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Becker House

Welcome to Carl Becker House

Carl Becker House, which opened in August 2005, is the second of five houses that will accommodate undergraduate residents on Cornell University's West Campus.

The house is part of the residential initiative at Cornell University and was named in honor of Cornell faculty member Carl L. Becker (1873-1945).


This Week at Carl Becker House

THANK YOU Class of 1966 for your generous support of the program at Becker House!


West Campus House System Mission: A community of students and faculty gathered in a spirit of inquiry and active citizenship.

West Campus House System Program Goals:

  • Develop a sense of belonging to one's House.
  • Create safe, healthy, and welcoming communities.
  • Build meaningful relationships between residents and faculty.
  • Create opportunities for intellectual exploration that lead to a deeper understanding of one's discipline, exposure to a broad range of knowledge, and a desire to be a lifelong learner.
  • Encourage student engagement in the House System and provide opportunities for the development of student leadership skills.
  • Provide opportunities for students to engage as citizens in the broader community.
  • Help students navigate the opportunities available to them at Cornell.

Leonardo Vargas-Méndes

House Fellow

Leonardo is the Executive Director of the Cornell Public Service Center, and as such a member of the Division of Student and Academic Services’ senior management team.

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Bruce Levitt

House Fellow

Levitt served as Chair of the Theatre, Film, and Dance Department from l986 to l995 during which time he oversaw the final phases of construction of the twenty-four million dollar Schwartz Center for Performing Arts.

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Tasha Lewis

House Fellow

Tasha Lewis, PhD., is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Fiber Science & Apparel Design where she teaches in the area of fashion design management.

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Cindy Hazan

House Fellow

Cindy Hazan joined the faculty of the Department of Human Development at Cornell in 1988 after receiving her Ph.D. in Social and Personality Pyschology from the University of Denver.

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Tara Holm

House Fellow

Tara Holm arrived at Cornell as an Assistant Professor in 2006. She grew up in rural Pennsylvania and was an undergraduate at Dartmouth College.

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Kaja McGowan

House Fellow

Kaja M. McGowan is Associate Professor in the Department of the History of Art and Archaeology.

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Jami Joyner

House Fellow

With over fifteen years of experience in higher education specializing in diversity, inclusion and outreach, Jami P. Joyner Bowie is a consummate high performing, self-motivated professional.

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Glenn Altschuler

House Fellow

Glenn Altschuler is Dean of the School of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions, and The Thomas and Dorothy Litwin Professor of American Studies at Cornell University.

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Richard Canfield

House Fellow

Dr. Richard (Rick) Canfield joined the Cornell faculty in 1990 and from that time has enjoyed mentoring many excellent Cornell undergraduates in research.

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Cathy Klimaszewski

House Fellow

Cathy Rosa Klimaszewski is Associate Director and Ames Curator of Education at the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art.

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Janet Shortall

House Fellow

I like to remember I arrived in Ithaca in the middle of a snow storm in the beginning of February to begin my job at Cornell as the Associate Director of Cornell United Religious Work (CURW).

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Glenn Altschuler

House Fellow

Glenn Altschuler is Dean of the School of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions, and The Thomas and Dorothy Litwin Professor of American Studies at Cornell University.

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Nick Salvatore

House Fellow

Nick Salvatore is an historian who teaches in both the ILR School and the American Studies program in A&S.

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Richard Canfield

House Fellow

Dr. Richard (Rick) Canfield joined the Cornell faculty in 1990 and from that time has enjoyed mentoring many excellent Cornell undergraduates in research.

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Martha Haynes

House Fellow

Martha Haynes joined the Cornell faculty in 1983. A native of the Boston area, she graduated from Wellesley College and received her doctoral degree from Indiana University.

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Ray Craib

House Fellow

I teach in the Department of History, where I offer courses in modern Latin American history, the history of anarchism, history and geography, and service learning course on migrant workers in the Americas and upstate New York.

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Bruce Levitt

House Fellow

Levitt served as Chair of the Theatre, Film, and Dance Department from l986 to l995 during which time he oversaw the final phases of construction of the twenty-four million dollar Schwartz Center for Performing Arts.

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Martha Haynes

House Fellow

Martha Haynes joined the Cornell faculty in 1983. A native of the Boston area, she graduated from Wellesley College and received her doctoral degree from Indiana University.

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Andrew Chignell

House Fellow

I’m an associate professor in the Philosophy department and the Religious Studies program, with a research focus on some of the epistemology and metaphysics of the Enlightenment period (1600-1850).

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Chad Coates

House Fellow

Chad Coates is an Assistant Dean of Admissions and Advising in the College of Arts and Sciences. In this role he chairs admissions committees for undergraduate international applicants...

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Ben Ortiz

House Fellow

Ben Ortiz is the Assistant Curator of the Cornell Hip Hop Collection, which is part of Cornell University Library's Rare and Manuscript Collections division.

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Cathy Klimaszewski

House Fellow

Cathy Rosa Klimaszewski is Associate Director and Ames Curator of Education at the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art.

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Charles Walcott

House Fellow

Charles Walcott came to Cornell in 1981 as Director of the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology.

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Cathy Klimaszewski

House Fellow

Cathy Rosa Klimaszewski is Associate Director and Ames Curator of Education at the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art.

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Chad Coates

House Fellow

Chad Coates is an Assistant Dean of Admissions and Advising in the College of Arts and Sciences. In this role he chairs admissions committees for undergraduate international applicants...

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Leonardo Vargas-Méndes

House Fellow

Leonardo is the Executive Director of the Cornell Public Service Center, and as such a member of the Division of Student and Academic Services’ senior management team.

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Anthony Burrow

House Fellow

Anthony joined the Department of Human Development in 2011, and serves as the director of the Program for Research on Youth Development and Engagement...

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Traci Nathans-Kelly

House Fellow

While I started my academic career as a classic English major, my path has lead me to Engineering Communication.

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Bruce Levitt

House Fellow

Levitt served as Chair of the Theatre, Film, and Dance Department from l986 to l995 during which time he oversaw the final phases of construction of the twenty-four million dollar Schwartz Center for Performing Arts.

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Elizabeth Brundige

House Fellow

Liz Brundige is the Executive Director of the Avon Global Center and a Visiting Assistant Clinical Professor at Cornell Law School, where she also teaches the International Human Rights Clinic.

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Bob Proehl

House Fellow

Bob Proehl is the author of the novel A Hundred Thousand Worlds.

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Nick Salvatore

House Fellow

Nick Salvatore is an historian who teaches in both the ILR School and the American Studies program in A&S.

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