Beth Brunk-Chavez, Ph.D.

Interim Dean of Extended University and Associate Professor of Rhetoric and Writing Studies

Extended University

College of Liberal Arts

UT El Paso

Beth Brunk-Chavez, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Rhetoric and Writing Studies at The University of Texas at El Paso. Dr. Brunk-Chavez has worked as an Associate Dean in the College of Liberal Arts for three years. One of the primary responsibilities in this role is directing the Bachelor of Multidisciplinary Studies and the online Finish@UT program, which enable students to complete their degree. Dr. Brunk-Chavez also works with students beginning their college experience as the Director of First-Year Composition for the last five years. In 2012, the First-Year Composition program was recognized with a Conference on College Composition and Communication Certificate of Excellence. She has served on a variety of national committees and as Assistant Chair of the College Section Steering Committee for the National Council of Teachers of English. Her teaching, research, and publications are related to writing program administration, evaluation and assessment, teaching writing with technology, and professional development. She lives in El Paso, Texas, with her husband, Eddie, and their two sons, Jackson and Carter.