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Alicia Pennington
Alicia Pennington
- Instructional Designer II and Faculty Developer, CITL
  • alicia.pennington@wku.edu
  • Honors College & International Center 3020
  • (270) 745-4057
  • Liaison to Potter College of Arts & Letters


As an Instructional Designer, Alicia collaborates with faculty in the design, development, and deployment of online and hybrid/blended courses using current evidence-based adult learning and instructional design principles. She also creates interactive experiences that increase student learning, engagement, and motivation. Prior to joining WKU, Pennington worked in The Medical Center’s Education and Development Department designing online work-place training. This prior experiences allows her to assist DELO’s CPD department in the development and implementation of non-college credit continuing professional development learning courses.


B.A. Radio Broadcast Communications, 1993, Western Kentucky University

Professional Certificate, 2007, Teaching and Learning in Web-Based Courses, Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis

M.S. Instructional Design and Technology, 2010, Emporia State University, Emporia, KS



Quality Matters Certified Peer Reviewer, 2014

Quality Matters Certified Continuing Professional Development Reviewer, 2014



Pennington, A. (2015, November) The Changing of a Mind-Set: Guidelines for Designing Continuing Professional Development and Workplace Traiing Courses. Presented at the Kentucky Convergence Conference, Bowling Green, KY.

Pennington, A. (2014, November).  Learning By Doing:  Using Articulate Storyline to Increase Learning.  Presented for Kentucky Convergence Conference in Louisville, KY.

Digges Elliott, H., Ortolani, J., & Pennington, A. (2014, November).  Let you students play!  It’s game time.  Presented for Kentucky Convergence Conference in Louisville, KY.

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