Meet the faculty and staff of the Department of Max Kade German-American Center in the IU School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI. Please visit our contact page for general inquiry information.

Karen A. Roesch

  • Director, Max Kade German-American Research and Resource Center
  • Assistant Professor of German
  • Hoyt-Reichmann Scholar of German-American Studies
  • Email:
  • Phone: 317-274-8740

Claudia Grossmann 

  • Associate Director, IUPUI Max Kade German-American Research and Resource Center
  • Senior Lecturer and Director, Program in German
  • Co-Director, Dual Degree Program in German and Engineering
  • Phone: 317-274-3943

Thorsten Carstensen

Janice Miller

  • Deutschlandjahr USA Project Coordinator
  • Adjunct Art History Faculty, Herron School of Art and Design 
  • Email:
  • Phone: 317-274-8740

Max Kade Fellows

Kevin Cramer

  • Associate Professor of History
  • Chair of History
  • Email: 
  • Phone: 317-278-7744

Ray Haberski

  • Professor of American Studies
  • Professor of History
  • Adjunct Professor of English in the Film Studies Program
  • Project Director in the Center for the Study of Religion and American Culture
  • Director of the American Studies Program
  • Director of the Institute for American Thought
  • Email: 
  • Phone: 317-278-1019

Dolores Hoyt

  • Associated Dean (retired), Librarian Emerita, IUPUI University Libraries

Giles Hoyt

  • Professor Emeritus of German Philanthropic Studies, Director Emeritus, Max Kade 
    German-American Center, School of Liberal Arts 

Audrey Ricke

  • Lecturer, Department of Anthropology
  • Email: 
  • Phone: 317-274-2035

Ruth Reichmann

  • Managing Editor, Indiana German Heritage Society Newsletter
  • Executive Vice Chair (retired), German Immigration Tri-centennial Commission, State of Indiana
  • Founding President, Indiana German Heritage Society (now serves as President Emerita)
  • Founding President, Indiana Sister Cities
  • Hoosier German-American of the Year (2013)

Steven Schmidt

William Selm

  • Adjunct Faculty, Art History, Herron School of Art and Design
  • Membership and Programs Chair, Indiana German Heritage Society
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Marlene Walk

  • Assistant Professor, School of Public and Environmental Affairs
  • Email: 
  • Phone: 317-274-3098

Rachel Wheeler

  • Assistant Professor, Religious Studies 
  • Email: 
  • Phone: 317-274-7394

Marianne Wokeck

  • Professor Emerita of History
  • Senior Editor of the Santayana Edition

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