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William E. Petig

William E. Petig

Senior Lecturer in the Language Center
A.B., Stanford University, German (1964)
M.A., Stanford University, German (1965)
Ph.D., Stanford University, German (1982)
Professional Affiliations & Activities: 
Associate Editor (Managing Editor), Die Unterrichtspraxis (1971 - 1980)
Book Review Editor, Die Unterrichtspraxis (1974 - 1988)
Editorial Board Member, Die Unterrichtspraxis (1972 - 1988)
Editorial Consultant and Reader, Die Unterrichtspraxis (1988 - Present)
Editorial Consultant and Reader, The Modern Language Journal (1988 - Present)
Editorial Consultant, Macmillan (1981 - Present)
Editorial Consultant, Holt, Rinehart and Winston (1981 - Present)
Editorial Consultant, Prentice-Hall (1981 - Present)
Editorial Consultant, Random House (1981 - Present)
Editorial Consultant, Routledge Press (1981 - Present)
Editorial Consultant, Heinle & Heinle (1981 - Present)
Editorial Consultant, Oxford (1981 - Present)
Editor, The California German Teacher, American Association of Teachers of German, No. American Chapter (1992 - 1994)
Editorial Consultant, Routledge Press, London, UK (2001 - 2001)
Member of the Editorial Board, Studies in Foreign Language Education (2006 - Present)
Member of the Editorial Board, Journal of the Institute of Foreign Language Education (2006 - Present)
Member of the Editorial Board, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies (2006 - Present)
Member, Executive Council, American Association of Teachers of German (2003 - 2009)
Member, Steering Committee, American Association of Teachers of German (2003 - 2009)
Chair, Finance Committee, American Association of Teachers of German (2003 - 2009)
Member, Endowed Scholarship Committee, American Association of Teachers of German (2003 - 2009)
Member, Research and Scholarship Committee, American Association of Teachers of German (2003 - 2009)
Member, Awards Committee, American Association of Teachers of German (2003 - 2009)
Member, AESSIG Selection Committee (American Education Students Study in Germany Program), American Association of Teachers of German (2005 - Present)
Member, AESSIG Selection Committee (American Education Students Study in Germany Program), American Association of Teachers of German (2006 - 2006)
Member, AESSIG Selection Committee (American Education Students Study in Germany Program), American Association of Teachers of German (2007 - 2007)
Member, Endowed Scholarship Committee, American Association of Teachers of German (2003 - 2010)
Member, Planned Giving Committee, American Association of Teachers of German (2006 - Present)
Member, Publications Committee, American Association of Teachers of German (2008 - 2009)
Chair, Nominating and Elections Committee, Society for German-American Studies (2009 - Present)
Chair, Investment Committee, Endowment of the American Association of Teachers of German (2010 - Present)
Treasurer, American Association of Teachers of German, Iowa Chapter (1966 - 1968)
Secretary-Treasurer, American Association of University Professors, Wartburg College Chapter (1967 - 1968)
Vice-President, American Association of University Professors, Wartburg College Chapter (1968 - 1969)
Secretary, American Association of Teachers of German, Iowa Chapter (1968 - 1969)
Secretary, American Association of Teachers of German, Northern California Chapter (1973 - 1974)
Member, Advisory Council of the International Education Program, Foothill College (1983 - Present)
Vice-Chair, Advisory Council of the International Education Program, Foothill College (1989 - 1985)
Secretary, American Association of Teachers of German, Northern California Chapter (1985 - 1986)
President, American Association of Teachers of German, Northern California Chapter (1989 - 1990)
Executive Committee Member, American Association of Teachers of German, Northern California Chapter (1990 - Present)
Membership Chair, American Association of Teachers of German, Northern California (1992 - 1993)
Chair, Committee to Revise the Constitution, American Association of Teachers of German, Northern California Chapter (1993 - 1994)
National Treasurer, American Association of Teachers of German (2003 - 2006)
Re-elected National Treasurer, American Association of Teachers of German (2007 - 2009)
Chair, Investment Committee of the Endowment, American Association of Teachers of German (2010 - Present)
Member, Selection Committee, ACTFL/MLJ Emma Marie Birkmaier Award for Doctoral Dissertation Research in Foreign Language Education (2012 - 2012)
Freshman and German major advisor, Stanford University
Member, University Committee on Language Teaching and Learning, Stanford University (1985 - 1995)
Supervisor of first- and second-year German courses, Stanford University (1980 - 1990)
Re-organizer of the second-year program, Stanford University (1985 - 1985)
Member, Departmental Standing Committee, Stanford University (1980 - 1981)
Member, Departmental Standing Committee, Stanford University (1984 - 1985)
Member, Ph.D. Reading Exam administration, Stanford University (1983 - Present)
Member, Administration and evaluation of placement exam, Stanford University (1980 - 1995)
Supervisor and trainer of teaching assistants, Stanford University (1980 - 1990)
Member, Certification of German language competence for Fulbright and DAAD, Stanford University (1980 - Present)
Member,Committee on Departmental Library, Stanford University (1972 - 1973)
Member,Dean's Committee for Student Grievances, Stanford University (1972 - 1972)
Member, University Language Lab Committee, Stanford University (1971 - 1972)
Member, Departmental Curriculum Committee, Stanford University (1969 - 1970)
Transfer Credit Evaluator, Stanford University (1983 - Present)
Department M.A. Oral Exam Committee Member, Stanford University
Advisor of Senior Honors Theses, Stanford University (1994 - 1994)
Advisor of Senior Honors Theses, Stanford University (1996 - 1996)
Freshman Advisor, Stanford University (2004 - 2005)
Freshman and Sophomore Advisor, Stanford University (2005 - 2006)
Freshman and Sophomore Advisor, Stanford University (2006 - 2007)
Freshman and Sophomore Advisor, Stanford University (2007 - 2008)
Freshman and Sophomore Advisor, Stanford Unviersity (2008 - 2009)
Freshman and major advisor, St. Olaf College (1974 - 1978)
Pre-med. advisor, St. Olaf College (1976 - 1978)
Chair, Committee on Departmental Distinction, St. Olaf College (1976 - 1978)
Departmental Curriculum Committee Member, St. Olaf College (1974 - 1978)
Member, Administration of the placement exam, St. Olaf College
German Advent Program, St. Olaf College (1974 - 1978)
Freshman and major advisor, Wartburg College (1965 - 1969)
Supervisor of elementary and secondary education German majors, Wartburg College (1965 - 1969)
German Club advisor, Wartburg College (1965 - 1969)
Member, College Honor's Program Committee, Wartburg College (1966 - 1968)
Student Exchange Program Committee Member, Wartburg College (1966 - 1968)
Chair, Departmental Curriculum Committee, Wartburg College (1966 - 1968)
Chair, Departmental Testing Committee, Wartburg College (1966 - 1968)
Chair, Student Publications and Radio Station Committee, Wartburg College (1965 - 1967)
Director, Summer Abroad Program in Passau, Germany, Wartburg College (1968 - 1968)
Director, FLES Program in grades 3 to 8, St. Paul's Lutheran Day School (1965 - 1969)
Referee, Die Unterrichtspraxis (1997 - 1997)
Referee, The Modern Language Journal (1997 - 1997)
Referee, Die Unterrichtspraxis (1999 - 1999)
Referee, Die Unterrichtspraxis (2001 - 2001)
Referee, The Modern Language Journal (1993 - 1993)
Guest Editor, Die Unterrichtspraxis (1997 - 1998)
Referee, Die Unterrichtspraxis (2002 - 2002)
Referee, Die Unterrichtspraxis (2003 - 2003)
Referee, Die Unterrichtspraxis (2004 - 2004)
Referee, Die Unterrichtspraxis (2007 - 2007)
Honors & Awards: 
Certificate of Merit for Outstanding Achievements, American Association of Teachers of German and the Goethe Institute (1994)
Duden Award for Outstanding Effort and Achievement in German Instruction, Duden Language Consulting (1992)
Faculty Growth Award, American Lutheran Church (1966)
Fellowship, Ford Foundation (1964-1965)
Publications: 

Petig, W. (2013). Mission Work on the Home Front: A Remembrance of Francis Weber. The Moravian.

Petig, W. (2012). Forms of Satire in Anti pietistic Dramas. (D. Hunter, Ed.)Literary Criticism 1400-1800. ColumbiaSC: Layman Poupard Publishing.

Petig, W. (2012). Haberlein, Mark. The Practice of Pluralism: Congregational Life and Religious Diversity in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, 1730-1820. Yearbook of German-American Studies, 47.

Wehage, F.-J., & Clay, G. (2012). (W. Petig, Ed.)Geschiiftsdeutsch: An Introduction to German Business Culture. NewburyportMA: Focus Publishing.

Petig, W. (2012). Engel, Katherine Carte. Religion and Profit: Moravians in Early America. Yearbook of German-American Studies, 47.

Petig, W. (2011). The Moravian Economy in Hope, Indiana. Studies in Indiana GermanAmericana, 3.

Petig, W. (2011). Moravian Pacifism and Martin Hauser and the Civil War. Studies in Indiana German-Americana, 3.

Petig, W. (2008). The First Moravian Missions in the Midwest. Yearbook of GermanAmerican Studies, 42.

Petig, W. E. (2008). Martin Hauser: Indiana Pioneer and Missionary. Indiana German Heritage Society Newsletter, 24(3).

Scharwenka, X. E., & Translated by Petig, W. E. (2007). Xaver Scharwenka: Sounds from My Life: Reminiscences of a Musician. MD: Scarecrow Press.

Petig, W. (2005). Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI): History, Structure, Application, and Implications for Teaching. Studies in Foreign Language Education, (21).

Petig, W. (2005). Foreign Language Instruction in the U.S.: Challenges and Strategies. Foreign Languages Education, 12(3).

Petig, W. (2003). Terrell, Peter, et al. HarperCollins German Unabridged German Dictionary. Die Unterrichtspraxis, 36(2).

Petig, W. (Ed.). (2003). 150th Anniversary Commemorative Book: Ebenezer Moravian Church: 1853-2003. Ft. AtkinsonWI: Opp. Inc.

Clay, G. (2002). (W. Petig, Ed.)1000 Jahre deutsche Literatur: Von den Anfangen bis zur Aufkliirung. NewburyportMA: Focus Publishing.

Petig, W. E. (2002). Hecht, Dorthe, and Annette Schmollinger, eds. PONS Basisworterbuch. Deutsch als Fremdsprache: Das einsprachige Lernerworterbuch. Die Unterrichtspraxis, 35(1).

Petig, W. E. (2002). Helbig, Gerhard, and Joachim Buscha. Leitfaden der deutschen Grammatik. Die Unterrichtspraxis, 35(2).

Petig, W. (2002). Clay, Gudrun. 1000 Jahre deutsche Literatur: Von den Anfangen bis zur Aufklarung. Die Unterrichtspraxis, 35(2).

Petig, W. E. (2001). Lipton, Gladys C., and Renate Losoncy. German Bilingual Dictionary: A Beginner's Guide in Words and Pictures. Die Unterrichtspraxis, 34(1).

Petig, W. E. (2001). Sparks, Kimberly, and Van Hom Vail. German in Review. Die Unterrichtspraxis, 34(1).

Petig, W. E. (2000). The Oxford-Duden German Dictionary: German-English/English-German- Scholze-Stubenrecht, W. Die Unterrichtspraxis, 33(2).

Petig, W. E. (2000). Coles, Waltraud, and Bill Dodd. Reading German: A Course Book an Reference Grammar. Die Unterrichtspraxis, 33(2).

Petig, W. E. (1999). Helbig, Gerhard, and Fritz Kempter. Das Passiv. Die Unterrichtspraxis, 32(2).

Petig, W. E. (1998). Wells, Larry D. Handbuch zur deutschen Grammatik. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1997, 31(1).

Petig, W. (1998). Terrell, Peter, et al. HarperCollins German-English Dictionary. Die Unterrichtspraxis, 31(2).

Petig, W. E. (1998). "Dedication" and "Introduction to Focus on German-American Studies". Die Unterrichtspraxis, 31(1).

Petig, W. E. (Ed.). (1998). Die Unterrichtspraxis (special Focus on German-American Studies and Festschrift for Gerhard H. Weiss) (Vol. 31). University ofMinnesota.

Petig, W. (1998). Dodd, Bill; Christine Eckhard-Black;John Klapper; and Ruth Whittle. Modern German Grammar: A Practical Guide. Die Unterrichtspraxis, 31(1).

Petig, W. E. (1997). Genitive Prepositions Used with the Dative in Spoken German. Die Unterrichtspraxis, 30(1).

Petig, W. (1996). Durrell, Martin. Using German: A Guide to Contemporary Usage. Monatshefte, 88(2).

Petig, W. E. (1996). Durrell, Martin; Katrin Kohl; and Gudrun Loftus. Practising German Grammar: A Workbook. Die Unterrichtspraxis, 29(1).

Petig, W. (1995). Kohler; Annelies Herzog; and Waltraud Kurstza. Deutsche verbale Wendungenfur Auslander: Eine Auswahl mit Beispielen und Vbungen. Die Unterrichtspraxis, 28(1).

PETIG, W. E. (1995). GUIDE TO CORRESPONDENCE IN GERMAN - JAMES,CJ. MODERN LANGUAGE JOURNAL, 79(4), 581-581.

Petig, W. (1995). Dippmann, Gerda. A Practical Review of German Grammar. Die Unterrichtspraxis, 28(2).

Petig, W. (1995). Schroder, Jochen. Lexikon deutscher Verben der Fortbewegung. Die Unterrichtspraxis, 28(1).

Petig, W. E. (1994). Schreiber, Herbert, et al. Deutsche Substantive. Die Unterrichtspraxis, 27(1).

Petig, W. E. (1994). Dondoux-Liberge, S., et al. Wirtschaft im Ohr. Teil 1 und 2. The Modern Language Journal, 78(2).

Petig, W. E. (1994). Helbig, Gerhard, and Helga Albrecht. Die Negation. Die Unterrichtspraxis, 27(1).

Petig, W. (1994). Buscha, Joachim, Gertraud Heinrich, and Irene Zoch. Modalverben. Die Unterrichtspraxis, 27(2).

Petig, W. (1993). Conant, Jonathan B., ed. Cochran's German Review Grammar. Die Unterrichtspraxis, 26(1).

Petig, W. (1993). Nicolas, Gerd, et al. Wirtschaft--auf deutsch: Lehrwerk fur Wirtschaftsdeutsch. The Modern Language Journal, 77(2).

Petig, W. (1993). Buscha, Joachim, and Irene Zoch. Der Konjunktiv. Die Unterrichtspraxis, 26(2).

Petig, W. (1993). Hammer, A. E. Hammer's German Grammar and Usage. Die Unterrichtspraxis, 26(1).

Petig, W. (1993). Terrel, Peter, et al. HarperCollins German-English, English-German Dictionary. Die Unterrichtspraxis, 26(2).

Petig, W., & Lohnes, W. F. W. (1989). Study Guide for German: A Structural Approach. New York: W. W. Norton.

Petig, W., & Lohnes, W. F. W. (1989). German: A Structural Approach. New York: W. W. Norton.

Petig, W., & Lohnes, W. F. W. (1989). Teacher's Manual for German: A Structural Approach.. New York: W. W. Norton.

Petig, W. (1988). Sparks, Kimberly, and Van Hom Vail. German in Review. The Modern Language Journal, 72(1).

Petig, W. E. (1987). Merrifield, Doris Fulda. Deutsche Wirtschaftssprache fur Amerikaner. The Modern Language Journal,, 71(1).

PETIG, W. E. (1985). FORMS OF SATIRE IN ANTIPIETISTIC DRAMAS. COLLOQUIA GERMANICA, 18(3), 257-263.

Petig, W. E. (1985). Gibaldi, Joseph, and James V. Mirollo, eds. The Teaching Apprenticeship Program in Language and Literature. Die Unterrichtspraxis, 17(2).

Petig, W. E. (1985). Forms of Satire in Anti pietistic Dramas. Colloquia Germanic: Internationale Zeitschriftfur Germanistik, 18(3).

Petin, W. (1985). Introduction. Modern Austrian Literature, 18(2).

PETIG, W. E. (1985). PLAYS - 'INTRIGUE AND LOVE' AND 'DON CARLOS' - SCHILLER,F. GERMAN STUDIES REVIEW, 8(1), 144-144.

Petig, W. E. (Ed.). (1985). Modern Austrian Literature (special issue) (Vol. 18).

Petig, W. E. (1984). Goedsche, C. R., et al. Deutschfur Amerikaner. Die Unterrichtspraxis, 17(1).

Petig, W. E. (1984). O'Neill, Patrick. German Literature in English Translation: A Selected Bibliography. German Studies Review, 7(2).

Petig, W. E. (1984). Helbling, Robert E., et al. Aspekte: Kultur, Politk, Alltag, Literatur. The Modern Language Journal, 68(4).

Petig, W. (1984). Craig, Gordon. A. The Germans. German Studies Review, 7(1).

Petig, W. (1984). Literary Antipietism in Germany during the First Half of the Eighteenth Century (Vol. 22). Bern: Peter Lang.

Petig, W. (1983). A Bibliography of German Literature in Translation in Paperbacks. Die Unterrichtspraxis, 16(1).

Petig, W. E. (1983). Bubser, Reinhold K., and Verne Rudebusch. German Through Reading: A Basic Text. Die Unterrichtspraxis, 16(2).

Petig, W. (1983). Bergethon, K. Roald, and Ellis Finger. Grammar for Reading German. Die Unterrichtspraxis, 16(1).

Petig, W. E. (1982). Donahue, F. H. Lower Division German: 4-Skills Program. Die Unterrichtspraxis, 15(2).

Petig, W. E. (1982). Nollendorfs, Valters, and Sara H. Markham, eds. DAAD/Monatshefte Directory of German Departments, Faculties, and Programs in the United States 1980. Die Unterrichtspraxis, 15(1).

Petig, W. E., & PfeifferRupp, R. (1981). Oxford-Duden Bildworterbuch: Deutsch und Englisch. Die Unterrichtspraxis, 14(2).

Petig, W. E. (1981). Jannach, Hubert. German for Reading Knowledge. Die Unterrichtspraxis, 14(2).

Petig, W. E., & Lieder, U. E. (1980). German News. Die Unterrichtspraxis, 13(1).

Petig, W. E. (1980). Schulz, Renate A. Options for Undergraduate Foreign Language Programs: Four-Year and Two-Year Colleges. Die Unterrichtspraxis, 13(1).

Petig, W. E. (1979). Steinhauer, Harry- Twelve German Novellas. Die Unterrichtspraxis, 12(2).

Petig, W. (1979). Paxon, Auguste. Personalized Conversations in German. Die Unterrichtspraxis, 12(1).

Huttermaier, E., & Hermann, E. R. (1978). (W. E. Petig, Ed.)German Women Writers of the Twentieth Century. Oxford: Pergamon.

Petig, W. (1978). UP Subject Index: 1966-77. Die Unterrichtspraxis, 11(2).

Petig, W. E. (1978). Constantine, David, ed. German Short Stories. Vol. 2. Die Unterrichtspraxis, 11(2).

Petig, W. E. (1978). Lamport, F. J., ed. The Penguin Book of German Stories. Die Unterrichtspraxis, 11(1).

Petig, W. (1977). Twadell, W. F. Oral Work in a FL Course. Die Unterrichtspraxis, 10(2).

Petig, W. E. (1974). Bibliography of German Literary Texts Available in the U.S. Die Unterrichtspraxis, 7(2).