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About Us

Higher Education in Review (HER) is an independent, refereed journal published by graduate students of the Higher Education Program at the Pennsylvania State University.

Printed editions of the journal are distributed to over 30 higher education graduate programs nation-wide. The journal is also electronically available, free of charge, on our website. Authors must be currently-enrolled graduate students or have written their manuscript while still in graduate school. Graduate students from a variety of disciplines and fields (e.g., education, sociology, economics, law, and psychology) are encouraged to submit their work for consideration. Submissions are accepted year-round.

Contact Information

Higher Education in Review
The Pennsylvania State University
400 Rackley Building
University Park, PA 16802-3202
FAX: 814-865-3638
(ATTN: HER Editor)


Our mission is to make a substantive contribution to the higher education literature through the publication of high-quality research studies, scholarly papers, and literature reviews in areas related to the university, the four-year college, and the community college. In so doing, we provide graduate students first-hand experience with the publishing process.

Review Board

Members of the HER Review Board serve as peer reviewers for submissions to the Journal. The HER Review Board includes distinguished faculty, staff and students from a wide variety of postsecondary institutions and other organizations. Click here for a list of past and present members of the HER Review Board.