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Sr. Rita

Sister Rita Yeasted, SFCC, Ph.D.

The Dorothy Saladiak Distinguished Professor of English , English
Professor, English
(412) 536-1784

 COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES ATTENDED AND DEGREES RECEIVED:

• La Roche University, B.A. English
• Duquesne University, M.A. English
• Duquesne University, Ph.D. English

PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATIONS:

• Permanent Comprehensive English Certification, Instructional II
SCHOLARLY/PROFESSIONAL ACHIEVEMENTS:
• The Dorothy Saladiak Distinguished Professor of English ~ 2014 - present
• English Department Chair ~ 1980 - 2014
• International Poetry Forum Advisory Board since 1979-2009
• President of the Western Pennsylvania Council of Teachers of English ~ 2011-2014, 2016 - 2018 
• Pennsylvania Council of Teachers of English and Language Arts Board Member ~ 1978-2001
• PCTELA Vice-President for Colleges, 1990-2001
• State Coordinator for NCTE Achievement Awards in Writing competition 1978-1991
• Coordinated the annual six-day International Assembly of the Sisters For Christian Community, summer of 1989, 1997
皇冠hg0088开户官网• Planning Committee for Western Pennsylvania Council of Teachers of English fall and spring conferences, NCTE regionals of 1989 and 1990; also served on Committee for WPCTE annual English Festival for regional high school students ~ 1993 to present.

BOOKS PUBLISHED:

• JON: John Oliver Nelson and the Movement for Power in the Church. iUniverse, 2012.
皇冠hg0088开户官网• Grapes of Wrath: A Curriculum Unit, Center for Learning/William C. Brown

AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS:

• 2017 Spirit of St. Joseph Award for Scholarship and Service
• 2017 The La Roche University Dance Council
• 2015 North Hills McKnight AAUW Outstanding Women Award
• 2014 NCTE Norman Mailer College Writing Competition Judge ~ (to present) 
• 2013 La Roche University Distinguished Alumna Award 
• 2013 Chosen as International Communication Coordinator for Sisters For Christian Community ~ 2013 - 2019
• 2003 College Dedication to Achievement Award
• 2001 PCTELA Award for Outstanding Service
• 1995 Brother Gregory Nugent, FSC Award for Excellence in Teaching
• 1993, 1994 Nominated as CASE Professor of Year
• 1992 Elected Class Marshal by senior class
• 1991 Nominated as Outstanding Advisor for AWC Student Chapter by Area AWC Professional President
• 1991 Fellow, Western Pennsylvania Writing Project
• 1989 Appeared in Who's Who in American Education: 1989-90
• 1988 Voted one of Pittsburgh's Outstanding Women
• 1985 Distinguished La Roche Alumna Award

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATION MEMBERSHIPS:

• National Council of Teachers of English
• Pennsylvania Council of Teachers of English and Language Arts
• Western Pennsylvania Council of Teachers of English
• Modern Language Association
• American Association of University Women, North Hills/McKnight Branch


JOINED LA ROCHE: FALL 1980

HOMETOWN: TARENTUM, PA