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Dr. Kenneth Reed

Associate Professor of German

(434) 592-6275


  • 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




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. 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 University of Mary Washington. Dr. Reed is currently an associate professor of German at Liberty University as well as the program director for the German Minor.

Courses Taught

  • GRMN 101: Elementary German I
  • GRMN 102: Elementary German II
  • GRMN 201: Intermediate German I
  • GRMN 202: Intermediate German II
  • GRMN 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 Service

  • Program Director, German Minor (2015 – Present)
  • Member, Liberty University Fulbright Campus Evaluation Committee (2015 – Present)
  • Chair, Modern Languages Committee (2013 – 2014)