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Dr Lawrence F Glatz


Courses Taught


Current Semester Schedule

50225 GER-1010-002 Elementary German I TR 1100-1315 PL-308
54568 GER-1010-001 Elementary German I TBA TBA-TBA ONLINE-
54574 GER-3010-001 Third Year German Conversation MW 1100-1215 PL-306

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Personal Biography

After receiving an Honors B.A. in German from the University of Pennsylvania in 1984, I pursued graduate study in German Literature at the Pennsylvania State University. I was awarded the M.A. in 1988 and the Ph.D. in 1995. My dissertation was directed by Manfred Keune. I also studied at the universities of Munich (Junior Year in Munich Program 1982-83), Kiel (Penn State Exchange Fellowship 1986-87), Hamburg and Berlin (German Academic Exchange Fellowship 1992-93). I enjoyed Sabbatical Leave for the academic year 2007-08 in Germany as a Fulbright Senior Lecturer and Researcher at the University of Siegen and was in the Fall of 2013 a Guest Researcher of the University of Cologne and the Heinrich Böll Archive.

Teaching Philosophy

My teaching philosophy is to challenge both my students and myself to achieve our best. I was awarded a President's Performance Stipend for Teaching Excellence and as a recipient of a Bright Ideas / Best Practices Teaching Award at a Metro State Annual Fall Conference, when my submission on guiding students to create "Cybertrips to German-speaking countries" was one of four judged by faculty peers to be exceptional, I received both recognition at this conference and a professional development stipend. I was also awarded an Excellence in Academic Advising Award.


My current research involves the writings of Nobel Prize for Literature laureate Heinrich Boell (1917-1985), about whom I maintain a website. I published a study on the topics of history, crime, violence and the victim in both Boell's nonfictional and fictional works: Heinrich Boell als Moralist [Heinrich Boell as Moralist], available from Peter Lang, Publishing. I have also presented papers on the role of computer-mediated instruction and materials, technology in teacher training, and Business German.

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