Allison Becker

This was Allison’s CV as of 2001.


Personal Information

Allison J. Becker
[email protected]
[we used for free email for a while before it shut down]


Doctor of Philosophy Candidate : The Pennsylvania State University
College of Education
Area of Focus: Language and Literacy Education
Jamie Meyers, advisor

Masters of Arts : University of Massachusetts, Boston
College of Arts and Sciences
Area of focus: Applied Linguistics
Donaldo Macedo, advisor

Bachelors of Arts: Texas A&M University
College of Arts and Sciences
Area of Focus: English

Teacher Certified in Secondary English Education – State of Pennsylvania

Professional Experience

Professional Development School Associate and Graduate Assistant, 2001-present
The Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA
Jamie Myers, advisor

English as a Second Language Teacher, 1999-2001
Language Studies International, Boston, MA
Brooke Cashin-Breen, Director

Supplemental Instructor of English Literature, 1996-1999
Texas A&M University, College Station, TX
Shelly Christie-Blair, Supervisor

Courses Taught

All levels of Reading, Writing, Listening, and Speaking in the adult ESL Classroom

Assisted with the teaching of 9th-12th grade ESL in State College High School, State College, PA

Facilitated various educational theory and methods classes in the Professional Development School

Conference Presentations

National Conference of Teachers of English: Fall 2001
  – Facilitated roundtable discussion of Interdisciplinary Writing Skills, Baltimore, MD

Holmes Conference : January 2002
  – Table presentation of the use of inquiry in the model of the secondary English Professional Development School at The Pennsylvania State University, San Antonio, TX

Professional Organizations

National Council of Teachers of English member

Awards and Honors

Diefenderfer Award for Excellence in Graduate Studies
2002, The Pennsylvania State University

Book Award Recipient for Outstanding work in Applied Linguistics
2001, University of Massachusetts, Boston

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