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John Beck

Lecturer in Drama



B.A., Washington College, 2005; M.A., Binghamton University, 2007.



“If Re-reading Katsuhiro Otomo’s Akira During a Storm.” Poem. Homme. Whole Beast Rag. December 2013.

“Eventually.” Poem. Red Fez. October 2013.

“Carol claims.” Poem. Friday Love Poems. The Serotonin Project. 2011

My Allegorical Grandmother. Chapbook. Turtle Ink Press, Syracuse, NY. 2007.

Shivering Through the Details. Co-editor with Amy Lawson-Cassady. Anthology. Turtle Ink Press, Syracuse, NY. 2007.

Pinstripe Alley, A New York Yankees Blog, www.pinstripealley.com; Co-Manager and Analyst
Articles picked up by Hardball Times, LoHud Yankees Blog, River Ave Blues, and others.


Professional Experience

As a member of the Alumni Relations and Annual Giving team, John helps with fundraising for The Washington Fund.

After graduating with a degree in English in 2005, he earned a Master’s from SUNY Binghamton in 2007. He taught at the high school and college level for several years, and he continues to teach at WC and other area colleges when the opportunity arises.

He and his wife, Carol Landis ’06, live in Chestertown.

Courses taught at WC:
  • Principles of Effective Speaking
Courses taught at other institutions:
  • Introduction to College Writing
  • Writing about Literature
  • American Literature to 1861
  • American Literature 1861 to the Present
  • Technical Communications