Skip Ribbon Commands
Skip to main content
Home
Faculty, World Languages

​Dr. Stephen A. Berard  aka  "Stephanus Berard"



​Name Stephen A. Berard​​
Department/Role World Languages Faculty Member
Education/Awards/
Organizations

Education

- Ph.D. in Germanic Linguistics, May, 1993. Dissertation title: "Infinitive Usage in Biblical Gothic." University of Massachusetts/Amherst.

- M.A. with Distinction in German Studies, 1987. Master's thesis title: "Südländische Musik im dichterischen Werk E. T. A. Hoffmanns." Monterey Institute of International Studies, Monterey, CA.

- Exchange student, 1986-87. Albert-Ludwigs-Universität, Freiburg, FRG. Studied under the auspices of the University of Massachusetts.

- Continuing student in German, August 1983. Internationaler Ferienkurs, University of Trier, FRG. Completed Oberstufe.

- Continuing student in German and Spanish, 1981-82. Monterey Peninsula College, Monterey, CA.

- C.Phil. in Classics, 1981. University of California/Berkeley.

- M.A. in Latin, 1975. University of California/Berkeley.

- B.A. in Classics, 1970. University of California/Los Angeles.

Awards

- Annual Teaching, Learning & Assessment Award, Washington State Board of Community and Technical Colleges, 2007

- Alcoa Excellence in Teaching Award, 2007.

- Outstanding Faculty Award, Wenatchee Valley College, 2005.

- Alcoa Excellence in Teaching Award, 2004.

- Outstanding Faculty Award, Wenatchee Valley College, 2003.

- University of Massachusetts Teaching Fellowship, 1987-1988.

- Kontaktstipendium awarded by the Federal Republic of Germany, 1986-1987.

- Alpha Mu Gamma, 1985.

- First Place, Richardson Latin Translation Contest, University of California/Berkeley 1974, 1975.

- UC Regents Fellowship, University of California/Berkeley, 1974-75.

- Special Career Fellowship, University of California/Berkeley, 1973-74.

- Woodrow Wilson Designate, 1970.

- Phi Beta Kappa, 1970.

Teaching Experience

April 1996-present
Professor of World Languages, Wenatchee Valley College.  German, Latin, and Spanish languages.

July 2012-present
Organizer and moderator for the Septimana Californiana, a week-long, activity-based spoken-Latin conference held in California

June 2003-2011
Organizer and moderator for Conventiculum Vasintoniense, a 9-to-10-day activity-based spoken Latin conference held at various venues in Washington State

Summers 2001-2006
Instructor in special morning sessions designed for those who are new to speaking Latin, Conventiculum Lexintoniense, seminar, Department of Classics, University of Kentucky/Lexington

Summers 2000-2007
Moderator of discussion sections for Conventiculum Lexintoniense seminar in spoken Latin, Department of Classics, University of Kentucky/Lexington

1989-1996
Instructor, Wenatchee Valley College. German, Greek, Latin, and Spanish languages.

1987-1989
Instructor, International Language Institute, Sullivan Square, 17 New South Street, Northampton, MA. 01060. Elementary and intermediate Spanish and German

1987-1988
Teaching Assistant, Dept. of Germanic Languages and Literatures, University of Mass., Amherst. Intermediate German

1986-1986
Teaching Assist, University of Mass., Amherst. Elementary German

April-Aug. 1986
Instructor, International Language Institute. All levels of German

1981-1985
Instructor and Head, Latin Department, Santa Catalina School, Monterey, CA. Taught grades 6-12

1978-1980
Visiting Instructor, Dept of Classics, University of Mass, Amherst. Elementary and Intensive Intermediate Latin; Advanced Ancient Greek (Homeric and lyric poetry); the Greek and Latin Elements of English

1977-78
Acting Instructor, Dept. of Classics, University of California, Berkeley. Latin Prose Composition

1975-77
Teaching Associate, Dept. of Classics, University of California, Berkeley. Elementary and Intensive Latin; Roman Civilization.

Summer, 1975-77
Teaching Assistant, Dept. Of Classics, University of California, Berkeley. Latin Workshop: Elementary and Intermediate Latin readings in Medieval Latin and Roman Love Elegy

1973-74
Teaching Assistant, Dept. of Classics, University of California, Berkeley.

Publications

Comunicado desde Estados Unidos auténticos, a Spanish translation of a poem in English by Derek Sheffield. Terrain.org: A Journal of the Built and Natural Environments, Issue 29, Spring/Summer 2012.

- In progress: Praecursus: Fabula Neophysiologica. [Book II of Heptologia Sphingis (The Sphinx Heptology).]

- In progress: Vita Nostra:Subsidia ad Colloquia Latina (Materials for Conversing in Latin), vols. I, II and III.

- Capti: Fabula Menippeo-Hoffmanniana Americana. 2nd, revised ed. Cataracta / Author House.  Wenatchee: 2011. [Book ​I of Heptologia Sphingis (The Sphinx Heptology).]

- "De Artis Cinematographicae Morte."  Melissa, vol. 158. Ed. Gaius Licoppe and Francisca Deraedt. Brussels: Nov. 2010.

- Review of Monumenta Mexicana: Mexican Heritage by Francisco J. Cabrera. In: Classical Outlook, vol. 84, no. 3, Spring 2007.

- "Quomodo sint tirones Latina lingua imbuendi?" Melissa, vol. 134. Ed. Gaius Licoppe and Francisca Deraedt. Brussels: Oct. 2006

- "De Quantalis Physicae Fundamentis Alquot (III)." Melissa, vol. 129. Ed. Gaius Licoppe and Francisca Deraedt. Brussels: Dec. 2005

- "De Quantalis Physicae Fundamentis Alquot (II)." Melissa, vol. 128. Ed. Gaius Licoppe and Francisca Deraedt. Brussels: Oct. 2005

- "De Quantalis Physicae Fundamentis Alquot (I)." Melissa, vol. 127. Ed. Gaius Licoppe and Francisca Deraedt. Brussels: Aug. 2005

- De Philosophia Quantali deque Institutione Publica. Melissa. Brussels: 2004.

- "An Interview With Stephen Berard" together with selections from Capti, chapters iv and vii. The World's Muse, I, i. Ed. Diane Johnson, Bellingham, WA, Spring, 2003.

- "Laus Necrophiliae" (a satirical essay in favor of spoken Latin). The American Classical League Newsletter, April 2003.

- De Theoria Casuum Generativa deque Methodo Philologica. Melissa Foundation monograph. Ed. Gaius Licoppe and Francisca Deraedt. Brussels: Jan. 2002.

- "Infinitival Subject Sentences in Gothic." Insights in Germanic Linguistics I: Methodology in Transition. Ed. Irmengard Rauch and Gerald F. Carr. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter, 1995

- Review of Satz und Illokution, Inger Rosengren, ed. American Journal of Germanic Linguistics and Literatures 7m 1:January 1995

- "Biblical Gothic and the Configurationality Parameter." American Journal of Germanic Linguistics and Literatures 5, 2: July 1993

- "Some Empty Categories Associated with Infinitival Constructions in Greek, Latin, and Gothic." Selecta 12: 1991

Conference Presentations

- Led two hour-long tours of the Getty Villa in Latin, preceded by a briefing for all participants.  American Classical League, Loyola Marymount University & the Getty Villa, Los Angeles, CA, June 27, 2009.

- Keynote Speaker, April 18, 2009 at annual meeting of the California Classical Association, Southern Section, held at the Getty Villa in Los Angeles, CA.  Talk: "Perennial Latin in the Modern World: Where Should We Now Be Heading and Why?"  Spoken-Latin Workshop: "Quae Otiosus Facis?"  Also led two hour-long tours of the villa in Latin.

- Keynote Speaker, Nov. 1, 2008 at annual meeting of the Classical Association of Minnesota held at St. Thomas University, St, Paul MN.  Title: "Perennial Latin in the Modern World: Where Should We Now Be Heading and Why?"  Included a spoken Latin workshop.

- "How Should Beginners Learn Latin?" American Classical League, University of New Hampshire/Durham, June 27, 2008.

- "De Conventiculis Rusticis Vasintoniensibus," Conventiculum Lexintoniense, University of Kentucky/Lexington, KY, Aug. 6, 2004

- "Spoken Latin: When, Where and Why?" Classical Association of the Pacific Northwest, Seattle, April 3, 2004.

- "De Theoria Casuum Generativa deque Methodo Philologica." 54th Kentucky Foreign Language Conference, University of Kentucky/Lexington, KY, April 21, 2001. (Also at Conventiculum Lexintoniense University of Kentucky/Lexington, KY, July 27, 2001

- "Quaenam sit Vtilitas Subsidiorum Televisificorum in Lingua Latina Docenda?" North American Institute for Living Latin Studies. Ball State University, Muncie IN. April 23, 1998

- "The Problem of Default Case Marking in Early Germanic." Berkeley-Michigan Germanic Linguistics Roundtable, April 15-17, 1993.

- "Biblical Gothic and the Configurationality Parameter." Modern Language Association, Germanic Linguistics Section, Dec. 29, 1991.

- "Some Empty Categories Associated with Infinitival Constructions in Greek, Latin and Gothic." Pacific Northwest Council on Foreign Languages, Classical Literatures and Cultures Section, May 9, 1991.

- "Some Comments on Lucan." Philological Association of the Pacific Coast, Eugene, OR, Nov. 25, 1977

Other Professional Activities

- Guest Speaker Oct. 30, 2008 at Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter, MN and Oct. 31, 2008 at Univ. of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN.  Title: "Learning Latin as a Real Language: Why and How?"  Included spoken Latin workshops.

- Judged Latin sight-reading competitions at the 2005-7 conventions of the Washington/British Columbia Junior Classical League.

- Chair of the Humanities and Fine Arts Division, Wenatchee Valley College, 2003-2004.

- Founder and Organizer of Commorationes Seattlenses ("Latin Days in Seattle"), day-long activity-based urban field trips held on four to five Saturdays annually: 2002-present.

- "Situs Praefectus" (supervisor of) Boreoccidentales web site for spoken-Latin activities in the Pacific Northwest: 2002-present.

- Organizer and Master of Ceremonies, Wenatchee Poetry Slams, Wenatchee Valley College, quarterly 2000-2007, semiannually 2008-present.

- Attended Conventiculum Lexintoniense, seminars in spoken Latin, Department of Classics, University of Kentucky/Lexington, July 1999-2007.

- Chair of the Humanities Division, Wenatchee Valley College, 1994-1996.

- Secretary (1991-92) and Head (1992-93), Classical Literatures and Cultures Section, Pacific Northwest Council on Foreign Languages.

- Guest Speaker, Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL, April 10, 1989. Title: "Infinitive Support in Gothic."

- Translator, International Language Institute, Sullivan Square, Northampton, MA, April-Aug. 1986 and June 1987 - Aug. 1989. German and Greek on a commission basis.

- Research Assistant to Leslie L. Threatte, Jr., Ph.D., Dept. of Classics, University of California, /Berkeley, June-July, 1974. Compiled index to Professor Threatte's Grammar of Attic Inscriptions, Volume 1 (Phonology).

Year Joined WVC 1989
Office 1011G
Courses Taught German I-VI, Latin I-VI, Spanish I-VI, Classics 100 (The Greek and Latin Elements of English)
Phone 682-6738
E-mail Address sberard@wvc.edu
Areas of Prof. Interest The German, Latin, and Spanish languages. Modern spoken Latin. Modern writing in Latin.
Hobbies

- Quantum Physics; Science Fiction; Literary Fantasy; Poetry.

- Classical music. Attends Seattle Symphony; Early Music Guild (Seattle, WA); Seattle Chamber Music Festival; Icicle Creek Music Center concerts (Leavenworth, WA); organizer of the Scriabin and Henze Society (Wenatchee and Seattle, WA areas).

- Ballet. Donor and subscriber to Pacific Northwest Ballet, 2000 to present.

- Mountain hiking, especially in the Central and North Cascades.

Web Site http://commons.wvc.edu/sberard/boreoccidentales/default.aspx​​

​ ​​​​​​​​

​​​​​​​​​​​​
 
 

Dr. Stephen A. Berard image

 

Dr. Stephen A. Berard
World Languages​
Email: sberard@wvc.edu
Phone: (509) 682-6738
Office: 1011G Wells​​