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Pamela Durham Willingham

Business Manager    

Master of Science, Urban Policy Studies, Georgia State University, Andrew Young School of Policy Studies
Bachelor of Arts, African American Studies, Georgia State University, College of Arts & Sciences
Associate of Science, Teacher Education, DeKalb Community College, Decatur, GA


Pamela Durham Willingham is the business manager for the Department of Middle and Secondary Education. She is a seasoned administrator with over 25 years of work experience at Georgia State University. Willingham is responsible for providing oversight of the day-to-day business, financial and academic operations of the department and supervising administrative staff.

Willingham brings over twenty years of “cradle to grave” grants management experience as an added value to the department. She received her national certification as a research administrator (CRA) in December 2010. She is an active member of the National Council for University Research Administrators (NCURA) since 2007. She maintains her certification as a CRA by providing training and mentoring services designed to develop other staff new to the profession of research administration.

She is a recipient of GSU’s President’s Outstanding Staff Member Award for Community Service and Social Action for her volunteer work in the community. She was recognized for her services as a mentor for the Mentoring Children of Prisoners (DHHS) program for a local nonprofit agency.

She is also a recipient of URSA’s Centennial Research Administration Award, “granted in recognition of superior leadership and service in helping Georgia State achieve the third goal of its strategic plan — to become a leading public research university addressing the most challenging issues of the 21st century.”

Outside of work, Willingham enjoys spending time with family and being outdoors.