June 20, 2019 – Cypress, CA – Trident University International (Trident) is proud to present Dr. Pamela A. Wilson with its Teaching Excellence Award for the Winter 2019 quarter. A total of 65 faculty members were nominated by students, with Dr. Wilson being selected as the winner by University leadership based on the strength of the positive feedback submitted by students.
Dr. Wilson has served as a part-time faculty member in Trident’s College of Education since 2009. She works closely with students in the Master of Arts in Education, Doctor of Education, and Ph.D. in Educational Leadership programs.
“Dr. Wilson is an excellent professor! She inspired and supported us in reaching our academic potential by always coaching us to learn and understand applicable concepts, but more importantly, by facilitating our ability to bring those principles into our real-world vocation or dissertation focus,” states Ricky Higby, Doctor of Education (Ed.D) student.
Dr. Wilson’s academic experience includes course development, training, team building, leadership development, mentoring, and personnel evaluations. Her research interests include behavior-driven ideologies, particularly concerning self-efficacy, self-esteem, and motivational behaviors that drive learning.
A 32-year military veteran, Dr. Wilson served in a number of leadership positions over the course of her decorated career. Her efforts led to key improvements in the training and development of leaders and senior-level military spouses.
“Teaching has been my lifelong passion,” remarks Dr. Wilson. “I am grateful that I have the ability to connect with ambitious and curious minds all over the world. I am equally grateful that I learn a lot every day from my students. This is what completes me as an individual.”
Dr. Wilson earned a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership from Trident, Master in Public Administration from Troy State University, and Bachelor of Science in Recreation from Chicago State University.
About Trident University
Founded in 1998, Trident University International (Trident) is a leading online postsecondary university serving adult learners. Trident uses the EdActive™ learning approach, which employs case-based learning in an online setting to teach real-world relevant critical thinking skills to enhance the lives and careers of students. Trident offers high-quality bachelors, masters, and doctoral degree programs and certificates, led by a qualified faculty team, over 80% of whom have doctoral degrees. Trident is regionally accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC) and has over 27,000 alumni, including more than 22,000 with a military affiliation. The University has received multiple acknowledgements from Military Times, Victory Media’s Military Friendly Schools, and Military Advanced Education & Transition for their dedication to military-affiliated students. Visit www.trident.edu, Trident’s Facebook page, or call at to learn more about Trident’s wide range of educational options.