Faculty

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Karen Achberger
Professor of German

On sabbatical 2014-2015, Karen Achberger joined St. Olaf faculty in 1979. B.S., M.A., Ph.D., U. Wisconsin, Madison Contemporary German Literature, German Film, Austrian Writers, German Environmental Studies

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Sylvia Fischer
Visiting Assistant Professor of German

2014 joined St. Olaf faculty. Ph.D. Ohio State University. 19th-21st Century Literature, Culture and Film; GDR Studies; Weimar Republic; Politics and Art; ‘Heimat’; Children and Youth Literature and Film; Memory Studies; Second Language Acquisition

Kirk Martinson

Kirk Martinson
Visiting Assistant Professor of German

2014 joined St. Olaf faculty. Ph.D. University of Wisconsin-Madison. Specializes in linguistics and German language pedagogy

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LaVern Rippley
Professor of German

1967 joined St. Olaf faculty B.A., Holy Cross; B.S., Wisconsin, River Falls; M.A., Kent State; Ph.D, Ohio State U. German Romanticism and German Americana