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German Faculty

Lee Ferrell
BMW Senior Lecturer of German
Director Languages and International Trade
B.A. in Economics and Finance, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC
M.A. in German; TEFL Graduate Certificate, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC

Office: 501 Strode Tower
Phone: (864) 656-3393
E-mail: ferrell

Harris King
Lecturer of German
B.A. in German, Wofford College, Spartanburg, SC
M.B.A. and M.A. in German, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC
A.B.D., University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC

Office: 320 Daniel Hall
Phone: (864) 656-3393
E-mail: oswaldk

Jeff Love

On leave 2017-2018
Professor of Russian and German
B.A. University of Toronto; Ph.D. Yale University

Office: n/a
Dept. Phone: 656-3393
E-mail: gjlove

Isabel Meusen

B.A. in English and Educational Studies, Ruhr-University Bochum (Germany), M.A. in English and Educational Studies, Ruhr-University Bochum (Germany), M.A. in German, University of South Carolina, Ph.D. in Comparative Literature, University of South Carolina

Teaching: German literature and culture, Holocaust Studies, Women’s and Gender Studies, German language (all levels), Honors courses

Research: Technology in second-language acquisition, Women in Holocaust literature, Mental illness in literature, German graphic novels, Cartoons in teaching

Office: 320 Daniel Hall
Dept. Phone: (864) 656-3393

Johannes Schmidt
Associate Professor of German and German Section Head
Native of Hamburg, Germany; B.A. in Germanistics, Linguistics, and Economics (Universität Konstanz); M.A. in Germanic Languages and Literatures (University of Massachusetts/Amherst); Ph.D. in German Literature (Universität Hamburg)

Teaching: German literature (mostly 18th century), culture, and language; honors humanities courses (Enlightenment, Literature, Holocaust)

Advising: Majors and Minors in B.A. in Modern Languages (German concentration); Study Abroad (Germany, Austria, Switzerland)

Research: Johann Gottfried Herder, Gotthold Ephraim Lessing; German literature (especially drama) of the 18th century, Philosophy of History, Language, and Religion

Professional Service: Treasurer-Secretary of the International Herder Society for North America; co-editor of the Herder Yearbook

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Office: 704 Strode Tower
Dept. Phone: (864) 656-3393
E-mail: schmidj
Skype: herr-schmidt

Gabriela Stoicea

B.A. in English and German, University of Craiova (Romania)
M.A. in Translation Studies, University of Bucharest (Romania)
M.A. in German, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Ph.D. in German, Yale University

Teaching: German literature, culture, and intellectual history from the late 18th century to the present; German language (all levels); Honors courses

Research: history of the novel, narrative theory, film studies, science and literature, politics and literature, translation as intercultural communication

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Office: 513 Strode Tower
Office Dept.: (864) 656-3393
E-mail address: stoicea

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