Jonathon Penny

Assistant Professor of Liberal Arts
Division Chair

jxpcad@rit.edu

Jonathon Penny has earned bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees in English literature, the latter from the University of Ottawa (2007). He has taught at universities in the US and Canada, and at United Arab Emirates University (2007-2013), where he was heavily involved with student activity, curricular review, and program development. 

Dr. Penny is a scholar-practitioner whose recent work includes the English translation of Jad Hatem's Postponing Heaven: The Three Nephites, the Bodhisattva, and the Mahdi and "Are We Not All Strangers," the first of four plays about early Mormon communities in Southern Alberta, debuted in August, 2016, as the centerpiece of a provincial heritage celebration. He has also published essays, poems, and short fictions, and is collaborating with visual and graphic artists on forthcoming projects. Much of his work focuses on religion and literature, but his efforts to improve curricula and programs have led to an increasing focus on both post-secondary educational policy and digital learning and literature.