Professor of English
English, College of Arts and Sciences
Environmental Studies, College of Arts and Sciences
Started at Bethel
- Wheaton College - B.A., 1974
- University of Iowa - Ph.D., 1983
Areas of expertise
Becknell teaches introductory and advanced courses on American literature, environmental writing, and modern myth makers. He received the Faculty Excellence Award for teaching in 1995. He is the author of a book of spiritual lessons from nature, Of Earth and Sky, and articles on American literary history.