Faculty and Staff
Pam Alvarez, DM, MSW
Associate Professor of Instruction
Pam Alvarez, DM, MSW joined the USF School of Social Work in 2019 as an Instructor with a focus on macro practice and social welfare policy. She also enjoys teaching Happiness & Well-Being and Meaning in Life general education courses. Pam earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in social work at the University of Wisconsin and a doctorate in management and organizational leadership from the University of Phoenix. Her research and advocacy areas of interest include social work leadership, nonprofit leadership, juvenile justice, and gender equity.
Pam’s clinical social work experience has been dedicated to working with adolescents and families in community and health care settings. For the last 25+ years, she has worked on the administrative and leadership side of child-serving systems, most recently serving as the President and CEO of BAYS Florida, a statewide, nonprofit, juvenile justice organization. For 12 years before accepting the CEO position, she owned a consulting firm that served nonprofit and governmental organizations through strategic planning, grant writing, program evaluation, and facilitation of collaborative projects.
Originally from Wisconsin, Pam has lived in Florida since 1995 and is married to a Tampa native. She enjoys travel, kayaking, and supporting the Green Bay Packers and Tampa Bay Rays!