Pamela Stacey comes to Fulbright University Vietnam from RMIT University Vietnam, where she has worked as a Senior English Educator and Academic Skills Instructor since 2017.
Before coming to Vietnam, Pamela taught an intensive English program at Kapiʻolani Community College and led a team of peer tutors and mentors in a learning support center at the University of Hawaiʻi. She has also taught English in Seoul, Korea and in her home state, Michigan.
Pamela completed her M.A. at the University of Hawaiʻi in 2014. While pursuing her graduate studies, she conducted her primary research in the area of interactional sociolinguistics (IS), a form of discourse analysis.
In her work with learning support programs, she identified micro-behavioral “moves”, such as laughter, telling of narratives, pauses, and interruptions, that both tutors and tutees make in one-on-one reading and writing conferences. These moves form one part of a larger picture that determines the success of one-on-one learning interactions.
During her M.A. studies, Pamela completed her teaching practicum at Ubon Ratchathani University, Thailand, where she conducted research on collaborative writing projects and Thai student motivations and identities.
After receiving M.A. degree, she has continued researching in the area of academic writing development for university students. Prior to her graduate studies, Pamela received a B.A. in English Language and Literature from the University of Michigan, where she first became interested in teaching language.
Pamela also uses her teaching to create safe and inclusive learning environments for all students, including those who identify as LGBTQIA+.
She views being out as a queer female teacher as an important step towards providing positive role models for queer youth. In the past, she has used her connections to local queer communities and organizations to build bridges between her schools and these communities, to the benefit of both. She hopes to continue this work at Fulbright.