Penny Lorenzo, M.A.

Penny Lorenzo, M.A.

Penny Lorenzo has more than 18 years of experience teaching Composition classes in higher education. This includes teaching traditional face-to-face classes as well as online. With a degree in law from South Texas College of Law and an MA in English from Northern Arizona University, she is able to show why effective communication is important in all professions but also how impactful it can be in our personal lives. Her hobbies include writing Gothic Historical Fiction and hiking with her Golden Retriever, Bode.

Professional Experience

In addition to teaching, Penny Lorenzo is licensed in the State of Texas.

Education & Professional Certifications

  • JD from South Texas College of Law
  • MA in English from Northern Arizona University
  • Graduate Certificate in Professional Rhetoric and Editing from Northern Arizona University

Scholarly Activity

  • Articles published in 2015 “The Role of an Instructor in the Online Environment” & “The Role of an Instructor in the Online Environment” co-authored with Galia Fussell (University of Russia)
  • Article published in 2014 in The Paralegal Educator regarding digital badges in the classroom.
  • Article published 2013 in Current Issues and Trends in Teaching in Higher Education (Chuvash State University, Russia) regarding office hours in an online environment.
  • Article published 2013 in The Paralegal Reporter regarding digital badges in the classroom.
  • Presented November, 2016 Global Education Conference regarding using class projects to infuse global awareness; specifically in business contractual relationships.
  • Presented June, 2016 Gateway Community College (Phoenix, AZ) regarding legal considerations in the nursing profession and minimizing exposure.
  • Presented January, 2014 Hawaii International Conference on Education (Oahu, Waikiki, Hawaii) presented on audio feedback enhancing student success in an online environment.
  • Presented October, 2013 The 10th International Conference “Philology Linguodidactics, and Translation: Current Issues and Trends” (Chuvash State University, Russia) presenting via colleague on rethinking the idea of office hours in an online environment.
  • Presented April, 2013 Chair Academy (Phoenix, AZ) presented on digital badges in the paralegal profession and social media used in the classroom.