People

Birkhold

Matthew H. Birkhold
Assistant Professor
birkhold.22@osu.edu
  • Law, culture, and the humanities
  • Environmental humanities
  • German literature and music, 1750-1945

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Katra A. Byram
Associate Professor
byram.4@osu.edu
  • Narrative theory
  • Second-language teaching
  • Literature and culture, 19th century-present

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John E. Davidson
Professor
davidson.92@osu.edu
  • Film aesthetics and history
  • German feature and avant-garde

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Bernd Fischer
Professor, Director of Graduate Studies
fischer.5@osu.edu
  • German, Literature, Culture & Thought
  • National Imaginaries & Transculturality
  • German-Jewish Thought around 1800

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Jeff Frazier
Lecturer
frazier.254@osu.edu
  • Beginning & Intermediate German Language Instruction
  • 20th c. German and Austrian History & Culture

Frenzel-Luke GLL instructor

Kathrin Frenzel-Luke
Lecturer
frenzel-luke.1@osu.edu
  • SLA / Applied Linguistics
  • Language Teaching and Learning with Technology

Birgitta Friebe DAAD Lecturer at Ohio State

Birgitta Friebe
DAAD Visiting Lecturer
  • Language Acquisition
  • Phonetics and Phonology
  • Spoken language

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Anna A. Grotans
Associate Professor, Director of Undergraduate Studies
grotans.1@osu.edu
  • Medieval German Studies
  • Germanic Philology
  • Paleography

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Barbara A. Heck
Lecturer
heck.17@osu.edu
  • German language and culture
  • German for the professions

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Robert C. Holub
Ohio Eminent Scholar, Professor, and Chair
614-292-6985
holub.5@osu.edu
  • Heine, Nietzsche, Habermas
  • 19th & 20th century literary and intellectual history

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Steven Joyce
Associate Professor
419-755-4284
joyce.3@osu.edu
  • Thomas Bernhard; G.B. Shaw;
  • Literary theory; Translation.

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Merrill Kaplan
Associate Professor and Director of Scandinavian Studies
kaplan.103@osu.edu
  • Folklore on and off the Internet
  • Legend and folk belief
  • Old Norse-Icelandic literature

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May Mergenthaler
Associate Professor
mergenthaler.4@osu.edu
  • German literature, culture, and thought
  • The public sphere
  • Ecocriticism & Environmental Humanities

Jason Owens

Jason Owens
Visiting Scholar
owens.1132@osu.edu

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Paul Reitter
Professor
reitter.4@osu.edu
  • German-Jewish Culture
  • History of Higher Education
  • Modernism

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Kevin A. Richards
Lecturer / Outreach Coordinator
richards.113@osu.edu
  • Cognitive Cultural Studies
  • Gender and National Identity
  • German Science Fiction

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Bethany A. Richetti
Lecturer
richetti.2@osu.edu
  • German Realism
  • 19th century German Visual Arts

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Agi Riskó
Lecturer
risko.1@osu.edu
  • Swedish language and culture

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Andy Spencer
Undergraduate Advising Coordinator
292-8485
spencer.4@osu.edu
  • Study Abroad
  • Editor of Communications of the International Brecht Society

Amy Kepple Strawser - Germanic Dept. at Ohio State

Amy Strawser
Lecturer
strawser.22@osu.edu
  • Literary Translation
  • Women's Literature
  • Poetry

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Carmen Taleghani-Nikazm
Associate Professor, Director of Undergraduate German Language Instruction
taleghani-nikazm.1@osu.edu
  • Language use in social interaction
  • Interactional competence in second language
  • L2 teaching