Pamela Kelly

I am a Desert Shield/Desert Storm US Navy Veteran currently living out my dream, early, retirement plan. Because I loved to teach, I began planning early to retire from my career job in government and teach part -time. I pursued my doctorate after 40. I stayed the course. As a single mom of two daughters (young adults now) there were several challenges, but I am grateful for the family and friends' support system, orchestrated by the Lord, that encouraged me and would not let me quit. For about seven years I taught part-time while working full time. Since retirement, I moved back to my hometown to be closer to the beach and my parents to help them. I am embracing this opportunity to give back, although I could never repay them. They love me being nearby and I love being here. In my free time I volunteer for an outreach ministry, line dance with my mom, and fish, hunt & garden with my dad.

My Life

Favorite Quote

Isa 40:31 They that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint

Friends describe me

committed, dependable, multi-tasker

My hobbies

reading, exercise, lining dancing, avid sports fan, gardening, fishing & hunting

Fantasy dinner guests

Maya Angelou; Michelle Obama; Wes Morgan; My maternal grandfather, Langston Hughes

Best advice I ever received

Delay does not always mean denial

My undergrad alma mater

University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL

My worst subject in school


In college I drove


If I weren't a professor, I would

be a Project Manager

Favorite books

You can be president by Katzman; 21 day financial fast - Singletary;

Favorite movies

Marvel movies, Clint Eastwood movies; Tyler Perry Movies

Favorite city


Favorite coffee


Nobody knows I

I was once a key witness in a murder case because I had unknowingly given the murderer a ride. I did not know that evil was riding with me but the Lord protected me through it all.

My latest accomplishment

Project manager for published book of testimonies; Chair for a large outreach ministry conference;Rearing God-fearing/loving daughters

Current Research

Healthcare Centers of Excellence