Mary Beth Pennington
Master Lecturer and Director of Writing Placement and Support
- Rhetoric and Composition
- rhetoric of Appalachian activism, disciplinary evolution of rhetoric and composition, online writing courses, the essay
- Pennington, M., Ritola, T., and Walzer, B. (2017). The Public Fallout of the Humanities’ Crisis: Critiquing the Public Turn in Rhetoric and Composition Studies. Rendezvous Journal of Arts and Letters (Crisis in the Humanities Special Edition), 43 (1),
- Pennington, M. (2016). Powerlessness Repurposed: The Feminist Ethos of Judy Bonds.Rethinking Ethos: A Feminist Ecological Approach to Rhetoric (pp. 150-173). Carbondale IL: Southern Illinois University Press.
- Pennington, M. (2009). Revealing the Writing Center.Technê Rhêtorikê: Techniques of Discourse for Writers and Speakers (pp. 98-103). Southlake, TX: Fountainhead Press.
- Pennington, M. (2008). The University Writing Center: Curing the Writing Blues.Writing Matters (pp. 127-130). The University of North Carolina at Greensboro English Department Publication.
- Pennington, M. (2006). The Art of Revision.Writing Matters. The University of North Carolina at Greensboro English Department Publication.
- 2015: Nominated by colleague for Old Dominion University’s New Faculty Award, Old Dominion University
- 2015: Shining Star Teaching Award, Old Dominion University
- 2014: Shining Star Teaching Award, Old Dominion University
- 2013: Nominated by department head for VMI’s 2013 Thomas Jefferson Teaching Award, Virginia Military Institute
- 2011: Jessie Ball DuPont Summer Seminar for Liberal Arts College Faculty 2011 Participant, The National Humanities Center, Research Triangle Park, NC
- 2009: Graduate Student Essay Award for “The Persistence of Country: An Ethnographic Study and Reflection on Being Rural and Academic”, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
- 2005: Oleta Norman Fellowship, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
- 2004: Knobler Graduate Scholar Award, Virginia Tech University
- 2004: Phi Beta Kappa, Virginia Tech University
- 2004: Phi Kappa Phi, Virginia Tech University
- 2004: Richard Hoffman GTA Teaching Award, Virginia Tech University
- 2000: Graduated Commonwealth Scholar, Virginia Tech University
- 2000: Graduated magna cum laude, Virginia Tech University
Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research
- Pennington, M. "Recipient of VMI Undergraduate Research Initiative’s Integrating Undergraduate Research into the Curriculum Grant" $1,000. 2011 - 2011