Penney Clark is Professor in the Department of Curriculum and Pedagogy. Dr. Clark’s research interests centre on the production and provision of elementary-high school textbooks in historical contexts, the historical development of history and social studies curricula in Canada, and history teaching and learning. She has published widely in these areas. S) She has been awarded the Canadian History of Education Association Founders Prize (2012) (with co-authors Mona Gleason and Stephen Petrina) and again in 2022 (sole author). She has also been awarded the Canadian Association of Foundations in Education Publication Prize (2013) (with graduate student Wayne Knights). Her most recent major publication (with Alan Sears) is The Arts and the Teaching of History: Historical F(r)ictions (Palgrave MacMillan, 2020.)
She has served in multiple leadership roles in the department and beyond. Department roles include Deputy Head, Graduate Coordinator, Undergraduate Coordinator, and Social Studies Area Chair. Along with Dr. Mona Gleason, Dr. Clark completed a five-year term as co-editor of Historical Studies in Education/Revue d’histoire de l’éducation in 2020 and she currently serves on the Board of this journal. She served as President of the Canadian History of Education Association (CHEA) (2010-12), on the Council of the Bibliographical Society of Canada (2012-15) and is currently serving on the SSHRC Awards to Scholarly Publications (ASPP) Committee.
Dr. Clark is currently co-lead of the Curriculum and Resources cluster in the “Thinking Historically for Canada’s Future” project that was recently awarded a $2.5 million SSHRC Partnership Grant (2019-2026).