Amy Becker

Amy Becker
Director of the Writing Program, Senior Lecturer

Amy Becker is the director of the writing program and senior lecturer at NYU Shanghai. As Director, she oversees core curriculum writing courses, English for Academic Purposes courses, and the Creative Writing minor. Prior to joining NYU Shanghai, she was a lecturer in the NYU expository writing program and a critical thinking and writing instructor for NYU Abu Dhabi's Summer Academy. In addition to her work in New York City and Abu Dhabi, she has led workshops in journalism at the NYU Ghana academic center and on behalf of NYU in Russia. She holds an MA in journalism from New York University and a BA from the University of Minnesota.

Academic Interests

  • First-year writing curriculum
  • Writing centers and peer tutoring
  • Writing program administration

Courses Taught

  • Global Perspectives on Society - Writing Workshop
  • Global Perspectives on Culture
  • Writing as Inquiry
  • Perspectives on the Humanities: The Truth is Out There?
  • Topics in Creative Writing: Reaching Across the Divide


  • MA, Journalism
    New York University, 2007
  • BA, International Relations
    University of Minnesota, 2001