leadership for the 21st Century, .California Community Colleges Association of Career and Technical Educators,October 27, 2010, Anaheim, CA. Peer reviewed paper.

    Li, Jinyi & Friedel, J. (2010). The Integration of the AACC Competencies in University Doctoral Leadership Programs. California Association of Professors of Educational Administration (CAPEA), fall, 2010 Conference, October 1, 2010, Pomona, CA. Peer reviewed paper.

    Friedel, J. (2010). Where has vocational education gone? The impact of federal legislation as reflected in the reauthorization of the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006. Organization of Educational Historians 2010 Annual Conference, September 17-19, 2010, Chicago, IL.Peer reviewed paper.

    Friedel, J. & Katsinas, S. (2010). Recent Research on State Community College Finance and Access Issues, Annual Summer Meeting of the National Association of State Directors of Community Colleges, July 28, 2010.
    Invited Presentation

    Friedel, J.N., Velas, C & Payan, J. (2010). The Nursing Pipeline: What the Facts Don’t Tell Us–Iowa and California as Case Studies. Presentation at the American Technical Education Association 47th National Conference on Technical Education, April 7 -9, 2010, Indianapolis, IN. Peer reviewed paper.

    Friedel, J.N. & Ceja M. (2009, October). What Community College Leaders Need to Know: Customizing a doctoral leadership program for community colleges. Paper presented at the California Association of Professors of Educational Administration (CAPEA), October 17, 2009, Los Angeles, CA. (Peer reviewed)

    Friedel, J. N. (2009, Sept). Engines for Economic Development: the Origins and Evolution of Iowa’s Comprehensive Community Colleges. Paper presented at the Organization of Educational Historians (OEH) Annual Meeting, Sept. 18-19, 2009, Chicago, Ill. (Refereed)

    Friedel, J. N., Falconetti, a. & Floyd, D. L. (2009, March). The Role of the California Community Colleges in Baccalaureate Delivery. Presentation at the annual international conference of the Community College Baccalaureate Association, March 13-15, 2009. Las Vegas, NV.

    Friedel, J. N.(2009, March). Health Care Programs: Under the Magnifying Glass of State Public Policy Makers. Presentation at the annual national conference of the American Technical Education Association, March 11-13, 2009, Chattanooga, TN.


    Dr. Jan Friedel discussing with Dr. McCabe the optimism of his NACTC presentation entitled "Dramatic Changes in World Demographic Offers American Important Economic Advantage." Dr. Friedel and Sarah Wilson presented on the "New Reverse Transfer".


  7. Zoë Thornton, ISU Doctoral Candidate, David Miles, Chair Board of Regents, Performance-Based Funding Task Force, and Dr. Janice Friedel, Associate Professor.


    Dr. Friedel presented to Klapan University's faculty. From left to right: Andrew Gress, Academic Dean, Mylissa Belieu, Professor of Nursing, Max Davis, Professor of Arts and Sciences, Teresa Kitchen (wearing all black), Professor of Nursing, Cheryl Vukelich, Professor of Nursing, & Kacy Webster, Campus President.

  8. Presentations at National Conferences

    Friedel, J.  (2014, March). Serving Common Needs:  the Public and Proprietary Sectors of Higher Education. Invited presentation at Kaplan University, Des Moines, IA. 

    Friedel, J. & Wilson, S (2014, Feb.) The “New Reverse Transfer”, Invited paper to be presented at the National Alliance of Community and Technical Colleges (NACTC) Winter Conference, Houston, TX, Feb 20-21, 2014.

    Friedel, J., Katsinas, S., D’Amico, M. (2013, July). The 2013 Survey of Access and Funding Issues in Public Higher education: Preliminary Results from 36 States. Invited Presentationat the National Council of State Directors of Community Colleges (NCSDCC) Summer Meeting, July 27-29, 2913, Big Sky, MT.

    Friedel, J., Katsinas, S. & D’Amico, M.  (2013, May). Higher Education Funding and Access Issues: The Community College State Directors’ Perspective.  Paper presented at the Annual National Education Finance Conference (NEFC), May 1-3, 2013, Indianapolis, IN.

    Katsinas, S., Friedel, J. & Davis, J. (2013, Feb. 13). The Impact of the New Pell Grant Restrictions in the Deep South. BriefingPrepared for the White House Domestic Policy Issues Staff, delivered on Feb. 13, 2013, Washington, D.C.

    Friedel, J.  (2012, Oct.). Performance-based Funding Update. Invitation to present at the Community College Finance  Conference, Tuscaloosa, AL, October 23, 2012.

    Friedel, J., Swender, H., Katsinas, S. & Hagedorn, L. (2012, Sept.). Pell Grants and America’s Future.  Rural Community College Alliance (RCCA) Annual Conference, Dubuque, IA, Sept. 25 -27, 2012.

    Katsinas, S. & Friedel, J. (2012, July).  Preliminary Results of the 2012 Annual Survey of the National Council of State Directors of Community Colleges, Invited paper presented to the National Council of State Directors of Community Colleges (NCSDCC) Annual Summer Meeting, July 22-25, 2012.  New Orleans, LA (Invited presentation)

    Katsinas, S., Hagedorn, L. & Friedel, J. (2012, July). Pell Grants and America’s Future.  Invited presentation to the National Alliance of Community and Technical Colleges (NACTC) Annual Summer Meeting, July 12-13, 2012, Minneapolis, MN.

    Katsinas, S., Friedel, J. & Hagedorn, L.  (2012, June). Geographic Dimensions of Pell Grants and Community College Students. Invited presentation at the 29th Annual Conference of Student Financial Aid Research Network, June 14, 2012, Memphis, TN.

    Katsinas, S., Friedel, J., & D’Amico, N. (2012, April). Update on the annual survey of state directors.  Spring Meeting of the National Council of State Directors of Community Colleges, April 21, 2012, Orlando, FL.

    Katsinas, S. & Friedel, J. (2012, Mar.).  Pell Grants: Rural America’s Gateway to the American Dream, Exploding the Urban Myth of the Pell Grant Program.  Invited Presentation to the White House Domestic Policy Issues Staff, March 2, 2012, Washington, D.C.

    Katsinas, S. & Friedel, J. (2012, Mar.). Rural Community Colleges as Key Levers of Rural Economic Development and Innovation. Invited presentation to the US Department of Agriculture Rural Development Bureau, March 2, 2012, Washington, D.C.

    Laanan, F. & Friedel, J.  (2012, Feb.).Career and Technical Education and the 21st Century – Research/Policy and Practice. Invited keynote address to the 1st Career and Technical Education Summit on Guam, February 17, 2012, Guam.

    Laanan, F. & Friedel, J. (2012, Feb.). Imagine: Careers through Education. Invited by Senator Mabini to deliver keynote presentation to the Guam Contractors Association, February 15, 2012, Guam.

  9. Professional Service

    Conference Proposal Reviewer, Annual Conference of the Organization of Educational Historians (OEH), 2012.

    Board member, Council for the Study of Community Colleges (CSCC), elected to second term 2012-2014.

    Editorial Board of the Community College Journal of Research and Practice, CCJRP.

 

Dr. Friedel has active memberships in the following professional/academic organizations

Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE)
Association for Career and Technical Education Research (ACTER)
Comparative and International Education Society (CIES)
Council for the Study of Community Colleges (CSCC)
Organization of Educational Historians (OEH)
American Technical Education Association (ATEA)
Pi Lambda Theta, Northridge Area Chapter