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Andrew S. Pennock

Associate Professor
Unit: Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy
Department: Frank Batten School of Leadership & Public Policy
Office location and address
Garrett L004A
235 McCormick Rd
Charlottesville, Virginia 22904
Education
Ph.D., Political Science, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 2011
M.A., Political Science (Minor in Public Policy), University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 2007
B.A., Political Science and Mathematics, Clemson University, 2000
Biography

Arriving in 2015, Professor Andy Pennock came to Batten to teach courses in leadership, policy analysis, political institutions, and Virginia politics and policy.  Prior to joining the Batten School, he taught at Brown University where he was the Director of Graduate Studies and the Director of the Applied Social, Economic, & Regulatory Analysis (ASERA) Group which partnered with government institutions, non-profit organizations, and other entities to provide technical expertise, policy analysis, and program evaluation.  A seasoned instructor, Professor Pennock won multiple teaching awards during his time at Brown and UNC-Chapel Hill.

 
Before completing his PhD in Political Science at UNC, Professor Pennock was a professional, non-partisan committee staffer at the North Carolina General Assembly.  He has continued his applied work through consulting with the Governor of Virginia, the United States Centers for Disease Control, the Rhode Island legislature, local school boards, and Serve Rhode Island, Rhode Island’s AmeriCorp home.  

 
Professor Pennock’s academic research examines public policy in the global economy as well as the scholarship of teaching and learning.  His work has been published in Perspectives on PoliticsEconomics & Politics, and PS: Political Science & Politics.  He is currently writing a book with CQ Press. 

 

Outside of Batten, he is the father of four small boys who wrestle with him all the time.  He and his wife, Charity, love to cook, read, garden, travel, and have good conversation whenever they can.

PPOL 5540: Applied Policy Clinics
Credits: 2
Applied Policy Clinics Topics Course
LPPL 6050: Leadership in the Public Arena
Credits: 3
Course provides an introduction to leadership in the public arena. Through course readings, team projects, and discussion of case studies, students will develop skill at identifying the resources, options, and constraints of leaders and followers in different organizational and political settings, writing policy memos, making professional policy presentations, developing negotiation strategies, managing uncertainty and stress, & working in teams.
PPOL 6050: Leadership in the Public Arena
Credits: 3
Course provides an introduction to leadership in the public arena. Through course readings, team projects, and discussion of case studies, students will develop skill at identifying the resources, options, and constraints of leaders and followers in different organizational and political settings, writing policy memos, making professional policy presentations, developing negotiation strategies, managing uncertainty and stress, & working in teams.
LPPP 6350: Politics of Public Policy
Credits: 3
In this course students will learn how to create change in the public policy arena by understanding political actors, their interests, and the institutions they inhabit. Students will learn how issues move through the policy process, at which points they are most amenable to influence, and how to create and use professional work products to influence them.
PPOL 6810: Virginia Politics and Policy
Credits: 3
What are the most pressing policy problems facing Virginia and how can they be addressed? Students will learn how the broad historical forces of Virginia's past, her current political institutions, and changing social divisions shape public policy in Virginia today. Student projects will focus on current and future challenges facing the Commonwealth and develop strategies to address them.
LPPS 6810: Virginia Politics and Policy
Credits: 3
What are the most pressing policy problems facing Virginia and how can they be addressed? Students will learn how the broad historical forces of Virginia's past, her current political institutions, and changing social divisions shape public policy in Virginia today. Student projects will focus on current and future challenges facing the Commonwealth and develop strategies to address them.
PPOL 7010: The Political and Moral Dimensions of Public Policy
Credits: 3
The philosophical dimension of the course stresses that all public policy involves making choices among conflicting values, and that such normative tradeoffs apply both at the institutional level and at the level of policy itself. The course serves as a natural venue for discussions of the professional ethics of being a leader or policymaker.
LPPP 7010: The Political and Moral Dimensions of Public Policy
Credits: 3
The philosophical dimension of the course stresses that all public policy involves making choices among conflicting values, and that such normative tradeoffs apply both at the institutional level and at the level of policy itself. The course serves as a natural venue for discussions of the professional ethics of being a leader or policymaker.
LPPP 7600: Thesis Project
Credits: 3
Thesis Project
PPOL 7600: Thesis Project
Credits: 3
Thesis Project
LPPP 7610: Applied Policy Project
Credits: 3
The Applied Policy Project (APP) is the capstone event of the MPP program, an independent analytical project for each student, working with an external client on a mutually agreed upon policy problem facing the client organization. The final product is a report approximately 50 pages single-spaced in length, professionally bound, and presented both to the faculty member and to the client.
PPOL 7610: Applied Policy Project
Credits: 3
The Applied Policy Project (APP) is the capstone event of the MPP program, an independent analytical project for each student, working with an external client on a mutually agreed upon policy problem facing the client organization. The final product is a report approximately 50 pages single-spaced in length, professionally bound, and presented both to the faculty member and to the client.
LPPP 7700: Applied Policy Project I
Credits: 3
The Applied Policy Project (APP) is the capstone event of the MPP program, an independent analytical project for each student. Divided over two semesters, APP I provides students with the opportunity for a semester of research and information gathering in the policy field of the student's external client.
LPPP 7750: Applied Policy Project II
Credits: 3
The Applied Policy Project (APP) is the capstone event of the MPP program, an independent analytical project for each student. During APP II, students produce a final report of approximately 50 single-spaced, professionally bound pages. The report is presented to both the faculty member and to the client.
LPPP 7993: Independent Study
Credits: 1–6
Student will perform independent projects under close faculty supervision.