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Pamela Hollie

Kenyon College

Pamela G. Hollie, an affiliated scholar at Kenyon College since 2002, is the former Kiplinger Professor of journalism at The Ohio State University and a former foreign correspondent for The New York Times.  She earned a terminal masters degree at Columbia University’s Pulitzer School of Journalism in New York and a BA in English at Washburn University in Topeka, Kansas, where she was awarded an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters in 2004 and is an endowment trustee.

She began her journalism career at The Wall Street Journal’s Boston bureau and later worked in the Los Angeles, Philadelphia and New York City bureaus.  A Gannett journalism fellowship in Asian Studies at the University of Hawaii led to a 10-year career at The New York Times as a national correspondent in Los Angeles, a foreign correspondent in Asia and a financial columnist in New York.  As director of the Knight-Bagehot Fellowship at Columbia University, she developed and edited The Knight-Bagehot Guide to Economics and Business Journalism (Columbia University Press).  She has served on several journalism boards including at the graduate school at the University of California in Berkeley, the World Press Institute in St. Paul, Minnesota and Columbia University’s Pulitzer School in New York.  She has also served as an international media awards juror for the Overseas Press Club in New York and as a consultant for the journalism department at the University of Columbo in Sri Lanka.  For the Fulbright program, she served on several journalism review and selection committees and has had two Fulbright awards, including one in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, where she reorganized the business news desk at Bernama, the national news agency.

Her Asia experience includes five years as The Asia Foundation’s Representative to the Philippines and ten Pacific Islands, which was followed by an appointment as Deputy Director for Asia at The Nature Conservancy, Washington D.C. and Hawaii. This nonprofit experience led to the creation in 2001 of The Nonprofit Management Network, a consultancy that has served clients such as Microsoft/Asia and has had consultancies in Asia, Europe and the U.S.

She is drawn to developing and to transitional economies and has lived for extended periods in the Czech Republic, the Philippines and Micronesia.  An avid traveler, she has been aboard four SAS partial and alumni voyages.