Cori Crane

Associate Professor of the Practice of Germanic Languages

Internal Office Address: 
Old Chem. Bldg. - 116D
Phone: 
681-3170

Cori Crane joins Duke University’s Department of Germanic Languages and Literature as Associate Professor of the Practice and Language Program Director. Prior to coming to Duke, she served as Assistant Professor of Germanic Studies at the University of Texas at Austin (2012-2017), where she taught German, applied linguistics, and foreign language pedagogy and coordinated the lower-division undergraduate German program (2013-2016). From 2004-2012, she served as the German Language Program Director at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Dr. Crane’s scholarship is driven by a desire to gain deeper understanding of the needs of instructed second language learners across different stages of linguistic development and intercultural learning. Her research interests closely align to her curriculum development and teacher mentoring work, with recent and current projects located in the areas of systemic functional linguistics, second language writing, language teacher education, and reflective teaching and learning (especially exploratory practice and transformative learning). Dr. Crane’s recent professional service includes: a three-year appointment as German Section Head on the AAUSC Executive Board (2011-2014); two years on the AP German Language and Culture Exam Development Committee (2013-2015); and Member-at-Large of ACTFL’s Research and Assessment Committee (2015-present).

Education

  • Ph.D., Georgetown University 2008