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Rodney Pennamon

Core Faculty

College of Social and Behavioral Health

School of Counseling

Degree Program M.S. Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Dr. Rodney E. Pennamon has over 20 years of experience in higher education having served in a variety of capacities that include teaching, counseling, advising, and administrative positions. His previous experience includes positions in health and human services. His current teaching experience is in the area of clinical mental health counseling. As a counselor educator Dr. Pennamon has a research interest in intergroup dialogue (group work), social justice, interpersonal neurobiology, and individuals with disabilities. He is the co-author of College Students with Asperger Syndrome: Practical Strategies to Ensure Social and Academic Success (LRP 2007). Dr. Pennamon earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science from Illinois State University, Masters of Education from Springfield College in Counseling & Psychological Services and his Doctor of Philosophy degree from the University of Georgia in Counseling & Student Personnel Services (Counselor Education). He is also a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC) through the National Board for Certified Counselors and a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC-IL). Dr. Pennamon joined Walden University as a core faculty member in July 2020. He previously served as a contributing faculty member beginning in September 2019.


MEd, Springfield College - Springfield, MA United States

PhD, The University of Georgia - Athens, GA United States

BS, Illinois State University - Normal, IL United States