Herzlich Willkommen! Welcome!
I am an Assistant Professor of German in the Department of Modern Languages at Kansas State University.
My research interests inform my approach to teaching at all levels of the curriculum. I aim to provide students with opportunities to develop both contextualized understandings of second language (L2) meanings and the ability to participate in meaningful L2 use with other speakers. I also encourage students to critically reflect on often-hailed discourses about language, L2 learning, and culture that they may not have thought about before. I aim to develop compassionate and tolerant students at all levels of the curriculum.
In my spare time, I play violin and spend time with family and friends. I am also an avid runner.