Education Studies Program

Penelope Wong

Associate Professor of Education Studies, Andrew W. Mellon Faculty Associate for Professional, Development Programming, CTL

At Berea College since 2012

Contact Information:

Knapp Hall Office:103 A
Phone: (859) 985-3107
Fax: (859) 985-3164
CPO 2195

Office Hours, Spring 2015:

Monday and Wednesday: 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Other times by appointment (Please email me for an appointment as that is the best way to reach me as I am in the field/schools at other times)

Class Schedule:

  • EDS 228 (Mon/Wed/Fri: 10:40 am – 12:30 pm)
  • EDS 318 (Mon/Wed: 12:40 pm – 2:30 pm)


  • 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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