Education Studies Program

Penelope Wong

Interim Program Chair of Education Studies

Assistant Professor of Education Studies

Knapp Hall (Temporarily located in the Forestry Building through Summer 2014)
CPO 2195

Office Hours: Wednesday 1:00-3:00 and by appointment

Phone: 859-985-3107
Fax: 859-985-3164

E-Mail: penelope_wong@berea.edu

Spring 2014
Office Hours:
10:00 a.m. – 10:50 a.m.-Tuesday
11:00 a.m. – 11:50 p.m.-Tuesday
Also available Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday by appointment
Please email me in order to schedule an appointment.
Email is the best way to contact me.
Class Schedule:
EDS 228  (Tue/Thur: 8:00 am – 9:50 am)
EDS 318  (Mon/Wed: 3:00 pm – 4:50 pm)

At Berea College since 2012

Degrees

  • 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

Courses

  • EDS 228 – Adolescent Development & School Structure
  • EDS 325 – Curriculum I: General Methods

Special Interests

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

Biography

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.

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