Aleidine Moeller

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Aleidine Moeller

Edith S. Greer Professor

1979 Ph.D., University of Nebraska-Lincoln, German Language and Literature
1971 M.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison, German
1969 B.A., Creighton University, German with Philosophy minor

On this page:

  • External Grants/Funding
  • Publications
  • Books
  • Guest Editor
  • Editor
  • Referred Articles
  • Invited and Refereed Book Chapters
  • Monographs
  • Book Reviews
  • Editorial Boards
  • Creative Production in Professional Discipline
  • Honors and Awards—Professional
  • Ph.D. Advisees (Chair of Ph.D. Committees)
  • International Experiences
  • Professional Seminars, Workshops and Activities
  • International Papers, Addresses, and Speeches
  • Professional Presentations
  • Professional Development and Training Seminars
  • Papers/Sessions/Symposia
  • Major/Keynote Addresses
  • Service to the Profession: National Level

External Grants/Funding

2018-19 STARTALK Grant. U.S. Department of Defense. National Security Agency. $112,403.24. (Submitted). Host 2 week residential professional development institute for teachers of Chinese; Host 2 week residential Chinese language and cultural immersion Academy for 20 high school students.

2017-18 STARTALK Grant. U.S. Department of Defense. National Security Agency. $112,403.24. (Funded). Host 2 week residential professional development institute for teachers of Chinese; Host 2 week residential Chinese language and cultural immersion Academy for 20 high school students.

2016-17 STARTALK Grant. U.S. Department of Defense. National Security Agency. $112,403.24. (Funded). Host 2 week residential professional development institute for teachers of Chinese; Host 2 week residential Chinese language and cultural immersion Academy for 20 high school students.

2015-16 STARTALK Infrastructure Grant. U.S. Department of Defense. National Security Agency. Bring teachers of STARTALK student programs in U.S. to UNL for workshop on issues related to teaching critical languages. Invited to submit by STARTALK. $88,500.00.

2015-16 Improving Teacher Quality Grant. (Funded). Building Teacher Competency and Increasing Student Learning in World Language Classrooms through Authentic Performance Based Assessment. $63,967. U.S. Department of Education. Post-Secondary Commission.

2015-16 STARTALK Grant. U.S. Department of Defense. National Security Agency. $112,200.00. (Funded). Host 2 week residential professional development institute for teachers of Chinese; Host 2 week residential Chinese language and cultural immersion Academy for 25 high school students.

2014-15 STARTALK Grant. U.S. Department of Defense. National Security Agency.  $112,297.25. Funded. (Host 2 week residential professional development institute for teachers of Chinese; Host 2 week residential Chinese language and cultural immersion Academy for 25 high school students).

2013-14 STARTALK Grant. U.S. Department of Defense. National Security Agency. $124,297.25. Funded. (Host 2 week residential professional development instituted for teachers of Chinese; Host 2 week residential Chinese immersion Academy for 25 high school students).

2012-13 STARTALK Grant. U.S. Department of Defense. National Security Agency $84,774.00. (Hosted 25 high school students of Chinese in residential language and  culture program).

2012 Jiaotong University. (Xi’an China) $62,500.00. Provided three-week residential  professional development program in English language learning and teaching.

2012-13 NeCAP (Nebraska Chinese Acquisition Program). U.S. Department of Education. $174,500. P.I. and Director of Summer Professional Development program.

2011-12 CEHS International Seed Grant. To work with Cambridge University to bring mixed research into language acquisition field.With John Creswell. $5000.00

2010-11 Going the Distance: An Interactive Online Teacher Development Project for Teachers of World Languages-Spanish. ($75,103). Improving Teacher Quality Grant through U.S. Department of Education.

2009-10 Going the Distance: An Interactive On Line Teacher Development Project for Teachers of World Languages ($61, 640) Improving Teacher Quality through U.S. Department of Education.

2009-12 Nebraska Chinese Acquisition Project. FLAP Grant. US Department of Education. Three-year project ($600,000). PI and Institute Director.

2009-10 Extended Education and Outreach Grant. ($5000). University of Nebraska-Lincoln

2009 FATITI: French Teachers in Training. Sub-award from University of Akron. U.S. Department of Education. ($34,000)

2009-10 Improving Teacher Competence & Student Learning in Foreign Language   Classroom, Part V. Teacher Quality Grant through U.S. Department of Education ($84, 318)

2008-09 Improving Teacher Competence & Student Learning in Foreign Language   Classroom, Part IV. Teacher Quality Grant through U.S. Department of Education ($87,714.94)

2008-09 I-NELL: Improving Nebraska Language Literacy. Foreign Language Assistance  Program. Principal Investigator (Ali Moeller); Director Vickie Scow. ($60,000)

2005-08 I-NELL: Improving Nebraska Language Literacy. Foreign Language Assistance Program—State Educational Agencies. Principal Investigator (Ali Moeller); Director (Vickie Scow). $449,044.00.

2006-07 Improving Teacher Competence and Student Learning in Foreign Language Classroom, Part III. Improving Teacher Quality Grant through U.S. Department of Education $79,589.65.

2005-06 Improving Teacher Competence and Student Learning in Foreign Language Classroom, Part II. Improving Teacher Quality Grant through U.S. Department of Education. $73,951.

2006-07 UCARE Lauren Hegarty ($2000), Elizabeth Penner ($2000), Karin Wentzel ($2000)

2008-09 Teacher Vacancy Project. Nebraska Department of Education ($10,000). Also  in 2007-08, 2006-07, 2005-06, 2004-05, 2003-04, 2002-03.

2005-06 UCARE: Lauren Hegarty ($1500); Elizabeth Penner ($1500).

2004-05 Improving Teacher Competence & Student Learning in the Foreign Language Classroom. $65,300. Funded by Improving Teacher Quality: State Grant through U.S. Department of Education (Post Secondary Commission).

2004-05 Distance Course Development Grant $10,000. To develop an online course for professional development of language teachers. Extended Education and Outreach.

2002-05 Grant from German government (European Recovery Plan) to develop professional development modules and train facilitators to teach these modules ($29,800).

2000 Research on Teaching and the Improvement of Instruction. $9756.00. To develop an on-line course (C & I 800). University of Nebraska Office for Extended Education.

1997-00 “GOLDEN: An interactive on-line professional development project for teachers of German.” Goethe Institut-Washington DC and American Association of Teachers of German. (Received $300,000.00 through European Recovery Grant to direct this project and develop 6 online courses)

1992-93 "Literature, Culture, and Language Institute for High School Teachers of German." (Tension between the Individual and Society: A Literature, Culture, and Language Institute for High School Teachers of German) National Endowment for the Humanities, $154,667. With Dr. Jacob Erhardt, Director and Dr. Steven Glinsky. Institute held at Westminster College, PA.

1992 "Culture through Literature: Berlin between Reunification and Unity." Goethe Institute New York and Federal Republic of Germany, 36,500 DM. With Dr. Jacob Erhardt and Dr. Steven Glinsky. Institute held in Berlin, Germany, July, 1992.

1991 Conference for Teachers of Social Studies and German. Funded by the Goethe House, Chicago and the Federal Republic of Germany. $3000. Conference held in Lincoln, NE.

1989-90 "Literature, Culture, and Language Institute for High School Teachers of German." A one year project funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities, (NEH), $121,841. 1989-90. With Jacob Erhardt, Director and Steven Glinsky, Co-Director.

1989 "Literature, Culture and Language for High School Teachers of German Institute in Berlin," July 15- July 24, 1989, Berlin, Germany. Funded by Goethe House New York and Federal Republic of Germany, 31,560 DM. Summer 1989. With Jacob Erhardt, Director and Steven Glinsky, Co‑Director.

1988 "The International Weekend." National Council of Jewish Women Mini‑Grant.

1986 "Literature, Culture, and Language Institute for High School Teachers of German." A one year project funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities, (NEH), $69,956. A four-week institute held at Westminster College in Western Pennsylvania. June-July, 1986. With Jacob Erhardt, Director and Steven Glinsky, Co-Director.

1984-85 "Integrating Global Education into the Junior High Curricula." National Education Association Hilda Maehling Fellowship. $1850.00.

1984 American Association of Teachers of German Chapter Project Grant. $1500.00.

Books

  • Moeller, Aleidine J., Creswell, John and Saville, Nick (Eds.) (2016). Language Assessment and Mixed Methods. Cambridge, UK. University of Cambridge Press.
  • Moeller, Aleidine J. (1991). The Woman as Survivor. The Evolution of the Female Figure in the Works of Heinrich Böll. New York: Peter Lang

Guest Editor

  • Moeller, Aleidine J. Guest Editor. 1995. International Journal of Educational Research. Volume Title: The Teaching of Culture and Language in the Second Language Classroom: Focus on the Learner. Volume 23, Number 7. Oxford: Pergamon Press

Editor

  • Moeller, Aleidine J. Editor (2016). Fostering Connections, Empowering Communities, Celebrating the World. Central States Conference Report. Eau Claire, WI: Crown Prints. Online at http://www.csctfl.org/documents/2016Report/2016rpt.html
  • Moeller, Aleidine J. Editor (2015). Learn Languages, Explore Cultures, Transform Lives. Central States Conference Report. Eau Claire, WI: Crown Prints. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1111/%28ISSN%291944-9720
  • Moeller, Aleidine J. and Theiler, Janine. (2014). Spoken Spanish Language Development at the High School Level: A Mixed Methods Study. Foreign Language Annals.27 (2). 210-229. Lead article. Video available on Wiley Online: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1111/%28ISSN%291944-9720
  • Moeller, Aleidine J. and Nugent, Kristen. (2014). Building Intercultural Competence in the Language Classroom. Unlock the Gateway to Communication. Central States Conference Report. Pg. 1-18. Stephanie Dhonau, Editor. Eau Claire, WI: Crown Prints
  • Catalano, T. & Moeller, A. J. (2013). Media Discourse and Dual Language Programs: A Critical Linguistic Analysis. Discourse, Context & Media. 2 (4). 165-174
  • Moeller, Aleidine J. (2013). Advanced Low Language Proficiency—an Achievable Goal? Modern Language Journal. 97 (2). 549-553
  • Moeller, Aleidine J. & Roberts, Amy. (2013). Keeping it in the Target Language. MultiTasks, MultiSkills, MulitConnections. Central States Conference Report. Pp. 21-38. Stephanie Dhonau, Editor. Eau Claire, WI: Crown Prints
  • Bustamante, Caroline, & Moeller, Aleidine J. (2013). Exploring the Unique Case of a Professional Development Program on Web 2.0 Technologies for Teachers of German. CALICO Journal (Computer Assisted Language Instruction Consortium). 30 (1)
  • Moeller, Aleidine J., & Theiler, Janine. (2012). Writing in the Spanish Language Classroom: A Mixed Methods Study. In Aligning Frameworks of Reference in Language Testing. Erwin Tschirner, Ed. Tübingen, Germany: Stauffenburg Verlag. Pp. 171-197
  • Moeller, Aleidine J., & Ziegler, N. (2012). Increasing self-regulated learning through the LinguaFolio. Foreign Language Annals, 43 (3). 330-348
  • Moeller, Aleidine J., Theiler, Janine & Wu, Chaorong. (2012) Goal setting and student achievement: a longitudinal study. Modern Language Journal, 96 (2). 153-169. Lead article.
  • Bustamante, C, Hurlbut, S, Moeller, A. (2012). Web 2.0 and Language Learners: Moving from Consumers to Creators. Touch the World. Central States Conference Report. Pp. 109-131. Tatiana Sildus, Editor. Eau Claire, WI: Crown Prints
  • Dema, Oxana & Moeller, A. (2012). Teaching Culture in the 21st Century Language Classroom. Touch the World. Central States Conference Report. Pp. 75-91.Tatiana Sildus, Editor. Eau Claire, WI: Crown Prints
  • Moeller, Aleidine J. & Megan van Alstine. (2011). The Convergence of Technology, Pedagogy and Critical Thinking. Learning Languages Journal, 17 (1). 8-14
  • Moeller, A. & Bustamante, C. (2011). Language teaching and learning with Web 2.0: Findings from a research study with teachers of Chinese. In Proceedings of World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications 2011 (pp. 3115-3122). Chesapeake, VA: AACE
  • Bustamante, C. & Moeller, A. (2011). Professional Development for Teachers of Chinese: The Interplay of Content Knowledge, Pedagogy, and Technology. In Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2011 (pp. 2940-2945). Chesapeake, VA: AACE
  • Moeller, Aleidine J. & Olha Ketsman. (2010). Can we learn language without rules? 2010: Developing Global Competence. Central States Conference Report. Pp. 91-108. Carolyn Guiscoigne and Melanie Bloom, Editors, Eau Claire, WI: Crown Prints
  • Moeller, Aleidine J., Olha Ketsman & Leyla Masmaliyeva. (2009). The Essentials of Vocabulary Teaching: From Theory to Practice. Diverse by Design.Central States Conference Report. Pp. 1-16. Carolyn Guiscoigne and Melanie Bloom, Editors, Eau Claire, WI: Crown Prints
  • Moeller, Aleidine J. and Anastassia McNulty. (2006). WebQuests, Teacher Preparation, and Language Learning: Theory and Practice. Responding to a New Vision for Teacher Development. Central States Conference Report. Pp.63-74. Dave McAlpine and Stephanie Dhonau, Editors, Eau Claire, WI: Crown Prints
  • Koubek, Ekaterina & Aleidine J. Moeller (2005) Improving Teacher Quality through Online Professional Development. Thompson, I., & Hiple, D. (eds.). (2005). Selected papers from the 2004 NFLRC symposium: Distance Education, Distributed Learning and Language Instruction (NetWork#44) [HTML document]. Honolulu: University of Hawai'i, National Foreign Language Resource Center. Online.
  • Moeller, Aleidine J., Vickie Scow & Jacqueline Bott Van Houten. (2005). Documenting and Improving Student Learning through the LinguaFolio. Year of Languages: Challenges, Changes, Choices, Central States Conference Report. Pp. 135-144. Paul Sandrock and Peggy Boyles, Editors. Eau Claire, WI: Crown Prints
  • Moeller, Aleidine J. and Hyesung Park. (2003) Foreign Language Teacher Education and Technology: Bridging the Gap. Traditional Values and Contemporary Perspectives in Language Teaching. Central States Conference Report. Lincolnwood, IL: National Textbook Company. Pp. 53-70
  • Moeller, Aleidine J. and Ekateria Koubek. (2003). Foreign Language Teacher Education and Technology. Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education. SITE Proceedings
  • Yamada, Yuko and Aleidine J. Moeller. (2001). Weaving Curricular Standards into the Language Classroom: An Action Research Study. Foreign Language Annals. January/February
  • Moeller, Aleidine J. and Georgia Sarroub. (1999). Bringing the Standards into the Classroom: A Case Study of One School District’s Implementation Process. Central States Conference Report. Lincolnwood, IL: National Textbook Company. Pp. 57-74
  • Moeller, Aleidine J. (1998) Moving from Instruction to Learning with Technology: Where's the Content. CALICO Journal (Computer Assisted Language Instruction Consortium). 14. (2-4). Keynote Address
  • Moeller, Aleidine J. and Mary Ashcraft. (1997). Creating a culturally relevant environment for the African-American learner in the foreign language classroom. Building Community through Language Learning. Central States Conference Report. Pp. 59-76. Lincolnwood, IL: National Textbook Company
  • Moeller, Aleidine J. and Sharon Ishii-Jordan. (1996). "Teacher Efficacy: A Model for Teacher Development and Inclusion." Journal of Behavioral Education. 6. (3)
  • Moeller, Aleidine J. (1995). Implications of Research for Second Language Learning and Teaching. International Journal of Educational Research. Volume 23, Number 7. Chapter 7. Oxford: Pergamon Press
  • Moeller, Aleidine J. and Susan A. Wunder. (1995). National Standards: A Path to Education Reform and Integrative Studies. International Conference on Standards and Assessment Report 1995. Audrey Heining-Boynton and Geoffrey T. Garvey, editors. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina School of Education. Pp. 112-134
  • Moeller, Aleidine J. and Richard J. Meyer. (1995). Children's Books in the Foreign Language Classroom: Acquiring Natural Language in Familiar Contexts. Broadening the Frontiers of Foreign Language Education. Central States Conference Report. Pp. 33-45. Lincolnwood, IL: National Textbook Company
  • Moeller, Aleidine J. (1994). "Content-Based Foreign Language Instruction in the Middle School: An Experiential Learning Approach." Foreign Language Annals, 27(4)
  • Moeller, Aleidine J. (1994). "Portfolio Assessment: A Showcase for Growth and Learning in the Foreign Language Classroom." Meeting New Challenges in the Foreign Language Classroom. Central States Conference Report. pp. 103-114. Gale K. Crouse, Editor. Lincolnwood, IL: National Textbook Company
  • Moeller, Aleidine J. and Christèle Kunczinam. (1993). "Der Richter und sein Henker: A Model for the Teaching of Literature and Methodology for Teacher Trainers and Teachers." Unterrichtspraxis, 26(2). Pp. 148-161
  • Moeller, Aleidine J. (1993). "Whole Language and Foreign Language Proficiency: Natural Approaches to Language Learning." Visions and Reality in Foreign Language Teaching: Where we are, where we are going. Central States Conference Report. pp. 43-54. William N. Hatfield, Editor. Lincolnwood, Illinois: National Textbook Company
  • Moeller, Aleidine J. and Elizabeth Scott. (1993, Summer). "Making the Match: Middle Level Goals and Foreign Language Instruction." Schools in the Middle. Theory into Practice, 3(1). Reston, VA: NASSP
  • Moeller, Aleidine J., Claus Reschke, and Sidney L. Hahn. (1993, Summer). "Graded or Non‑Graded Communicative Activities—What's the Answer? An Update." Foreign Language Annals. 26. (1)
  • Moeller, Aleidine J. and Claus Reschke. (1993). "A Second Look at Grading and Classroom Performance: Report of a Research Study." Modern Language Journal, 77. (2)
  • Moeller, Aleidine J. (1992). Literature: A Rich Resource for Teaching Language and Culture in Context. Creative Approaches to Language Learning. Central States Conference Report. Lincolnwood, IL: National Textbook Company
  • Moeller, Aleidine J. (1990). FLEX: A Golden Opportunity for Motivating Students for Foreign Language Study. Realizing the Potential of Foreign Language Instruction. Central States Conference Report. Pp. 37-49. Gerald Ervin, Editor. Lincolnwood, IL: National Textbook Company
  • Moeller, Aleidine J. (1988). Linguistic and Cultural Immersion: Study Abroad for the Younger Student." In: Toward a New Integration of Language and Culture (pp. 113-130). Alan J. Singerman, Editor. Middlebury, VT: Northeast Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, Inc, 1988

Invited and Refereed Book Chapters

  • Moeller, Aleidine J. (2017). Foreward to Teaching Intercultrual Competence Across the Age Range. From Theory to Practice. Wagner, M., Conlon Perugini, D., Byram, M. (eds.). Bristol, UK: Multilingual Matter.
  • Moeller, A. J., Catalano, T. (2015). Foreign Language Teaching and Learning. In James D. Wright (editor-in-chief). International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences, 2nd Edition, Vol. 9. Oxford: Elsevier. Pp. 327-332. ISBN: 9780080970868
  • Moeller, Aleidine J. (2007). Motivating the Language Learner through Reading: From Theory to Practice. In Ashcraft, M. (Ed). Special Focus in German: Reading Strategies, College Board. New York: New York. (lead article for publication aimed at AP German teachers in US).
  • Moeller, Aleidine J. (2007). Mittagspause: A Model for Moving Language Learners from Reading the Lines to Reading between the Lines.” In Ashcraft, M. (Ed). Special Focus in German: Reading Strategies. College Board. New York: New York.
  • Moeller, Aleidine J. (2005). Optimizing Student Success: Focused Curriculum, Meaningful Assessment, and Effective Instruction. Year of Languages: Challenges, Changes,Choices. Central States Conference Report. Paul Sandrock and Peggy Boyles, Editors. Eau Claire,WI: Crown Prints. Pp 77-84. INVITED by the Editors to write the lead article for this section of the refereed journal.
  • Moeller, Aleidine J. and Ekaterina Koubek. (2001). Foreign Language Teaching and Learning. International Encyclopedia for Social and Behavioral Sciences. Oxford: Pergamon Press.
  • Moeller, Aleidine J. and Jann Pataray-Ching. (1998). Effective FLES Programs: A partnership among Schools, Departments, Colleges, and Community. In Myriam Met, Editor, Critical Issues in Early Second Language Learning. New York: Scott Foresman Addison Wesley. pp. 294-306. .
  • Moeller, Aleidine J. (1996) "Journaling: A Path to Reflective Teacher Development." Foreign Language Teacher Education. University of America Press. pp. 59-73. .
  • Moeller, Aleidine J. (1995). Teacher Development: A Life-Long Learning Model. Nebraska Foreign Language Frameworks Issues Papers. Nebraska Department of Education.

Creative Production in Professional Discipline

  • 2017 Webinar on LinguaFolio: Teaching and Learning with Intentionality. National Council of State Supervisors of Foreign Languages (NCSSFL). September, 2017. (Participants were US state world language coordinators.
  • 2016 Webinar on Exploratory Practice (4 modules produced by ACTFL for professional development of world language educators). January 2016. Available through ACTFL. With Dr. Cori Crane, University of Texas, Austin.
  • 2012 Foreign Language Methods Online. Doctoral seminar (Fall 2011) created an online state of the arts interactive foreign language methods class. It was piloted Spring, 2012 with two UNL students, one in Spain, another in China.
  • 2011 Roadmap to Assessment. Wiki website. Primer on Assessment in the Foreign Language Classroom (with 9 doctoral students at UNL) https://sites.google.com/site/roadmaptoassessment/home
  • 2010 Creator and author of online course entitled GOLDEN Web 2.0. Development funded through state grant and taught Spring, 2011. (with Sheri Hurlbut, DMLL)
  • 1999 On line literature based project: teaching technology through content. Developed by seminar participants at the University of Florida Deutsche Sommerschule. http://www.clas.ufl.edu/llc/Sommerschule/German.htm
  • 1995-00 German On Line: Distance Education Network. Professional Development On-Line Courses for teachers of German http://golden.unl.edu (Director of the project and co-author of the Instructional Planning course).
  • 1996 Foreign Languages and the Humanities. A four-part video series on the integration of the humanities into the foreign language classroom. Served as expert for the Kentucky Department of Education for this series. Videotape available (Kentucky Public Television Network).
  • 1991 Foreign Languages: Trends in the 90's. A live interactive satellite one and one half hour television show on Teaching Foreign Languages for Proficiency. March 1991. Kansas State University. Videotape available.
  • 1988 Jung Sein in Freiburg. A video tape developed as supplementary material for first and second year German texts. Available through the Goethe Institutes around the globe. I developed this videotape during a three-week teacher training seminar in Freiburg, Germany in the summer of 1988. Transcript and curricular materials accompany tape.
  • 1983 Die Gesamtschule. A slide series with audio developed in the summer of 1983 during a three-week teacher training seminar in Freiburg, Germany.

Honors and Awards—Professional

  • 2018 President of the American Association on the Teaching of Foreign Languages.
  • 2016 Named Yunshan Scholar in China (Guongdong University). "Yunshan" Professor is an esteemed position for distinguished scholars from other universities
  • 2015 ACTFL Teaching and Learning of Cultures SIG 2015 Special Recognition Award for fostering intercultural communicative competency in language learning and teaching.
  • 2015 The Founders Award. Awarded at the Annual Meeting of the Central States Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages. Criteria for the award include: Nominees for the award should exemplify the following qualifications:
    • excellence in the promotion of language learning and international studies
    • leadership in the language teaching profession as exemplified by the founders of  the CSC.
    • strong ties with one or more of the seventeen Central States
    • professional dedication and enthusiasm
  • 2008-09 Certificate of Recognition for Contributions to Students presented by UNL Teaching Council and the Parents Association (Also received in 2006, 2003, 2001, 1998, 1997, 1996, 1994, 1993).
  • 2006 Florence Steiner Award for Leadership in Foreign Language Education Postsecondary. American Council for the Teaching of Foreign Languages. Awarded at the Annual Meeting in Nashville, TN. November 2006.
  • 2004 Student Foundation/Builders Award for Outstanding Academic Advising. University of Nebraska.
  • 2003 Selected for inclusion in the Academic Keys Who’s Who in Education (http://Education.Academic Keys.com)
  • 2003 Nebraska International Language Association Leadership Award. Presented at NILA conference, October, 2003.
  • 2000 Anthony Papalia Award for Excellence in Teacher Education. American Council for the Teaching of Foreign Language and the New York State Foreign Language Association. Awarded at the Annual Meeting in Boston, MA in November 2000.

Ph.D. Advisees (Chair of Ph.D. Committees)

Name, Employer, Graduation Date

  • Crystal Ortmann; Georgetown College KY 1998
  • Rita Ricaurte; Nebraska Wesleyan NE 1998
  • Worawan Hemcheyart; Chulalonghorn University Thailand 1998
  • Tsui Yao Li; Chinese Immersion Academy LA 1998
  • Takako McCrann; University of NE-Lincoln NE 1998
  • Jodi Benton Kupper; Vice Chancellor for Academic Planning & Partnerships at Nebraska State College System NE 1998
  • Georgia Sarroub; Lincoln Public Schools (Retired) NE 1999
  • Elvira Allison; Shepherd University WV 1999
  • Yuko Yamada; Nebraska Wesleyan NE 2001
  • Kwang Og Lee; Seoul, Korea; Korea 2001
  • Ekaterina Koubek; James Madison University VA 2002
  • Hyesung Park; Georgia Gwinnett College GA 2004
  • Marat Sanatullova; Harvard University MA 2004; ;
  • Yuki Ozawa Waugh; Texas A & M; TX 2006
  • Anastasia McNulty; Concordia University IL 2007
  • Gabriel Cote; Pamplona University Colombia 2009
  • Frauke Hachtmann; University of Nebraska-Lincoln NE; 2010
  • Dallas Malhiwsky; University of Nebraska-Omaha NE 2010
  • Leyla Masmaliyeva; Erciyes University; Turkey 2011
  • Janine Theiler; Nebraska Dept. of Education NE 2012
  • Ricardo Varguez; Clarkson College; NE 2012
  • Oxana Dema; University of Nebraska-Lincoln NE 2013
  • Carolina Bustamante; SUNY-Old Westbury NY 2014;; 2014
  • Ginger Starks Yoble; Omaha Westside School District NE 2014;; 2014
  • Andrew Hustad; Vail Mountain School CO 2015
  • Sarah Osborn; University of Nebraska-Omaha NE 2015; NE 2015;;;; 2014
  • Sheri Hurlbut; University of Nebraska-Lincoln NE 2015
  • Kang Le; Vail Mountain School CO
  • Fei Yu; Framingham State University MA 2016
  • Kristen Nugent; Concordia University NE 2016
  • Amanda Wilson; Appalachia State University NC 2016
  • Nick Ziegler; Educational Service Unit #5 NE 2016
  • Gloria Liu; Creighton University NE
  • Megan van Alstine
  • Valerie Jones; University of Nebraska-Lincoln NE
  • Chrystal Liu
  • Natalya Bogapova
  • Amy Royuk; Concordia University NE

International Experiences

Professional Seminars, Workshops and Activities

  • 2016 Jiaotong University, Xi’an, China: One-week workshop (6 sessions) for Jiaotong faculty (English as a Foreign Language). Session titles: Moving from Teaching to Learning: It’s All about Motivation; Building Autonomous Learners: The Learner-Centered Classroom; Integrating Literature in the Language Classroom; Keeping it in The Target Language; Research Informed Language Teaching Practices; Language Language Learning Beyond the Classroom Walls Learning Beyond the Classroom Walls. Jiaotong University, October 25-28, 2016.
  • 2016 Quito, Ecuador. Visited and organized study abroad opportunities for Spanish undergraduate study abroad. Quito & Cuenca, Ecuador. September 5-10, 2016.
  • 2016 Durham, England. Mixed Methods International Research Association. Moving Beyond the Linear Model: the role of mixed methods research in an age of complexity. University of Durham. Durham, England. May 3-5, 2016. Presented asession on language assessment and mixed methods research together with Cambridge University colleagues (Saville & Galaczi) & Creswell.
  • 2013 IDT 2013 – Sektion D3: Leistung fair und zuverlässig messen – aber wie? Planned,; directed and facilitated a week-long seminar on testing and assessment at the International German Teachers Conference held every four years. Edited a section of the IDT conference volume devoted to language assessment & testing. Bolzano, Italy. July 27-August 3, 2013.
  • 2013 The Convergence of Language Assessment and Mixed Methods Research. A three day seminar for faculty of ESOL at Cambridge University in Cambridge, UK. With John Creswell and 9 Ph.D. students in TLTE and Educational Psychology. May 5-8, 2013.
  • 2013 ACTFL/CEFR Conference. Alexandria, VA. Fourth colloquia to create alignment of CEFR and ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines. July, 2013.
  • 2011 ACTFL/CEFR Conference. Brigham Young University. Provo, Utah. Second colloquia to continue work of Leipzig Colloquia. July, 2011.
  • 2010 ACTFL/CEFR Conference. University of Leipzig. Leipzig Germany. Stipend, travel expenses to participate in week long colloquia to create global language yardstick to measure language proficiency. One of 40 participants invited worldwide.
  • 2009 Co-sponsored study abroad trip for 15 UNL students in the College of Journalism and Mass Communication to Berlin and Munich, Germany. May-June 2009. With Frauke Hachtmann.
  • 2008 Seminar for Administrators of Programs for International Education Cooperation and; of ISA Bilingual Programs. University of Valencia. Valencia, Spain. December 9-13,; 2008. The Embassy of Spain invited me and paid all expenses to attend this seminar; and to present research related to the LinguaFolio project.
  • 2006 Seminario Para Administradores de programas educativos de Cooperacion; Internacional. Universidad de Granada. Granada, Spain. September 24-27, 2006. The Embassy of Spain invited me and paid all expenses to attend and present at this; seminar focused on language learning and assessment.
  • 2005 Universidad Castilla de la Mancha. One week visit in Toledo, Spain with Harriet Turner, Director of International Affairs at UNL to set up an exchange for UNL Spanish Language pre-service teachers.
  • 2000 Checkpoint Charlie Foundation. Scholarship received for 10 day stay in Berlin, Germany (June 2000) as a result of being named German Educator of the Year 2000.
  • 1999 Fernstudiendidaktik (Distance Learning Pedagogy). Goethe Institute-Munich. July 11-24, 1999. 24 representatives from 18 countries participated in a two-week seminar on the topic of pedagogy and distance learning. (Received fellowship to attend).
  • 1994 Long Distance Learning Symposium. Sponsored by Goethe Institute Munich. Travel stipend and scholarship as U.S. representative to attend and present U.S. long distance learning project at international conference in Munich, Germany. July 18-30, 1994.
  • 1993 German-American relations and the Issue of Foreign Immigration. ("Einwanderer in Hamburg"). One week seminar sponsored by Koerber Foundations. Scholarship and travel grant. Hamburg, Germany. August;7-11, 1993.
  • 1993 Werkstattgespräche: Fremdsprachenunterricht als Grenzunterricht (Foreign Language Instruction as Border Instruction). Seminar conducted trilingually in French, German and English. 12 seminar participants (2;American German teachers; 2 American French teachers; 2 French German teachers; 2 French English teachers; 2 German French teachers; 2;German English teachers). Sponsored by Goethe House New York and Munich at the Institut Francais in Leipzig, Germany. August 4-7, 1993. Discussion leader: Claire Kramsch, University of California-Berkeley.
  • 1992 "Culture through Literature: Berlin between Reunification and Unity" ("Landeskunde durch Literatur: Berlin zwischen Vereinigung und Einheit"). Goethe Institute, Berlin, Germany. July 11 - 24, 1992.
  • 1989 "Literary Texts: Authentic Texts for the German Classroom" ("Literarische Texte: Authentische Texte für den Sprachunterricht"). Goethe Institute, Berlin, Germany. July 15 - 24, 1989.
  • 1988 "Life, Living, Work in a German city -Freiburg in Breisgau" ("Leben, Wohnen, Arbeiten in einer deutschen Stadt - Freiburg im Breisgau"). Goethe Institute three week seminar in Freiburg, Germany for American teacher trainers. Studienhaus Wiesneck Institut für Politische Bildung. Buchenbach bei Freiburg. (June - July, 1988).
  • 1988 Committee for Language Instruction in German Democratic Republic (Komitee für den Sprachunterricht in der Deutschen Demokratischen Republik), Johannes Roessler, chair, Section German as a Second Language. Informational trip through the GDR to meet with colleagues who teach and direct the American Association of Teachers of German (AATG) culture seminar in Halle and to review and evaluate present and future cooperative efforts (Leipzig, Halle, Jena, Weimar). July 1988.
  • 1988 Informational trip of nine Executive Council Members of the American Association of Teachers of German (AATG) through the Federal Republic of Germany (Munich, Bonn, Cologne, Düsseldorf). Sponsored by Central Office of the Goethe Institute, Munich, Germany. January 14-24, 1988.
  • 1984 "Berlin 1984 - Life in a field of tension of German-German Relations" ("Berlin 1984 - Leben im Spannungsfeld der deutsch-deutschen Beziehungen"). Berlin seminar for 30 American teachers and professors of German. Scholarship awards included travel, lodging, food, and stipend. Berlin, Germany. November - December 1984.
  • 1983 "School - Education -Vocation" ("Schule - Ausbildung - Beruf"). Seminar for American teachers and professors of German. Goethe House New York. Studienhaus Wiesneck. Three week seminar to develop curriculum material for classroom use. June - July, 1983.
  • 1983 By Invitation of Dr. Barthold C. Witte, Head of the Foreign Cultural Ministry, State Department, Federal Republic of Germany. Tour of educational facilities and agencies throughout Germany in order to secure contacts for American Association of Teachers of German to benefit study of German in the U.S.A. Six representatives from AATG were selected. June 1983.

International Papers, Addresses, and Speeches

  • 2016 The Confluence of Language Learning & Teaching and Mixed Methods Research. Keynote address at Guongdong University for faculty, researchers, students; of language learning and teaching. Guongzhou, China. October 31, 2016.
  • 2016 What is Effective Teaching? Keynote address at Jiaotong University for 40 deans of; education and international studies from all over China. Jiaotong University. Xi’an; China. October 29, 2016.
  • 2016 Mixed Methods and Language Assessment: A New Frontier. With Nick Saville & Evelina Galaczi (Cambridge University, UK) and John Creswell (University of Michigan). Mixed Methods International Research Association Conference. Durham; University, United Kingdom. Durham, UK August 3-5, 2-2016.
  • 2015 Bustamante, Carolina and Moeller, Aleidine J. (2015). Developing a Learning Community in Online Teacher Professional Development. 5th Annual International Conference on Education & e-Learning Proceedings (EeL 2015). Bangkok, Thailand.
  • 2014 Language Assessment and Mixed Methods. The Association of Language Testers in; Europe (ALTE). Paris, France. April 10, 2014.
  • 2014 Assessing Intercultural Competence in the Language Classroom. The Association of; Language Testers in Europe (ALTE). Paris, France. April 11, 2014. With Kristen; Nugent and Sarah Osborn.
  • 2013 Building Ethnic and Cultural Identity of Korean Adolescents in the US: A Case; Study. International Conference on Educational Research (ICER).; With Hyesung Park. Seoul National University. Seoul, Korea. October 18, 2013.
  • 2013 Online Learning Environments as a Venue for Improving Technology Sppported; Teaching Practices. International Conference on Educational Research (ICER). With; Carolina Bustamante. Seoul National University. Seoul, Korea. October 17, 2013.
  • 2013 The Convergence of Language Assessment and Mixed Methods Research. A three day seminar for faculty of ESOL at Cambridge University in Cambridge, UK. With John Creswell and 9 Ph.D. students in TLTE and Educational Psychology. May 5-8, 2013.
  • 2012 Language Learning and Teaching: Prospect and Retrospect. University of Pretoria. Pretoria, South Africa. September 12, 2012.
  • 2012 Language Assessment & Mixed Methods: Longitudinal Studies. Cambridge University. Cambridge, England. May 23, 2013. ESOL. Invited Address.
  • 2011 Language Teaching and Learning with Web 2.0: Findings From a Research Study with Teachers of Chinese. Ed Media World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications. Lisbon, Portugal. June 29, 2011.
  • 2010 Examining Student Language Learning at the Classroom Level. CEFR/ACTFL; Alignment Conference. Leipzig, Germany. June 30 –July 3, 2010.
  • 2008 Enhancing Student Achievement through LinguaFolio: A Longitudinal Study.;; Seminario de Administradores de Programas Educativos de Cooperacion;; Internacional y Administradores de ISAs. Universitat de Valencia. December 1
  • 2005 GOLDEN:FERNSTUDIENKURS-on-line.With Stefan Brunner (Goethe Institut- Washington DC. Internationaler Deutschlehrerverband (International Association of Teachers of German) Conference. Graz, Austria. August 2005.
  • 2005 LinguaFolio—Common European Framework—American Standards. IDT Graz, Austria, August 2, 2005.
  • 2004 EDEN Oldenburg Research Workshop, March 2004. Oldenburg Germany. Session and workshop related to GOLDEN: German Online Distance Education Network. Supporting the Learner in Distance Education and E-Learning, Carl von Ossietzky University, Oldenburg, Germany.
  • 2001 GOLDEN: Ein On-Line Fernstudienprojekt fuer Deutschlehrer in den USA. Internationaler Deutschlehrerverband. July 31-August 4, 2001. Lucerne, Switzerland Received stipend to attend from Goethe Institut-Munich/Washington DC.
  • 1999 Portfolios. Goethe Institut-Munich. July, 1999.
  • 1999 “Going the Distance: Forschungsbasiertes Projekt für Lehrerfortbildlung.” Goethe Institut-Munich. Munich, Germany. July, 1999.
  • 1993 (Invited & refereed) Keynote Speaker for the International German Teachers Association Conference (Internationaler Deutschlehrerverband [IDV]). Topic: "Literature: A Bridge to the Culture and Language of a Society" (Literatur im kommunikativen Sprachunterricht: "Eine Brücke zur Kultur und Sprache einer Gesellschaft"). Leipzig, Germany. August;1‑8, 1993.
  • 1992 Literary Texts: "Literature in the Communicative German Classroom: A Failed Marriage?" ("Literatur im Kommunikativen Unterricht: Eine gescheiterte Ehe?") Annual Meeting of the American Association of Teachers of German. Baden-Baden, Germany. July 18-21, 1992.
  • 1989 "Austria in the German Language Textbook" ("Österreich imDaF‑Unterricht"). International Meeting of the International Teachers of German (Internationaler Deutschlehrerverband) [IDV]. Vienna, Austria. August 1-6, 1989.

Professional Presentations

Professional Development and Training Seminars

  • 2017 Lehrende und Lernende: Lernen durch Interaktion: One-week seminar at Portland State University. Deutsche Sommerschule am Pazifik. Professional Development Seminar for teachers of German. July 26-August 3, 2017.
  • 2016 How to Thrive and Flourish as an Urban Language Teacher. One-week workshop for urban foreign language teachers in Atlanta, GA. CULTR: Center for Urban Language Teaching and Research. Led sessions on the Learner Centered Classroom and Intercultural Communicative Competence. Georgia State University. Atlanta, GA. June 20-24, 2016
  • 2016 Assessment in the German Language Classroom. 3 day workshop for U.S. teacher trainers of German (25 German educators from all over U.S.) Goethe Institut-San Francisco, CA. February 26-28, 2016.
  • 2014 Keeping it in the Target Language. With Katie Hayes and Amy Roberts. One day conference extension workshop for teacher trainers in 17 state area. Central States Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages and the Foreign Language Association of Missouri. St. Louis, Missouri. March 20, 2014.
  • 2013 LinguaFolio: a National Tool for Can Do Learning. With Ryan Wertz Jacqueline van; Houton. Central States Conference on Teaching Foreign Languages. March, 2013. 3 hour workshop.
  • 2010 LinguaFolio Institute. University of North Carolina Charlotte. August 2-6, 2010.; Sponsored by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. Keynote speaker.
  • 2010 Learning Goals Matter: The Case for LinguaFolio. Kentucky World Language; Leadership Team. Greenville, KY. One day workshop to present results of five year; longitudinal study on LinguaFolio and Student Achievement
  • 2009 Student Involved Assessment: The Case for LinguaFolio. Kentucky Foreign;; Language Association. Louisville, KY. April 24-25, 2009. Two day workshop for state cadre of leaders in language education in KY.
  • 2009 LinguaFolio: Promoting Student Learning and Assessment Inside and Outside the Classroom. Southwest Conference on Language Teaching. Norman Oklahoma, April 2, 2009. One day workshop.

Papers/Sessions/Symposia

  • 2017 LinguaFolio: The Power of Student Involvement in the Learning Process. Research presentation. Two-day conference on the LinguaFolio. Virginia Beach, VA. August 9-10, 2017.
  • 2017 Target Culture and Culture Learning—Bridging the Gap. Central States Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages. Chicago, IL March 11, 2017. With Sheri Hurlbut.
  • 2017 Creating a Learner-Centered Chinese Classroom. Central States Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages. Chicago, IL March 10, 2017. With Xianquan Liu.
  • 2016 LinguaFolio: The Power of Student Involvement in the Learning Process. National Council of State Supervisors of Foreign Languages. American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages. Boston, MA. November 17, 2016.
  • 2016 Why Mixed Methods in Researching Language Teaching and Learning? American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages. Boston, MA. November 18, 2016. Panel with Bill vanPatten, Charlene Polio, Luke Plonsky.
  • 2016 Journal Editors Present: Publishing Your Work in a Scholarly Journal. American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages. Boston, MA. November 18, 2016.
  • 2016 Making Linguafolio Online Work in your STARTALK Program. STARTALK Spring Conference. Minneapolis, MN. May 6-7, 2016.
  • 2015 Journal Editors Present: Publishing Your Work in a Scholarly Journal. American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages. San Diego, CA. November 21, 2015.
  • 2015 GOLDEN: The Award Winning Online German Graduate Program That Works. American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages. San Diego, CA. November 21, 2015.
  • 2015 The Role of Context in Preparing Teachers for a Learner Centered Classroom. STARTALK Fall Conference. Orlando, FL. October 16, 2015. With Sheri Hurlbut, UNL.
  • 2015 LinguaFolio Online in STARTALK Programs: Making It Work for You. STARTALK Fall Conference. Orlando, FL. October 17, 2015. With Julie Sykes, Director of CASLS. (2 sessions, videotape available on STARTALK website).
  • 2015 Interculturality: Where Language Meets Language. American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages. San Diego, CA. November 20, 2015.
  • 2015 Goal-Setting, Reflection, and Program Outcomes: Make the Best Use of LinguaFolio Online in your STARTALK Program. STARTALK Spring Conference. Denver, CO. May 8-9, 2015. With Julie Sykes, Director of CASLS. (2 sessions, videotape available on STARTALK website).
  • 2015 Research Based Learning Strategies in the Language Classroom. With Sheri Hurlbut. Central States Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages. March 13, 2015.
  • 2015 Moving Learners from German 1 to AP German. With Michaela Claus-Nix. Central States Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages. Minneapolis, MN. March 14, 2015.
  • 2015 NCSSFL-ACTFL Can-Do Statements: An Effective Tool for Improving Language Learning Within and Outside the Classroom. Southern Conference on Language Teaching (SCOLT). Atlanta, GA. March 6, 2015.
  • 2014 Interculturality: Where Language Meets Culture. STARTALK Fall Conference. Indianapolis, IN. October 24-25, 2014. With Sheri Hurlbut. 2 sessions. Videotape available at https://startalk.umd.edu/2014/meetings/NFPE/post/workshops/moeller
  • 2014 Panel of Journal Editors. With Editors of major journals in language teaching and learning (Modern Language Journal; French Review; Foreign Language Annals, ADFL Bulletin, Canadian Modern Language Review; Names: A Journal of Onomastics and Language Problems and Language Planning; Spanish and Portuguese Review; Hispania; Dimensions; Journal of Chinese Language Teachers Association; NECTFL Review; Central States Conference Report). American Council for the Teaching of Foreign Languages Annual Conference. San Antonio, Texas. November 22, 2014.
  • 2014 Assessment for Learning in the German language classroom. With Sheri Hurlbut. American Council for the Teaching of Foreign Languages/American Association of Teachers of German. San Antonio, Texas. November 22, 2014.
  • 2014 Developing Intercultural Competency in the Language Classroom. With Kristen Nugent. Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages. St. Louis, Missouri. March 22, 2014.
  • 2014 Moving Language Learners from German 1 to German AP. With Michaela Claus-Nix. Central States Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages. St. Louis, Missouri. March 21, 2014

Major/Keynote Addresses

  • 2016 The Confluence of Language Learning & Teaching and Mixed Methods Research. Keynote address at Guongdong University. Guongzhou, China. October 31, 2016.
  • 2016 Effective Language Teaching. Jiaotong University. Conference for deans of 40 universities in China. Xi’an, China. October 29, 2016,
  • 2015 Interculturality: Where Language Meets Culture. 26th Annual Summer Seminar for Language Teachers ’15. Santa Barbara, CA. July 20 & July 21, 2015. Keynote speaker in General Session.
  • 2014 Lead with Languages and Literacy: Focus on Languages and Literacy. With Paul Sandrock. ACTFL Assembly of Delegates. American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages. San Antonio, Texas. November 20, 2014.
  • 2011 National Network for Early Language Learning, Keynote Speaker at Annual Conference. Denver, Colorado. November 19, 2011.
  • 2008 Empowering Students through Self-Assessment. Iowa Foreign Language Association. Keynote Address. October 3, 2008. Des Moines, Iowa.

Service to the Profession: National Level

  • 2017-2019 Elected President Elect 2017; President 2018; Past President of the American Association of Teachers of Foreign Languages (ACTFL).
  • 2016-2017 ACTFL Taskforce on Intercultural Communicative Taskforce. Develop Can-Do Statements for ICC aligned with the ACTFL Standards.
  • 2015-2016 Research and Assessment Committee, Chair. American Association of Teachers of Foreign Languages (ACTFL).
  • 2014-2016 Elected at-large Member of Board of Directors of the American Association of Teachers of Foreign Languages (ACTFL).
  • 2014-2015 Research and Assessment Action Committee, co-chair. American Association of Teachers of Foreign Languages (ACTFL).
  • 2014-2015 International Credentialing Action Committee, chair. American Association of Teachers of Foreign Languages (ACTFL).
  • 2012, 2013 President. National Federation of Modern Language Teachers Association.
  • 2010, 2011 President-Elect of National Federation of Modern Language Teachers Association.
  • 2011-2015 AP College Board Advisor in German Language and Literatures. AP College Board and Educational Testing Service
  • 2009-2011 National Selection Committee for Fulbright Teaching Assistant Applicants to Germany through the Institute of International Education. Denver, CO. November; 29, 2011. (3 year term).

Areas of Expertise:

    Foreign Language Teacher Education
    Second Language Acquisition
    Instructional Technology
    Mixed Methods Research
    Intercultural Communicative Competence

Professional Highlights

Honors and Recognition
2001, Certificate of Recognition for Contributions to Students presented by UNL Teaching Council and the Parents Association2000, Anthony Papalia Award for Excellence in Teacher Education. American Council for the Teaching of Foreign Language and the New York State Foreign Language Association. Awarded at the Annual Meeting in Boston, MA in November 2000; A.C.E. Fellow. Americ2000, Honorary Innocent, The Innocents Society, The Chancellor’s Senior Honorary Society, University of Nebraska-Lincoln2000, Swanson Award for Teaching Excellence, Teachers College, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, $10,000 Teaching Award1999, German Educator of the Year Award, American Association of Teachers of German, Annual Conference in Dallas, Texas1999, “Teachers who inspire," University of Nebraska Mortar Board Award1999, Recognition Award for Contributions to Students presented by UNL Parents Association and UNL Teaching Council (5-year award)1998, "Teachers who inspire," University of Nebraska Mortar Board Award1998, Review panelist for N.E.H. Grant Applications, Education Development Grants in Foreign Languages1997, Named Edith S. Greer Professor of Education (Distinguished Professorship)1997, Academy of Distinguished Teachers, University of Nebraska-Lincoln1997, Recognition Award for Contributions to Students presented by UNL Parents Association and UNL Teaching Council1996, Phi Beta Delta Honor Society for International Scholars, (Alpha Phi Chapter at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln)1996, Recognition Award for Contributions to Students presented by UNL Parents Association and UNL Teaching Council1995, College Award for Distinguished Teaching, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Teachers College1995, Evaluator for N.E.H. Planning Grant Proposals, Washington, DC1994, A+ Award for Excellence and Outstanding Contribution to Omaha Public Schools, Sharon Watts, Foreign Language Supervisor, Omaha Public Schools1994, Recognition Award for Contributions to Students presented by UNL Parents Association and UNL Teaching Council1994, Review panelist for Special Opportunity in Foreign Language Education Grant Applications1993, Recognition Award for Contributions to Students presented by UNL Parents Association and UNL Teaching Council1992, Curriculum Specialist, N.E.H. German Literature, Language, and Culture Institute, Westminster College, New Wilmington1990, Certificate of Merit for Outstanding Achievement in furthering the teaching of German in the schools of the United States, presented by the American Association of Teachers of German and the Goethe Institute1990, Business Week Award for Instructional Innovation, Business Week Magazine1990, Cooper Foundation Award for Excellence in Teaching, Cooper Foundation in Cooperation, Nebraska Department of Education1989, Christa McAuliffe Special Recognition Prize for Excellence in Education, University of Nebraska-Lincoln1988, Outstanding German Teacher of the Year, Nebraska Association of Teachers of German1988, Showcase Teacher of the Year, Phi Delta Kappa, University of Nebraska-Omaha College of Education1987, Cooper Foundation Award for Excellence in Teaching, Cooper Foundation in Cooperation, Nebraska Department of Education1984, Hilda Maehling Fellowship, Awarded by National Education Association for project integrating global education into all areas of school curriculum1983, Cooper Foundation Award for Excellence in Teaching, Cooper Foundation in Cooperation, Nebraska Department of Education1983, Nathan Hale Patriot Award for Outstanding Contribution to School and Community, Awarded by local Parent, Student, Teacher Club (PTSC)
Experience
1997-, Edith S. Greer Distinguished Professor. Teaching, Learning and Teacher Education. College of Education and Human Sciences. University of Nebraska- Lincoln. Courtesy Appointment in Modern Languages and Literatures2016, Named Yunshan Scholar in China (Guongdong University)2011-2015, A.P. College Board Advisor. German Language and Culture2006-2007, Academic Senate President, University of Nebraska-Lincoln2000-2001, E. (American Council on Education) fellow with Joan Leitzel, President of the University of New Hampshire, Durham, New Hampshire1999-2000, Professor and Vice-Chair, Center for Curriculum and Instruction, Teachers College, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, Nebraska1998-present, Professor, Center for Curriculum and Instruction, Teachers College, University of Nebraska- Lincoln, Lincoln, Nebraska1998-1999, Visiting Professor, University of Florida-Gainesville, Gainesville, Florida1997, Named Edith S. Greer Distinguished Professor, Teachers College, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, Nebraska1995-1998, Associate Professor, Foreign Language Education, Center for Curriculum and Instruction, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, Nebraska1990-1995, Assistant Professor, Foreign Language Education, Center for Curriculum and Instruction, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NebraskaChair, Foreign Language Department, Central High School, Omaha Public Schools, Omaha, Nebraska1979-1989, Teacher, German, Omaha Public Schools, Omaha, NebraskaInstructor, Department of Modern Languages (German), University of Nebraska Lincoln. (Teaching Assistant Coordinator of second year German), Teacher of beginning and intermediate German, German Composition and Conversation, History of German Civilization,1980-1987, Part time instructor of German Literature, Dana College, Blair, Nebraska1980-1987, Part time instructor of German language, University of Nebraska-Omaha, Omaha, Nebraska 1980-1987, Part time instructor of Foreign Language Methods, Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska1970-1980, Special Assignments in teaching German for the German-American Society, Omaha, Nebraska; Centennial College (an experimental college at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln); fourth semester in German Conversation and Culture in Munich, Germany,
Memberships
American Association of Teachers of German (AATG)American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL)American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (Institutional Representative)Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD)Computer Assisted Language Instruction Consortium (CALICO)Central States on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (Advisory Board)Phi Delta KappaPhi Delta Gamma (Graduate Professional Fraternity)Nebraska Foreign Language Association (NFLA)Phi Beta Delta (Honor Society for International Scholars)