Pam McMullin-Messier came to CWU in 2009. Prior to coming to Central, Pam worked at Kutztown University, Pennsylvania State University, Gettysburg College, and Longwood University. While at Central, Pam has served in a number of roles, including on the advisory boards for Women’s and Gender Studies, Environmental Studies, Resource Management, McNair Scholars, and Cascadia Hazards Institute. She is also involved with the Curriculum for the Bioregion Initiative through the Washington Center at Evergreen College.
Pam’s research revolves around three areas of specialization: Environment, Gender, and Population Studies. Her areas of interest include environmental justice, sustainability, environmental movements, collective behavior, hazards studies, glbtq studies, family and gender studies, reproductive justice, immigrant rights, higher education, population policies, and the OWS movement. She has taught courses in social ecology, gerontology, families, gender, sexualities, demography, and immigration for Sociology; she has also taught in the Environmental Studies program.Pam holds a PhD in Sociology and a graduate certificate in Gender Studies from the University of Southern California (2006), a MA in Sociology from the University of Connecticut (1992), and a BA in Sociology from Central Connecticut State University (1989).