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Phyllis Haugabook Pennock, Instructor, Biology

Phyllis Haugabook Pennock616-526-6083
Office: Science Building 155

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  • B.S. Combined Sciences, Youngstown State University, 1999
  • M.S. Biological Sciences, Western Michigan University, 2012


Professional Experience

Research and Professional Interests

Phyllis’s overall research interests lies in studying disparities among people of color and socio-economically disadvantaged groups through science. For her thesis research, Phyllis compared and analyzed the health data of blacks and whites suffering from Type 2 diabetes mellitus and hypertension in a local neighborhood medical clinic. Phyllis is also pursuing her doctorate in science education at Western Michigan University where her research involves studying educational inequities among girls of color in the science classroom, particularly in the area of science discourse. One of her prominent goals is to contribute research that will provide marginalized students equal access to quality science education.

Life Outside of Calvin College

Besides enjoying working at Calvin as a part-time instructor and keeping busy with graduate studies, Phyllis also loves spending time with her husband, Eric, and their two adorable young children, Simone and Erys. She attends Madison Square Christian Reformed Church and loves volunteering in the nursery there.