Lecturers & GTAs


Lecturer, German
Wescoe Hall, Room 2091
Spring Office Hours:

T, W, R: 1:00 – 1:50 pm

Max Kade Fellow, AY 2013-14

Research interests: My research interests are primarily in second language learning and classroom instruction of German, especially in the area of form-focused instruction and the use of technology in language instruction. I am also interested in German dialects and have done a limited amount of work investigating a variation of Pennsylvania German in Lyndon, Kansas.


Multi-Term Lecturer, German, MA, University of Kansas
Wescoe Hall, Room 2087
Spring Office Hours:

T, R: 9:00 – 10:00 am

Research and teaching interests: Schirin Kourehpaz is a multi-term lecturer at the University of Kansas, where she has taught since 2013. Her teaching and research interests include German language and culture at all levels, linguistic research in German, Farsi, and Azeri, analyzing German and Iranian exile writers, and creating corpus-based activities with technology and instructional media for German language classes.​

Lecturer, German, MA, University of Kansas
Wescoe Hall, Room 2091
Spring Office Hours:

T, R: 1:00 – 2:00 pm

Research and Teaching Interests: German Language and Culture, German Film and Television, Folk and Fairy Tale Adaptations in Film, Television, and Comics/Graphic Novels.

Graduate Teaching Assistants

GTA, German
Wescoe Hall, Room 2098
Spring Office Hours:

M, W: 10:00 – 11:00 am 

Hannah Combs is currently pursuing a Master's degree in Political Science with graduate certificates in Second Language Studies and Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. Her research interests include Second Language Acquisition, Language Pedagogy, and International Human and Women's Rights. Hannah enjoys teaching about the German language, culture, and history. She is particularly interested in the relationship between language and identity, and always strives to find new ways to create an engaging and interesting classroom - especially for beginning adult learners. 


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