Teaching Experience

Teaching Assistant & Part-time Lecturer, University of Washington, Seattle & Bothell

Study Abroad

  • Academic Director for intensive class taught in Berlin: Berlin Beyond the Wall: Jewish Berlin yesterday, today, tomorrow. (Experiential learning component)

Philosophy, Religion, Literature and Culture Classes:

Designed and taught

  • The Enlightenment (with TBL-approach)
  • World Religions in Film, Literature and Scripture
  • Representations of the Holocaust
  • Introduction to Philosophy (with and without TBL-approach)
  • Dreaming Reality, Reality in Dreams (Graduate Seminar)
  • Literary Games (Graduate Seminar)
  • Business German (with Service-Learning component)

Assistant to large 300- and 400-level undergraduate classes

  • Freud and the Literary Imagination
  • Messianic and Jewish-German Writers
  • Introduction to Romanticism (with TBL-approach)
  • Film and the Holocaust
  • German Drama: Staging Brecht’s Dreigroschenoper

 Language classes:

100-, 200- and 300 level German undergraduate classes, taught daily, responsible for conducting class, writing tests and grading. Integrated new technology into classes. Extended office hours for personal feedback and instruction. Teaching a “Bridge-class”, i.e. transition class between successful language acquisition and introduction to literature.


Teaching Assistant, University of Colorado, Boulder

Literature and Culture classes:

  • Taught discussion sessions of large undergraduate classes (each over 100 students enrolled), Representing the Holocaust and Norse Mythology.
  • Designed and helped implement Service Learning component into large undergraduate classes. Connected with outside community for relevant internships and feedback. Supervision of hours and recording of experience. Guided integration of non-academic experience into academic learning experience related to course material.