Jane Pennington has taught social behavioral dynamics such as listening, assertiveness, and personal relationships for over 15 years. She has taught for the New Choices, New Options program on career transitions, at Northampton Community College since 2012.
Pennington's education has included study with psychiatrist Dr. Donald Nathanson of the Tomkins Institute in Philadelphia and sociologist Dr. Thomas Scheff of the University of California in Santa Barbara. Her Master's thesis for the University of Miami included extensive examination of social-emotions as motivators for behavior. Pennington has conducted international presentations on social behavioral dynamics for the International Institute for Restorative Practices conferences in the Netherlands, Canada, Australia, and the US, for the Pennsylvania Certification Board, Treatment Trends, Inc., seminars at Moravian College and private workshops.
She has worked as a counselor in several county prisons. The culmination of her work resulted in a published workbook titled, Should Have Already Mastered Everything.