Pam Fox Kuhlken


Ph.D. in Comparative Literature; M.A. in Poetics; M.A. in Theological Studies


Dr. Pam just finished a Paralegal Certification during COVID, adding to her doctorate in Comparative Literature from the University of California, where her interdisciplinary dissertation explored "the speed of time" in 24 hour Modernist films and novels. She also specializes in World Religions with a Master's in Theology, studying at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and writing a book on the Dead Sea Scrolls. Another Master's in Poetics led to a collection of frontier women's poetic monologues set in the 1880s based on letters, diaries, and folklore accounts.


After 15 years, Dr. Pam is Professor Emerita from San Diego State University after significant service in four departments: Humanities, English & Comparative Literature, Classics, and Religious Studies. Before that, she was a teaching assistant for six years during her doctoral studies at the U.C., and founding Director of the Writing Center at San Diego Christian College, where the center was instrumental in helping the college regain its accreditation. She founded an online Master's in Creative Writing Program in 2000 granting licensed and accredited Master's degrees; the labor of love is now a certificate program.

Fun Facts and Hobbies

  • A life-long athlete who was a softball shortstop and volleyball setter and yogini, now practicing her tennis game!
  • A poet currently writing poetic monologues of Nobel Literature Laureates
  • The proud mom of Zoe, who earned a full scholarship to study computers, maths, and French at MIT in Cambridge, MA!