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Dr. Beth Bernstein

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Office: Centennial 135
E-Mail: bethb@txstate.edu
Phone: 512.245.2079

Biography: Beth Bernstein is a lecturer of Spanish in the Department of Modern Languages at Texas State University. She defended her Ph.D dissertation in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at the University of New Mexico in March of 2006, passing both the dissertation and defense with distinction. Beth has taught elementary and intermediate Spanish language courses as well as more advanced university classes including grammar, composition, conversation, Spanish for careers, and Spanish literature. Beth also originated and taught three advanced-level Spanish classes involving the Spanish language, literature, and culture at the University of New Mexico. Beth joined the faculty as a lecturer and supervisor at the University of Texas in the Fall of 2006, where she developed her own curriculum for two regularly scheduled courses: Introduction to Spanish Literature since 1700, and Advanced Grammar and Composition. Beth also had extensive supervisory roles at UT; she supervised the accelerated first year Spanish course as well as second semester Spanish from fall 2006 through spring 2008. During the summer of 2007, Beth coordinated the entire Lower-Division Spanish and Portuguese Program at UT for the First Summer Session. During her time at UT, Beth created the syllabi for the courses she taught and was a key team member for completely redesigning the curricula of the undergraduate Spanish program. Beth was also adjunct faculty at St. Edward's University, and last year was a Visiting Professor of Spanish. She developed the curriculum for the Practical Conversation course, Introduction to Spanish Literature since 1700, and the Spanish for Careers course.

Research Interests: Her specialty is 17th- and 20th-Century Peninsular Theater.