Dr. Penn is a lecturer at UCF and teaches the Integrated Business Foundations course. He has taught and served students from around the world in undergraduate and graduate programs at Harvard and other institutions in the areas of business and other integrated fields such as environmental management and sustainability, film, psychology, information technology and government relations. His teaching philosophy is student-centered and involves experiential learning opportunities reflective of actual experiences you can implement in your current job, career, personal life and educational environment, with positive inspirational impact.

A graduate of Harvard, Bryant, National, Northcentral, and Western Governors universities, the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA), and the University of the Cumberlands, Dr. Penn holds a Ph.D. in Business Administration with a concentration in Management, an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership, a Master of Fine Arts in Digital Cinema Production, a Master of Science in Information Technology Management, and a Master of Liberal Arts in Sustainability and Environmental Management with additional graduate teaching credentials in psychology, political science/government, research and writing, and statistics. He is also a graduate of the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) Bridge program. He is a passionate and progressive believer in lifelong learning and believes that whatever your mind can conceive and believe is something you can achieve!

Dr. Penn was a CEO and vice president of educational museums for 15 years, a human resources and operations manager for a Fortune 500 company for six years, a university dean and program manager and college provost and vice president for academic affairs for 10 years, has served on community boards with more than 40 Fortune 500 executives and community leaders for many years, and worked in The United States Congress for United States Senator Claiborne Pell in Washington, D.C.