Professor Licklider, who has been at John Jay since 1970, received her MA and Ph.D. in English and Comparative Literature from Columbia University. She teaches classical literature, all levels of writing, and a graduate course for new teachers. With now retired Professor Shirley Schnitzer, she founded and edited John Jay's Finest, an annual collection of outstanding student writing, and wrote Using Your WITs: Writing Instruction Tips for Teachers in All Disciplines. Professor Licklider developed and ran the linkage program for entering freshmen from 1986-1990 and the Intensive Writing Program for freshmen beginning in 1996. With Professor Michael Blitz, she has conducted workshops for instructors who want to make their courses writing intensive, and her own literature courses stress writing. She has taught a graduate seminar for new teachers of writing. Professor Licklider is active in various CUNY initiatives concerning writing instruction and assessment. Her most recent books are Preparing for the CUNY/ACT Reading and Writing Exams, which she compiled and edited, and Building an Active College Vocabulary, a text for beginning college students, both available in the college's bookstore. She was the Deputy Chair of the English Department and Director of Composition at John Jay until Fall, 2004. Recently, for students reading Homer's Iliad and Odyssey, she has recorded two podcasts they can use to tour the Metropolitan Museum's ancient Greek art galleries and observe objects related to Homer's poems and a third podcast for students studying the early Roman empire and Virgil's Aeneid to tour the Metropolitan's ancient Roman art galleries.