Beverly Ann Chin, Ph. D.
Chair, Department of English
Director, English Teaching Program and Montana Writing Project
University of Montana
Missoula, Montana, USA
Dr. Beverly Ann Chin is Chair of the English Department, Director of the English Teaching Program, Director of the Montana Writing Project, and former Director of Composition at the University of Montana.
In 1995-1996, Dr. Chin served as President of the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE), a professional association of literacy educators, kindergarten through graduate school.
Formerly a high school English and adult education teacher, Dr. Chin has taught at several universities, including University of New Orleans, Arizona State University, and University of Central Florida. She earned her B.A. and M.A. from Florida State University and her Ph.D. from University of Oregon.
Dr. Chin is a highly respected leader in English literacy standards, curriculum, instruction, and assessment. She served on the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, an organization dedicated to certification of accomplished teachers. As Senior Project Consultant for the 2011 Writing Framework of the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), Dr. Chin advocated for computer-supported writing assessment. She is an Expert Panelist for NBC Education’s web-based resource, The Parents’ ToolKit. A popular keynote speaker and workshop leader, Dr. Chin regularly presents at conventions, such as National Council of Teachers of English, International Literacy Association, National Middle School Association, Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, National Catholic Education Association, and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL International). She greatly enjoys working with students and educators and presenting at conferences throughout the world. She has worked with schools and universities in Canada, Germany, France, England, Scotland, Ukraine, Czech Republic, Israel, New Zealand, People’s Republic of China, Thailand, India, Pakistan, Nepal, Japan, Taiwan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, and Guam.
Dr. Chin has written, edited, and/or consulted on resources for teaching literature, reading, writing, and grammar. She was Senior Program Consultant for Glencoe Literature, grades 6-12. She was Contributing Editor for Chinese-American Literature (Globe) and Program Advisor for Asian American Literature, African American Literature, Hispanic American Literature, and Native American Literature (Glencoe). She was Senior Content Advisor and Web Writer for Teaching Multicultural Literature: A Workshop for the Middle Grades and featured as a Literary Scholar/Teacher Expert in The Expanding Canon: Teaching Multicultural Literature in the High School (Annenberg Media/CPB). Dr. Chin is now Senior Series Consultant for Grammar for Writing, grades 6-12; Grammar Workshop, grades 3-5; and Writing Workshop, grades 6-12 (William H. Sadlier). She is also a National Consultant for AP English Literature and Composition.
Dr. Chin has received numerous awards, including the NCTE Distinguished Service Award, which recognized her valuable professional service, scholarly/academic distinction, distinguished use of language, and excellence in teaching. She has also received the Richard W. Halle Award for an Outstanding NCTE Middle Level Educator, the Rewey Belle Inglis Award from the NCTE Women in Literacy and Life Assembly, the Distinguished Educator Award from the Montana Association of Teachers of English Language Arts, the Distinguished Alumni Award from Florida State University College of Education, and the University of Montana Distinguished Teacher Award.