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Annis Shaver, Ph.D.

Interim Chair, Professor of German and Linguistics



Annis Shaver has been at Cedarville University since 2005. She teaches German and Linguistics courses, sponsors the German Club and coordinates the TESOL certificate program. As the wife of a career Army officer, she has taught German and English in locations across the United States and in Germany, in both academic and non-academic venues. She has presented at numerous professional conferences, including the American Educational Research Association (AERA), Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), and The History of Education Society (HES). She has published in Die Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, The Journal of Research in Science Teaching, and Journal of Teaching and Teacher Education. Her research interests include strategies and methods of teaching second/foreign language, pragmatic language, and the history of language instruction.

Education and Credentials

  • Ph.D. in TESOL, University of Miami
  • M.A. in German, Louisiana State University
  • B.S. in Secondary Education, Tennessee Technological University
  • B.A. in German, Tennessee Technological University, Cookeville


Scholarly Works

  • Americanization: The Immigrant's Bridge to Assimilation (Annis N. Shaver) (2004)
  • The Textbook as Discourse: Sociocultural Dimensions of American Schoolbooks (Annis N. Shaver) Faculty Books (2011)
  • The Discourse of Americanization Textbooks: 1914-1924 (Annis N. Shaver) English, Literature, and Modern Languages Faculty Publications (2011)  
  • The Representation of Christopher Columbus in High School American History Textbooks: A Content Analysis (M. Bello and Annis N. Shaver) English, Literature, and Modern Languages Faculty Publications (2011)  
  • Get Real! Authentic Assessment in Graduate Level TESOL Programs (Annis N. Shaver, J. E. Hart and M. A. Avalos) English, Literature, and Modern Languages Faculty Publications (2003)
View a listing of scholarly works in the Cedarville University Digital Commons »


  • Playing clarinet, oboe, and piano
  • All kinds of needlework
  • Gardening
  • Walking with her husband, John, and their dogs