Michael L. Penn

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Dr. Michael L. Penn "is an Associate Professor of Psychology and a licensed Clinical Psychologist at Franklin & Marshall College. His research interests and publications include works in the pathogenesis of hope and hopelessness, adolescent psychopathology, the relationship between culture and psychopathology, and the epidemiology of gender-based violence. Professor Penn has lived, traveled and lectured in more than thirty countries, and has been invited to serve as a consultant and speaker at United Nations-related conferences in Europe, North America and the Caribbean. He is the author of “Overcoming Violence against Women and Girls: The International Campaign to Eradicate a Worldwide Problem” published by Rowman & Littlefield in 2003, as well as numerous academic papers. In 2004 Professor Penn was appointed to the Board of Directors of the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Administration by Governor Edward G. Rendell. He also serves on the Boards of the Tahirih Justice Center in Washington, D.C., and the Baha'i Association of Mental Health Professionals. Professor Penn was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa in 1986, is a former Ford Foundation Fellow, a former Aspin Institute Fellow, and is the recipient of several academic awards, including the John Russwarm Award for Scholarship from the University of Pennsylvania." [1]

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  1. Michael L. Penn, Temple University, accessed September 29, 2007.