Pam Barger, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor and ELIC Program Director
On Faculty since 2012

Office: BGC 216
Phone: (630)752-5713


Ph.D. in Cultural and Educational Policy Studies, Loyola University Chicago specialization: Comparative International Education

M.A. in Intercultural Studies/TESOL, Wheaton College

B.S. in Psychology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign specialization: Computer Science

Certificate in Online Teaching, University of Illinois

About Pam Barger

Pam is an experienced ESL and EFL teacher with a doctorate in Cultural and Educational Policy Studies (specialization in Comparative International Education). Pam has researched the religious effects of education of women in Thailand and currently serves as the ELIC Director, Online Course Manager, and Field-Based Education Coordinator for the department.

Courses Taught

  • INTR 563 Cross-Cultural Teaching and Learning
  • INTR 615 Teaching Reading and Composition
  • INTR 694 World Religions

Membership in Professional Societies

  • American Academy of Religion (AAR)
  • Association for Asian Studies (AAS)
  • American Society of Missiology (ASM)
  • Comparative International Education Society (CIES)
  • Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
  • Illinois Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages and Bilingual Education (Illinois TESOL-BE)
  • Phi Beta Delta Honor Society for International Scholars

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