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Pamela Felder

Pamela Petrease Felder is an Associate Professor at the University of Maryland – Eastern Shore (UMES). UMES, considered the historically Black university within the University of Maryland system, which is also Pam’s undergraduate alma mater. Pam’s research primarily focuses on the racial and cultural experiences associated with the doctoral experiences of historically marginalized students. Particularly, she is committed to enhancing models of doctoral student socialization to increase awareness about supporting graduate students. This is highlighted in her most recent publication titled, Supporting Graduate Students in the 21st Century: Implications for Policy and Practice (co-edited with Edward P. St. John, AMS, Press, Inc.). Her most recent research interests address the experiences of doctoral degree completers transitioning into the faculty pipeline with an emphasis on African Americans and their socialization experiences in both elite and historically Black institutional contexts.