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About Pamela Herron

Pamela G. Herron is a writer and an educator for the University of Texas at El Paso in El Paso teaching Asian Studies, English, and Humanities. Her areas of research include Confucianism and Daoism and how they apply in the modern world; China and Chinese immigration particularly in the El Paso/Cuidad Juarez area; the importance and diversity of cultural identity; sustainability; and writing and teaching literature for young readers. She founded an El Paso writing group and regularly presents in both the US and China, particularly on Confucianism and gender along with multicultural issues. She also serves as a faculty researcher for the Confucius Institute under the International and Border Programs at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces, New Mexico.
Herron believes that reading and writing are the foundation to a good education. She is committed to bring out the best in every writer and opening doors to new ideas. She is committed to a multicultural approach in all aspects of learning. Her classes are interactive and project based. Students learn from their own explorations and research and they learn from each other. She fosters an environment where her students must take responsibility for their own learning.
Her book of poetry En l’air: A collection of poems created in the air was published in 2013. Her reviews of poetry and films, poems and flash fiction have appeared in various journals.

Positions

August 2016 - Present Faculty Liaison, The University of Texas at El Paso ‐ Faculty Liaison for Coordinating UTEP Chinese Language Program through the Confucius Institute of New Mexico State University
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2003 - Present English, University of Texas at El Paso
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Present Asian Studies, University of Texas at El Paso
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Present Humanities, University of Texas at El Paso
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Present Religious Studies - Confucianism and Daoism, University of Texas at El Paso
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Present Women's Studies - Chinese and Asian topics, University of Texas at El Paso
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Poetry (4)

Confucianism (2)

Daoism and Sustainability (2)

Poetry review (1)

Ecocriticism (2)

Flash Fiction (3)