Prof. Penny L. Hirsch

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Northwestern University
Penny Hirsch
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Penny L. Hirsch, Professor of Instruction and Associate Director of the Writing Program, Northwestern University, teaches in the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences and the McCormick School of Engineering. She played a key role in developing the required first-year course at McCormick--Design Thinking and Communication--drawing on her experience in teaching, consulting, and leadership in an NSF Engineering Research Center. Hirsch received her BA from the University of Michigan and her PhD from Northwestern. She has received numerous awards for teaching and research, including Northwestern’s first Charles Deering McCormick University Distinguished Lecturer, the highest award for excellence in teaching.
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