Pamela   Anderson-Mejias

Senior Associate Dean  

Office: ELABS 234
Phone: (956) 665-3426
Email: pamela.andersonmejias@utrgv.edu

Dr. Pamela Anderson-Mejias

  • Areas of Expertise

    • Applied & sociolinguistics
    • Online learning, LMLS
  • Education

    • PhD, English Education/Applied Linguistics, Indiana University - Bloomington, 1980
    • MS, Urban & Overseas English/TESOL, Indiana University - Bloomington, 1977
    • BA, Theatre/Drama and Germanic Languages & Literatures, Indiana University - Bloomington, 1975
  • Currently Teaching

    ENGL 6372 01R - Practicum in ESL:
    Syllabus
    Course Evaluations
    Textbooks
    ENGL 4377 01R - Experience in secondary ESL:
    Syllabus
    Course Evaluations
    Textbooks




Selected Publications


  • Pamela Anderson-Mejias. "Insights from Heritage Language Students for Online Spanish Classes," Hispania. Johns Hopkins Univ Press, Maryland: Hispania: Journal for teaching of Spanish & Portuguese 101, no. 3 (September 2018): 353-367.

  • Pamela Anderson-Mejias. "Using Student Responses to Improve Online SLA," Online Language Teaching Research: Pedagogical, Academic and Institutional Issues. Corvallis OR: Trysting Tree--Oregon State University Press, 2017.

  • Pamela Anderson-Mejias and Hugo Mejias. International Journal of the Linguistic Association of the Southwest. Linguistic Association of the Southwest, 31, no. 2 December 2012: 157.

  • Jose Hernandez, Pamela Anderson-Mejias, and Hugo Mejias. IJLASSO--Spanish Language Contact in the Americas. Linguistic Association of the Southwest, 30, no. 2 2011: 135.

  • Pamela Anderson-Mejias and Hugo Mejias. International Journal of the Linguistic Association of the Southwest. Linguistic Association of the Southwest, 31, no. 1 2011: 202.

  • Pamela Anderson-Mejias and Hugo Mejias. The Southwest Journal of Linguistics. Linguistic Association of the Southwest, 30, no. 2 2011.

  • Pamela Anderson-Mejias. "Data collection as service learning," Building Communities and Making Connections. Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2010: 40-61.

  • Pamela Anderson-Mejias. "Technophobe to Technophile…Entering the Internet Culture," Cases on Successful E-Learning Practices in the Developed and Developing World: Methods for the Global Information Economy. IGI Global publications, 2010: 109-121.

  • Pamela Anderson-Mejias and Hugo Mejias. The Southwest Journal of Linguistics. Linguistic Association of the Southwest, 28, no. 2 2010: 163.

  • Pamela Anderson-Mejias. The Southwest Journal of Linguistics. linguistic association of the Southwest, 29, no. 1 2010: 132.



Selected Grants and Fellowships


  • Pamela Anderson-Mejias. Psychological Sciences PhD, Valley Baptist Legacy Foundation, $6,000,000.00 (September 2016 - August 2021)

  • Pamela Anderson-Mejias. Online Professional Development for Writing Across the Curriculum, Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, $164,998.00 (2011 - 2012)

  • Pamela Anderson-Mejias. Grant to Dr. Ana María Rodríguez for College & Career Readiness, Coordinator for English Language Arts, (2009 - 2010)

  • Pamela Anderson-Mejias. Faculty Development Grant, $2,500.00 ( 2005)

  • Pamela Anderson-Mejias. Undergraduate Research Initiative, LASSO support for undergraduate, $2,000.00 ( 2003)

  • Pamela Anderson-Mejias. UTPA Provost’s Grant for Distance Education, $5,000.00 (2002 - 2003)

  • Pamela Anderson-Mejias. Fulbright Lecturer to Argentina, Fulbright, (April 1989 - August 1989)



Selected Presentations


  • Pamela Anderson-Mejias. "Lessons from ELF for using the Internet to teach Spanish cultures to heritage and second langauge learners," 100th Anniversary meeting of the AATSP, American Association of Teachers of Spanish & Portuguese, Salamanca, Spain (June 2018)

  • Pamela Anderson-Mejias and Hugo Mejias. "Indigenous Terminiology in the Writings of the English Stowaway to New Spain," LASSO 2016, Linguistic Association of the Southwest, Austin, Texas (September 2016)

  • Pamela Anderson-Mejias. "As time goes by--how generation and linguistic structure reflect a shift into the literate culture among Mexican Americans in the LRGV of Texas," LASSO 2015, Linguistic Association of the Southwest, Lake Havasu City, AZ (September 2015)

  • Pamela Anderson-Mejias. "FlashPoint!: Juxtaposition of SLA and ONLINE theoretical frameworks for optimal creation of global language learners," HengYang Normal University - Special Presentation, HengYang Normal University, HengYang, China (May 2015)

  • Pamela Anderson-Mejias. "The New Tri-Bi University: Public Discourse y algunos comentarios del pueblo," LASSO 2014, Linguistic Association of the Southwest, San Diego, California (September 2014)

  • Pamela Anderson-Mejias. "IJLASSO Editors' Workshop," LASSO 2013, Linguistic Association of the Southwest, New Brunswick, NJ (September 2013)

  • Pamela Anderson-Mejias. "Using Student Responses to Improve Online SLA," LASSO 2013, Linguistic Association of the Southwest, New Brunswick, NJ (September 2013)

  • Pamela Anderson-Mejias. "SWJL Editors' Workshop," LASSO 2012, Linguistic Association of the Southwest, Ft. Wayne, IN (October 2012)

  • Hugo Mejias and Pamela Anderson-Mejias. "'Academic Writing and Publishing'," Linguistic Association of the Southwest XXXX, Padre Island, Texas (October 2011)

  • Pamela Anderson-Mejias. "Online Language Class: strengths, weaknesses & tips," LASSO XXXX, Linguistic Association of the Southwest, South Padre Island, UTB (September 2011)

Current Courses

ENGL 6372 01R - Practicum in ESL:
Syllabus
Course Evaluations
Textbooks
ENGL 4377 01R - Experience in secondary ESL:
Syllabus
Course Evaluations
Textbooks

Previous Courses