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German and English language educator

Sigrid Scholtz Novak, German and English language educator. Grantee National Defense Education Act, 1966-1969; Fulbright scholar award, 1987, 12 German Government-Goethe Institute fellows, 1982-1994.


Novak, Sigrid Scholtz was born on October 4, 1931 in Reichenbach, Silesia, Germany. Came to the United States, 1954, naturalized, 1960. Daughter of Walter Maximilian and Erna Katharina (Hinrichs) S.


Diploma, Sorbonne, Paris, 1954. Certified, University Madrid (Spain), 1954. Master of Arts, Johns Hopkins University, 1962.

Doctor of Philosophy, Johns Hopkins University, 1971.


Instructor Wilson College, Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, 1962-1965. Assistant professor Mary Baldwin College, Staunton, Virginia, 1972-1975. Associate professor Abadan (Iran) Institute of Technology, 1975-1979.

Professor McNeese State University, Lake Charles, Louisiana, since 1980.


  • Other Work

    • Author: Images of Womanhood, 1973, Meine Reise 1805-1812., 1993. Contributor numerous articles on multicultural and pedagogical subjects to professional journals.


Member Modern Language Association, South Central Modern Language Association, American Association Teachers German (president Louisiana chapter 1987-1989, Certified of Merit 1989), Louisiana Foreign Language Teachers Association (executive board), Ninety-Nines Women Pilot Association (chair Emelia Earhart scholarship committee Louisiana chapter 1988-1991), Council for International Concern of Southwest Louisiana (co-founder, past president 1982-1985).


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: travel, water sports, flying.


Married Richey Asbury, December 28, 1953. Children: Richard Henry, Walter Dietrich.

Walter Maximilian S.

Erna Katharina (Hinrichs) S.

Richey Asbury

Richard Henry Novak

Walter Dietrich Novak