Title: Educator, American Poet
Company: Dartmouth College
Location: Norwich, Vermont, United States
Pamela Harrison, Educator at Dartmouth College, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in English literature.
A renowned author and educator of multiple decades, Mrs. Harrison has utilized her love of literature and her gift for writing to chronicle life experiences and tell stories that will last a lifetime. During school, Mrs. Harrison fell in love with language, which led her to the realm of education. In 1968, she earned a Bachelor of Arts in English literature at Smith College and went on to receive a Master of Fine Arts in poetry from the Vermont Fine Arts College in 1983. In 1981, she began writing poems and essays. Mrs. Harrison commenced her teaching career in 1968, as an English teacher at Beaver Country Day High School, remaining until 1971. From 1988 to 1992, she was an adjunct instructor of English at the University System of New Hampshire. In 1995, she became an adjunct instructor of English literature and creative writing at Dartmouth College, where she held the position until 2011.
Inspired by her grandparents on her maternal side, Mrs. Harrison was astounded by their honesty, kindness, integrity and hardworking nature. To remember their legacy, she authored her book “Okie Chronicles,” written in 2005, as a tribute to her mother’s parents and her own childhood. In 2009, she wrote “Out of Silence,” about her parent’s love story, which was a very formative thing for her and the reason she became a poet. “What to Make of It,” written in 2012, is the story of Mrs. Harrison and her dear late husband, Dennis Michael McCullough, who had a mission of caring for the under-served. Together, they traveled to the Canadian Arctic, Finland, Africa, Central American mountain villages and more to help, as he was a family doctor. Written in 2017, “Glory Bush and Green Banana,” tells a story of her and her husband with their eight-year-old daughter on a Caribbean island for one year, where he was the project hope doctor.
Mrs. Harrison is currently working on a new book, “Whirligig,” expected to be published by Turning Point Books in July of 2021. The book is dedicated to her brother, Len Henry Harrison, Jr., a retired heart surgeon, and her sister, Stephanie Harrison Clothier, who worked in a real estate law firm. Mrs. Harrison notes she is incredibly grateful for the presence of her sister in her life. Looking back, Mrs. Harrison is most proud of being married to the most wonderful, smart, loving and kind man in the world, Dennis, and having their lovely daughter who they adore. Outside of her strong relationships and love for her family and friends, she believes her poetry books have been the highlights of her career. As a testament to her success, Mrs. Harrison was the recipient of the Northern New England Discovery Poet Award in 2002. She is also listed in the third edition of Who’s Who in Entertainment and the 25th edition of Who’s Who in the East.
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