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Faculty & Staff

Department Chair & Administrative Staff

Hansjakob Werlen

Professor, German Studies Coordinator

German Studies

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 328-8612
  2. Kohlberg 307

Hansjakob Werlen's research interests are late eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century German literature and contemporary literature of German speaking countries, with a special focus on Switzerland. A member of the Tri-college Food Studies group, he also teaches courses on issues of taste and aesthetics.

Hansjakob Werlen

Suzanne McCarthy

Administrative Assistant

Department of Spanish, and Department of Modern Languages & Literatures

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 328-8143
  2. Kohlberg 316

Bethanne Seufert

Administrative Assistant

Modern Languages and Literatures

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 328-8679
  2. Kohlberg 316

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