B.A. State University of New York at Binghamton 1965

M.A. 1967

Ph.D. University of Illinois 1973

Academic interests

Early modern German literature and language, German culture studies and German-American studies


Lilly Open Faculty Fellowship;  grants from the German Academic Exchange Service, the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Max Kade Foundation; various teaching awards;  John W. Ryan Award for Distinguished Contributions to International Programs and Studies Cross of Merit from Federal Republic of Germany


Several volumes and numerous articles on German Literature and German-American history; and The International Bibliography of German-Americana


Board member, Indiana Sister Cities, Inc.;

Board member, Indiana German Heritage Society;

Vice-President, Athenaeum Foundation;

Indianapolis-Cologne Sister Cities Committee;

Founding Secretary/Treasurer, German Academic Exchange Service Alumni Assosiation

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