As a nerd, geek, übergeek, L. Beckum has always loved movies, cartoons, comics, and anime. She believes in the power of geekdom, and in the classroom is not afraid to show it. When she started teaching, she realized there were varied and fun ways to use these genres in class in order to talk about difficult topics. As a social psychologist, she uses classroom time to get students to look at themselves, process who they are at this point in time, to look at their thoughts, behaviors, etc.; especially toward other people. L. Beckum has worked has worked in education for over 20 years, is currently working on a consulting business, and has recently self-published two books. She’s also a contributing author for “Everyday Occurrences in Social Psychology” and collaborates with others to build within her community.
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