Dr. Kenneth Reed

Associate Professor of German

kwreed2@liberty.edu
434-592-6275

Ken Reed
    Dr. Kenneth Reed

After receiving his Bachelor of Arts degree from Washington & Lee University, Reed became a high-school teacher of German in Buena Vista, VA. Twice during his tenure there, he uprooted his family and moved to Germany in order to be a Fulbright Exchange teacher at the secondary school level. In 1987, Reed accepted an offer to assume a teaching position in Alexandria, VA. While working there, first as a teacher and then as an administrator, he received his Masters and Ph.D. in German at Georgetown University. Prior to retiring as Director of Instructional Technology for the Alexandria City Public Schools, Reed returned to the classroom, teaching as an adjunct professor for George Mason University and Mary Washington College. Since the fall of 2012 he has been Associate Professor of German here at Liberty University, where he also serves as Chair of the Modern Languages Committee.

Degrees

Ph.D., German, Georgetown University
M.S., German, Georgetown University
B.A., German, Washington & Lee University
A.S., Pre-Teacher Education, Virginia Western Community College

Courses Taught

German 101: Elementary German I
German 102: Elementary German II
German 201: Intermediate German I
German 202: Intermediate German II
German 497: Special Topics

Selected Presentations/Publications, etc

Witness to the Congressional Web-based Education Commission hearing “The Promise of the Internet to Empower Higher Education Learners” Atlanta, Georgia (June 2000)

“Integrating Technology into Foreign Language Instruction” Conference of the George Mason University Graduate School of Education (March 1996)

“Enhancing Foreign Language Instruction through Technology” Virginia Department of Education Technology Leadership Conference (December 1996)

Der Heliand: Form and Function of an Epic Gospel in the Old Saxon World” Twentieth Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Medieval Association at Marymount University (September 1994)

Deutsche Spuren im südlichen Shenandoahtal” Fifteenth Annual Symposium of the Society for German-American Studies, Georgetown University (April 1992)

“The Virginia Governor's German Academy: A Model for Extended Summer Immersion Programs.” Die Unterrichtspraxis. Spring 1992; Volume 25, Number 1.

Institutional/Community/Christian Service

Chair, Modern Languages Committee (Fall 2012 – Present)

Volunteer, Gateway Weekly Bible Study (2010 – Present)

Member, Freedom Baptist Church, Forest (2005 – Present)

Member, Freedom Baptist Praise Band, Lynchburg (2005 – Present)