Rochelle Berndt headshot

Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Kent State University

Rochelle Berndt

Rochelle BerndtAssistant Professor

Ph.D., Kent State University
M.A.Ed., Baldwin Wallace University
B.S., Bowling Green State University

Dr. Rochelle Berndt is assistant professor in literacy education in the School of Education at Baldwin Wallace University. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in elementary education from Bowling Green State University, a Master of Arts degree from Baldwin Wallace University in literacy education, and a doctorate from Kent State University in curriculum and instruction with a literacy specialization.

Berndt currently instructs literacy courses for preservice teachers in the fields of early childhood and middle childhood education. She also teaches on-campus and online graduate literacy education courses. Additionally, Berndt is co-directing a School of Education initiative on the use of a co-teaching model during the clinical practice experience with several local school districts.

Prior to her full-time teaching position, Berndt served as the coordinator of field/clinical placements for the School of Education at BW for six years. Before being employed at BW, Berndt instructed middle school students for twelve years in the areas of language arts and mathematics.

Berndt has an active research agenda in the areas of literacy and teacher education, and has presented at numerous local, state, national and international conferences. Her lines of inquiry include best practices in teacher education, teachers’ professional identities, visioning, literacy motivation and engagement, teaching for social justice through child and adolescent literature, and the integration of literacy across the curriculum.

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