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Professor encourages cross-cultural awareness

Dr. Segelcke, German Professor

Dr. Segelcke

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.”