I am an Associate College Professor at Middlebury and teach in the Linguistics Program. I also serve as the Associate Dean for Curriculum at the Middlebury Language Schools. I hold a PhD in German from Stanford University, and I have taught German Studies, Applied Linguistics, and European Studies in Germany, the UK, and the United States. Before coming to Middlebury in 2017, I was an Associate Professor at the Department of Germanic Studies at the University of Texas at Austin. My scholarly contributions to the fields of second-language literacy research, intercultural learning, curriculum development, educational policy, international education, teacher training, and instructional technology enrich the experiences of college students and their teachers. My journalistic contributions on politics, culture, and society have appeared on both side of the Atlantic.