Dr. Penny is an Associate Professor of Educational Technology at West Chester University in Pennsylvania. He is a former professional soccer player and a graduate of Penn State University with a Ph.D. in Curriculum & Instruction.
In 2007 Dr. Penny became an Apple Distinguished Educator and in 2009 a Google Certified Teacher. His efforts in teaching and research have the focus of technology integration, including published articles on eMentoring, 24/7 laptop access for teacher candidates and ePortfolios, a recent book chapter on podcasting and book titled Technology Leadership in Teacher Education: Integrated Solutions and Experiences. In his most recent research project, Dr. Penny is working on an eBook reader pilot with students and faculty. The goal of the pilot is to determine if the convenience and features of a eBook reader are more useful than the physical qualities of a print book.
Outside of teaching and research Dr. Penny serves on the Apple Distinguished Educator Advisory Board, the Curriculum And Policies Committee (CAPC) Executive Board and is the Technology Specialist for the Honors College at West Chester.
In his free time Dr. Penny enjoy spending quality time with his wife and three young boys.