Kristen L. Becker, EdD

Assistant Professor

Library & Information Studies

Kristen L. Becker, EdD

Stoddard Hall 309A


Dr. Kristen L. Becker is an Assistant Professor of Library and Information Science at TWU. She joined the faculty in 2020 following the completion of her EdD in Educational Leadership. Dr. Becker has management experience in both public and academic libraries. Additionally, she has worked for numerous library vendors including, ProQuest's SerialSolutions, and collectionHQ.


Ed.D., Educational Leadership, University of the Cumberlands, Williamsburg, KY
M.B.A., Business Administration, Kansas Wesleyan University, Salina, KS
M.L.S., Library Science, Emporia State University, Emporia, KS
B.A., History, Kansas Wesleyan University, Salina, KS


Leadership; Library Management; Strategic Planning; Vendor Relations

Latest Articles

Improving Student Success Rates with OER
Academic Leadership Journal (2022)
Kristen L. Becker

Why the why matters to adult learners
Faculty Focus (2022)
Kristen L. Becker

High-priced Textbooks' Impact on Community College Student Success
Community College Review (2022)
Kristen L. Becker, Rachel Safa, Kyleigh MaKae Becker

Recent Presentations

SCREAM as often as you can: A new strategic planning tool for community-based organizations
Tri-Conference of the Mountain Plains Library Association, Pacific Northwest Library Association and Montana Library Association (2022)
Podium | Kristen L. Becker

The Impact of OER on Student Success Rates.
TWU Open Educational Practices Conference 2022 (2022)
Virtual | Kristen L. Becker

SCREAM for Strategic Planning
ALISE Annual Conference (2021)
Poster | Kristen L. Becker

Student Success Using OER at Eastern Arizona College
Arizona Regional Open Educational Resources Conference (2020)
Podium | Kristen L. Becke

Professional Affiliations

  • ALISE (Association for Library and Information Science Education)
  • American Library Association
  • Mountain Plains Library Association
  • Texas Library Association