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Dr. Rebecca Cohen

AP Literature

Dr. Rebecca Cohen teaches Advanced Placement Literature at The Mesivta and is a Literacy Coach at Bala Cynwyd Middle School.  She began her career in Michigan teaching American, World, and English Literature as well as directing the one-act play. While teaching, she won the Vandenberg Fellowship to attend Dartmouth College to complete graduate work in American Literature.  Dr. Cohen pursued this work as a Dean’s Fellow at Indiana University, Bloomington while she researched and published numerous qualitative and literary analysis studies. She completed a Ph.D. in Curriculum Studies and American Studies before taking a role as Assistant Professor of Education and American Studies at Ursinus College. Dr. Cohen left academia to raise her family, and lead the board of The Friendship Circle for ten years while co-owning and managing Center City Veterinary Hospital in Philadelphia. She recently delegated most of her business duties in order to return to teaching literature and writing.