Marcel Foerster

Marcel Foerster

Marcel Foerster

Doctoral Student / GTA

foerster.18@buckeyemail.osu.edu

Hagerty Hall, 4th floor

Research Interests 

Written landscapes (the construction of landscape in literary texts), Indigenous Peoples in German Literature, Narrative Theory, Applied Linguistics and Second Language Acquisition, German Romanticism and Realism, (New) Media Studies, Intercultural Competence and Communication 

Education 

  • Current Doctoral Student at The Ohio State University 
  • MA, German Studies, The University of Alabama 
  • Erstes Staatsexamen (A combined BA+MA degree), Majors: English, History, Education, The University of Kassel, Germany 

Awards and Fellowships 

  • Honoree, Hessischer Hochschulpreis für Exzellenz in der Lehre: Zweiter Projektpreis (Second prize on state level for the project ‘Online Educational Initiatives: An Intercultural Online Cooperation between German, Israeli, and Arab Students’). The prize was endowed with a research grant of €30,000. 
  • Fellowship recipient, University Fellowship, The Ohio State University 
  • Scholarship recipient, Federation of German-American Clubs (Verband Deutsch-Amerikanischer Clubs e.V., VDAC) 

Academic Appointments 

  • University Fellow, Germanic Languages and Literatures, The Ohio State University, 2022-2023 
  • Lecturer of Applied Linguistics, Department of English and American Studies, The University of Kassel, Germany, 2021-2022 
  • Tutor and Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of English and American Studies, The University of Kassel, Germany, 2020-2021 
  • Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of German, The University of Alabama, 2018 – 2019 
  • Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of English and American Studies, The University of Kassel, Germany, 2017-2018 

Courses Taught 

  • Elementary German (GN 102), The University of Alabama 
  • The Mental Lexicon and Vocabulary Acquisition, The University of Kassel, Germany 
  • Listening and Speaking, The University of Kassel, Germany 
  • Testing, Assessment and Evaluation in the EFL Classroom, The University of Kassel, Germany 
  • Working with Research Portfolios, The University of Kassel, Germany 
  • Teaching Practicum for Secondary School Teaching Candidates, The University of Kassel, Germany 
  • Pop Culture in Language Education, The University of Kassel, Germany 
  • Writing in the EFL Classroom, The University of Kassel, Germany 
  • Mental Lexicon and Vocabulary Acquisition in the EFL Classroom, The University of Kassel, Germany 

Professional Service 

  • Departmental Council Representative, The Ohio State University, 2022-2023  
  • Member, Faculty Search Committee, The Ohio State University, 2022 
  • Departmental Council Representative, The Ohio State University, 2022-2023 
  • Member, Department's Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee (DEI), The Ohio State University 
  • Organizer, Schnupperstudium 2022, The University of Kassel 
  • Jury member, Textbook of the Year Award 2021, Georg-Eckert-Institute, Germany 
  • Presenter, Meet-A-German, German-American Fulbright Commission, 2021 
  • Co-organizer, establishing international cooperations between the English Department of the University of Kassel and other European language departments, 2021 
  • Translator, Museum tour in German, The Alabama Museum of Natural History, 2019 
  • Translator, Gustav Schröder’s Heimatlos auf hoher See (1949) (not published), 2018 
  • Co-organizer, One-week excursion to Israel with students from The University of Kassel in the context of the "Cooperation Germany-Israel" project by Prof. Dr. Claudia Finkbeiner and Prof. Dr. Miri Shonfeld, 2018 

Conferences 

  • Participant, The ACTFL Annual Convention, Boston, MA, November 2022 
  • Presenter, "Self-, Peer-, and Group-Assessment Analyses on Diverse Group Communication in a Digital Higher Education Learning Environment: A Mixed Method Approach", Association for Language Awareness (ALA), Bauru, Brazil, July 2022 
  • Co-moderator, International Student Colloquium, International Association for Intercultural Education (IAIE), Kibbutzim College, Tel Aviv, Israel, June 2021 
  • Participant, Association for Language Awareness (ALA), Deakin University, Australia, October 2020 
  • Presenter, Reviving Discourses of Refugee Crises through Translation: From the St. Louis Incident to Present Day, The University of Alabama Languages Conference, The University of Alabama, February 2019 
  • Co-moderator, International Student Conference, Kibbutzim College, Tel Aviv, Israel, June 2018 
  • Co-moderator, The 23rd Kassel English Colloquium (KEC), The University of Kassel, Germany, June 2018 

Professional Affiliations 

  • Member, National German Honors Society: Delta Phi Alpha 
  • Member, The American Association of Teachers of German (AATG) 
  • Member, Association for Language Awareness (ALA)