These are some of the bright and brilliant UD students who majored or minored in German
Alexandra double majored in German and Politics, writing her thesis on the influence
of Marxism on the political thought of the German poet Heinrich Heine. Alexandra
was awarded a Fulbright scholarship to teach English at a Catholic school in Rheinland-Pfalz
while also studying at the University of Bonn in Germany. After her Fulbright year
she began an MA degree in Politics and theology at the Catholic University of Eichstätt
in Bavaria. She is currently doing a two year missionary stint with FOCUS Missionary
at the University of Vienna.
Grant double majored in German and Economics writing his thesis on the Austrian economist
Joseph Schumpeter. Grant was accepted into the London School of Economics and Political
Science where he earned his M.A. in the history of international relations. After
graduate studies Grant worked as a membership coordinator at the Dallas Citizens Council
and is now working for the Goethe-Institut, the cultural institute of the Federal
Republic of Germany as the Director of Goethe Pop-Up Houston. Grant helps to present
contemporary German art and culture in Houston with a broad range of public programs
and projects in the fields of film, arts, theater, dance, music, literature, and more.
Vance concentrated in German with a major in Chemistry. Because of his German studies
Vance was able to spend a summer in Cologne, Germany doing research at the Intstitüt
für Physikalische Chemie where he synthesized polythiophene polymers and characterized
their magnetic and electronic properties. After graduating Vance did his MS at Texas
A&M and currently works as a Supply Chain Manager at Avalon Test Equipment in Dallas.
Stephanie double majored in German and Comparative Literature writing her thesis on
Thomas Mann’s novel Doktor Faustus. After graduating she earned her MA from the University
of Regensburg with a thesis exploring the influence of Jewish biblical interpretation
on Thomas Mann’s Joseph und seine Brüder. She is currently a PhD candidate in Comparative
Literature (German and French) at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign where
she teaches German. Her current research is focused on the Catholic Revival movement,
in late 19th and early 20th century France and Germany.
Paul double majored in German and History writing his thesis on German colonial politics
during the Kaiserreich. He spent a summer at the Catholic University of Eichstätt while at UD and upon graduation
began working at the Heritage Foundation as an Administrative Assistant at the Center
for American Studies.
Mary majored in German with a Concentration in Music, writing her thesis on the Romantic
Opera of E.T.A. Hoffmann. She is a classical and jazz vocalist available for weddings
and private events in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. She is also a music teacher at the
Classical Charter School Great Hearts Academy of Irving and is pursuing a Master of
Arts in Music Education at Texas Woman's University where she is a member of the Honor
Society of Phi Kappa Phi.