Pamela Mahan

Senior Lecturer, The Writing Program

Pamela Mahan



Pamela Mahan received her BA in Religion/Biblical Languages from Oklahoma Baptist University. After graduation, she worked various jobs before finding work in the Correspondence Department of a local San Antonio government agency. This experience of reading customers’ letters on a daily basis motivated her to apply to graduate school to get a Master's in English so she could help people improve their writing skills. 

Prof. Mahan began her MA work at the University of Texas at San Antonio, and then completed her degree at the University of Hawaii at Manoa in 2011. While a grad student at UH, she worked as a tutor in the Writing Center which complemented her focus on Composition and Rhetoric. Her Master’s project focused on how individuals reshape their identity during times of grief through involvement in online support communities and other social media. 

After Hawaii, she lived in San Diego where she taught composition courses at a community college before she returned to San Antonio and began teaching with the UTSA Writing Program in 2015. 

In addition to working with The Writing Program, she has worked with the Pathways to Health Professions program (with UTSA's College of Public Policy) during the past two summers. 

Prof. Mahan has a dry sense of humor and appreciates when students actually laugh at her jokes. Be prepared to listen to stories about her kids and her cats, as well as stories from her travels in Romania, China, and Hawaii.

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