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Penick-Parks, Marguerite, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Doctor of Philosophy  University of Iowa - 1993

Telephone: (920) 424-7210
Office: Nursing Education 613

Areas of Expertise:

  • Multicultural Education

Brief Bio:

I student taught on a special program to teach in the inner city (Cooperative Teacher Education Program. CUTE) in Kansas City. I then returned to Kansas City, Kansas  where I taught high school English, Drama and Debate. Seeing the need to learn more about how schools work, I left public schools to attend the University of Wisconsin-Madison where I received a Master's Degree in Educational Policy. To become better prepared to train teachers to work in a multicultural setting I attended the University of Iowa here I received a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in the Foundations of Education and Minority Education. Before coming to University of Wisconsin Oshkosh I taught for nine years in the Education Department at Ripon College, Ripon, WI.

Looking at the scholarship and service I am drawn to, the single guiding focus is the issue of equity. Being in a field of Multicultural Education, I am consistently drawn to a variety of issues that hinder students and teachers form advancing an equitable system. Although my research varies from Multicultural issues to ESL/Bilingual to Accelerated Reading, the focus remains the same. The guiding component is equal educational opportunity for all students. In the past five years I have written and had accepted/published six refereed journal articles and one book chapter. I have submitted one article from a paper presentation at an international conference. I also have submitted one article from a paper presentation at an international conference. I also have a book prospectus on teaching grammar submitted. In addition to the publications I have papers presented at three international conferences, four national conferences, six state conferences and five local conferences.


Parks, Marguerite DPI Licensures

Date of First Employment at UW Oshkosh: Ad Hoc in 1996. Full time in the fall of 2001.
Years of P-12 Experience: 5 years

Classes Typically Taught:

  • Multicultural Education
  • Education and the Making of an American Society
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