Faculty and Staff

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Laura Goering
Laura Goering Profile
Chair of German and Russian
Professor of Russian
Off Campus: Fall 2017
Juliana Schicker
Juliane Schicker Profile
Assistant Professor of German
John B. Lyon
John Lyon ’90 Profile
Benedict Consulting Professor in German and Russian
Josiah Simon
Josiah Simon Profile
Visiting Assistant Professor of 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
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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
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Professor of German, Emerita

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

Julie Klassen
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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
Alexandra Bigge
Alex Bigge
German Language Associate