The 2013 Broward College Foundation Endowed Teaching Chair was awarded to an Adrian Dominican School of Education’s Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration student, Maria E. Bernal-Dobek. Bernal-Dobek is a Broward College Reading professor and the recipient of the Margaret and Cato Roach Endowed Teaching Chair.
This notable award includes a $7,500 program stipend and a $2,500 professional development stipend. Bernal-Dobek went through a rigorous selection process that required her to submit a portfolio, be interviewed, and teach a sample lesson for the selection committee.
Bernal-Dobek has served as coordinator for the Center for American Education in Lima, Peru through an agreement with Broward College which was the college’s first international service-learning program.
Bernal-Dobek was also the Outstanding Doctoral Student in the Higher Education Administration program for the 2012-2013 year.
“Maria has served as our Graduate Assistant with a continuous thirst to expand her knowledge base, while working with faculty on research projects,” said Dr. Carmen McCrink, director of the Ph.D. Higher Education Administration program.