Denise M. Meuser is a Distinguished Senior Lecturer 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. 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 begun to experiment with clickers in the foreign language classroom.
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 oral language assessment.
She is currently a Co-Chair of the Council on Language Instruction in the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences. The Council's mission is to enhance language instruction across departments and to encourage and facilitate the professional development of language instructors. Denise also serves as a Freshmen Adviser to students in the combined Weinberg College – School of Music Program.
She is the proud mother of two children, active in her community, and enjoys travel and gardening.