Laura McGee, Ph.D.
Department Head / Professor of German
Office: 251 FAC
Dr. Laura G. McGee earned her Ph.D. in German Language and Literature at the University of Washington in Seattle in 1996.
Dr. McGee is Head of the Department of Modern Languages. She has been a faculty member in the German program at WKU since 1997. She is an Associate Professor and Fulbright Scholar who has published her research in journals such as Film History: An International Journal, German Studies Review, Colloquia Germanica, and Foreign Languages Annals. Articles on the films of German director Andreas Dresen appeared in anthologies published in Britain and in Germany in 2011. Dr. McGee is active in the profession of language teaching. She served as President of the Kentucky Chapter of the American Association of Teachers of German from 2004-2006, and from 2005-2007 she directed an Improving Educator Quality Grant that provided study abroad experiences to language teachers from across the state of Kentucky. Under her leadership as Interim Head from 2009-2011, the Department has expanded its offerings in world languages. Dr. McGee was named Head as a result of a national search conducted in 2010-2011.
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