Teaching Policy Analysis Through Animated Films: A Mickey Mouse Assignment? October 2015 By Andrew S. PennockValerie Cooley Teaching Policy Analysis Through Animated Films: A Mickey Mouse Assignment? Teaching Policy Analysis Through Animated Films: A Mickey Mouse Assignment? PS: Political Science and Politics Andrew S. Pennock Professor Andy Pennock came to Batten to teach courses in leadership, policy analysis, political institutions, and Virginia politics and policy. Read full bio Valerie Cooley Andrew S. Pennock University Faculty Learn How to Live More Connected Lives by Confronting Difficult Past News This past June, Batten professors Lucy Bassett and Andrew Pennock participated in the University’s Teaching Race at UVA seminar. Launched in the summer of 2018, the seminar which is an initiative of the Office of the Provost grew out of a desire to deepen faculty’s understanding of the University’s and greater Charlottesville’s complicated history with race. Professor Spotlight: Andy Pennock News Andy Pennock is not your typical breed of professor. The father of four young boys (two sets of fraternal twin boys, aged three and five), teaches five courses per year and yet somehow finds the time and energy to publish a leading textbook on writing for public policy and an op-ed on education policy.