Dr. Penelope Wong

Associate Professor of Education Studies
At Berea College since 2012

Contact Information

Knapp Hall, 104 D
CPO 2195
Email: wongp@berea.edu
Phone: 859-985-3107

Spring 2019

Office Hours

Mon/Thu: 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

And by appointment

Standing Meetings

EDS or faculty meetings – Tuesdays 3 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Executive Council Meeting – Wednesday 4 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Class Schedule

  • EDS 150 A (Mon/Wed: 12:40 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.)
  • EDS 339 A (Tue/Thu: 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.)
  • EDS 349 A (Tue/Thu: 1 p.m. – 2:50 p.m.)

Racial Healing PLC

Mon: 4:00pm – 5:00pm

Berea College-Centre College Leadership Meetings

Select Fridays (once a month)

Faculty meetings or EDS Department meetings

Tues: 3:00pm – 5:00pm

Koru Class

Select Thursdays


  • Ed.D. – Curriculum and Instruction,  Northern Arizona University
  • M.A. – Teaching English as a Second Language and Cultural Anthropology, Northern Arizona University
  • A.B. – English and Biochemistry, Mount Holyoke College

Special Interests

  • Experiential Learning
  • Project-Based Learning
  • Service-Learning
  • Multicultural Education
  • Social Justice Issues in Education


I came to Berea after working for an adventure-education non-profit and consulting with K-12 schools; this opportunity provided me a wonderful education in the diversity of K-12 schools in the United States and in best teaching practices around the country. I have been fortunate to be able to combine my love of travel and living in various parts of the U.S. and elsewhere with my educational career.  Arizona, California, the Navajo Nation and the United Arab Emirates are all places I have called home, and now I can add Kentucky and Appalachia!
Formerly a high school English teacher, I still hold a current credential as a secondary English education teacher (AZ) and a lifetime credential as a community college instructor.  As a college faculty member preparing future educators, it is exciting, humbling, and gratifying to know I play a part in contributing to the education of the next generation of teachers.

When I am not working I have a host of activities I really enjoy: reading, gardening, yoga, catching up with friends and family, being at home with my cat, Ozzie, and volunteering!  When I have lots of free time I love horseback riding, traveling, hiking and swimming, which often includes SCUBA diving.