Andrew S. Pennock

Assistant Professor of Public Policy
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Office Location/Room Number
Garrett L004A
Curriculum Vitae
Education & Training
Ph.D., Political Science, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 2011
M.A., Political Science (Minor in Public Policy), University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 2007
B.A., Political Science and Mathematics, Clemson University, 2000
Courses Taught
PPOL 6050: Leadership in the Public Arena
PPOL 6150: Research Methods and Data Analysis 1
PPOL 7010: Political and Moral Dimensions of Public Policy
PPOL 7759: Virginia Politics and Policy
PPOL 7600: Applied Policy Project

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Arriving in 2015, Professor Andy Pennock came to Batten to teach courses in 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.  He is currently writing a book with CQ Press. 

 

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 conversation whenever they can.