Geraldine Cannon Becker
Associate Professor of English and Creative Writing
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Ext. 7695
Office: 243 Nadeau Hall
Education

M.F.A., Creative Writing Poetry, University of Arkansas 1998 B.A., English/Education, Winthrop University 1991

Honors, Fellowships, & Memberships

Fourth Focus on Faculty presenter, hosted by Blake Library:   "A Transformative Experience: Self Reflections, Collaborative Inquiry, and Arts-Based Research."   http://www.umfk.edu/library/faculty/scholarship/

Co-Chaired the 2014 WE LEARN Conference:  Women's Literacy Gardens.

After being a member of the WE LEARN organization for 10 years, being on the Women's Perspectives selection committee, and being on the conference planning committee for several years, was invited to become a Member of the Board of Directors of WE LEARN (Women, Expanding, Literacy, Education, Action, Resource, Network), 2014.  

Transformative Language Arts Council Member, 2010.

UMFK Foundation Faculty Research Award, 2009--in recognition of valuable research and outstanding contributions to the cause of literacy in the St. John Valley--including WITS (Writers in the Schools) workshops, Collaborative Inquiry, and Arts-Based Research.

 

Licenses Held

Teacher Certification in Secondary English

Research Interests

Arts and Sciences:  Jungian Depth Psychology and Archetypal Studies; Dreamwork, and SoulFlowering Workshops; Transformative Language Arts, and Arts-based Research; Writer's in the Schools and Community Programs; Collaborative Learning, and Literacy Issues--WE LEARN, Women's Perspectives, etc. ; Appalachian Folk Healing Methods/Traditions/Tales; Gardening and Environmental Stewardship.

Campus & Community Service

Arts-based SoulFlowering Workshops. Aroostook Review.  MYTHiCRAFT. Reading to children at FKES. Poetry/storytelling presentations. Cultural Workshops and Earth Day Celebrations. Dramatic Presentations of Literature at the Fort Kent Public Library. Organized WITS visits to FKES (3rd, 4th, and 5th grades) and the CHIPPY Center. Lead "New Books, New Readers" reading circles for the Maine Humanities Council.  Assisted Tamara Sellman purchase books for victims of Katrina (relatives/neighbors).

Recent Papers, Presentations & Publications

"Silent Commune," Geraldine Cannon.  Between Literary Review:  Crossroads, Vol. 16. (Spring, 2013).

"Wellaway," Geraldine Cannon. Between Literary Review:  Crossroads Vol. 16. (Spring, 2013).

“Looking at You,” Geraldine Cannon Becker.  Our Stories, OurselvesThe EmBODYment of Women's Literacy—Adult Education Special Topics: Theory, Research & Practice in Lifelong Learning, Miller, Mev and King, Kathleen P. Eds., Information Age Publishing, Charlotte, NC.  March, 2012.

“Enriching Lives,” Geraldine Cannon Becker. Empowering Women through Literacy:Views from Experience—Adult Education Special Topics: Theory, Research & Practice in Lifelong Learning, Miller, Mev and King, Kathleen P. Eds., Information Age Publishing, Charlotte, NC. March 1, 2009.

Various encyclopedia entries for The Facts on File Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction. Eds. Geoff Hamilton and Brian Jones. New York: Facts on File, 2009.

“Unmeasured Time,” Geraldine Cannon.  From East to West:bicoastal verse (Fall, 2008).

Glad Wilderness, Geraldine Cannon. Plain View Press, Austin, TX (August, 2008).             

“Storytelling.” International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences, 2nd edition. William A., Darity Jr., Ed. 9 vols.  Detroit: Macmillan Reference USA, 2008.

Recent Highlights

Fourth Focus on Faculty presenter, hosted by Blake Library:   "A Transformative Experience: Self Reflections, Collaborative Inquiry, and Arts-Based Research."   http://www.umfk.edu/library/faculty/scholarship/

Associate Professor of English & Creative Writing, Geraldine Cannon Becker was recently invited to be on the Board of Directors of WE LEARN--Empowering Women through Literacy.  She also co-chaired a WE LEARN Conference: Women's Literacy Gardens (March 7-8, 2014).

Courses Taught

Geraldine teaches courses in the subject of English.

Contact Information

Geraldine may be contacted by phone at (207) 834-7695 or by email at geraldine.becker@maine.edu.