Pamela Fletcher



Twenty-six years of teaching and administrative experience have yielded me the honor of working at St. Catherine University for the past 12 years. I decided to take the risk of leaving my tenured position at North Hennepin Community College, Brooklyn Park, MN, because I envisioned that teaching at St. Kate's would enable me to expand and deepen my experience. Coming to teach here was worth the risk, for I have had unique opportunities to co-teach honors interdisciplinary courses with Nursing, Sociology, and Theology professors; I have the latitude, encouragement, and support to teach composition, creative writing, and literature courses, which keep me feeling refreshed and challenged; I have taught abroad in Mexico for four years; and, I have the opportunities to do administrative work as co-director of CRST and as director of WIP. St. Kate's has proven to be an extraordinary place for me to grow as a professional in the academy.

Master of Arts, English/Creative and Professional Writing
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 1982

ACDC Faculty Travel Grant (2012).

Professor, St. Catherine University, 2016

Associate Professor, St. Catherine University, 2000–2016

MFA Thesis Advisor/Committee Member, Hamline University, 2006–2015

Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Minnesota, 2001–2009

Creative Writing Instructor in Ghana, West Africa, Pan-African Literary Forum/New School in New York, 2008–2008

MFA Creative Writing Instructor, Hamline University, 2004–2006

Tenured Instructor, North Hennepin Community College, 1989–2000

Fletcher, P. (2012). "Day in the Seminar." Ping Fellow Report to the Council on International Educaitonal Exchange (CIEE).

Fletcher, P. (2015). "Delicious Distractions." Saint Paul Almanac. (411)

Fletcher, P. (2014). "My Africa, Myself." Honoring Our Common Heritage and Promoting Solidarity. (2, 2, 14)

Fletcher, P. (2015). "The Red Stain of Love and Betrayal in Rails Under My Back." Obsidian: Literature & Arts in the African Diaspora. (292)

Fletcher, P. (2015). ""Lifeline," a Short Story." Blues Vision: African American Writing from Minnesota, St. Paul, Feb. 2015, Minnesota Historical Society Press

Fletcher, P. (2015). "BAD, a Poem." Blues Vision: African American Writing from Minnesota, St. Paul, MN, Minnesota Historical Society Press, Published Feb. 2015

Fletcher, P. ""Things Not Seen"." Wendy Brown-Baez, Pamela R. Fletcher, Patricia Kirkpatrick, How We See It: A Fresh Look at Vision Loss. St. Paul, MN, Arcata Press

Fletcher, P. (2015). "Excavating the Lost Narrative: A Reading and Discussion of Blues Vision: African American Writing from Minnesota." St. Kate Brown Bag Event

Fletcher, P. (2015). "Radio Interview and Reading." KMOJ Community Radio

Fletcher, P. (2014). "A Public Reading of How We See It: A Fresh Look at Vision Loss." A Public Reading

Fletcher, P. (2014). "A Public Reading from This is How We See It: A Fresh Look at Vision Loss." Public Reading

Fletcher, P. (2014). "A local book gives hope after vision loss." KARE 11 Television Interview

Fletcher, P. (2013). “The Importance of Reading.” Community Event at Kwanzaa Community Freedom School, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Fletcher, P. & Heitzeg, N. (2012). "Engaging Faculty, Departments, and Institutions in Curricular Transformation: The Creation and Expansion of Critical Studies of Race and Ethnicity: A Case Study." National Conference on Race & Ethnicity in America's Higher Education (NCORE) 2012