- A.B.D., M.A. Indiana University
- B.A. University of Kansas
I am a German professor because learning about the world from the perspective of another language not only teaches us more about ourselves but also makes us more open to other ideas, to other ways of being and ultimately to God and all the people in God's world.
Teaching at Asbury University is especially important to me because, as a university with a long tradition in liberal arts education, we have a strong commitment to the study of a foreign language. Also, small class size allows me personal contact with my students and the freedom to be innovative and creative.
Teaching and Other Responsibilities:
I teach all of the first and second-year German courses at Asbury. I also offer directed study courses for students who want to continue beyond the second year.
In addition, I am the director of the Language Lab in the Kinlaw Library. I oversee the installation and implementation of audio and video media for use with foreign language courses and I train the other foreign language faculty in using the Lab.
I am especially interested in learning about the variety of ways that technology can have an impact on teaching. I am an active member of a faculty discussion group that explores how we as educators can take advantage of the new technologies to improve our teaching.