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Sylvia M. Schmitz-Burgard


Associate Professor, Program Coordinator German Studies
Ph.D. University of Virginia
Fields: 20th-, 19th-, and 18th-Century German Literature and Culture, Austrian Cultural History, 18th-Century European Novel, Women Writers, Law and Literature, Contemporary Literary Theory
Please email Professor Schmitz-Burgard regarding any questions about the German program at the College of the Holy Cross.  
During COVID19: Please send me an email so I can set up a Zoom meeting.
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Heidi Grek


Visiting Assistant Professor German Studies

Heidi Grek holds a doctorate degree in Germanic Languages and Literatures and Comparative Literature from Washington University in St. Louis (2019) and a bachelor’s degree from the College of the Holy Cross (2012). After spending the past academic year as a postdoctoral scholar at Vanderbilt University, she is excited to return to her alma mater. H
Fields: Her research interests include Goethe, the European epic tradition, and world literature. She continues to develop the comparative readings from her dissertation of Faust and Paradise LostThe Divine Comedy, and Byron’s Don Juan.
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Markus Ludwig, Remote Teaching Assistant

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For the 2020-21 academic year, Remote Teaching Assistants (RTAs), rather than Foreign Language Assistants (FLAs) will teach our language practica. Mr. Ludwig who spent the last academic year in Worcester assists Prof. Grek with both the Elementary and the Intermediate German courses. Currently, Mr. Ludwig pursues a Master's Degree at the Otto-Friedrich-Universit├Ąt in Bamberg, our Study Abroad Partner Institution in Germany.


Carolyn Leeman

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Academic Administrative Assistant 
Office: Stein 401 Phone: (508) 793-2447