Education Studies Program

Penelope Wong

Assistant Professor of Education Studies

Knapp Hall 104D
CPO 2195

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

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


Fall 2014
Office Hours:
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.-Monday
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: 12:00 pm – 2:50 pm)
EDS 325(Tue/Thur: 8:30 am – 11:30 am)
EDS 481 (Tue: 5:10 pm – 7:20 pm)
EDS 482 B (: N/A)

Please email me at for appointments because I am often in the local schools.
Email is the quickest way to reach me.

At Berea College since 2012


  • 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


  • 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


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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