Dorthy Pennington, PhD

Year Inducted


Career Field

English, Communication Studies


  • One of featured honorees in the book African American Pioneers in Communication
  • 2002: Honored with an award from the KU Center for Teaching Excellence
  • Recipient of a national teaching award from Teachers on Teaching Series of the National Communication Association
  • Mentor for women through University Scholars Program and McNair Program
  • 1999: received Steeples Service to Kansas Award for taking her research to groups outside of the academic community.