Elizabeth Ann Becker
Psychology, 220 Post Hall, Philadelphia, PA 19131
Tel:(610)660-2894 * Email: [email protected]
Ph.D. University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
Delta Certificate in Research, Teaching and Learning University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI B.A., June 2005. Lawrence University, Appleton, WI B.M., June 2005. Lawrence University, Appleton, WI
_________________________________________________ RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
Principle Investigator: Saint Joseph’s University
The role of parental care on the development of offspring brain and transmission of behavior
Graduate Project Assistant University of Wisconsin-Madison. Advisor:Dr. Catherine Marler, September 2006-present Dissertation: Behavioral and neuroendocrine mechanisms in the development of
aggressive behavior Other Collaborations: Human Research 1. Learning goals and Performance: The role of Cortisol and DHEA Research Specialist University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Supervisor:Dr. Catherine Marler, June 2005 - Sept 2008 Provided technical support on graduate student research projects Provided lab skills training for 8 undergraduate and 3 graduate students
Research Assistant Lawrence University. Advisor:Dr. Bruce Hetzler, September 2002 - June 2005 Project: Baclofen and alcohol effects on flash-evoked potentials of Long-Evans rats
_________________________________________________ PUBLICATIONS Becker, E.A., Petruno, S. and Marler, C.A. 2012. A comparison of scent marking between a
monogamous and promiscuous species of Peromyscus: pair bonded males do not
advertise to novel females. PLoS one, 7,2.
Becker, E.A., Moore, B.M., Auger, C. and Marler, C.A. 2010. Paternal behavior
increases testosterone levels in offspring of the California mouse. Hormones and Behavior, 58, 385-389.
Fuxjager, M.J., Montgomery, J. L., Becker, E.A., and Marler, C.A. 2010. Deciding to win:
interactive effects of residency, resources, and "boldness" on contest outcome in white-footed mice. Hormones and Behavior, 80, 921-927.
Fuxjager, M.J., Mast, G., Becker, E.A., and Marler, C.A. 2009. The home advantage is
necessary for a full winner effect and changes in post-encounter testosterone. Hormones and Behavior, 56, 214-219.
Hetzler, B.E., Ondracek, J., and Becker, E.A. 2008. Acute effects of baclofen and
alcohol on flash-evoked potentials in the visual system of Long-Evans rats. International Journal of Neuroscience. 118, 11: 1558-1581.
Marler, C.A., Trainor, B.C., Gleason, E.D., Bester-Meredith, J.K. and Becker, E.A. 2008.
The Effects of Paternal Behavior on Offspring Aggression and Hormones in the Biparental California Mouse. In Robert Bridges (ed.) Neurobiology of the Parental Brain.__________________________________________________ MANUSCRIPTS IN SUBMISSION AND PREPARATION Rozek, C., Becker, E.A. and Harackiewicz, J. In submission: Journal of Personality and
Social Psychology. Cortisol: a biological mechanism influencing interest in learning and
Becker, E.A., and Roberts, C.F. In preparation. Inclusive curriculum and individualized
instruction ameliorates the achievement gap for underrepresented minority students in
Becker, E.A. and Marler, C.A. In preparation. Post encounter dopamine is involved in the
regulation of aggressive behavior and the winner effect in the California mouse (Peromyscus californicus).
Becker, E.A., Libo, N., Goetsch, L., Kumerow, M, and Marler, C.A. In preparation. Like
father, like son: transmission of paternal care across generations.
_________________________________________________ RESEARCH PRESENTATIONS Like father, like son: transmission of paternal care across generations. Becker, E.A., Libo, N., Goetsch, L., Kumerow, M, and Marler, C.A. Society for Neuroscience, 2012 Non-genomic transmission of paternal care. Becker, E.A., Kumerow, M, and Marler, C.A. Society for Behavioral Neuroendocrinology, 2012 Epigenetic Transmission of Parental Care and Underlying Neural and Hormonal Mechanisms Becker, E.A. Recent Advances in Biology Lecture Series, Lawrence University 2012
Peromyscus californicus scent mark more than the closely related Peromyscus leucopus Becker, E.A., Meder, S., and Marler, C.A. Animal Behavior Society, 2010
Neural estrogen receptor changes in response to winning in the “home field” Becker, E.A., Mast, G., and Marler, C.A. Society for Behavioral Neuroendocrinology, 2010
Comparisons between monogamous and promiscuous species of Peromyscus University of Wisconsin-Madison, April 2010 Post encounter dopamine is involved in the regulation of aggressive behavior and the winner effect in the California mouse (Peromyscus californicus). Becker, E.A., and Marler, C.A. Society for Behavioral Neuroendocrinology, 2009 Neural and hormonal correlates of paternal behavior as possible mechanism for epigenetic transmission of aggression Lawrence University, February 2008 Paternal behavior and pup testosterone levels in the California mouse (Peromyscus californicus) University of Wisconsin-Madison, September 2007 Paternal behavior increases pup testosterone levels in the California mouse (Peromyscus californicus). Becker, E.A., Moore, B.M., Auger, C., and Marler, C.A. Society for Neuroscience, 2006 Baclofen does not counteract acute effects of alcohol on flash-evoked potentials of Long-Evans rats. Hetzler, B., Ondracek, J., and Florek, E.A. Society for Neuroscience, 2006
___________________________________________________ FELLOWSHIPS, GRANTS AND AWARDS
Summer Research Grant, Saint Joseph’s University
Hertz Foundation and Royalty Research Fellowship
University Housing Honored Instructor Award
University of Wisconsin-Madison, Center for the
First Year Experience, Outstanding Work with
Named by Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning, Aaron Brower, among top 5 for best teaching practices at Teaching and Learning Symposium
University of Wisconsin-Madison, Teaching
University of Wisconsin-Madison, Department
University of Wisconsin-Madison, Induction to
Future Faculty Partners, Teaching Academy
University of Wisconsin-Madison, Letters and Science Teaching Fellow Alternate
University of Wisconsin-Madison Prize for
__________________________________________________ TEACHING EXPERIENCE
Assistant Professor Department of Psychology, Saint Joseph’s University
Undergraduate Courses: Introductory Psychology, Research Methods, Neuroscience Foundations, Behavioral Neuroscience Graduate Courses: Hormones, Brain and Behavior, Systems Neuroscience
Adjunct Faculty Department of Psychology, Lawrence University.
Courses: Personality Psychology, Brain and Behavior, Neurobiological Research Design
and Surgical Techniques Dates: Spring 2011, Fall 2011, Spring 2012
Teaching Assistant Department of Psychology, University of Wisconsin – Madison.
Courses: Animal Behavior (2 semesters), Abnormal Psychology, Introductory Psychology (9 semesters), Research Methods Dates: Fall 2006 – Spring 2012
Undergraduate Advising Department of Psychology, University of Wisconsin – Madison.
2 recipients of Hilldale Undergraduate/Faculty Research Fellowships 5 co-authors on publications 4 senior thesis projects
Instructor TRIO/CeO (Center for Educational Opportunity), University of Wisconsin – Madison. The Center for Educational Opportunity is a federally- and state-funded center that provides academic and ancillary support to students from low-income families. The CeO center houses the federally-funded program, TRIO Student Support Services.
Course Designed and Taught: Introductory Psychology for At Risk Students
Instructor PEOPLE Program (Pre-College Enrichment Opportunity Program for Learning Excellence), University of Wisconsin – Madison.
PEOPLE is a pre-college pipeline for students of color and low-income students, most
of whom are the first in their families to potentially attend college. Under the Neuroscience Training Program: Summer 2006-2011 Course: Feed Your Brain (How food, drugs, and life choices affect the brain) Guest Lecturer Department of Psychology, University of Wisconsin – Madison.
Courses: Introductory Psychology (4 semesters), Animal Behavior
Guest Instructor Department of Physiology, University of Wisconsin – Madison. Instructor Expand Your Horizons, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Course: Exploring the laboratory: Biology Research
___________________________________________________ TEACHING PRESENTATIONS
Pipelines and Achievement Gaps; What are We Doing and What Else Might be Done University of Wisconsin-Madison, Equity and Diversity Day, March 2012
From Campus to Classroom: Planning for the Future University of Wisconsin-Madison, Teaching & Learning Symposium, May 2011
What future faculty should learn before they become professors
University of Wisconsin-Madison, Delta Roundtable , March 2011
Teaching in large lectures University of Wisconsin-Madison, Department of Psychology TA Training and Orientation, August 2010
Making your teaching shine University of Wisconsin-Madison, Teaching and Learning Symposium, May 2010
High Impact and Authentic Learning Environments Positively Impact Minority Student Outcomes University of Wisconsin-Madison, Teaching and Learning Symposium, May 2010 How to become a graduate student in psychology Lawrence University, February 2007 ______________________________________________________ PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS Sigma Xi
The Society for the Teaching of Psychology
International Society for Research on Aggression
Society for Behavioral Neuroendocrinology
Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology
University of Wisconsin Teaching Academy
_______________________________________________________ PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES AND SERVICE Reviewer for Hormones and Behavior Reviewer for Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology Advisory Board Member for the Achievement Gap Project at University of Wisconsin-Madison Founder of the Graduate and Professional Development Leadership Certificate at the University
_______________________________________________________ UNIVERSITY SERVICE SJU Community Garden Faculty Representative
Behavioral Neuroscience Advisory Board Member
_______________________________________ PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
What Difference does “difference” in the classroom make?
Creating and Impact Center for First Year Experience Conference
President’s Summit on Excellence in Teaching and Learning UW-System April
The Future of Education is Changing: What Role Will you Play?
What future faculty should learn before they become professors
Service Learning in a STEM Undergraduate Education
Teaching and Research at Different Institutions
Graduate Teaching Assistant Equity Workshop
______________________________________________________ COMMUNITY SERVICE
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