Pamela Estelle Ransom
PhD MIT, BA Harvard
Public Affairs and Administration
Phone: 212 343 1234 x 2219
Pamela Ransom PhD, has been active as an administrator, environmentalist, planner, educator and community activist. She currently serves as Associate Professor at Metropolitan College in the School of Public Affairs and Administration and has taught courses throughout the program. After completing her undergraduate education with honors at Harvard University and earning a doctorate from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, she served as Deputy Director of Town Planning for the Government of Jamaica and consultant for USAID. She was also Co-director of Harvard Africa Volunteers working with volunteers throughout East Africa. For over eight years, she was Special Assistant for Environmental Affairs for the Manhattan Borough President and New York City Mayor. She then became Program Director for the Women's Environment and Development Organization, managing a global program on health and environment. She taught Public Administration on the faculty of Long Island University School of Business, Public Administration and Information Sciences for 14 years in the Masters of Public Administration Program and has taught public administration and policy with other institutions including Northwestern University School of Professional Studies, St. Joseph's College and Alfred University. She has worked as consultant and policy advisor for the Huairou Commission in their international programs on women, urbanization, governance and climate change. She has also been active as a researcher and consultant for a wide variety of other government and community organizations internationally and in the United States. She is a member of the American Society of Public Administration and has numerous publications on issues related to public administration, policy, women's advocacy and community participation.