Professor of English



Professor. B.A., English, Cortland College; M.A., University of Vermont; M.A., Hollins College; M.F.A., University of Iowa.

Professor Becker teaches creative writing and literature and has published a story collection, The Sincere Café.  Her stories have appeared in The Atlantic, Epoch, Ploughshares, Kenyon Review, Iowa Review, New Letters, Nimrod, The Gettysburg Review, New England Review, and elsewhere. She has won several prizes and grants, including the Katherine Anne Porter Fiction Prize, the Pirate's Alley Faulkner Society Prize, Boston Review Fiction Prize, Wallace Stegner Fiction Fellowship, the Michener/Copernicus Society Award, the Mid-List Press Award for Short Fiction, the Ludwig Vogelstein Award, the John Stern Distinguished Professor Award, and the Pennock Distinguished Service Award.