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


Nichole M. Neuman, Ph.D.  

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

Thorsten Carstensen, Ph.D.

  • Associate Professor of German and Director, Program in German
  • Associate Director, IUPUI Max Kade German-American Research and Resource Center
  • Max Kade Fellow
  • 2019: Die tägliche Schrift: Peter Handke als Leser, transcript Verlag
  • Email:
  • Phone: 317-278-6349

Max Kade Fellows

Kevin Cramer, Ph.D.

  • Associate Professor of History
  • Chair of History

Claudia Grossmann, Ph.D.

  • Senior Lecturer
  • Co-Director, Dual Degree Program in German and Engineering

Ray Haberski, Ph.D.

  • Professor of American Studies and History
  • Professor of American Studies
  • Adjunct Professor of English in the Film Studies Program
  • Director, American Studies Program
  • Director, Institute for American Thought

Dolores Hoyt, Ph.D.

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

Giles Hoyt, Ph.D.

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

Audrey Ricke, Ph.D.

  • Senior Lecturer, Department of Anthropology

Ruth Reichmann, Ph.D.

  • 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)

Karen Rösch, Ph.D.

  • Former Director, Max Kade German-American Research and Resource Center
  • Former Hoyt-Reichmann Scholar of German-American Studies

Steven Schmidt

  • Supervisor (Retired), Library Development Office, Indiana State Library
  • Director (Retired), Librarian Emeritus, IUPUC University Library of Columbus

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, Ph.D.

  • Assistant Professor, Paul H. O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs

Rachel Wheeler, Ph.D.

  • Associate Professor, Religious Studies 

Marianne Wokeck, Ph.D.

  • Chancellor’s Professor Emerita of History
  • Senior Fellow, Institute for American Thought
  • Senior Editor of the Santayana Edition

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