Joined faculty in 1980. A.B. from Randolph-Macon Woman's College; M.A. from University of Virginia. Areas of teaching include environmental literature, autobiography, British literature, New England history and women's literature. Professor Stecker also teaches courses which support the foundation of the Women's Studies minor, an interdisciplinary minor which explores the social, intellectual and cultural construction of gender.
Professor Stecker is the coordinator of the Wesson Honors Program, which offers academic, cultural and social opportunities for the most highly motivated and capable of Colby-Sawyer's students who combine a solid work ethic and natural ability with intellectual curiosity.
A historian and writer, she is a published author of a New Hampshire history as well as a 19th-century women's history, and is the author of Our Voices, Our Town: The History of New London, New Hampshire, from 1950 to 2000. read more…
Areas of Expertise
- Environmental and Natural Writing
- Images of Women in Literature
- Major British Writers
- New Hampshire, New England, and Local History
Recent Publications and Presentations
Stecker, A.P. Featured profile in Schlesinger Library (Radcliffe College) Newsletter, Fall 2008 on research on etiquette as result of a summer grant from Radcliffe.
Stecker, A.P. "Making Connections," Fall 2008 essay for Colby-Sawyer Alumni Magazine on new research for biography of Mary Elizabeth Wilson Sherwood.
Stecker, A.P. "Bienvenue aux New Hampshire," Child and Family Services. N.H. Publishing, Summer 2001.
Stecker, A.P. Our Voices, Our Town: A History of New London, New Hampshire 1950-2000. Portsmouth: Peter Randall, 2000.
New Hampshire: Cross Currents in its Development. Updated Ed. Co-Author. University Press, 1996.
Heffernan, N.C., and A.P. Stecker. Sisters of Fortune. Lebanon: University Press of New England, 1993.
Stecker, A.P. "The Wilson Letters," Colby-Sawyer College Alumni Magazine.
Stecker, A.P. "Angels and Learning Styles," Randolph-Macon Woman's College Alumni Magazine.
- M.A., University of Virginia
- A.B., Randolph-Macon Woman's College