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    Dr. Frank Hermann

    Associate Professor of English

    Education

    • Ph.D., English (rhetoric/comp), Indiana University of Pennsylvania
    • M.A., Applied English Linguistics, University of Houston
    • B.A., English, University of Houston
    • B.A., Biblical Studies, Criswell College

    Professional Interests

    Rhetoric & composition, English grammar, hermeneutics, automated writing aides, creative non fiction, C.S. Lewis

    Professional Service

    • Member, Board of Editors, Topics in Linguistics
    • Manuscript Reviewer for Ubiquitous Learning: An International Journal
    • Sponsor for the Omicron Iota chapter ofSigma Tau Delta, the International English Honor Society
    • Secretary, Franciscan University Assessment Committee

    Media Appearances

    • EWTN's The Journey Home with host Marcus Grodi
    • Seize the Day with host Gus Lloyd (The Catholic Channel on Sirius Satellite Radio), March 9, 2009.

    Select Publications & Accomplishments

    • “Automated Writing Aides: An Introduction and Critique.” 

      "Automated Writing Aides: An Introduction and Critique." Ubiquitous Learning: An International Journal 1.1 (2009): 77-84.

    • “Differential Effects of Reading and Memorization of Paired Associates... 

      "Differential Effects of Reading andMemorization of Paired Associates on Vocabulary Acquisition in Adult Learnersof English as a Second Language." TESL-EJ 7.1 (2003).

    • “I Owe My Life to Unconditional Love.” 

      "I Owe My Life to Unconditional Love." CelebrateLife Jan. 2008: 40-42.

    • “On Wine, Cheese, and the Superlative Role of Time in the Acquisition of English as a Second Language.” 

      "On Wine, Cheese, and the Superlative Role ofTime in the Acquisition of English as a Second Language." TeachingEnglish in the Two-Year College 31.3 (2004): 240-47.
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    • “The Silicon Tutor: A History and Critique of Automated Writing Aides.” 

      The Silicon Tutor: A History and Critique of Automated Writing Aides. Lambert Academic Publishing, 2010.

    • “Toward the Celestial City.” 

        "Toward the Celestial City." The Coming Home Newsletter Feb. 2009: 1-8.

    • Towards a Cultural Reflection on Language and Communication 

      Towards a Cultural Reflection on Language and Communication (editor and contributor). Document submitted to the Vatican's Pontifical Council for Culture at the request of Archbishop Gianfranco Ravasi, Sept. 2009.