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Andy Pennock teaches and advises in the MPP and undergraduate programs. Pennock teaches courses in statistics, policy analysis, leadership, and comparative public policy. Prior to joining the Batten School, Professor Pennock held positions at Brown University and Furman University.
After receiving his MA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, he served as professional, non-partisan committee staff at the North Carolina General Assembly before returning to UNC to complete his PhD. Professor Pennock has also consulted for the United States Centers for Disease Control as a cost-benefit analyst, the Rhode Island legislature, local school boards, and Serve Rhode Island, Rhode Island’s AmeriCorp home. He has also served on the board of the Chapel Hill Downtown Partnership, a nonprofit dedicated to enhancing downtown Chapel Hill.
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. His applied work focuses on state and local policy issues, including a recent report to the Rhode Island legislature on State’s 911 system.
Professor Pennock has received multiple teaching awards. In 2013 he was recognized by Brown’s Dean of the College, the Sheridan Center for Teaching and Learning, and CIS Academic Technology with a Teaching with Technology Award for Graduate Statistics and for Comparative Public Policy: Analyzing Policy Making Around the Globe. In 2012-2013 he was a Junior Faculty Teaching Fellow at the Sheridan Center. At the University of North Carolina Pennock was awarded the 2010 Tanner Teaching Assistant Award for excellence in undergraduate teaching by the Chancellor, the 2010 Student Undergraduate Teaching and Staff Award by the UNC undergraduate student body, and the 2006 John Patrick Hagan Award by the faculty as the best graduate student instructor in Political Science.