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Trudy Harrington Becker

Trudy Harrington Becker, Senior Instructor

Trudy Becker
Trudy Harrington Becker, Senior Instructor

Department of History
220 Stanger Street
Blacksburg, VA 24061
540-231-1733 | thbecker@vt.edu

Trudy Harrington Becker is a senior instructor of history at Virginia Tech.

  • Ancient Rome
  • Classical Studies
  • Women’s Studies
  • PhD, University of Florida
  • MA, Virginia Tech
  • MA, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • BA, College of the Holy Cross
  • Associate Chair, Department of History, 2011
  • State Vice President for Virginia, Classical Association of the Middle West and South
  • President, Academy of Teaching Excellence, 2012-13
  • Co-Coordinator, Classical Studies Program
  • Webmaster, Classical Studies Program
  • Alumni Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Academic Advising, Virginia Tech, 2018
  • William E. Wine Award for Excellence in Teaching, Virginia Tech, 2015
  • Alumni Award for Excellence in International Education, Virginia Tech,  2014
  • Excellence in International Initiatives, Virginia Tech College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, 2013

Journal Articles

“Broadening Access to a Classical Education: Virginia State Colleges in the Nineteenth Century,” Classical Journal 96.3 (2001) 309-322.

“A Source for Ideology: The Classical Education of Martin Luther King, Jr.,” Classical Bulletin, 76.2 (2000) 181-189 (Special issue devoted to 20th c. use of the classical world).

“Daniel B. Williams: Virginia’s First State Hired Black College Classics Instructor,” Classical Outlook 76.3 (1999) 94-95.

“Ambiguity and the Female Warrior: Vergil’s Camilla,” Electronic Antiquity, 4.1 (August 1997).