Neumann University Professor Selected to Score College Board Exam

Maria G. Traub
Maria G. Traub

Maria G. Traub, associate professor of French and Italian at Neumann University, participated in the College Board’s Annual Advanced Placement (AP) Reading in French Language and Culture. Each June, AP teachers and college faculty members from around the world gather in the United States to evaluate and score the free-response sections of the AP Exams. The 2012 gathering was from June 12-18 in Cincinnati, Ohio.


AP readers are high school and college educators who represent many academic institutions throughout the world. The AP Reading is a forum in which an academic dialogue between high school and college educators is encouraged. “The Reading fosters professionalism, allows for the exchange of ideas, and strengthens the commitment to students and to teaching,” said Trevor Packer, senior vice president for AP and college readiness at the College Board. “We are very grateful for the contributions of talented educators like Dr. Maria Traub.”


A resident of Center City Philadelphia, Traub has taught at Neumann since 1999. She most enjoys teaching courses entitled “Conversation,” and “Literature and Film Studies,” both of which she conducts entirely in French. She holds a master’s degree in education from Temple University, two additional master’s degrees in French and Italian from Middlebury College, and a doctor of modern languages degree from Middlebury.


The Advanced Placement Program® enables willing and academically prepared students to pursue college-level studies – with the opportunity to earn college credit, advanced placement or both – while still in high school. Through AP courses in 34 subjects, each culminating in a rigorous exam, students learn to think critically, construct solid arguments, and see many sides of an issue – skills that prepare them for college and beyond.  In 2011, more than 11,000 AP readers evaluated more than 3.4 million AP exams.



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