Faculty and Staff

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Laura Goering
Laura Goering Profile
Chair of German and Russian
Director of European Studies
Professor of Russian
Juliane Schicker
Juliane Schicker Profile
Assistant Professor of German

You can sign up for my office hours through the Google calendar link here.

I received my PhD at the Pennsylvania State University in 2015 with my dissertation "The Concert Hall as Heterotopia: Sounds and Sights of Resistance in the Leipzig Gewandhaus 1970-1989." I also earned a teaching certification for Secondary Education from the Otto-von-Guericke-University Magdeburg (Germany) and a Master in German from the Texas Tech University with a Minor in Linguistics. My academic interests include questions of identity, musical space, the artistic expression of the Self and the Other, the connection between literature, music, and society as well as the cultural past of fin-de-siècle Vienna and East Germany. Outside of academia, I enjoy the making of, and listening to, music in all its forms and variations. I also love being outside (with our dog Layla aka "Ma'am") especially when the sun is shining and temperatures are above freezing.
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
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


Mary Tatge
Mary Tatge Profile
Administrative Assistant in German and Russian
Administrative Assistant in Spanish
Administrative Assistant in French
Kim May Profile
German Language Associate