German Faculty


William Collins Donahue

John J. Cavanaugh, CSC Professor of the Humanities
Chair, Department of German and Russian Languages and Literature

Ph.D. 1995, Harvard University
Office: 318 O'Shaughnessy Hall | Phone: (574) - 631-5572 | Email | CV

Fall 2017 Office Hours: W 10:00-12:00, and please make appointment with Ms. Bikowski

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Tobias Boes

Associate Professor of German
Ph.D. 2006, Yale University

Professor Boes specializes in the modernist period, the theory and history of the novel, and in cultural interactions between Germany and the world at large.


Office: 302 Decio Faculty Hall | Phone: (574) 631-7188Email | CV | Homepage
Fall 2017 Office Hours: M 12:30-2:00, W 10:00-11:00


Denise M. Della Rossa

Teaching Professor
Director of Undergraduate Studies
Ph.D. 2002, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Professor Della Rossa specializes in 19th-Century German women's writing, in which she pursues the process by which women developed a literary consciousness.

Office: 334 Decio Faculty Hall | Phone: (574) 631-2216Email | CV
Fall 2017 Office Hours: M and W 3:15-4:30, and by appointment


Carsten Dutt

Assistant Professor of German
Ph.D. 2004, University of Heidelberg

Professor Dutt’s specializations include literary hermeneutics, the theory and methodology of conceptual history, and modern German literature.

Office: 360 Decio Faculty Hall | Phone: (574) 631-7368Email | CV
Fall 2017 Office Hours: MW 2:00-3:00


Vittorio Hösle

Ph.D. 1982, and Dr. habil. 1986, Tubingen

Paul G. Kimball Chair of Arts and Letters, Professor of German, Concurrent Professor of Philosophy, Concurrent Professor of Political Science, Founding Director of Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study. Professor Hosle's specializations include philosophy (metaphysics, ethics, political philosophy, aesthetics) and intellectual history.

Office: 281 Decio Faculty Hall | Phone: (574) 631-5121Email | CV | Home Page
Fall 2017 Office Hours:  T & Th 1:45-2:45 and by appointment

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Claire Jones

Assistant Professor of German

PhD. 2012, University of Pennsylvania

Professor Jones specializes in medieval religious culture, in particular German Dominican spirituality, and is embarking on new research on vernacular chronicles of religious orders in medieval Germany.

Office: 303 Decio Faculty Hall| Phone: (574) 631-2779Email | CV
On Leave Fall 2017

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Steffen Kaupp

Visiting Assistant Professional Specialist
Resident Director, Notre Dame Berlin Summer Programs

Ph.D. 2016, Duke University and UNC-Chapel Hill

Professor Kaupp specializes in contemporay literature and film, with a focus on Turkish German fiction. He also has an active SoTL research agenda, and is interested in the latest trends in immersive study abroad programming. 

Office: 317 Decio Faculty Hall | Phone: (574) 631-0422 | Email | CV | Home Page
Fall 2017 Office Hours: MF 11:30-12:30, W 12:30-1:30, and by appointment

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Charlotte F. Lange

Fulbright German Language Teaching Assistant 

M.A. 2017 in Education, Westfälische-Wilhelms-University of Münster

Office: 329 DeBartolo (CSLC) | Email | CV 
Fall 2017 Office Hours: TTh 11:00-12:00


Robert E. Norton

Professor of German; Concurrent Professor of Philosophy

Ph.D. 1988, Princeton University

Professor Norton's specializations include 18th- through 20th-Century German literature and philosophy, aesthetics and ethics, and German intellectual history.


Office: 105 Main | Phone: (574) 631-5882Email | CV
Fall 2017 Office Hours:  MW 2:30-3:30

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Anne Meyer-Klose

Visiting Scholar (Fall 2017)

M.A. 2013 University of Luxembourg / Saarland University

Anne Meyer-Klose is a Ph.D. student at the University of Luxembourg where she is currently finishing up a dissertation on children's and young adult literature. Her broader research interests revolve around German literature from the 19th to the 21st century.

Office: 1060-O Jenkins Nanovic Halls | Phone: 574) 631 - 1851 | Email | CV


Mark W. Roche

Rev. Edmund P. Joyce, C.S.C. Professor of German; Concurrent Professor of Philosophy
Ph.D. 1984, Princeton University

Professor Roche teaches courses in German language, literature, intellectual history, and film as well as broader courses in the humanities. His publications have been on German literature and on philosophy, film, and higher education.

Office: 349 Decio Faculty Hall | Phone: (574) 631-8142Email | CV | Home Page
On Leave Fall 2017 


Hannelore Weber

Teaching Professor

M.A. in German 1994, University of Notre Dame

Professor Weber specializes in second language acquisition and pedagogy. Her additional interests include German music, with a focus on German Lieder.

Office: 305 Decio Faculty Hall | Phone: (574) 631-7751Email | CV
Fall 2017 Office Hours: M 1:30-2:30, T and W 12:30-1:30, and by appointment


Nancy Bikowski

Administrative Assistant

Office: 318 O'Shaughnessy | Phone: (574) 631-5572Email