Dr. Beverly Moser
Professor, German and TESL/applied linguistics
Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures
Honorary Life Member Award
Foreign Language Association of North Carolina (FLANC)
The award “celebrates all that Dr. Beverly Moser has done to promote language education not only at Appalachian, but across the state. She is truly a hero to language education in North Carolina.”
Jeff Pageau ’11, second vice president of FLANC
BOONE, N.C. — In recognition of her years of service to foreign language education in North Carolina and the Appalachian region, Appalachian State University’s Dr. Beverly Moser, professor of German and TESL/applied linguistics, has been named the 2019 recipient of the Foreign Language Association of North Carolina (FLANC) Honorary Life Member Award.
Moser, who has taught in the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures in Appalachian’s College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) for more than 20 years, received the award during FLANC’s annual business meeting in Winston-Salem held Oct. 25–26.
FLANC’s second vice president, Jeff Pageau ’11, who holds an M.A. in romance languages with a specialization in French from Appalachian, presented the award.
“Beverly has had a profound impact on my career more than any professor in my undergraduate and graduate experiences. I am a better language teacher because of my experiences in her classes,” Pageau said. “She taught us the value of advocacy and being leaders in our profession.”
He continued, “It was a special honor for me to be the one presenting her with this award that celebrates all that she has done to promote language education not only at Appalachian, but across the state. She is truly a hero to language education in North Carolina.”
Moser is active in developing projects to improve language teaching in the college and K–12 settings. By working with colleagues in Appalachian’s Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures, Moser has developed and implemented several federally funded projects at Appalachian and in the Appalachian region:
- Moser helped secure funding through the U.S. Department of Education’s Foreign Language Assistance Program (FLAP) for elementary and middle school students in Burke County to gain access to French and German languages courses for the first time in fall 2008.
- Moser has been principal or co-principal investigator with Appalachian colleague Dr. Alexandra Sterling-Hellenbrand on two Undergraduate International Studies and Foreign Languages (UISFL) grants through the U.S. Department of Education: “Making Local to Global Connections: Strengthening Foreign Languages across the Curriculum” (2010–12) and “From the South to the Global South: Language and Area Studies for a Changing World” (2014–16).
Additionally, Moser supports campus internationalization initiatives, leads study abroad programs, coordinates Office of Quality Enhancement Plan initiatives in the critical needs languages and hosts international teachers from 20-plus developing countries on campus each fall through the university’s Fulbright Teaching Excellence and Achievement Program (TEA).
Moser was recently inducted into the CAS Academy of Outstanding Teachers and is a past recipient of the Global Leadership Award conferred by Appalachian’s Office of International Education and Development (2017). She participated in the Chancellor’s Academic Leadership Development Program during the 2017–18 academic year.
Moser holds bachelor’s, master’s and Ph.D. degrees in German from Georgetown University.
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About the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures
The Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures offers courses that enhance students’ understanding of other cultures and languages as well as their own, making them prepared for lifelong learning in a multicultural world. Learn more at https://dllc.appstate.edu.
About the College of Arts and Sciences
The College of Arts and Sciences is home to 16 academic departments, one stand-alone academic program, two centers and one residential college. These units span the humanities and the social, mathematical and natural sciences. The College of Arts and Sciences aims to develop a distinctive identity built upon our university's strengths, traditions and unique location. The college’s values lie not only in service to the university and local community, but through inspiring, training, educating and sustaining the development of its students as global citizens. There are approximately 6,100 student majors in the college. As the college is also largely responsible for implementing Appalachian's general education curriculum, it is heavily involved in the education of all students at the university, including those pursuing majors in other colleges. Learn more at https://cas.appstate.edu.
About Appalachian State University
As the premier public undergraduate institution in the state of North Carolina, Appalachian State University prepares students to lead purposeful lives as global citizens who understand and engage their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The Appalachian Experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and to embrace diversity and difference. Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains, Appalachian is one of 17 campuses in the University of North Carolina System. Appalachian enrolls more than 20,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors.