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‘Profiles in Faculty Achievement’ video spotlights Lancaster’s Pamela Kaylor

Inside her classroom, Dr. Pamela Kaylor is facilitating intercultural connections. Outside her classroom, she is connecting young women to career opportunities in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

An associate lecturer in Ohio University Lancaster’s School of Communication Studies who also teaches courses in women’s and gender studies, Dr. Kaylor is one of five OHIO faculty members recognized in Ohio Magazine’s 2016 “Excellence in Education” edition and the latest OHIO faculty member to be featured in University Communications and Marketing’s “Profiles in Faculty Achievement” video series. Launched in October 2014, the video series is designed to recognize outstanding educators and researchers on all of Ohio University’s campuses while promoting the University’s commitment to academic excellence.

In her communication studies courses, Dr. Kaylor focuses on intercultural communication, guiding her students toward becoming global citizens and preparing them to work in an increasingly diverse world regardless of their career path. In both her communication studies and women’s and gender studies courses, she focuses on experiential learning, engaging her students in activist projects, events and activities designed to enrich both the students’ and her learning experiences.

Dr. Kaylor’s professional passions extend beyond her primary field of study. She is actively involved in Women in Technology and Science, also known as WITS. Through education, enlightenment and education, the WITS program seeks to reverse the trend of young women abandoning their interest in the STEM fields by engaging girls in grades six through eight in a day filled with interaction with women science professionals. 

In the “Profiles in Faculty Achievement” video, Dr. Kaylor reflects on how she brings cross-cultural opportunities and a participatory learning style into her classroom and why she’s so passionate about empowering young women and creating strong communities.