Becky Jo Gesteland

Dr. Becky Gesteland, Professor of English

Ph.D., University of Utah

Office: EH 449
Phone: 801-626-7083

Teaching and Research Interests:

  • Women's autobiographical writing; 
  • Late-19th/Early-20th Century American Studies; 
  • Content management and XML; 
  • service learning in technical writing.
  • Engaged Learning Series Coordinator, 2015-2018.

Recent Courses:

  • MENG 6240 Immigration in Late 19th-Early 20th Century American Literature
  • MENG 6240 The Frontier in American Literature
  • ENGL 4530 American Literature: Realism to Naturalism
  • ENGL 4520 American Literature: Early to Romantic
  • ENGL 4110 Content Management
  • ENGL 4100 Grant Writing
  • ENGL 2100 Technical Writing – Community-Based Learning 

Publications and Presentations:

  • (2008). Why we should teach XML: An argument for technical acuity. In G. Pullman & B. Gu (Eds.), Content Management: Bridging the Gap Between Theory and Practice. Amityville, NY: Baywood Press, 73-85.
  • (2007). With Shelley Thomas. Skills and literacies for the 21st Century: Assessing an undergraduate professional and technical writing program.Technical Communication, 54(4), 412-423.
  • (2007). Beyond death: A conversation with Alice Sebold. Weber: The Contemporary West. 24(1), 62-70.
  • (2007). How to teach XML: A brief tutorial. Intercom: The Magazine of the Society for Technical Communication. April: 20-21, 29.
  • (2010). Discussion Leader. “For the Love of Adventure” Book Discussion. Utah Humanities Council. Pleasant Valley Library. South Ogden, UT.
  • (2009). General Studies Convocation Speech. Weber State University.
  • (2007). XML: A brief tutorial. Professional development meeting. STC Intermountain Chapter. Weber State University – Davis.
  • On Education, Historical Gaps, and Imaginative Empathy A Conversation with Geraldine Brooks. Weber: The Contemporary West. Fall 2013, 46-59.