Students rate our faculty highly, commenting on the level of engagement, one-on-one contact with instructors, and degree of improvement in language abilities.
Lauren Nossett is a visiting assistant professor of German. She earned her PhD from UC-Davis and her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Georgia. Her disciplinary interests include feminist theory, gender studies, and critical theory.
Scott Windham is a visiting professor of German. A recent winner of the Excellence in Teaching Award for the College of Arts & Sciences, Dr. Windham received his BA from Davidson College in 1993 and his PhD from the University of North Carolina in 2002. He joined the Elon faculty that same year. His primary areas of research are: methods of language instruction; curriculum design; the portrayal of Germany and the Germans in 20th- and 21st-century literature, film, theater, and other media; and the reception of immigrants in contemporary Germany.
In addition to the Business German track, our faculty are involved in two major projects.
The Curriculum Project in the Department of World Languages and Cultures envisions a research-based redesign of all language curricula. Our primary goals: exceptional outcomes for our students, including study abroad, internships, fellowships, career placement, and graduate school acceptances; exceptional language abilities for our students; and intercultural competency.
The Flipped Classroom Project in the Department of World Languages and Cultures makes use of current technologies to offload select classroom activities to the web, leaving more time during class for speaking practice, group projects, in-depth discussion, and problem-based learning activities. The Business German track is designed as a wholly flipped curriculum, and the German faculty are working to incorporate more flipped-classroom elements into our regular German courses.