Academic interests

German Literature Medieval Studies Germanic Philology Online Instruction


German Language, Culture, and Literature Medieval Studies, German Culture through music and theater


Kiel Exchange Fellowship 1992 Future Faculty Teaching Fellowship 2011-2012


“Passion as a Form of Communication in Gottfried von Strassburg’s Tristan.” Essays in Medieval Studies 18 (2001): 31-42. Reprint in: Classical and Medieval Literature Criticism. Ed. Jelena Krstovic. Detroit: Gale, Cengage Learning, vol. 96 (2008): 177-183. “The Function of gi-present Verbs in the Old High German and Early Middle High German Physiologus.” Journal of English and Germanic Philology (JEGP). 114 no. 3 (July 2015): 341-354.


Co-leader of the Middle High German Reading Circle, Indiana University Department of Germanic Studies Medieval Calligraphy Demonstration at Lotus Blossoms annual event at Binford Elementary School Bloomington, Indiana Participant in the Indiana University Bloomington Baccalaureate Ceremony Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Interfaith Service Planning Committee, Indiana University Bloomington