CFFACE Spotlight: What has Dr. Joan Pennell been up to since retirement?
Dr. Joan Pennell became the founding director of the Center for Family and Community Engagement (CFFACE) in 2008, and served in this capacity until her retirement in 2018. She is currently a Professor Emerita of Social Work at North Carolina […]
From Professor to Professor Emerita: Dr. Joan Pennell Retires after 20 Years of Honorable Service to the Department of Social Work
When Dr. Joan Pennell moved to North Carolina from St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada, in December 1997 to take the position of Director of the Social Work Program at NC State, she thought she had arrived in heaven. With its flowering […]
Giving Voice to Children and Families
Joan Pennell serves as lead guest editor for a special issue of Child Welfare, the country’s leading journal on the topic. The issue, “Taking Child and Family Rights Seriously” highlights family engagement in child welfare, and Pennell is an expert in the topic. Pennell, an NC State professor of social work, directs the Center for Family and Community Engagement.