Faculty

Dr. Marcel Rotter, Associate Professor of German (mrotter@umw.edu)

Marcel P. Rotter, Associate Professor of German, earned a Ph.D. (2004) in German literature from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a M.A. (1985) in German and Russian from Pädagogische Hochschule Erfurt (Germany). A former resident of East Germany (German Democratic Republic) who has traveled throughout Germany and eastern Europe, Dr. Rotter’s thesis studied German poster propaganda of the 20th century. His research interests also include visual communication in product advertisement, newspapers, and other media as well as pedagogical implications of media use.

Dr. Jennifer Hansen-Glucklich, Assistant Professor of German (jhanseng@umw.edu)

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Jennifer Hansen-Glucklich earned a Ph.D. in Germanic Languages and Literatures from the University of Virginia in 2011. She has published a book, Holocaust Memory Reframed: Museums and the Challenges of Representation, with Rutgers University Press, and articles in Shofar: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Jewish Studies; the Journal of Modern Jewish Studies; Seminar: A Journal of Germanic Studies; and Nexus: Essays in German Jewish Studies. Dr. Hansen-Glucklich has taught as visiting faculty at the Universität Wien and the Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz, and has held fellowships at the Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies, USHMM in Washington D.C. and with the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). She is currently working on a book about German Jewish immigrants to Israel in the 1930s.

Jakob Rütschle, Visiting Language Instructor (jrutschl@umw.edu)

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Jakob Rütschle is currently a Master student of secondary education (Subjects: English as a second language and Physical education) in Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany. Since he was born and raised in Germany he complements the German Faculty at UMW as Visiting Language Instructor for this Fall Semester 2016 and the Spring Semester 2017.
His duties are teaching the German 101 classes, tutoring and organizational support regarding German events on campus.