Student Star: Pamela Crosby

Student Profiles of Service Winner

Name: Pamela Crosby

“Pamela wanted to combine her triple interests of philosophy, ethics, and education.”

Education, Pamela Crosby believes, is a lifelong process.

Indeed, she has spent most of her life teaching high school students. As she was retiring from her classroom, she knew she could not leave education. Pamela wanted to combine her triple interests of philosophy, ethics, and education. Upon moving to Tallahassee, she applied, and was accepted, to the College of Education’s doctoral program in History and Philosophy of Education. She joined the staff of the Hardee Center of Leadership and Ethics in Higher Education and began serving as associate editor for the Journal of College and Character and the American Journal of Theology and Philosophy.

She put her interest in environmental protection to good use—she sits on the Green Sanctuary Committee for the Unitarian Universalist Church of Tallahassee—and her belief in the importance of women’s equality inspired her to co-find the campus organization, Advancement of Women at FSU.

With her Ph.D. in hand, Pamela will continue her environmental activism. She explains, “Threats to the environment affect the impoverished first and most severely.” And she will continue “to promote the awareness of women activists throughout history by researching and publishing works on those women who have dedicated their lives to service and scholarship.”

Should we expect anything less of an educator?