Gregory H. Wolf, North Central College Dennis and Jean Bauman Professor in the Humanities and professor of German, is chair of the Small Undergraduate German Programs special interest group of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Language. In that role, he organized a breakfast and presented “Meaningful Collaboration Between Secondary and Postsecondary German Programs” with Dr. Beverly Moser of Appalachian State University and co-organized two sessions with six presentations addressing language pedagogy, instructional technology and curricular development at the national meeting of the American Association for Teachers of German in Philadelphia in November.
Wolf also published a review of the German author Botho Strauß’s book titled “Sie/Er” (Munich: Hanser, 2012) in the journal World Literature Today, January 2013.
In the Society of American Baseball Research’s (SABR) peer-reviewed and peer-edited encyclopedia “Baseball Biography Project,” Wolf recently published six 4,000-word essays, including Howie Krist, pitcher with the St. Louis Cardinals in the 1930s and 1940s; Ken Burkhart, also with the St. Louis Cardinals in the 1940s and longtime major-league umpire; Guy Bush, who pitched for the Chicago Cubs in the 1920s and 1930s and helped lead them to two World Series appearances; Ben Cantwell, pitcher with the Boston Braves in the 1920s and 1930s; Red Munger, pitcher with the Cardinals and Pittsburgh Pirates in the 1940s and 1950s; and co-authored with Charlie Weatherby an essay on Jim Mooney, pitcher with the New York Giants and Cardinals in the 1920s and 1930s.
As a member of SABR’s oral history committee, Wolf conducted an in-depth interview with catcher Hal Smith, 10-year major league veteran and member of the Pittsburgh Pirates’ monumental 1960 World Championship team. This interview is archived in the player’s files at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum and its A. Bartlett Giamatti Research Center in Cooperstown, N.Y., as well as SABR’s extensive research library in Phoenix. SABR was founded in 1971 at the National Baseball Hall of Fame.
Previously on Oct. 11, Wolf published the feature article, “The Last Great St. Louis Brown” in The Hardball Times, an Internet site focusing on the history of Major League Baseball and advanced sabermetric analysis.
Wolf joined North Central College’s faculty in 2005. He earned his B.A. from The University of the South and his M.A. and Ph.D. from The Ohio State University.