Department of Modern Languages and Culture Senior Lecturer
I have been teaching German language at Otterbein University since 2002 and Integrative Studies here since 2004. I recently taught a German culture course for the PACE program at Otterbein and am actively involved in the development of study-abroad opportunities in Germany, Switzerland, or Austria, the implementation of a German Literature in Translation course, and the revitalization of the German minor at the University.
I received my B.A. in German and English Secondary Education from Capital University (summa cum laude) and both my M.A. and Ph.D. from the Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures at the Ohio State University. My dissertation topic in comparative literature focused on images of the body in contemporary German and American poetry by women.
My research interests include poetry, women's studies, and film. My current projects include a translation of the most recent volume by the German poet Ursula Krechel, Voices from the Bitter Core (including translations of several poems for the publication of the International P.E.N. Congress in Berlin in May 2006), and biographies of German and American women poets (Ursula Krechel, Helga Novak, and Nelly Sachs) for the online research database The Literary Encyclopedia.