Curriculum Vitae - Cori Crane
Georgetown University; Ph.D., German; January 2008
University of Pennsylvania; M.A., German; May 1999
Cornell University; B.A., German Area Studies and Government; May 1994
Associate Professor of the Practice of Germanic Languages and Literature (2017-present)
German Language Program Director (2017-present)
University of Texas at Austin
Assistant Professor of Germanic Studies (2012-2017)
Coordinator of Lower-Division German Courses (2013-2016)
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Director of the Basic Language Program for German (2004-2012)
Assistant Professor of Germanic Languages and Literatures, zero-time appointment (2008-2012)
Affiliated faculty member of the European Union Center, zero-time appointment (2009-2012)
Summer Course Abroad Program Director and Co-Instructor, German 103 in Vienna (summer 2007)
Evaluative Choice in Advanced Second Language Writing of German: A Genre Perspective. Georgetown University, Washington, DC, December 2007 (Thesis Advisor: Prof. Heidi Byrnes).
Carl Niekerk and Cori Crane (Eds.) (2017). Approaches to Ali and Nino: Love, Identity, and Transcultural Conflict. Lake Placid, NY: Camden House.
Heidi E. Hamilton, Cori Crane, and Abigail Bartoshesky (2005). Doing Foreign Language: Bringing Concordia Language Villages to Language Classrooms. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall. [Translated into Korean (2009) with Communication Books.]
Articles and Chapters
Crane, C., Fingerhuth, M., & Hünlich, D. (2018). "What makes this so complicated?" On the value of disorienting dilemmas in language instruction. In: S. Dubreil & S. L. Thorne (Eds.). Engaging the world: Critical social pedagogies and language learning (p. 225-250). AAUSC Issues in Language Program Direction. Boston: Heinle. (appeared 2017)
Niekerk, C., & Crane, C. (2017). Introduction: Ali and Nino as world literature. In: C. Niekerk & C. Crane (Eds.), Approaches to Ali and Nino: Love, identity, and transcultural conflict. Lake Placid, NY: Camden House.
Crane, C. (2018). Making connections in beginning language instruction: Structured reflection and the World-Readiness Standards for Learning Languages. In: J. Watzinger-Tharp & P. Urlaub (Eds.). The interconnected language curriculum: Critical transitions and interfaces in articulated K-16 contexts (p. 51-74). AAUSC Issues in Language Program Direction. Boston: Heinle. (appeared 2016)
Crane, C. (2016). Understanding and evaluating L2 personal letter writing: A systemic functional linguistic analysis of student texts in German. Die Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 49(2): 122-139.
Crane, C. (2016). Analyzing interpretive communication in the AP German Culture and Language Exam. In: A. J. Moeller (Ed.), Fostering connections, empowering communities, celebrating the world: 2016 Report of the Central States Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (pp. 255-271). Egg Harbor, WI: Central States Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages. (To download a copy of this manuscript: http://www.csctfl.org/documents/2016Report/2016rpt.html).
Crane, C. (2015). Exploratory practice in the FL teaching methods course: A case study of three graduate student instructors' experiences. L2 Journal, 7(2), 1-23. (L2 Journal is an open-access journal. To download a copy of this manuscript: http://repositories.cdlib.org/uccllt/l2/vol7/iss2/art1/)
Crane, C., Sadler, M., Ha, J. A., & Ojiambo, P. (2013). Beyond the methods course: Using exploratory practice for graduate student teacher development. In: H. W. Allen & H. Maxim (Eds.), Educating the future foreign language professoriate for the 21st century (pp. 107-27). AAUSC Issues in Language Program Direction. Boston: Heinle.
Melin, C., Chavez, M., Crane, C., Levine, G., & Lovik, T. (2008). The language program director in curricular and departmental reform. Profession, 240-54.
Byrnes, H., Crane, C., Maxim, H., & Sprang, K. A. (2006). Taking text to task: Issues and choices in curriculum construction. ITL - International Journal of Applied Linguistics, 152, 85-110.
Crane, C. (2006). Modeling a genre-based foreign language curriculum: Staging advanced learning. In: Heidi Byrnes (Ed.), Advanced language learning: The contribution of Halliday and Vygotsky (pp. 227-45). London: Continuum.
Crane, C., Liamkina, O., & Ryshina-Pankova, M. (2004). Fostering advanced-level language abilities in foreign language graduate programs: Applications of genre theory. In: Heidi Byrnes and Hiram Maxim (Eds.), Advanced foreign language learning: A challenge to college programs (pp. 150-76). Boston: Heinle.
Byrnes, H., Crane, C., & Sprang, K. A. (2002). Nonnative teachers teaching at the advanced level: Challenges and opportunities. ADFL Bulletin, 33(3), 25-34.
Invited Talks (Selection)
"The role of genre knowledge in evaluating source-based creative writing in the L2," invited talk for Brown University's Symposium "Genre-Based Language Pedagogies. Concepts and Practice," Sponsored by the Consortium for Teaching and Learning in Providence, RI on May 7, 2016.
“Exploring otherness through personal letter writing: An analysis of L2 German texts on German memories of the Holocaust,” invited keynote talk for the symposium “Germany, Otherness, and the Legacy of Race” at Michigan State University in East Lansing, MI on March 30, 2015.
Conference Presentations (Selection)
“Fostering visual literacy in the FL classroom through illustrated children’s stories,” at the annual American Association of Teachers of German (AATG)/American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) conference in Nashville, TN on November 18, 2017.
“Language and student success: Identifying ways to explain outcomes in the IHE context,” symposium with Meg Malone (ACTFL), Fernando Rubio (University of Utah), and Sylvia Peart (USNA) at the Consortium on Useful Assessment in Language and Humanities Education (CUALHE) at Emory University in Atlanta, GA on October 29, 2017.
"Student strategies and perceptions of L2 vocabulary acquisition using the German Frame-Semantic Online Lexicon (G-FOL)," with Alex Lorenz, John Benjamin, and Hans Boas (UT-Austin) at the Germanic Linguistics Annual Conference (GLAC) in Austin, TX on April 21, 2017.
"Playing the part: Disorienting dilemmas in teaching about Texas German-Comanche history," with Matthias Fingerhuth (UT-Austin) at the symposium "Diversity, Decolonialization, and the German Curriculum" in Asheville, NC on March 3, 2017.
“What a graduate seminar on language program coordination can tell us about our field,” as part of the panel Understanding the work of language program coordination: Models for preparing future FL program directors, at the 10th International Conference on Language Teacher Education in Los Angeles, CA on February 3, 2017.
"An introduction to systemic functional linguistics for language instruction," with Marianna Ryshina-Pankova (Georgetown University) at the annual ACTFL/AATG conference in Boston, MA on November 18, 2016.
“An SFL-based model for assessing L2 narrative writing,” paper for colloquium “Narrative analysis for L2 literacy development: A systemic functional approach" (co-organized with Marianna Ryshina-Pankova) at the American Association for Applied Linguistics (AAAL) in Orlando, FL on April 9-12, 2016.
“Analyzing the discourse of interpretive tasks for the AP German Exam,” at the Central States Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages in Columbus, OH, March 10-12, 2016.
"Perspective-shifting and transformative learning: Learning in and through structured reflection,” for the ACTFL Research Priorities Phase III session Integration of Language, Culture, and Content at the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) conference in San Diego, CA on November 20-22, 2015.
“Curricular innovation for reflective teaching: Using structured reflection in the FL classroom for graduate student teacher development," at the 9th International Conference on Language Teacher Education in Minneapolis, MN on May 14-16, 2015.
“Graduate student teachers’ experiences using structured reflection,” for the Teaching as a Profession session “When are we professional teachers and why does it matter?” at the annual Modern Language Association (MLA) conference in Vancouver, BC on January 10, 2015.
“Transformational learning through structured reflection” (with Mike Sosulski, Kalamazoo College) at the annual American Association of Teachers of German (AATG)/American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) conference in San Antonio, TX on November 22, 2014.
“Complex personal letter-writing in advanced collegiate foreign language instruction” at the Symposium on Second Language Writing in Tempe, AZ on November 13, 2014.
Pedagogical Workshops (Selection)
"Trainerseminar - Exploratorische Praxis," invited 2.5-day "Trainerseminar" workshop at the Goethe-Institut Chicago, IL on September 29-31, 2017.
“Sustainable reflective teaching: A teacher workshop on exploratory practice,” invited three-hour workshop for the Emory College Language Center at Emory University in Atlanta, GA on September 14, 2017.
“An introduction to systemic functional linguistics for foreign language instruction” (with graduate student Kristina Schoen, UT-Austin), two-hour workshop at the Germanic Linguistics Annual Conference (GLAC) in Austin, TX on April 20, 2017. (NB: This is an extended version of an ACTFL conference presentation given by Marianna Ryshina-Pankova and me in 2016.)
"Staging, supporting, and evaluating structured reflection: From course to curriculum," invited two-hour workshop for the Language Educator Symposium "Developing Intercultural Competence in Language Education" at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA on December 10, 2016.
“Supporting sustainable reflective teaching: Exploratory practice for professional development,” invited all-day workshop for STARTALK residential professional development institute at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln, NE on June 2, 2015.
“Developing a genre-based curriculum: Challenges and experiences from the classroom,” invited two-hour presentation at Michigan State University in East Lansing, MI on April 15, 2014.
Conference Sessions Organized (Selection)
“Understanding the work of language program coordination: Models for preparing future FL program directors,” panel organizer for the 10th International Conference on Language Teacher Education in Los Angeles, CA on February 2, 2017.
“Student learning through literature in second language contexts,” presider/organizer of panel for the Modern Language Association (MLA) in Austin, TX on January 9, 2016.
“Critical thinking in the German language classroom,” chair of AATG-sponsored panel for ACTFL/AATG in San Diego, CA, November 20-22, 2015.
“Measuring learning outcomes in collegiate German programs,” chair of AATG-sponsored panel for ACTFL/AATG in San Antonio, TX, November 21-23, 2014.
- ACTFL Research Priorities Phase III Grant, "Structured Reflection for Transformative Learning: A Foreign Language Curricular Perspective," 2014
- College Research Fellowship, College of Liberal Arts at the University of Texas-Austin, "Structured Reflection for Transformative Learning: A Foreign Language Curricular Perspective," 2014
- Summer Research Assignment, College of Liberal Arts at the University of Texas-Austin, 2013
Awards, Honors, and Recognitions
- Academic Professional Award in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2009-2010
- "List of teachers ranked as excellent by their students," University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Spring 2005, Spring 2006, Fall 2006, Spring 2008, Fall, 2008, Spring 2009, Fall 2009, Spring 2010, Spring 2011, Fall 2011
- Transatlantisches interkulturelles Nachwuchsförderungsprogramm Deutsch als Fremdsprache II (TraiNDaF II) leadership program for German teachers in the U.S., American Association of Teachers of German, 2009
Courses Taught: Duke University (2017-present)
- German 101: Elementary German I
- German 102: Elementary German II
- German 700: Foreign Language Pedagogy: Theories and Practice
Courses Taught: University of Texas at Austin (2012-2017)
- German 506: Beginning German I
- German 328: Advanced German Grammar (content-based course on “contemporary youth culture”)
- German 347L: Language and Society in the German-Speaking Countries
- German 380C: German for Graduate Students in Other Courses
- German 397P: Second Language Writing: Theory, Research and Pedagogy (graduate seminar)
- German 397P: Language Program Coordination (graduate seminar)
- German 398T: Supervised Teaching in German (graduate seminar)
- German 385: Systemic Functional Linguistics (graduate-level independent study, "conference course")
- German 385: Multi-modality (graduate-level independent study, "conference course")
Courses Taught: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2004-2012)
- German 101: Beginning German I
- German 102: Beginning German II
- German 103: Intermediate German I
- German 104: Intermediate German II (content-based course on "Austria")
- German 212: German Conversation and Writing II
- German 321: German Economics
- German 331: Introduction to German Literature
- German 465: Linguistic Structures of German
- German 199: Introduction to Systemic Functional Linguistics (2-credit undergraduate independent study)
- German 582: Theories and Methods of German Language Teaching (graduate seminar)
- German 593: Issues in Study Abroad Research (graduate-level independent study)
- German 588: Second Language Writing: Theory, Research and Pedagogy (graduate seminar)
Membership in Professional Organizations
- American Association for Applied Linguistics (AAAL)
- American Association of Teachers of German (AATG)
- American Association of University Supervisors, Coordinators, and Directors of Foreign Language Programs (AAUSC)
- American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL)
- Modern Language Association (MLA)
Service in Professional Organizations (Selection)
- Editorial Board Member (2016-present), American Association of University Supervisors, Coordinators, and Directors of Foreign Language Programs (AAUSC)
- Member-at-Large, Research and Assessment Committee (2015-present), American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL)
- Editorial Board Member, Foreign Languages & the Literary in the Everyday (FLLITE) Project (2015-present)
- AP German Language and Culture Exam Development Committee (2013-2015), College Board
- AP German Language and Culture Exam Standard Setting Committee (2012, 2013), College Board
- German Section Head (2011-2013) of the American Association of University Supervisors, Coordinators, and Directors of Foreign Language Programs (AAUSC)
- Secretary (2008-2010) and President (2010-2012) of the Southern Illinois Chapter of the American Association of Teachers of German
Last updated on October 20, 2018