Robert Pennington

Robert Pennington

Assistant Professor
Department of Special Education
Room 141 - College of Education and Human Development
robert.pennington @

Dr. Pennington's curriculum vitae [PDF]

Educational Background

  • Board Certified Behavior Analyst, Doctoral Level (BCBA-D) - #1-11-9365
  • Ph.D. Special Education, University of Kentucky, 2010
  • M.A. Special Education, University of Louisville, 2001
  • B.S. K-4 Elementary Education, K-12 Moderate to Severe Disabilities, University of Louisville, 1995

Teaching Areas

  • Autism and Intellectual Disability
  • Single Subject Research Design
  • Behavior Analytic Approaches to Communication

Professional Activities

  • Editorial Board: Journal of Special Education Technology
  • Editorial Board: Rural Special Education Quarterly
  • Reviewer: Beyond Behavior
  • Member, National Autism Leadership Summit
  • President-Elect, Board of Directors of American Council on Rural Special Education
  • Member, Executive Committee for the Kentucky Association of Behavior Analysis (KYABA)

Honors and Awards

  • 2014 Nystrand-Offutt Scholar
  • 2011, 2012, 2013, Delphi Center for Teaching and Learning Faculty Favorite
  • 2006-2009 Selected as a doctoral fellow in the Special Education Leadership Program in Distance Education

Professional Memberships

  • Association for Behavior Analysis
  • Council for Exceptional Children
  • American Council for Rural Special Education
  • Association for Persons with Severe Disabilities

Selected Publications and Presentations

  • Pennington, R., Collins, B. C., Stenhoff, D. M., Turner, K, & Gunselman, K. (In Press September, 2014). Using simultaneous prompting to teach generative writing to students with autism. Education and Training in Developmental Disabilities
  • Pennington, R. C., Delano, M. D., & Scott, R. (In Press Spring 2014). An intervention for improving resume writing skills of students with intellectual disabilities. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis.
  • Pennington, R., Stenhoff, D. M., Gibson, J.,& Ballou, K. (2012). Using simultaneous prompting to teach story writing to a student with autism. Education and Treatment of Children, 35, 389-406.
  • Pennington, R. C., Strange, C., Stenhoff, D. M., Delano, M., & Ferguson, L. (2012). Addressing elopement in the classroom. Beyond Behavior, 21, 3-7.
  • Pennington, R. & Delano, M. D. (2012). Writing instruction for students with autism spectrum disorders : A review of Literature. Focus on Autism and Developmental Disorders, 27, 158-167.