Beatrice M Newman

Dr. Beatrice Mendez Newman is Professor of Writing and Language Studies at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. Her Ph.D. is from Texas A&M University, where she specialized in rhetoric and composition and linguistics. She has a lifetime Texas teaching certificate in secondary English and Journalism with ESL certification, and works extensively with local teachers in creating student-centered, engaging writing units. Dr. Newman is also the author of English Teacher Certification Exams in Texas (Allyn and Bacon, 2005), a study guide for the TExES ELAR exams. Dr. Newman's research has been published in collections on teaching writing at Hispanic-serving institutions; her recent articles have appeared in Voices from the Middle, HETS Online Journal, and the English Journal. Dr. Newman serves as a reviewer for journal manuscripts published by the National Council of Teachers of English, and has also been a national judge for the NCTE Achievement Awards in Writing.