At Shimer “thinking” is not primarily a solitary activity; we share our thoughts with one another, and this helps me to contemplate things in new and interesting ways.
Ph.D., German Language and Literature
Northwestern University, 1985
M.A., German Language and Literature
Northwestern University, 1976
Distinction in Psychology, Honors in Psychology, cum laude
University of Massachusetts, Boston, Mass, 1972
NEH Project Director, NEH Curriculum Development Grant, “Great Books, Great Art: Integrating Art History into the Liberal Arts Core Curriculum,” 2005-2006.
Participant, The Literary Canon and Beyond: German Popular Culture Reconsidered, Sponsored by DAAD and Cornell University, Summer, 1991
Awards and Honors
Joint Germanic Society of America/Fulbright-Hays Travel Grant, Constance, Germany, 1978-1979
Adalbert Stifter and the Idyll: A Study of “Witiko”. American University Studies, Series I, Germanic Languages and Literature, 80. Bern: Peter Lang, 1989