Areas of Active Research
- School board decision-making
- Role of case law during school library book challenges
- Public school students' speech and expression rights
- Policy implementation at the school district level

Pamela Callahan is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Center for Educational Innovation and Improvement at the University of Maryland. Pamela studies the ways federal and state laws are interpreted and applied at the school and district level, with a special emphasis at the intersection of First Amendment speech protections and public schools. Her research has been published in Education and Urban Society, On Democracy, West's Education Law Reporter, and Action in Teacher Education. Before graduate school, she proudly served as a middle math teacher and department chair in Prince George's County, Maryland. Pamela earned degrees from the University of Maryland, College Park (Ph.D.), Johns Hopkins University (M.S.Ed), George Mason University (M.P.P), and the University of Pittsburgh (B.S.B.A).

Callahan, P. & Brantlinger, A. (2022). Altruism, Jobs, and Alternative Certification: Mathematics Teachers’ Reasons for Entry and Their Retention. Education & Urban Society.

Dhingra, N., Callahan, P., & Miller, J. (2022). The Changing Shape of In Loco Parentis in Student Speech Cases. Education Law Reporter.

Siegel-Stechler, K. & Callahan, P. (2021). Sensible or stifled: What public-school teachers know about their First Amendment speech protections in the classroom. Action in Teacher Education.

Callahan, P., & Miller, J. (2020). Does Pico Still Go to School? Book Challenges and Diverse Classroom Libraries. Education Law Reporter, 378(1), 1–12.

Callahan, P. (2019). Reply: A Response to Cultivating Reasonableness in Future Citizens. On Education. Journal for Research and Debate, 2(4).