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Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Faculty of Language, Literature and Humanities

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  • Lektorin für besondere Aufgaben, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, (2000-present)

Department of English and American Studies. Berlin, Germany 


  • Education Specialist, University of Minnesota (1997-2000)

Department of German, Scandinavian and Dutch Studies. Minneapolis, Minnesota.

 TA Coordinator, Second- and Third-Year German instruction. 1998-2000.


  • TEFL Certificate, Hamline University (2000)

St. Paul, Minnesota


  • M.A. (1993) and Ph.D. (1998) in German Studies, University of Massachusetts-Amherst

TA Coordinator, First-Year German instruction  1994-1995


  • B.A. in German and English, Williams College, Williamstown Massachusetts (1991)


Scholarships, Fellowships, and Prizes:

Preis für gute Lehre der Philosophische Fakultät II, HU Berlin 2003

DAAD Dissertation Scholarship ( FU Berlin) 1995-1997

UMASS University Fellowship, 1994-95

Erastus C. Benedict Prize for foreign languages, German ( Williams College, Williamstown, Massachusetts, 1991)


 Courses taught in previous semesters:


HU Berlin 2000-2009:


Advanced Writing I –US Topics (Civil Liberties in the US)

Advanced Writing I – US Topics (Regional Differences and Issues in the US)

Advanced Writing II for Staatsexamenskandidaten ( US Topics and US/UK Topics)

Advanced German-English Translation I

Advanced German-English Translation II for Staatsexamenskandidaten

Classroom Discourse

Creative Writing

English in the Classroom

English Play

Plays performed:           The Whole Shebang ( Rich Orloff)

                                    Oedi ( Rich Orloff)

                                    Wyrd Sisters ( Terry Pratchett)

                                    Guards!Guards! (Terry Pratchett)

                                    Pride and Prejudice ( Jane Austen)

                                    Dracula ( John Mattera)

                                    Murder at Play ( Simon Brett – planned Winter term 2009-2010)

                                    Arsenic and Old Lace ( planned Summer Term 2010)

Non-Fiction Writing

Phonetic Exercises in American English


US Culture and Society – Discussion


University of Minnesota-Minneapolis 1997-2000:

All courses in the first, second, and third-year German language Program

Feminist Literature in Germany ( as guided independent study)

TA coordinator, Second- and Third-year German courses, 1998-2000.


University of Massachusetts-Amherst 1992-1995:

All courses in the first and second- year German language program.

Reading German

TA Coordinator, Second-year German program, 1994-95.

TA, 19th Century German Thought (Lennox) 1994


Research Interests: Creative Writing, Drama in the Classroom, US politics