Academic Interests

Eighteenth and nineteenth-century German literature, didactic literature (especially fables), all levels of German language,business German, and computer-assisted instruction


  • Fulbright fellowship,
  • IUPUI Honors Council Grant,
  • University German Teacher of the Year-Indiana 1991-92,
  • IU School of ContinuingStudies Teaching Excellence Award 1995,
  • and IU President's Award for Distinguished Teaching 1995


  • Chairperson of the German Department 1975-86 ;
  • Founder and Director, Indianapolis German School-Indianapolis Deutschschule;
  • Executive Council member, American Association of Teachers of German 1991-97;
  • and Treasurer, Indiana Foreign Language Teachers Association