61 Sever Street
Worcester, MA 01609
Professor of English
Division: General Education
Office Location: Borger 205
Gretchen E. DiGeronimo, M.A., Ph.D., has been an educator since 1980, beginning her career as a high school teacher of English while completing her graduate studies at the Bread Loaf School of English at Middlebury College. She subsequently pursued teaching at the college level as an adjunct professor of English at the University of Massachusetts-Lowell, while beginning her pursuit of her doctorate at the University of New Hampshire, where she also served as a teaching assistant and graduate associate.
Dr. DiGeronimo joined the full-time faculty at Becker College in 1998, where she has taught a variety of English course work within the humanities department. Throughout her education and teaching career, American literature has resonated strongly. She completed her doctoral dissertation on the novels of Charles Brockden Brown, whom many regard as one of the most accomplished U.S. novelists in the 1790s. Her experience in education has been teaching college writing, English composition, developmental writing, and effective communications. Her specialty area is American literature.
• Modern Language Association
• Northeast Modern Language Association
• American Studies Association
• Society of Early Americanists
• Charles Brockden Brown Society
“Teaching that Transforms the Mind,” Center for Critical Thinking (Palo Alto, California), 2004
“Mary Shelley and Frankenstein,” Becker College Leicester Campus Discussion Panel, 2001
“Charles Brockden Brown and Early National Painting,” Graduate/Faculty Colloquium, University of New Hampshire, 1995