Associate Professor of German; Chair of German and Russian
Join Colby professors for an in-depth study of German and Russian language and culture.
4th Floor, Lovejoy
4440 Mayflower Hill
Waterville, Maine 04901
Students in the department develop a broad understanding of German or Russian cultures through courses that emphasize history, literature, politics, film, and language. Many choose to enhance their experience by studying abroad or through internships, while others work with faculty on collaborative research projects.
Students in the German program acquire superior language skills as the first step in studying literatures and cultures of the German-speaking world. Students hone language skills while exploring literature and film in the contexts of history, politics, and contemporary affairs to gain a deeper understanding of German culture.
The Russian program introduces students to Russia’s past and present through the study of language, literature, film, culture, and history. Grammar study in the first two semesters prepares students to read adapted texts, with progression to in-depth analysis of short stories, literary and historical documents, and novels.
Learn more about the members of the department
- Hubert C. Kueter, Ph.D., 1965-1997, Associate Professor of German, Emeritus
- James R. McIntyre, Ph.D., 1976-2006, Associate Professor of German, Emeritus, Director of Career Services, 1982-1991
- Ursula Reidel-Schrewe, Ph.D., 1989-2008, Associate Professor of German, Emerita
- Julie W. de Sherbinin, M.A. ’07, Ph.D. (Amherst, Yale, Cornell), 1993-2017, Professor of Russian, Emerita
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