ACTFL – NFMLTA-MLJ EMMA MARIE BIRKMAIER AWARD FOR DOCTORAL DISSERTATION RESEARCH IN FOREIGN LANGUAGE EDUCATION

The Emma Marie Birkmaier Award honors ACTFL’s first president, a person who worked tirelessly in the creation of the association and its new programs. She was an outstanding teacher educator at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis-St. Paul, and her career influenced countless students of foreign language education at that institution and practicing teachers across the nation. The Birkmaier Award was established in 1980 to recognize an author of doctoral dissertation research in foreign language education that contributes significantly to the advancement of the profession. Beginning in 1989, NFMLTA began to support the award.
For more information on the award, consult ACTFL's website.

 

Previous ACTFL – NFMLTA-MLJ EMMA MARIE BIRKMAIER AWARD Recipients

 

2016: Sarah Young, Ph.D., Georgetown University (American University)

2015:  Liudmila Klimanova, University of Arizona    

2014:  No Award Given

2013: Aurore Mroz, Colby College, ME;

2012: Anna Kolesnikova;

2011: Jianling Lao, University of Iowa;

2010: Joshua J. Thorns, Louisiana State University;

2009: Dr. Muhammad Muhammad Abdel Latif, University of Cairo;

2008: Susan Hildebrandt, Longwood University, VA;

2007: Idoia Elola, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX;

2006: Su-Ja Kang, State University of New York at Buffalo;

2005: Anne Cummings, University of Wisconsin, Eau Clair;

2004: Naoko Taguchi, Akita International University;

2003: Insil Chang, Dongguk University, Republic of Korea;

2002: Jungmin Ko, University of Texas, Austin, TX;

2001: Maria Manuela D. Guilherme, University of Durham, Durham, England, U.K.;

2000: Hiram Maxim, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN;

1999: Christiane Bongartz, University of North Carolina, Charlotte, NC;

1997: H. Julie Chen, Southeast Missouri State University, Cape Girardeau, MO;

1996: Sharon Wilkinson, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV;

1994: Judith Liskin-Gasparro, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA;

1993: Beverly Moser, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN;

1992: Tove I. Dahl, Norwegian Center for Research on Adult Education, Trondheim, Norway;

1991: Gail L. Riley, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY;

1989: Julie Ann Archer-Kath, Columbia Heights Public Schools, Columbia Heights, MN;

1988: Elaine Fuller Carter, St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud, MN;

1987: Robert Michael De Keyser, Brugge, Belgium;

1986: Kathleen Mar¬shall Pederson, Buffalo Grove High School, Hoffman Estates, IL;

1985: Christopher M. Ely, Ball State University, Muncie, IN;

1984: Elizabeth Buchter Bernhardt, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, and Joyce G. Sager, The MacDuffie School, Springfield, MA;

1981: Charles William Twyford, Language Education Associates, Arlington, VA.