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Penick-Parks, Marguerite

Marguerite W. Penick-Parks University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh

Dr. Marguerite W. Penick-Parks 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-Parks currently serves as Chair of Educational Leadership and Policy 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. She appears in the movie, “Mirrors of Privilege: Making Whiteness Visible,” by the World Trust Organization. Her most recent work includes a joint article on creating safe spaces for discussing white privilege with preservice teachers and is an editor of Everyday White People Confronting Racial and Social Injustice: 15 Stories, with Eddie Moore, Jr., and Ali Michael and the forthcoming, The Guide for White Women Who Teach Black Boys (Corwin, October 2017).