Professor encourages cross-cultural awareness
An update from Dr. Segelcke, Professor of German.
“Born in the medieval city of Lüneburg, Germany, I studied Germanistik and French at the University of Göttingen. I studied abroad at the Sorbonne Nouvelle in Paris and later taught German conversation at a Lycée. My American boyfriend (now husband) persuaded me to move to the U.S. to get my Ph.D. at UNC Chapel Hill. I joined the faculty at Illinois State in the 1990s. Every summer, I reconnect with family, friends, and colleagues in Germany, usually in conjunction with various conferences in Europe.
My courses integrate a culturally comparative perspective so that students also gain deeper insight into their own language, culture, and society. I also encourage the intellectual challenge and adventure of travel and study abroad.”