Beverly is Professor of English, Director of the English Teaching Program, and former Director of the Montana Writing Project at the University of Montana in Missoula.
In 1996, Dr. Chin served as President of the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE). She has also served as a Board Member of the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NPBTS) and as the Senior Project Consultant for the 2011 Writing Framework for the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP).
Formerly a high school English teacher and adult education reading teacher, Beverly has worked with educators in many countries, including Japan, Taiwan, India, Pakistan, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Thailand, People’s Republic of China, Bangladesh, Guam, Scotland, England, Germany, Canada, Czech Republic, Ukraine, and New Zealand. In 2009, she was a member of the first Teacher Educators’ Study Group at Yad Vashem in Jerusalem.
Beverly consulted with Annenberg/CPB on two professional development videotape programs: “The Expanding Canon: Teaching Multicultural Literature in the High School” (2004) and “Teaching Multicultural Literature: A Workshop for the Middle Grades” (2005).
Beverly is the author, editor, and/or consultant for several texts on teaching reading and literature, teaching writing and grammar, and children’s literature. She is committed to literacy education, global/multicultural education, and social justice. During her forty years as an educator, she has received numerous awards for her teaching and service, including the 2012 NCTE Distinguished Service Award.