Department of Language, Literature, & Cultural Studies

Writing Center Administrators

Dr. Michael Becker

Dr. BeckerInterim Writing Center Coordinator

Dr. Michael Becker earned his PhD in English from University of Rhode Island, his MA from University of Sussex, and his BA from University of Colorado. He has previously worked at the University of Rhode Island’s Writing Center and has taught writing and literature classes at University of Maryland, Bowie State University, Providence College, Johnson & Wales University, Community College of Rhode Island, and University of Rhode Island. He has been teaching and tutoring for over 15 years, working closely with faculty, graduate students, undergraduate students, and high school students as well.

Originally from the mountains west of Denver, Colorado, Dr. Becker lived in New England for over a decade before moving to Bowie, Maryland. A lover of good food, he is interested in knowing about your favorite restaurants and recipes.




Mr. Mark J. Cox

Mark J Cox photoWriting Center Writing Specialist

Mr. Mark J. Cox is a linguist, essayist, filmmaker, new-age philosopher, and a former Apple Mac genius who hails originally from Vauxhall, New Jersey and currently resides in beautiful Baltimore City, Maryland. He is a 2011 graduate of the Howard University School of Communications and he is a 2021 graduate of the master’s degree program within the Department of Language, Literature, and Cultural Studies at Bowie State University. He is passionate about expanding the limits of human potential within the context of the digital humanities and online learning. He is always looking for new book recommendations and techniques to improve his mindfulness practices.