Ph.D. in English, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, (2010)
M.A. in English, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, (2004)
B.A. in Communications, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, (2000)
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
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