German Faculty

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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) 631-7188 | Email | CV | Homepage
Fall 2019 Office Hours:  T 12:30-1:30, F 12:30-2:00


Denise M. Della Rossa

Teaching Professor of German
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) 631-2216 | Email | CV
Fall 2019 Office Hours: MW  2:30-4:45,  F 2:00-4:00 and by appointment

William Collins Donahue

William Collins Donahue

Director, Nanovic Institute for European Studies at the Keough School of  Global Affairs

John J. Cavanaugh, CSC Professor of the Humanities
Professor of German 

Professor of German & Concurrent Professor of Film, Television, and Theatre

Ph.D. 1995, Harvard University
Office: 1060 Jenkins Nanovic Hall | Phone: (574) 631-5253 | Email | CV
Fall 2019 Office Hours: After class and by appointment.  Please make appointment with Ms. Webb:


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: 308 Decio Faculty Hall | Phone: (574) 631-7368Email | CV
Fall 2019 Office Hours:  TR 5:00-6:00 and by appointment 


Maureen Gallagher

Assistant Visiting Teaching Professor

Ph.D. 2015, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Professor Gallagher received her Ph.D. in German Studies and her M.A. in Modern Languages and Literatures (German), Graduate Certificate in Women's and Gender Studies, 2007

Office:  109 Decio Faculty Hall | Phone:  (574) 631-8072 | Email | CV

Fall 2019 Office Hours:  MW 11:30-12:30 and T 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) 631-5121 | Email | CV | Home Page
Fall 2019 Office Hours:  TR 2:00-3:00

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Claire Taylor (CJ) Jones

Associate 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) 631-2779 | Email | CV
Fall 2019 Office Hours:  MWF 10:00-11:00, R 11:00-1:00 and by appointment.  Will meet in 715K Hesburgh Library for office hours.  Google Calendar Appointments 



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: 301 Decio| Phone:  (574) 631-5882 | Email | CV
Fall 2019 Office Hours:  MW 2:00-3:00 and by appointment


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) 631-8142| Email | CV | Home Page                             
Fall 2019 Office Hours: M 12:30-1:30, W 10:30-12:00, and by appointment 

Nancy Bikowski

Administrative Assistant

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