Joshua Kavaloski, PhD

Professor of German
Chair, Department of German, Russian, and Chinese
Director, Center for Holocaust/Genocide Study
Phone: 973-408-3549 (but please note that email is preferred)

Professor Kavaloski’s primary research explores early twentieth-century culture, and he is the author of the book High Modernism: Aestheticism and Performativity in Literature of the 1920s. He has also published scholarly essays about texts by Thomas Mann, Franz Kafka, Jurek Becker, and Daniel Kehlmann, as well as about graphic novels. He teaches a wide variety of topics at Drew, encompassing language, literature, film, and history. Recent courses include: “The Culture and History of the Weimar Republic,” “Perspectives on the Holocaust,” “Vampires on Film from German Expressionism to Today,” “Monsters of Modernity,” “Fantasie und Literatur,” “Das Roadmovie im deutschen Kino,” and “Die Liebeskomödie im deutschen Kino.”

Edye Lawler, PhD

Professor Emerita of German
Email: elawler@drew.edu

Professor Lawler, who retired in 2011, has an enduring scholarly interest in nineteenth-century German literature, philosophy, and theology. She also served for many years as Dean of Educational Services at Drew University.

Tina Tracy

Adjunct Instructor of German
Email: ttracy@drew.edu
Phone: 973-408-3797

Tina Tracy joined the faculty in 2018. She is a native German speaker and holds a degree in Business Administration from a German University. Her areas of expertise include contemporary German literature, Germany’s economy, Women’s suffrage and rights from the Weimar Republic to WWII, and German culture and communications. Recent course topics include: Themes and Periods in Germany Literature, German Literature and Culture, Business German, Introduction to German Studies, and German Culture and Conversation.

Miriam Pohl

Adjunct Instructor of German
Email: mpohl@drew.edu
Phone: 973-408-3797

Miriam Pohl is a native German speaker with an advanced degree from the University of Cologne in German literature and linguistics and specialized education methods. Her academic interests include bilingual language acquisition and culture and the integration of modern technology with effective group and personal learning. When she is not teaching, she spends her time exploring other countries with her children.