Hoping to help people learn more about history and the world around them, Pamela Ann De Voe has dedicated herself to writing books. She loves being able to use her background in anthropology and Asian studies in her creative endeavors, like her young adult “Ming Dynasty Trilogy” and “Mei-hua Adventure Trilogy.” Most recently, in 2018, Dr. De Voe released “Deadly Relations: A Ming Dynasty Mystery,” a murder mystery set in ancient China. She believes historical fiction presents the unique opportunity to allow others to see the past through storytelling in a fun and inventive way.
Dr. De Voe ensures she keeps up with developments in her field by affiliating with a variety of organizations and institutions. She holds a spot on the American Anthropological Association’s Committee on Refugees & Immigrants, and is a member of the Society for Applied Anthropology, the Society for the Anthropology of Religion, the Society for Urban, National and Trans Anthropology, the Association for Conflict Resolution, and the Society for Intercultural Education, Training, and Research. She is also an assistant professor at St. Louis University and adjunct faculty at both St. Louis Community College and Webster University. Previously, Dr. De Voe was the president and vice president of the Asian Art Society, a Fulbright Scholar in Russia, the manager of community connections at the International Institute of St. Louis, and the parent coordinator of St. Louis Public School. Her professional designations include a PhD from the University of Arizona, a Master of Arts from the University of Missouri, and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Wisconsin.
As a testament to her hard work and dedication, Dr. De Voe was honored with an Agatha Award Nomination from Malice Domestic in 2017, a Silver Falchion Award from Best International Mystery Book in 2016, and a grant from the Missouri Humanities Council in 1989 and 1990. She was a fellow of the University of Missouri from 1980 to 1982 and a teaching fellow at the University of Arizona from 1976 to 1977. Her achievements have been highlighted in Who’s Who of American Women, Who’s Who in American Education, and Who’s Who in the World.
When Dr. De Voe isn’t working, she enjoys poetry, spinning wool, and sewing teddy bears out of vintage fur coats.