Instructor of German
- Ph.D. University of Cincinnati
Office: 327 Millett Hall
Phone Number: (937) 775-2198
VIDEO of lecture: "Germanness in Microcosm," delivered on March 6, 2013
Just scroll down and click on "Academics."
Dr. Sturdevant is a native of Germany who dreamed of living in the United States since she was nine years old. An avid reader of adventure novels set in the American Wild West and written by Germany’s most popular fiction writer in the late 19th century and early 20th century, Karl May, she ventured out and emigrated to the USA in order to fulfill her dreams of reading, writing and teaching for the rest of her life.
She began her career in the United States as a translator and interpreter for major German companies, and later pursued her interest in German literature and teaching by earning a Ph.D. in German Studies from the University of Cincinnati. Having set out to reach her goal to read, write and teach so many years ago, Dr. Sturdevant has finally found her home at Wright State University. She is teaching classes ranging from Elementary, Conversation, Composition, Survey of Literature and Phonetics.
Her research interests include Poetry, Exile Literature, German-Jewish Literature and German-American history. In addition she is invested in the Dayton Liederkranz-Turner German Genealogy Group, mentoring members in fulfilling their interest of tracing their German roots.Dr. Sturdevant is planning on taking an Ambassador trip with a group of students to Munich, Germany in summer, 2012. She is excited and proud to be able to share her Heimat and culture with likeminded scholars.