Patrick Pauken

Professor and EFLP School Director
School of Educational Foundations, Leadership and Policy
557 Education
Fax: 419-372-8448



Doctor of Philosophy
Ohio State University, 1997

Juris Doctor
Ohio State University, 1994

Bachelor of Arts
Ohio State University, 1990


EDL 6230: Law, Ethics, and Negotiation in School Administration
EDL 6800: The Law and Special Education
EDL 7310: Seminar in School Law
EDL 7830: Orientation in Leadership Studies
EDLS 7110: Moral and Ethical Leadership
HIED 7210: The Law and Higher Education


School Law
    -Students’ rights
    -Cyberspace/technology and public schools
    -Special education law
    -School violence

Higher Education Law
    -Academic freedom
    -Intellectual property

Moral and Ethical Leadership
    -Professional codes of ethics and accountability
    -The intersection of law and ethics

Recent Publications

Pauken, P. D. (2010). Morse v. Frederick and cyberbullying in schools: The impact on freedom of expression, disciplinary authority, and school leadership. In S. Shariff and A. Churchill (Eds.). Truths and Myths of Cyber-bullying: Stakeholder Responsibility and Children’s Safety (pp. 159-192). New York: Peter Lang Publishing.

Pauken, P. D. (2010). Brains, Heart, Courage, and Home: When Doctoral Students Have Significant Personal Issues Confounding the Completion of the Dissertation.  In R. Calabrese, & P. Smith (Eds.).The doctoral student’s advisor & mentor: Sage advice from the experts(pp. 71-77).  Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.

Soska, P. J., & Pauken, P. D. (2010). Surrogate parents under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act: The what, why, when, who, and how. West’s Education Law Reporter, 252(2), 551-569.

Lane, K. E., Gooden, M. A., Mead, J. F., Pauken, P. D., & Eckes, S (Eds.) (2008). Principal’s Legal Handbook (4th ed.). Dayton, OH: Education Law Association.

Daniel, P. T. K., & Pauken, P. D. (2008). The PICS decision - Academic freedom v. federalism: Consider the constitutional implications. Temple Political & Civil Rights Law Review, 18(1), 101-129.

Pauken, P. D., & Daniel, P. T. K. (2007). Law, ethics, and policy in an era of accountability and responsibility: An analysis of codes of ethics and conduct. West's Education Law Reporter, 223 (1), pp. 1-33.

Pauken, P. D. (2007). Academic freedom in universities in Australia and the United States: The twenty-first century balance between individual and institutional rights. Australia and New Zealand Journal of Law and Education, 12(1), 7-27.

Pauken, P. D. (2006). Religion in public school curricula in the United States and Ireland: The legal balance between educational authority and individual Rights. Forum on Public Policy, 2, 230-262.

Pauken, P. D. (2005).  Student speech.  In J. Beckham, and D. Dagley (Eds.), Contemporary Issues in Higher Education Law (pp. 235-255). Dayton, OH: Education Law Association.

Daniel, P. T. K. & Pauken, P. D. (2005).  Intellectual property.  In J. Beckham, and D. Dagley (Eds.), Contemporary Issues in Higher Education Law (pp. 347-393). Dayton, OH: Education Law Association.


Secretary, Bowling Green State University Board of Trustees (2008 - Present)

Graduate Program Coordinator, Leadership Studies (2005 - 2010)

Member, NCATE Steering Committee. Co-leader for Standard Six: Governance (2006 - 2010)

Member, NCATE Graduate Assessment Committee (2006 - 2010)

Chair, Faculty Senate, Bowling Green State University (2007 - 2008)

Parliamentarian for the Bowling Green State University Faculty Senate (2001 - 2010)

Member, University Committee on Amendments and Bylaws (A Faculty Senate Standing Committee) (2003 - 2010)

Member, Board of Directors, Education Law Association (2005 - 2008)

Member, Board of Trustees, D. J. Willower Center for the Study of Ethics and Leadership of UCEA (2006 - Present)


American MENSA National Teacher of the Year (2007)

Nominee for Excellence in Teaching, College of Education and Human Development (2001)

Appeared on Jeopardy! with Alex Trebek (1998)


American Educational Research Association

Education Law Association

Ohio State Bar Association

Mid-Western Educational Research Association

"The American child is a highly intelligent human being-characteristically sensitive, humorous, open-minded, eager to learn, and has a strong sense of excitement, energy and healthy curiosity about the world in which he lives, Lucky indeed is the grown-up who manages to carry these same characteristics over into his adult life. It usually makes for a happy and successful individual." --Walt Disney

Updated: 12/11/2023 09:31AM