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Thomas Becknell

Job Titles

  • 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.