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Dr. Gabriele Eckart

Professor

geckart@semo.edu
Office: Academic 208 


My emphasis is on teaching the socio-linguistic rules of language usage as well as on promoting active communicative interaction among students.

What area do you teach?

German and Spanish

Education/Degree(s)

Ph.D. (German Studies) University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
M.A. (Spanish) University of Texas, San Antonio
B.A. (philosophy) Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany

Your philosophy of teaching:

I want my students not only to know grammar but also to be able to use German or Spanish in real situations. Therefore, my emphasis is on teaching the socio-linguistic rules of language usage as well as on promoting active communicative interaction among students.

Why did you decide to teach?

I love interacting with students.

Credentials/career path

1999-2003 Assistant Professor, Southeast Missouri State University
2003-2007 Associate Professor, Southeast Missouri State University
2007-present Professor, Southeast Missouri State University

Professional Highlight

book: So sehe ick die Sache (Germany, Kiepenheuer & Witsch)

Award/Honor/Recognition

Robert L. Kahn Poetry Prize, Society for Contemporary American Literature in German, 2011
College of Liberal Arts 2002 Honors Award Outstanding Scholarship & Creative Activity

Organization with which you are involved

RMMLA, SCALG, SECOLAS, Wolfgang Hilbig Society

Most Recent/Notable Published Work

Shifting Viewpoints: Cervantes in 20th and 21st Century Literature Written in German (scholarly book, Co-author Meg Brown)

Best advice for students

Always come to class prepared!

Contact

commstudies@semo.edu
Academic Hall 213

Communication Studies
One University Plaza, MS 3225
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701