Marguerite W. Penick-Parks
Marguerite W. Penick received her PhD from the University of Iowa in curriculum and instruction. Prior to attending graduate school, she worked as a high school teacher in an urban school in Kansas City, Kansas. Dr. Penick is a professor of leadership, literacy and social foundations in the College of Education and Human Services at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. Her work centers on issues of power, privilege, and oppression in relationship to issues of curriculum, with a special emphasis on the incorporation of quality literature in K–12 classrooms. Dr. Penick currently serves as a lead editor for the online journal, Understanding and Dismantling Privilege. She appears in the movie “Mirrors of Privilege: Making Whiteness Visible” by the World Trust Organization. Her work includes a joint article on creating safe spaces for discussing white privilege with preservice teachers, and she is a coeditor of Everyday White People Confronting Racial and Social Injustice: 15 Stories (Stylus Publishing, 2015), The Guide for White Women Who Teach Black Boys (Corwin, 2017), and The Diversity Consultant Cookbook (Stylus Publishing, 2019).