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Pamela M. Christian, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Educational Leadership
Phone: (626) 815-5365
Pamela M. Christian, Ph.D., has leadership experience in public and private universities, community college, and in partnership programs with K–12 education. She is experienced in leading student groups abroad, and has taught in Ghana, Alaska, Ethiopia, Egypt, Mexico, South Africa, and the Netherlands. She received the prestigious American Council on Education Fellowship Award, and participated in the Harvard Institute for Management and Leadership in Education, and the Lakin Institute for Mentored Leadership. Her research interests include leadership and mentoring, educational pipeline issues from K–12 and community colleges to higher education, technology in education, diversity, ethics, and the study of doctoral education. Christian served eight years in the Office of the Provost at APU, first as special assistant for university diversity, then as assistant provost and associate provost. In addition to teaching educational leadership, she developed and continues to teach courses in the ethnic studies minor.


  • Ph.D., Higher Education Administration, Claremont Graduate University
  • M.A., Educational Counseling, California State University, San Bernardino
  • B.A., History, Seton Hall University


School of Education


  • Adult Development
  • Diversity in Higher Education

Courses Taught

  • CCSD 552 – The Process of Adult Development
  • CCSD 563 – Counseling: The Helping Relationship
  • CCSD 567 – Diversity in Student Affairs
  • CCSD 571 – Student Learning in the Cocurriculum
  • EDUC 728 – Building and Sustaining Community
  • EDUC 737 – Teaching and Learning in Higher Education
  • EDUC 765 – Ethical Dilemmas in Educational Leadership
  • ETHN 150 – Introduction to Ethnic Studies
  • ETHN 356 – The African American Experience
  • LDRS 501 – Foundations of Leadership Theory
  • LDRS 592 – Research and Assessment Tools for Leaders
  • LDRS 597 – Current Issues in Leadership