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Ann Becker

Associate Professor
Mentor
School for Undergraduate Studies
Office(s):
  • Academic School:
    Arts and Humanities
  • Academic Department:
    Historical Studies
    Phone:
    • 631-405-5105 ext:4963
    Education
    • MAT in Social Studies from Stony Brook University - State University of New York
    • M.A. in History from Stony Brook University - State University of New York
    • Ph.D. in Early American History from Stony Brook University - State University of New York
    Subjects of Interest
    • Historical Studies
    Professional Responsibilities / Bio

     I advise students in all curricullum areas except Business.

    Ann M. Becker is an Associate Professor at SUNY Empire State College, and received her doctorate from Stony Brook University.  Dr. Becker has presented at numerous academic conferences, including the New England Historical Association and the American Historical Association, and has published three photo history books on Long Island. Her article, “Smallpox in Washington’s Army: the Strategic Implications of the Disease during the American Revolutionary War,” appeared in the Journal of Military History in 2004, and “Smallpox at the Siege of Boston: “Vigilance against this most dangerous Enemy,” appeared in the Winter 2017 issue of the Historical Journal of Massachusetts.

     

    Publications
    • Books, Chapter and articles “Inoculation in Washington’s Army: The Battle Against Smallpox,” in S. Barton C. Hacker and Margaret Vining, eds., Science in Uniform, Uniforms in Science: Historical Studies of American Military and Scientific Interactions. (Metuchen, NJ: Scarecrow Press, July 2007). “The Revolutionary War Pension Act of 1818,” Historical Journal of Massachusetts, Summer 2019. “Smallpox at the Siege of Boston: “Vigilance against this most dangerous Enemy,” Historical Journal of Massachusetts, Winter 2017 issue. “Smallpox in Washington’s Army: the Strategic Implications of the Disease During the American Revolutionary War,” Journal of Military History. April 2004. Miller Place and Mount Sinai Through Time; Fonthill Publications, 2015. Images of America: Mount Sinai. Arcadia Publishing: Charleston. July 2003. Stony Brook: State University of New York. With Kristen J. Nyitray Arcadia Publishing: Charleston. August 2002.
    • Internal Publications: “Career and College Readiness Seminar: Developing and Sustaining Partnerships,” Empire State College Publication, All About Mentoring Issue 48 Winter 2016. “Historical Lessons: From Smallpox to Ebola.” Empire State College Publication, All About Mentoring Issue 46 Winter 2015. “Using ANGEL Creatively: Ways to Support Individual Studies,” Empire State College Publication, All About Mentoring Issue 38 Winter 2010.
    • Editing, Program and Book Reviews: Never Caught: The Washingtons' Relentless Pursuit of Their Runaway Slave, Ona Judge. By Erica Armstrong Dunbar. (New York, NY; 37INK Atria an imprint of Simon and Schuster, Inc. 2018). Forthcoming in the Historical Journal of Massachusetts Summer 2020 issue. Critical Scholarship Review of the Founder’s Day program for the Three Village Historical Society’s award application to the American Association of State and Local History (AASLH). January 2019. American Tempest: How the Boston Tea Party Sparked a Revolution. By Harlow Giles Unger. (Cambridge, Massachusetts: Da Capo Press, 2011). Published in the Historical Journal of Massachusetts, Winter 2019 issue. The Fever of 1721: The Epidemic That Revolutionized Medicine and American Politics. By Stephen Coss. (New York, NY: Simon & Schuster; 2016). Published in the Historical Journal of Massachusetts, Summer 2017 issue. General Washington’s Commando: Benjamin Tallmadge in the Revolutionary War. By Richard. F. Welch. (North Carolina: McFarland, 2014) in The Long Island History Journal, Vol 24-2 at https://lihj.cc.stonybrook.edu/ The Manor: Three Centuries at a Slave Plantation on Long Island. By Mac Griswold. (New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2013) in The Long Island History Journal, Vol.24-1at https://lihj.cc.stonybrook.edu/ The Routes Not Taken: a trip through New York City’s Unbuilt Subway System By Joseph B. Raskin. (New York: Empire State Editions, an imprint of Fordham University Press, 2014. 262 pp. ISBN 978-0-8232-5369-2. Published in Bookmark Winter/Spring 2014. Assistant Editor for the Guide and Index to the Letters and Papers of Richard Rush, edited by Anthony M. Brescia, Scholarly Resources: Wilmington, 1980.