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Penny Tenuto

Penny Tenuto, Ph.D.

Office: 440K
Phone: (208) 364-4015
Email: ptenuto@uidaho.edu
Mailing Address:
322 E. Front Street, Suite 440
Boise, ID 83702

College of Education
Educational Leadership
Assistant Professor

Campus Locations: Boise
With UI Since 2010

  • Research/Focus Areas
    • Democratic professional practice
    • Leadership influence to expand capacity for collaboration
    • Rethinking professional practices, traditional school structures, and school and community partnerships for educational renewal.
  • Biography

    Dr. Tenuto has held administrative and leadership positions in education and in the private sector.  Her primary research interest is democratic practice and theory in education. She is also interested in providing practical opportunities for advancing teaching and learning and helping others to achieve higher levels of professional and academic growth.

  • Selected Publications

    Tenuto, P., Canfield-Davis, K., & Joki, R. (2012). Using a professional learning community to build capacity for teacher leadership and systemic change. The Researcher, 24(1), 14-27.

    Canfield-Davis, K., Tenuto, P., Joki, R., Hadley, E. (2011). Nine decades later: Idaho women reflect on the meaning of the Nineteenth Amendment. Advancing Women in Leadership Journal. 31, pp. 69-78. Canfield-Davis, K.., Tenuto. P., Jain, S., McMurtry, J. (2011). Professional ethical obligations for multicultural education and implications for educators. Academy of Educational Leadership Journal.  15(1), p. 95-116.