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  1. Department Head
  2. Faculty
  3. Postdoctoral Fellows
  4. Staff
  5. Graduate Students
  6. Faculty Affiliates
  7. Emeritus Faculty
  8. Faculty at other Campuses

Department Head

Thomas O. Beebee

  • Edwin Erle Sparks Professor of Comparative Literature and German

tob@psu.edu

Faculty

Bettina Brandt

  • 20th- and 21st-century literature; literary multilingualism and translation studies; intersections of avant-garde, migration and gender; early modern global relations

ubb2@psu.edu

Sabine Doran

  • Associate Professor of German
  • 20th- and 21st-century German literature; film studies and visual culture

sud28@psu.edu

Samuel Frederick

  • Associate Professor of German
  • 19th- and 20th-century German literature; narrative theory; film history and theory

smf35@psu.edu

Jens Guettel

  • Associate Professor of History and German
  • modern European history; German expansionism; labor history

jug17@psu.edu

Carrie Jackson

  • Associate Professor of German and Linguistics
  • second language acquisition; linguistics; psycholinguistics

cnj1@psu.edu

Irina Mikaelian

  • Senior Lecturer in Russian
  • linguistics; second language acquisition (Russian)

ixm12@psu.edu

Michael M. Naydan

  • Woskob Family Professor of Ukrainian Studies
  • Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures
  • literary translation; Ukrainian and Russian poetry; contemporary Ukrainian literature; Slavic women writers

mmn3@psu.edu

B. Richard Page

  • Associate Professor of German and Linguistics
  • Germanic linguistics; historical phonology; Pennsylvania German

page@psu.edu

Daniel Purdy

  • Professor of German Studies
  • Enlightenment; Romanticism; German orientalisms; architectural aesthetics

dlp14@psu.edu

Michael Putnam

  • Associate Professor of German and Linguistics
  • Germanic linguistics; linguistic theory; bilingualism; ethnomusicology

mtp12@psu.edu

Katharina S. Schuhmann

  • Assistant Professor of German & Linguistics
  • Linguistics; phonetics & phonology; second language acquisition; psycholinguistics and linguistic theory.

kxs811@psu.edu

Alexandra Shapiro

  • Lecturer in Russian

afs5446@psu.edu

Donald M. Vosburg

  • Lecturer of German and Online German Coordinator

dmv154@psu.edu

Adrian Wanner

  • Liberal Arts Research Professor of Slavic and Comparative Literature
  • Russian literature; translation; migration and diaspora literature

(814) 865-1097

ajw3@psu.edu

N. Hülya Yilmaz

  • Senior Lecturer in German and instructor in Comparative Literature Studies
  • contemporary German literature; minority German writers; feminist theory and practice in the context of Islam

hnu1@psu.edu

Yelena Zotova

  • Lecturer in Russian
  • Literature; second language acquisition (Russian)

yxz33@psu.edu

Staff

Rebecca M. Bressler

  • Administrative Services

(814) 865-0214

rmb4@psu.edu

Rebecca Cross

  • Student Services

(814) 863-5417

rlc21@psu.edu

Kira Farrell

  • Administrative Services

(814) 865-1352

kxf5125@psu.edu

Nicole Force

  • Administrative Services

(814) 863-9628

nmb8@psu.edu

Magdalena Rohling

  • Academic Advisor

(814) 865-0342

mmr26@psu.edu

Laura Shaffer

  • Student Services

(814) 865-7233

lab5@psu.edu

Graduate Students

Lauren Brooks

  • Ph.D. candidate in German Literature & Culture

ljb232@psu.edu

Mallory Bubar

  • Ph.D. candidate in German Literature & Culture

mlb558@psu.edu

Mary Fisk

  • Master's candidate in German Literature and Culture

mmf5251@psu.edu

Bianca Gavin,

  • Ph.D. candidate in German Applied Linguistics and Language Science

beg161@psu.edu

Sam Goekhan

  • Exchange graduate student from Kiel University

gzs86@psu.edu

Nora Hellmold

  • Ph.D. candidate in German Linguistics and Language Science

nxh924@psu.edu

Andrew Hoffman

  • Ph.D. student in German linguistics and Language Science

adh29@psu.edu

Hyoun-A Joo

  • Ph.D. candidate in German Linguistics and Language Science

huj122@psu.edu

Valerie Keppenne

  • Ph.D. student in German and Language Science

vxk57@psu.edu

Katherine Kerschen

  • Ph.D. student in German Linguistics and Language Science

krk29@psu.edu

Robert Klosinski

  • Ph.D. student in German Linguistics and Language Science

rxk76@psu.edu

James Kopf

  • PhD student in German Literature & Culture

jvk5796@psu.edu

Ines Martin

  • Ph.D. candidate in German Applied Linguistics and Language Science

iam117@psu.edu

Maike Rocker

  • Ph.D. student in German and Language Science

mhr21@psu.edu

Lara Schwarz

  • Ph.D. candidate in German Applied Linguistics and Language Science

lss164@psu.edu

Dariia Sypyhina

  • Candidate for the Master's in Slavic Studies and Comparative Literature.

dus90@psu.edu

William Weihe

  • Ph.D. student in German Literature and Culture

wsw6@psu.edu

Anshuang Yang

  • Exchange Graduate Student from Marburg University

azy32@psu.edu

Chrisann Zuerner

  • Ph.D. student in German Literature and Culture

cvz2@psu.edu

Faculty Affiliates

Eleonora K. Adams

  • Associate Professor of German

eka2@psu.edu

Gabriela Appel

  • Associate Director of CALPER
  • Senior Lecturer in the Department of Applied Linguistics

(814) 863-3360

gxa9@psu.edu

Greg Eghigian

  • Associate Professor of Modern European History, specializing in the History of 20th Century Germany

gae2@psu.edu

Andrew Singer

  • Lecturer in European literary cultures, literary translation and creative writing

ags15@psu.edu

Anita Starosta, Ph.D.

  • Lecturer in Polish and Senior Lecturer in English

aks5989@psu.edu

Emeritus Faculty

Linda J. Ivanits

  • Professor of Russian and Comparative Literature
  • 19th- and 20th-century Russian literature and culture; Dostoevsky; folklore; literature and folklore under Nicholas I (1825-55)

lji1@psu.edu

Galina Khmelkova

  • Lecturer of Russian since 1991
  • philologist; instructor of Russian language and literature

gak2@psu.edu

Willard Martin

  • Professor of German

(814) 863-7484

wmm10@psu.edu

Marlene Pilarcik Soulsby

  • Associate Professor of German and Comparative Literature, Penn State Worthington Scranton

Gerhard F. Straßer

  • Emeritus Professor of German and Comparative Literature

gfs1@psu.edu

Vickie L. Ziegler

  • Emeritus Professor of German Literature and Medieval Studies

vlz1@psu.edu

Faculty at other Campuses

Jutta Gsoels-Lorensen

  • Associate Professor of German, Penn State Altoona

Irene Hurd

  • Lecturer in Russian, Penn State Altoona

Eva Kuttenberg

  • Associate Professor of German, Penn State Erie, The Behrend College

Ilse-Rose Warg

  • Lecturer in German, Penn State Altoona