Greg Pennington

Greg Pennington

Associate Professor of Sociology & Social Work, & Director of the Social Work Program

Year Started at GU: 2005
Phone: 618.664.6815
Office Hours:

Monday 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Tuesday 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Thursday 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Areas of Responsibility:

Program director for undergraduate social work and teaching undergraduate social work.


B.A. Sociology, Greenville College
M.Div. Asbury Theological Seminary
MSSW, University of Wisconsin - Madison
Ph.D., Counselor Education, Regent University

I maintain an active private practice in clinical social work as well as a clinical social work in home health care and hospice.

About Greg Pennington

When not working, I enjoy weight training, St. Louis Cardinal Baseball, Bears Football, and spending time with my kids. I also enjoy working with people through the local church. 


Introduction to Social Work; Social Policy; Research Methodology; Human Behavior; Juvenile Delinquency; Sociology of the City; Child Welfare; Sociology of Wealth and Poverty; Social Organizations; Social Work Practice.

Related Experiences

  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker (State of Illinois)
  • Hospice Social Work/Palliative Care, Methodist Medical Center, Peoria, Illinois
  • Child Welfare Social Work, Children's Home Association of Central Illinois, Peoria, Illinois
  • Pastoral Ministry, Free Methodist Church of N. America
  • Veterans Administration Hospital, Madison, WI (Outpatient Substance Abuse)
  • Rock County Juvenile Justice Program, Janesville, WI
  • School Social Work: Beloit WI Public Schools, School Based Health Clinic, Peoria, Illinois Public Schools
  • Urban Ministry: Olive Branch Mission, Chicago, Illinois

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