Pamela Saylor, M.S.W.

Clinical Assistant Professor

Pamela Saylor


Pamela Saylor is a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Behavioral Sciences. With a history of program development in social services, she is the founding director of the social work program. Pamela serves on Faculty Senate, the Experiential Learning Committee, and Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Justice, and Belonging (DEIJB) Committee.

I love sailing on Lake Michigan and crew in the oldest international freshwater race in the world, the Chicago to Mackinac Island Race. A lifetime ago, I flew single engine planes.

Teaching Focus

Pamela connects with her students through high-impact practices and integrating experiential learning into her courses. She has experience teaching Introduction to Social Work, Communications, Diversity and Social Justice, Institutional Social Welfare, Macro Practice, and the senior practicum courses. Integrating study away into the social work program, Pamela developed an interprofessional education abroad program, taking groups of students to Guatemala in 2018 and 2019.

Pamela Saylor


(219) 785-5588

Office Location:

Westville, LSF 29
Hammond, CLO 389


  • M.S.W. – Indiana University Northwest
  • B.S.W. – Valparaiso University
  • B.S. – Business – Marketing, San Francisco State University

Areas of Expertise

  • Program Development
  • Experiential Learning
  • Service-Learning
  • Education Abroad

Credentials, Accreditations & Awards