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Michaela Ruppert-Smith, Ph.D.

Adjunct Instructor of German

Address: JC Long 429
Phone: 843.953.5341
E-mail: ruppertsmithmj@cofc.edu


Dr. Michaela Ruppert-Smith is an Adjunct Professor of German at the College of Charleston. A native of Switzerland, she is fluent in German, French and English.  She previously taught German and English language and literature as well as humanities at several American and Swiss colleges. She has worked in college administration as Head of General Education, Honors Director and Study Abroad Director. She has published regularly with the National Collegiate Honors Council on Best Practices in Honors Education.  Dr. Ruppert-Smith holds a B.A. cum laude in German from Bryn Mawr College and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Intellectual History with a focus on German Studies from Claremont Graduate University, California. Her research interests are in 19th and 20th century literature and intellectual history.

Education

Claremont Graduate University, California
Ph.D., M.A.

Bryn Mawr College
B.A.


Research Interests

19th and 20th century literature and intellectual history.

Publications

Recent Publications

“Adapting City as Text and Adopting Reflective Writing in Switzerland,” in Long, A., (Ed.), Writing on Your Feet: Reflective Practices in City as Text@. Monograph. Lincoln, NE: National Collegiate Honors Council, 2014. (63-71). Print.

“Self as Text: Adaptations of Honors Practice in Switzerland.” JNCH13.2 (2012): 101-106. Print.                  

“Self as Text: Adaptations of Honors Practice.” HIP 7 (2011): 175-180. Print.


Works in Progress

“A Contemporary Reading of Kafka’s Fear of the Father in his Brief an den Vater.” College of Charleston. The 65th Annual Mountain Interstate Foreign Language Conference (MIFLC). Charleston, SC. 15-17 October 2015. Conference paper submitted for publication in the MIFLC Review, 2 February 2016.


Recent Conference Presentations

 “A Contemporary Reading of Kafka’s Fear of the Father in his Brief an den Vater.” College of Charleston.  The 65th Annual Mountain Interstate Foreign Language Conference (MIFLC).  Charleston, SC.  15-17 October 2015.

 “Enhancing Intercultural Competency through Courses,” National Collegiate Honors Council Annual Conference. Denver, CO.  2014. “Self as Text: A Model for Innovators in Honors Teaching and Learning” International Honors Conference 2013 on Innovation. Rotterdam, NL. 2013     

“The Janus Head of General Education:  Tradition and Transformation” Glion Institute of Higher Education. Bulle, Switzerland.  2012                           

“Variations on Excellence: Adaptations of Honors Practice for Multi-Cultural Students” National Collegiate Honors Council Annual Conference. Kansas City, MO. 2010