Pamela G. Herron
Pamela G. Herron is a writer, poet, and an educator for the University of Texas at El Paso in El Paso, Texas teaching for Religous Studies, Asian Studies, and Women and Gender Studies. 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 has also served 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. Border Passage: Growing up in Chinatown of El Paso, Texas at the turn of the Twentieth Century is her first historic fiction for young adult readers and is under consideration at the publisher. Exploring Ancient China is a book for young readers published in 2018. She has also written a picture book in collaboration with her artist husband, Albert Y. Wong. She is currently working on a collection of poems written in and about China and she is doing further research on Confucianism and Daoism. She is an active presenter and participant in the Asian Studies Development Program and at their national conferences.
When she isn’t writing, you may find her reading, raising chickens, or gardening in Vallejo, California.