What I love most about Texas A&M University–Commerce is the community created among our students, faculty and staff.

Penny Dodd
Adjunct Instructor

  • Adjunct
  • Alum
College of Humanities, Social Sciences and Arts | Graduate School
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McDowell Administration 102F
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Lewisville, TX
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Liberal Studies
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Penny Dodd loves the great outdoors. She finds it relaxing to spend time in the fresh air and ride the mountain bike trails which are numerous around the Dallas-Ft. Worth metroplex. When she is not teaching and researching, Penny likes to spend time with her family and fur babies.

A Conversation with Penny Dodd

What would you tell a student who is thinking about attending A&M-Commerce?

“What I love most about Texas A&M University-Commerce is the pursuit of excellence by our students, faculty and staff. Our environment inspires you to want to do better for yourself and the world!”

How has A&M-Commerce influenced your life and/or career?

“Not only do I teach here at Texas A&M University-Commerce, I am a proud alumna! Teaching government at this point in time/history has been a ‘living’ textbook to use with my students. Being able to bring awareness not only to the discipline but how it impacts daily life has been so rewarding and a privilege.”

Tell us about an academic project you are working on or recently completed.

” My area of expertise (and passion) is focused on state election law and processes, as well as competency-based educational models. Over years I have been working with multiple organizations both academic and nonprofits to better communicate these processes incorrect but less confusing terms for current and future students. I also work with publishers on textbook revisions/updates and assessments. I really enjoy this since it keeps me current on the pulse of government changes and events and how to better use this with my students.”

Educational Background

  • M.S., History, Texas A&M University-Commerce, 2016
  • M.S., Political Science, Texas A&M University-Commerce, 2016
  • B.S., Liberal Studies, Agricultural and Environmental Science Concentration, Texas A&M University-Commerce, 2013
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