Pamela Johnston, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of History
McDonald Hall, Room 256


Ph.D., Latin, Bryn Mawr College
M.A., Latin, Bryn Mawr College
B.A., Classics, University of Washington

Share why you teach at FPU

I believe in the aims of the traditional small liberal arts college and find that the Fresno Pacific Idea successfully frames this in a Christian context. The ability to interact with students in small classes is one of the best things about my job!

Scholarly Interests

  • Roman political and military institutions
  • The Roman family

Professional and Service Experience

At California State University, Fresno, I served as graduate program coordinator and on the Smittcamp Family Honors Council. I was a McNair Mentor. Here at FPU I am on the Online Education Committee, serve as a collegium mentor and teach in the Honors College.

Honors and Awards

Professional Affiliations

American Philological Society

Publications and Presentations

  • "Advice-Giving in Plautus" presented at the Association for Core Texts and Courses conference in New Brunswick, New Jersey, April 2010
  • "Family Advisory Councils in the Roman Republic," presentation at the Oikos- Familia: the Family in the Ancient Greco-Roman World conference November 2009 in Gothenburg, Sweden
  • The Military Consilium in Republican Rome, published by Gorgias Press, June 2008