Wolf works on projects that range from testing to language education to baseball

Mar 11, 2016

Gregory H. Wolf, North Central College Dennis and Jean Bauman Professor in the Humanities and professor of German, recently served as a language and test consultant for Educational Testing Service (ETS), published a peer-reviewed essay, and edited the book, “A Pennant for the Twin Cities: The 1965 Minnesota Twins.”

In 2015, Wolf was appointed to a seven-person committee for ETS that focused on developing an SAT subject test for German. ETS is the world’s largest educational testing and assessment organization, headquartered in Princeton, N.J. The committee met in February to evaluate test components, such as reading and listening comprehension, culture and structure, and national pre-test results. His experiences as a member of the test and assessment committee have been useful in assessing the College’s German program.

His essay, “Responding to a Changing Profession: A Reflection on AATG Programs and Their Effects on German at a Liberal Art Institution,” was published in the 2015 book “Taking Stock in German Studies in the United States. A New Millennium” by Camden House. His article examines the changes in German curriculum in post-secondary education and the role of the American Association of Teachers of German (AATG) in helping shape these changes.

He served as the editor of “A Pennant For the Twin Cities: The 1965 Minnesota Twins,” published by the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR). The book focuses on the team’s relocation from Washington, D.C., to Minneapolis-St. Paul, which introduced major league baseball to the upper Midwest. The volume contains approximately 60 essays about the players, coaches and front office staff of the 1965 Twins team.

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