Faculty and Staff

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Diane Nemec Ignashev
Diane Nemec Ignashev Profile
Chair of German and Russian
Class of 1941 Professor of Russian and the Liberal Arts
Off Campus: Spring 2016
Juliana Schicker
Juliane Schicker Profile
Visiting Assistant Professor of German
John B. Lyon
John Lyon ’90 Profile
Benedict Distinguished Visiting Professor of German
Lydia Tang, Ph.D.
Lydia B. Tang Profile
Lecturer in German

Emeriti Faculty

Sigi Leonhard
Sigi Leonhard Profile
Professor of German, Emerita

Professor; Université de Nantes, licence en lettres modernes et philosophie; Stanford, M.A., Ph.D. Goethezeit, History of Ideas, Eighteenth to Twentieth Centuries, Postwar German Literature,TheGerman Bildungsroman, German Film.

Roger Paas
Roger Paas Profile
William H. Laird Professor of German and the Liberal Arts, Emeritus

Professor; Hamilton, B.A.; Bryn Mawr, Ph.D.
German Literature of the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries, Political Graphics, German Drama, History of Printing.

Anne Ulmer
Anne Ulmer Profile
Professor of German, Emerita

Professor; Minnesota, B.A., M.A.; Yale, M.Phil., Ph.D.
Austrian Literature, German Drama, Modern German Literature

Julie Klassen Profile
Professor of German, Emerita

Professor; University of California (Santa Barbara), B.A.; Stanford, M.A., Ph.D. Poetic Realism and Naturalism, East German Literature, The Forest in German Literature and Culture.


Mary Tatge
Mary Tatge Profile
Administrative Assistant in German and Russian
Administrative Assistant in Spanish
Administrative Assistant in French
Julius Zirngibl
Julius Zirngibl
German Language House Resident & Language Associate