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Pam Ransom

Pam Ransom
Associate Professor, Nonprofit Management and Criminal Justice

Teaches: A variety of criminal justice, nonprofit management, and organizational management and leadership courses

At North Park since: 2004

Pam says that, in the School of Adult Learning, “we have a great opportunity to empower students with firsthand knowledge and real-world experiences,” including developing valuable professional contacts through internships, field trips, and interviews. The courses in the majors that Pam oversees are taught by instructors who are active in their fields and whose assignments enable students to employ their personal experiences.

She has more than 30 years of experience with nonprofit organizations, government, and juvenile justice. Pam has served as president of a national consulting firm promoting technology access for people with disabilities, and as senior vice president of a consulting firm in Washington, D.C.

She also served as deputy director of the Chicago Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities, executive director of the Chicago Hearing Society, executive director of the Hull House Retired Senior Volunteer Program, and worked for the DuPage County Youth Home with juvenile offenders. Pam received a juris doctorate from IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law and a master’s degree in social work from George Williams College.

"We have a great opportunity to empower students with firsthand knowledge and real-world experiences."