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Kathy Peno

Kathy Peno
  • Professor, Coordinator of Adult Education Master's Program
  • Adult Education
  • Phone: 401.523.1477
  • Email: kgugs@uri.edu

Biography

Dr. Kathy Peno is a Professor of Adult Education at the University of Rhode Island where she coordinates the Adult Education Master’s Program and prepares adult educators in the Military, health care fields (including Nursing, Pharmacy and Dentistry), and in corporate and higher education organizations.  She also teaches and advises doctoral students in the Adult and Higher Education specialization for the joint Ph.D. program between Rhode Island College and the University of Rhode Island. She holds a Master’s Degree and a Ph.D. in Adult Learning and Human Resource Development from the University of Connecticut.

Her scholarship focuses on professional learning and skill development from novice to expert with an emphasis on the role of mentoring.  She has written, consulted and presented extensively on workforce development, professional development and mentoring as a vehicle for continuous performance improvement in organizations.

Research

Adult development, skill development from novice to expert, workforce development, mentoring.

Education

  • Ph.D., Educational Studies (focus on adult and human resource development), University of Connecticut, 2000
  • M.A., Adult and Human Resource Development, University of Connecticut, 1996
  • B.S., Career and Technical Education, Rhode Island College, 1993

Publications

Peno, K., Silva Mangiante, E. & Kenahan, R. (Eds.) (2016). Mentoring in Formal and Informal Contexts. Charlotte: Information Age Publishing.

Silva Mangiante, E. & Peno, K. (2016). Clinical educators implementation of a mentoring model: Coaching elementary pre-service teachers for reform-based science. In K. Peno, E. Silva Mangiante, and R. Kenahan (Eds.), Mentoring in Formal and Informal Contexts. Charlotte: Information Age Publishing. 

Peno, K., Silva Mangiante, E., & Kenahan, R. (2014). Training medical faculty to use adult learning principles and mentoring in clinical teaching.  In J. Holtz, S. Springer, and C. J. Boden-McGill (eds.), Building Sustainable Futures for Adult Learners, Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.

Peno, K. & Silva Mangiante, E. (October, 2013). Rear View Mirror: A Retrospective by Retired Teachers on Learning to Teach from Novice to Expert. In C. J. Boden and K. P. King (Eds.), Developing and Sustaining Adult Learners, Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.

Peno, K. & Silva Mangiante, E. (2012).  The Journey from Novice to Expert: Toward a Purposeful On-going Mentoring Model.  In C. J. Boden and K. P. King  (Eds.), Conversations about Adult Learning in a Complex World. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.

Peno, K. (2011).  Developing a Mindset for Teaching Diverse Learners. In L. Ciccomascolo and E. Sullivan (eds.), The Dimensions of Physical Education. Boston: Jones & Bartlett Publishers.

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