Dr. Nicholas J. Pace

Associate Professor of Educational Leadership & Principalship Program Coordinator

B.A. 1992, University of Northern Iowa

M.S.E. 1997, Drake University

Ed. D. 2005, University of Northern Iowa


As part of UNI Educational Leadership's ongoing professional learning, faculty members have participated in StrengthsQuest through the Gallup Organization.  This process has allowed Educational Leadership team members to identify their unique strengths.

Dr. Pace's strengths are: Achiever, Learner, Input, Woo, Intellection.


Areas of Expertise:

  • School Culture and Climate
  • Secondary Education
  • Rural Education
  • LGBT Students

Research Interests:

  • Equity and Diversity
  • School Consolidation
  • The Principalship
  • LGBT Students

Published articles in the following journals:

  • Principal Leadership
  • The Rural Educator
  •  Journal of Advanced Academics


Pace, N. J. (2011). The principal's hot seat: Observing real-world dilemmas. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Education.

Pace, N.J.(2009). The principal's challenge: Learning from gay and lesbian students. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.

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Office Location: 

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