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CURRICULUM VITAE


LISA SEIDLITZ
LisaSeidlitz@augustana.edu

Education

Ph.D. University of Texas at Austin, Germanic Studies
B.A. and M.A. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Germanic Languages

Academic Teaching experience

Assistant Professor of German, Augustana College
Assistant Instructor (graduate instructor), University of Texas at Austin
Adjunct Faculty, Austin Community College
Teaching Assistant, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Non-credit classes in English and German through the University of Illinois, IELS language school, Literacy Austin, Black Hawk College
Coordinator of multi-section German language courses, University of Texas

Courses taught

First- and second-year college/university German
German conversation and writing
Advanced German conversation
Advanced German grammar review
Survey of twentieth-century German literature and culture (taught in German)
Phonetics lab for second- and third-year German language students
Introduction to German linguistics (taught in German)
Business German
German Cinema (taught in English, with discussions in German for German majors)
Bourgeois, Decadent, Divided: Literary Images of Berlin (German literature in English translation)
Foreign Language Teaching Methods (in the Education department)
Liberal Studies 112 (an interdisciplinary skills-based course for first-year students)

Fellowships, honors and awards

Presidential Research Fellowship, Augustana College
Texas Excellence Teaching Award Honoree
Professional Development Award (travel grant), University of Texas
Travel grant to enable study in Berlin
Summer Tuition Fellowship, University of Texas
Included on “Incomplete List of Excellent Teachers” University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
University Fellowship, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Book reviews





Aufderstraße, Harmut, Heiko Bock, Mechthild Gerdes, Jutta Müller, and Helmut Müller. Themen 1 aktuell. Kursbuch & Arbeitsbuch Englisch. Ismaning, Germany: Hueber, 2003. In Die Unterrichtspraxis 38 (2005): 98-99.
Dreke, Michael, and Sofia Prestes Salgueiro. Wortschatz & Grammatik: Üben mit Bildern, A1-B1. Berlin: Langenscheidt, 2004. In Die Unterrichtspraxis 38 (2005): 210-11.
Götz, Dieter, and Hans Wellmann. Langenscheidt Taschenwörterbuch Deutsch als Fremdsprache. Berlin: Langenscheidt, 2003. In Die Unterrichtspraxis 38 (2005): 226-8.

Lectures and workshops given

2006 “Modal Particles as Contextualization Cues,” Germanic Linguistics Annual Conference 12, Urbana-Champaign, IL
2005 “Functions of Teachers’ Codeswitching in Classes of German as a Foreign Language,” Germanic Linguistics Annual Conference 11, Davis, CA
2003 “Myers-Scotton’s Markedness Model and Foreign Language Classroom Discourse: Patterns of Codeswitching and Pedagogical Implications,” Graduate Student Symposium, Department of Germanic Studies, University of Texas
2000 “Let the games…continue: Even more games for the German classroom,” Workshop at the conference of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, Boston (with Erika Schlaak, M.A..Mary Jo Licht, M.A., and Tobias Barske)
1999 “(More) games for the German classroom,” Workshop at the conference of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, Dallas (with Mary Jo Licht, M.A., Jim Witte, M.A., and Erika Schlaak, M.A.)
1997 “Using the Internet for authentic teaching materials," Graduate student workshop at the University of Texas at Austin (with Michael Conner, M.A.)
1994 Christiane Mariane von Ziegler: A female pioneer in 18th- century literature,” Midwest Graduate Seminar in German Studies, Chicago

Service

Vice President of Northern Illinois chapter of the American Association of Teachers of German
Member of Bookstore/Library Committee, Augustana College
Member of Humanities Fund Committee, Augustana College
Member of Educational Policies Committee
First-year student advisor
Member of Faculty Senate
Co-authored grant through Augustana College’s Center for Vocational Reflection:
           Professional Development in Education (with Dr. Stacey Skoning in Education and
           Dr. Kerry Driscoll of the Spanish department)
Departmental liaison to committee on accreditation through North Central Association
Conduct Stammtisch, a German language table for campus and community at Augustana
Participated in Explore UT, community outreach program at the University of Texas
Served on abstract selection and publicity committees for SALSA (Symposium on Language and Society Austin)
Moderator, sixth annual Graduate Student Symposium, Department of Germanic Studies
Participated in Explore UT, community outreach program at the University of Texas
Participated in departmental outreach program and taught German in local grade school in Austin, TX
Member (Soprano), German Madrigal Choir at the University of Texas
Graduate Association of Germanic Languages Students representative

Languages

German
French
Spanish
Swedish          
Near-native
Intermediate reading and speaking ability
Reading and some speaking ability
Reading and some speaking ability