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Pennock, Andrew

Andrew Stephen Pennock University of Virginia, USA

Andy Pennock is an assistant professor at the Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy at the University of Virginia.  He teaches writing in his courses on leadership, policy analysis, political institutions, and Virginia politics and policy. Prior to joining the Batten School, he taught at Brown University where he was the Director of Graduate Studies and the Director of the Applied Social, Economic, & Regulatory Analysis (ASERA) Group which partnered with government institutions, non-profit organizations, and other entities to provide technical expertise, policy analysis, and program evaluation.  A seasoned instructor, Professor Pennock won multiple teaching awards during his time at Brown and UNC-Chapel Hill. Before completing his PhD in Political Science at UNC, Professor Pennock was a professional, non-partisan committee staffer at the North Carolina General Assembly.  He has continued his applied work through consulting with the Governor of Virginia, the United States Centers for Disease Control, the Rhode Island legislature, local school boards, and Serve Rhode Island, Rhode Island’s AmeriCorp home. Professor Pennock’s academic research examines public policy in the global economy as well as the scholarship of teaching and learning.  His work has been published in Perspectives on Politics, Economics & Politics, and PS: Political Science & Politics. Outside of Batten, he is the father of four small boys who wrestle with him all the time.  He and his wife, Charity, love to cook, read, garden, travel, and have good conversations with people whenever they can.