Two Women Scholars Win the 2017 Teaching Literature Book Award

A book edited by Laurie Grobman of the Berks campus of Pennsylvania State University and Roberta Rosenberg of Christopher Newport University in Newport News, Virginia, received the 2017 Teaching Literature Book Award from the department of English at Idaho State University. The international prize is presented biennially for the best book on teaching literature at the college level.

The editors are being honored for their book Service Learning and Literary Studies in English (Modern Language Association, 2015). The award committee praised the book for its “well-articulated rationale for service learning as well as practical advise for teachers interested in implementing service learning in their courses.”

Laurie Grobman is a professor of English and a professor of women’s studies at Penn State Berks. She holds a bachelor’s degree in sociology and a master’s degree in criminology from the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Grobman earned a second master’s degree in English from Villanova University in Pennsylvania and a Ph.D. in English from Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.

Roberta Rosenberg is a professor emerita of English at Christopher Newport University. She first joined the faculty there in 1986. Dr. Rosenburg is a graduate of Queens College of the City University of New York System, where she majored in English languages and literatures. She holds a Ph.D. in English from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

The editors will visit Idaho State University in the fall of 2018 to host workshops on connecting humanities teaching with public service.


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