Biographical Information:Dr. Jennifer (Jenny) L. Penland, Associate Professor of Education at Wes tern Wyoming Community College, received her Doctoral Degree in Educational Leader ship with a cognate in Higher Education and Multicultural Studies from Lamar University - Beaumont, Texas in 2007. For the past 23 years she has been a director of

programs at Texas A & M University - Commerce, an assistant professor and supervisor at Dickinson State University in North Dakota, a science and social studies instructor at Lamar University - Beaumont, Texas, an elementary/middle school science and technology teacher in Texas and Colorado and a curriculum coordinator and training consultant for Region 5 Education Service Center in Texas. Dr. Penland has presented locally, regionally, nationally and internationally and has published in such journals as The Journal

of Mentoring & Tutoring, the National Forum of Educational Administration and Supervision, E-Learn, The Qualitative Report and Social Advocacy and

Systems Change. Dr. Penland continues to work on projects that involve her dissertation thesis, Native resiliency and social equity.