Marguerite Penick-Parks, Ph.D.

Professor, Educational Leadership and Policy

University of Wisconsin Oshkosh

Professional Experience

Professional Experience 

2012- Present

University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
Professor
Department Chair, Educational Leadership and Policy

2011- 2012

University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
Professor
Human Services and Educational Leadership

2008-2011

University of Wisconsin Oshkosh

Associate Dean
College of Education and Human Services

2006-2008

University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
Professor
Department Chair, Educational Foundations

*Last four positions, look at curriculum vitae for more

Education

Doctor of Philosophy in Curriculum and Supervision, Minority Education, and Education Foundations | University of Iowa (1993)

Master of Arts in Educational Policy | University of Wisconsin-Madison (1989)

Dissertation- An Island in the Sun: The Educational Achievements of Mrs. Ruby Middleton Forsythe

Bachelor of Arts in Speech/Drama Education | Iowa State University (1981)

Awards

May Bumby Severy Teaching Award, Ripon College, 1998.

Distinguished Service Award, Wisconsin State Human Relations Association 2012

Excellence in Teaching Award, The National Society of Leadership and Success. 2006

Nominated by UW Oshkosh Student

Edward M. Penson Faculty Award, College of Education and Human Services, 2014

Edward M. Penson Distinguished Teaching Award, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, 2014

University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, Oshkosh B’Gosh Endowed Professor 2016-2020

Areas of Expertise

Multicultural Education

Social Justice

Curriculum

Curriculum 

Culturally Responsive Pedagogy

Culturally Responsive Pedagogy

Multicultural Literature

Pk-12 African American Literature

Pk-12 African American Literature

ABOUT ME

Dr. Marguerite W. Penick-Parks received her PhD from the University of Iowa in Curriculum and Instruction. Prior to attending graduate school, she worked as a High School teacher in an urban school in Kansas City, Kansas. Dr. Penick-Parks currently serves as Graduate Coordinator of Educational Leadership and Policy at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. Her work centers on issues of power, privilege and oppression in relationship to issues of curriculum with a special emphasis on the incorporation of quality literature in K-12 classrooms.  

She appears in the movie “Mirrors of Privilege: Making Whiteness Visible” by the World Trust Organization. Her most recent work includes a joint article on creating safe spaces for discussing white privilege with pre-service teachers and is a co-editor of Everyday White People Confronting Racial and Social Injustice:15 Stories,  The SAGE Sourcebook of Service-Learning and Civic Engagement, The Guide for White Women who Teach Black Boys and The Diversity Consultant Cookbook: Preparing for the Challenge. 

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Professional Experience

Awards

Education

Outstanding Teaching Assistant, University of Iowa, 1991