Steven Alexander

Steven Alexander

Steven is a GTA, and is returning to UA after a year in Düsseldorf with the exchange program through the Federation of German-American Clubs in Germany. He already completed one M.A. degree in English Linguistics, and is now pursuing a second one in the German program with a third to follow in French. He obviously enjoys the study of languages. This semester he will be helping with tutoring German.

 

Jeremy ConnorJeremy Connor

Jeremy is a native of Northern Alabama. He completed his B.A. in Music at UA, and decided to brush up on his German. After a year as an au pair in Essen, Germany, an experience he highly valued, he joined the German MA program as a GTA. He loves music, plays various instruments, enjoys singing, but also shares an interest in soccer.  The next language he wishes to learn is Swedish. This AY he is spending on a Teaching Fulbright at the Mataré Gymnasium (Europaschule) in Meerbusch close to Düsseldorf.

Annika Fetzer

Annika grew up in Southern Germany and completed her BA in Media and Communications at the Universität Augsburg, and her German MA in May 2018, and is now a graduate student in the A+PR master‘s program at UA. She is also pursuing a MA in American History, Culture and Society at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München.  She is happy to still be a part of the German Department, and will be teaching GN 101 this fall.

Marcel FoersterMarcel Foerster

Marcel is a GTA, and joins the UA German program this year as one of the exchanges through the Federation of German-American Clubs from the Universität Kassel, where he is pursuing a degree as a secondary teacher for English and History . He enjoys reading, traveling, and learning languages, and is excited about the opportunity to participate in this cultural exchange.  He will be the German House Director for in Spring 19, and will help with tutoring this semester.

Rachel Dodson

Rachel is a GTA, and a native of Alabama. Following the completion of a German B.A. here at UA, she spend a year in Augsburg on an Exchange through the Federation of German-American Clubs. She is now looking forward to graduate studies in German. This semester she will be tutoring German students.

Brittany Groves

Britanny Groves

Brittany is a GTA, and a native of Atlanta. Following the completion of a German B.A. here at UA, she spend a year on a Teaching Fulbright in Rostock in northern Germany. She is now looking forward to graduate studies in German. This semester she will be tutoring German students.

 

 


Linda Manthei

Linda is a GTA in the German program, and completed her MA in German in 2017. She is currently enrolled in the graduate program in the School of Education pursuing a degree in Second Language Acquisition.  This semester she will be teaching GN 101.

 

Gaby MarcksGaby Marcks

Gaby is a native of northern Germany who has been living in the US for a number of years. She finisher her B. A.  (Independent / Cultural Studies) here at UA, and is employed by the University Libraries in the Interlibrary Loan Office – a great resource for all of us. She is specifically interested in German linguistics, and enjoys also gardening, outdoor activities, and spending time with her two grown children.

 

Ian Samlowski
Ian Samlowski

Ian grew up in Northern Alabama and completed his bachelor’s degree in German and biology here at UA and joined the German MA program this past year as a GTA. He will be spending this AY in Germany on an Exchange through the Federation of German-American Clubs in Karlsruhe. He is excited to have the opportunity to spend this year abroad.

 

Bria SamuelsBria Samuels

Bria grew up in the US and Germany, and joined the German MA program this past spring. She will be spending this AY in Germany on an Exchange through the Federation of German-American Clubs in Hamburg. During her time as an undergraduate she studied abroad in Klagenfurt in southern Austria. She is exited to spend this year in northern Germany.

 

 

Juan Sanchez

Juan is a native of Mexico, and has worked in the past as a Music and Spanish teacher. He is currently employed as an accountant, and has worked in the past with international clients from German speaking countries. His love for the German language has led him to pursue the MA in German, and he enjoys being part of the program.

Ann-Sophie RöhmAnn-Sophie Röhm

Ann-Sophie is a GTA, and completed her studies in Germany for teaching History, English, and Geography in the schools. As an undergraduate she had the opportunity to spent some time in Tuscaloosa studying the history of race relations in Alabama, and decided to return to UA. She is currently working on her MA thesis on the reception of the Nibelungenlied during the Third Reich. In her free time she enjoys sports, reading, and everything related to history. She is teaching GN 101 this semester.

 

Nick Wensel

Nick is a GTA, and joined the German MA program this fall after the completion of a German B.A. at the U of Nebraska. He previously spend some time in Germany, and is now excited to continue with graduate studies in German. Nick is interested in linguistics, and enjoys to learn new languages. This semester he will be tutoring German students.

Julius Zirngibl

Julius is a GTA, and completed his BA in Germanistik and English at the Universität Bamberg  before joining the UA German program through the exchange with the Federation of German-American Clubs. He is a native of Bavaria, and a soccer fan. He previously spend a semester at Carleton College in Minnesota, and is looking forward to explore the Southern US. He serves as German House Director for Fall 2018. This semester he will be tutoring German students.