College Advisors

For genereal inquiries about any foreign language study, the CLAS advisors are the best starting point. They can also connect you with a specific language advisor or faculty member on the departmental level. For specific advising on German Studies and German language classes, please contact the Director of Undergraduate Studies.

Undergraduate Academic Advisor, Departments of African & African-American Studies; American Studies; French, Francophone & Italian Studies; German Studies; Latin American & Caribbean Studies; Spanish & Portuguese; and Women, Gender, & Sexuality Studies
Wescoe Hall, Room 2650D
Office Hours:

M – F, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Walk-ins on Wednesdays 1:00 – 4:00 pm 

or by appointment 

Graduate Academic Advisor, Classics, East Asian Languages & Cultures, French, Francophone & Italian Studies, German Studies, Philosophy, Slavic Languages & Literatures, Spanish & Portuguese
Wescoe Hall, Room 3107
Office Hours:

M – F: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm and by appointment

Faculty Advisor for Majors and Minors

Associate Professor
Wescoe Hall, 2076
Spring Office Hours:

M, W: 2:00 – 3:00 pm and by appointment


 Research and Teaching interests: Dr. Linden's research focuses on modern German-Jewish literature and thought, Austrian and German modernism, and the Frankfurt School of Critical Theory. His first book, Karl Kraus and the Discourse of Modernity (NUP 2020), assesses the Viennese satirist Karl Kraus's literary production as well as Kraus's relationship to other important theorists of European modernity (Kierkegaard, Benjamin, Adorno). Dr. Linden has taught all levels of German language and culture, including courses on German film and on the German-language literature of 20th-century exiles and contemporary refugees.

German Language Program Coordinator

Lecturer, Academic Program Associate, German Language Proficiency Sequence Coordinator, Study Abroad Program Director (Eutin, Germany), Ph.D. - Germanic Languages & Literatures, University of Kansas
Wescoe Hall, Room 2077

Spring Office Hours:

W, R: 12:00 – 1:00 pm

Research and teaching Interests: German language and culture, applied linguistics, instructed second language acquisition.

Director of Undergraduate Studies

Associate Professor
Wescoe Hall, 2078
Spring Office Hours:

W: 9:00 – 11:00 am and by appointment at the Max Kade Center  

Teaching interests: the German transatlantic experience, German literature of the modern era, introduction to contemporary German-speaking Europe

Research interests: World War I Immigrant poetry published in the United States, immigrant identity formation, cultural transfer

Faculty Study Abroad Advisor

Assistant Professor
Wescoe Hall, 2088
Spring Office Hours:

M, W: 3:00 – 4:00 

Research and teaching interests: Dr. Meyertholen received her Ph.D. in Modern German Literature and Culture from Indiana University in 2014. Her interests connect post-1750 German literature and culture with art history and museum studies, and focus on painting in German-speaking Europe as represented through and in relation to different media. Bringing this fascination with modes of representation into the classroom, she engages art, film, and other visual media as a means to energize and enhance language learning.

Dr. Meyertholen has taught language and literature courses at all undergraduate levels, including for overseas study programs in both Germany and Austria. She has also studied at universities in Berlin and Würzburg, and worked in Munich. Her publications have explored interrelationships between Heinrich von Kleist and Caspar David Friedrich, Goethe's morphological thought and Wassily Kandinsky, and fairy tales in the foreign-language classroom. Past presentation topics have included Goethe’s poetry, the depiction of animals and zoos in art, Socialist aesthetics and political resistance, and fairy tales in literature, film, and pedagogy. 



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