College of Education and Professional Studies
Dr. Kim Pennington
Phone: (405) 974-5889
Office: CTL 212
Dr. Kim Pennington joined the UCO Department of Education Sciences, Foundations and Research as an assistant professor in academic year 2015-2016. Prior to UCO, she taught high school social studies for 18 years in Moore Public Schools in Oklahoma. She is the recipient of numerous teaching awards, including site and district Teacher of the Year. She holds her National Board Certification with a focus in social studies and history. In 2014, she received The University of Oklahoma (OU) Provost’s Distinction in Teaching award for two consecutive semesters. Her fellowships include the James Madison Fellowship, OU Society for Innovative Education Fellowship and Mount Vernon Lifeguard Fellowship, which allowed her to conduct research in-residence at Washington, D.C. Her research explores a feminist ethics of care as a framework for global education. At UCO, she coordinates the Urban Teacher Preparation Program and serves on the executive board for the UCO Empowerment for Excellence program.