March 2, 2009

Rochelle (Chelle) Becker-Bernstein, a third-year student in the T&T Ph.D. program, was selected as one of ten composition teaching assistants from around the country to serve on the Bedford/St. Martin’s TA Advisory Board for 2009. Ms. Bernstein, who is currently completing her coursework and looking forward to beginning her comprehensive examinations during the summer, was nominated by T&T faculty member, Elizabeth Wardle, for the honor. She submitted a CV and other materials, completed an interview with Bedford personnel, and was selected for the board. She will receive a $1000 stipend and travel expenses to a board meeting in Boston. Chelle’s research focuses on mixed-mode instruction in composition, and her work with this organization will allow her to share her findings with and learn from her colleagues around the country through the Bedford blog and other outlets.