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College of Arts and Science Dean – Renae Wentworth

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Dean, College of Arts and Science
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Education

  • EdD, Curriculum and Instruction, Bob Jones University
  • MA, English, Bob Jones University
  • BA, Interpretative Speech, Bob Jones University

Experience

  • 11 years' experience as student academic advisor
  • 11 years' experience as university freshman English professor; 7 years as director of freshman English program
  • 13 years' corporate experience; liaison to company suppliers and government officials, negotiated construction and architectural contracts, communicated with corporate investors and the press
  • 3 summers as writer/editor for Creative Services department of Bob Jones University (2009-2011)
  • 7 years as supervisor of teaching graduate assistants (TA's) in Division of English Language and Literature
  • Chairman, Committee to Evaluate ESL Student Performance in Freshman English
  • Contributing writer of Bob Jones University textbooks: College Writing (2nd ed.), published summer of 2010; Companion to College English (3rd ed.), published in summer of 2011
  • Dissertation committee member for doctoral student in BJU School of Education (2011-2012)
  • Extemporaneous essay commencement contest judge
  • Student Success Seminar Panelist (2006-2009)
  • Workshop presenter for New Beginnings Christian Educators Seminar; presentation entitled Preparing Your Students for College Freshman English

Training

  • SCADE (South Carolina Association of Departments of English), Cryptomnesia (Students and Accidental Plagiarism), 2012
  • McGraw-Hill, Teaching Today's Writers, 2008
  • University of South Carolina, From Our Past: A Survey of Medieval Manuscripts, 2007