Denise Meuser Associate Professor of Instruction

Denise M. Meuser is an Associate Professor of Instruction in the Department of German. She received her B.A. in German from DePauw University and a M.A. in Germanic Studies from Indiana University. She has taught elementary and intermediate courses for the college since 1991 and is currently the Coordinator for the Beginning German program. She teaches an intermediate conversation course that focuses on improving speaking skills and incorporates new technology and is presently preparing a language course focused on turn of the century German women artists. She has co-produced, with Ingrid Zeller and Franziska Lys, an interactive architecture tour of Chicago for students of German entitled Bauhaus and Beyond and has used students response systems and iPads in her teaching.

She is interested in the study of second language acquisition and regularly attends workshops and conferences that focus on such topics as technology in the classroom, content-based instruction, backwards design and the teaching of culture and language across the curriculum.

Denise has served as Co-Chair of the Council on Language Instruction in the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences and continues to participate today in its mission to enhance language instruction across departments. She is a Fellow for Chapin Hall, the Humanities Residential College and has served as a Freshmen Adviser to students in the combined Weinberg College and Bienen School of Music dual degree program. Presently, Denise is serving as Director of the Berlin: Global City in the Center of Europe Program, a Northwestern University and Humboldt University joint summer program.

She is the proud mother of two children, active in her community, and enjoys travel, the arts and gardening.