Pamela A. Shea is the director of World Language Enrichment and Acquisition/Mellon Grant Project officer. The Mellon Foundation awarded a grant to Hampshire College that aims at transforming the school into a Language Learning Community.
She collaborates with Hampshire and the other institutions in the Five College Consortium to develop new programmatic ideas that support a language-rich curriculum.
At Hampshire, she works through the Dean of Faculty Office and is currently housed on the second floor of the Cole Science Center.
Pamela, a licensed teacher trainer, holds a B.A. from The State University of New York at Oneonta in Spanish language and literature and a M.A. in TESOL from the School for International Training's Graduate Institute. Pamela has extensive experience living and working abroad.
She taught English composition in Yonsei University's English Department in Seoul, Korea and worked in Uzbekistan and Bolivia as a Senior English Language Fellow through the U.S. State Department.
In Bolivia, she established the first official teacher training center in a Bi-National Center, and upgraded the English programs in such centers.
Her fellowship was extended beyond the usual one-year limit so that she could work on a national level. She is fluent in Spanish and proficient in Korean.
Teaching and Research Interests
Her teaching and research interests currently include training of trainers, Teacher/Student-friendly (LMS) Learning Management Systems, and exploring language learning using Second Life.
Pamela looks forward to her time at Hampshire, aware that faculty leadership is key for the success of this project.
What does it take to become a language learning institution?