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Frank Baron, Professor

Ph.D., UC Berkeley
Director, Max Kade Center for German-American Studies

fbaron@ku.edu | (785) 864-9175, 864-7343/-7342 (Max Kade Center)

Curriculum vitæ

Professor Baron's primary teaching and research interests are in fifteenth- and sixteenth-century as well as twentieth-century studies. Baron has published books and articles on various aspects of the European Faust tradition and on the works of Rainer Maria Rilke, Thomas Mann, Hermann Hesse, and the artist/author Albert Bloch.

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James Brown, Assistant Professor

Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

jhb@ku.edu | (785) 864-9174 | Wescoe 2078

Curriculum vitæ

Professor Brown's research examines the relationships between visual culture, material culture, and imagination in the formation of cultural identity among German-speaking audiences, and is especially concerned with the connections between medieval and modern modes of perception. His teaching and research interests include German literature and culture from the Middle Ages to the present, Arthurian romance, intersections of literature and visual art, medievalism, orality and literacy, and the history of the book.  

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Marc L. Greenberg, Professor

Ph.D., UCLA
Chair

mlg@ku.edu | (785) 864-9171 | Wescoe 2080

Curriculum vitæ

Professor Greenberg teaches in the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures while serving as Chair of the Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures. He specializes in Slavic historical linguistics and dialectology.

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William D. Keel, Professor

Ph.D., Indiana University
Editor, Yearbook of German-American Studies

wkeel@ku.edu | (785) 864-4657 | Wescoe 2081

Curriculum vitæ

Professor Keel's primary teaching and research interests are in German dialectology, Germanic philology, the structure of Modern German, and German-American studies. He is internationally recognized as an expert on German settlement dialects (Sprachinseln) in the American Midwest. He directs the project Linguistic Atlas of Kansas German Dialects (LAKGD).

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Leonie A. Marx, Professor

Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Director of Graduate Studies

marx@ku.edu | (785) 864-9177 | Wescoe 2076

Curriculum vitæ

Professor Marx' teaching concentrates on modern German literature, primarily of the twentieth century; it includes the study of prose fiction, women authors and interdisciplinary approaches to literature. In her research, she combines her interests in German and Danish literature, German-Scandinavian literary relations, and exile studies. She has published articles on Danish and German authors.

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Lorie A. Vanchena, Associate Professor

Ph.D., Washington University in St. Louis
Director, Undergraduate Studies
Coordinator, European Studies Program

vanchena@ku.edu | (785) 864-9176 | Wesceo 2077

Curriculum vitæ

Professor Vanchena's research interests include the reception and transformation in nineteenth-century America of German cultural materials, immigrant identity formation, German nationalism and national identity, and nineteenth-century political drama and poetry. Her teaching interests include nineteenth-century German and German-American literature and culture.

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Nina Vyatkina, Assistant Professor

Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University
German Proficiency Sequence Coordinator

vyatkina@ku.edu | (785) 864-9178 | Wescoe 2070

Curriculum vitæ

Professor Vyatkina's research interests include second language acquisition, longitudinal learner language development, learner corpus analysis, and interlanguage pragmatics.

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D. Chris Johnson, Courtesy Assistant Professor

Systems Administrator, Institutional Research and Planning, University Management Information

cjohnson@ku.edu | (785) 864-1930 | 339 Carruth-O'Leary

Dr. Johnson teaches the Introduction to Old Norse course. His research activities are primarily focused on German Dialects in Kansas. He recieved his doctorate at the University of Kansas in 1995 with a specialization in Germanic linguistics. His dissertation described the Volga German dialect spoken in Schoenchen (Ellis County), Kansas.



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