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John E. Penick, American educator. Named Distinguished Alumnus Florida State University, 1987; recipient Burlington Northern award for outstanding career achievement University Iowa, 1992; Fulbright fellow United States Information Agency, Portugal, 1985.


Penick, John E. was born on January 2, 1944 in Langley, Virginia, United States. Son of Edgar and Bessie Penick.


Bachelor of Science, University Miami, 1966. Master of Arts, University Miami, 1969. Doctor of Philosophy, Florida State University, 1973.


Science department head Miami (Florida) Jackson High School, 1967-1970. Instructor Miami-Dade Community College, 1968, Florida State University, Tallahassee, 1970-1973. Director teacher education Loyola University, Chicago, 1973-1975.

Professor University Iowa, Iowa City, 1975-1997, head Science Education Center, 1982, 89-93. Professor, head department mathematics, science and technical education North Carolina State University, Raleigh, 1998—2009. Director researcher, vice president r & d Sangari do Brasil, since 2009.



Fellow Iowa Academy of Sciences. Member National Science Teachers Association (board director 1986-1988, president 2003, Ohaus awards), National Association for Research in Science Teaching (associate editor 1979-1984), Council of Scientific Society Prs. (secretary 1991-1992, treasurer 2003-2004), National Association Biology Teachers (president 1989, honorary member award, 2004), Association Science Teacher Educators (president 2002, Outstanding Paper 1978, Outstanding Science Educator 1987, Outstanding Mentor 1997), Sigma Xi, Esilon Pi Tau (District Service Citation, 2003).


Married Nell Inman, July 23, 1966. Children: Lucas T., Megan J. Penick.

Edgar Penick

Bessie Penick

Nell Inman

Lucas T. Penick

Megan J. Penick