PhD, University of Minnesota; MA, University of Toronto; University of Bonn, University of Vienna
Associate Professor of German
Chair of Germanic Languages and Literatures, 2008-2012; Acting Chair 2004-2005.
Associate Director, Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, 2000-2004; Acting Director 1999-2000.
Spring 2017 courses: Ger 2253 “Magic, Murder and Mayhem” and Ger 3101 “Texts and Contexts III: Historical Perspectives”
Specializations: Medieval German Studies; Old High German; Paleography; Historical Linguistics; Medieval Pedagogy; Linguistic Historiography.
Books: Classica et Beneventana (ed. with Frank T. Coulson; Brepols, 2008); Living Dangerously: On the Margins in Medieval and Early Modern Europe (ed. with Barbara Hanawalt; Univ. of Notre Dame Press, 2007); Reading in Medieval St. Gall (Cambridge UP, 2006); Consolatio Philologiae: Festschrift for Evelyn S. Firchow (Kümmerle, 2000); Annotated edition and translation of The Gall Tractate (with David Porter; Camden House, 1995).
Articles on: Eberhard Ludwig Gruber; Ekkehard IV; Notker's De rhetorica in 15th-century Bavaria; Notker and the ordo naturalis; Medieval Punctuation; Old High German accentuation; Text-Editing; New Philology; Medieval Education; the Abbey of St. Gall; Medieval Vernacular Reading and Writing; the Alemannic Minuscule; The Hildebrandslied; The morphology of Notker’s Texts.
Major courses taught: Medieval German Literature; History of German Language; German Culture to 1700; Middle High German; Old High German; Manuscript Studies; German Language, Past and Present; Court of Charlemagne; Intermediate and Advanced German Language.
Current Projects: St. Gall Rhetoric; The Eastern Franks and their Languages; language contact in the Middle Ages; Ekkehard IV of St. Gall; early medieval scholarly networks; Notker's Rhetorica; Notker’s ‘kleinere Schriften’.