Ph.D - 1996
Dept. of Germanic Studies, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana
Germanic Studies, with emphasis on German literature, 19th and 20th Centuries, and Comparative Literature
Doctoral Minor: Women's Studies
Dissertation: Creating Women: The Female Artist in Fin-de-siecle Germany and Austria

M.A. - October 1984 - October 1985
Department of German Studies, Lancaster University, Lancaster, England
M.A. Program: "Intellectuals in East and West Germany, 1945-present"
Thesis: “The Female Experience as Reflected in GDR Life and Literature, with Special Reference to Brigitte Reimann’s Franziska Linkerhand

Staatsexamen - Oct. 1978-Feb. 1980
Erstes Staatsexamen fuer das Lehramt an Realschulen
Paedagogische Hochschule, Braunschweig, Germany
Subjects: Methodologies for Teaching German and French; Psychology; General Pedagogy

B.A. - October 1974-June 1978
Hull University, Hull, England
Majors: French and German, Joint Honors

Exchange: October 1976-June 1977
Junior Year Abroad
Technische Universitaet Braunschweig, Germany
Subjects: German Studies, French Studies, English Studies

English: native
German: near native
French: advanced
Latin: intermediate