Carol Hollen, M.A.T.

Adjunct Instructor of German

Address: JC Long 429

Born in Jacksonville, Florida, Mrs. Hollen’s love for German began in the 7th grade, when she first stepped foot into a German classroom.  This love for the language and culture continued with her studies at the South Carolina Honors College at the University of South Carolina, where she earned a Bachelor’s Degree in German in 2004.  Upon graduating from USC, Mrs. Hollen was awarded a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship to spend a year studying at Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg in Heidelberg, Germany.  After her year in Germany, she returned to the University of South Carolina, where she received a Master of Arts in Teaching Foreign Language with a focus on German degree in 2007.

From 2008 to 2014 Mrs. Hollen taught German at the high school level at Ridge View High School in Columbia, SC, where she started the German program and was an active member of the technology integration committee.  Throughout her time teaching at the high school level, Mrs. Hollen developed and implemented curriculum incorporating technology in the World Language classroom and served as a mentor to other teachers, wishing to do the same.  In 2014 Mrs. Hollen moved to Beaufort, SC, for her husband’s career, and she spent a year at Beaufort Academy.  In the fall of 2015, she joined the German and Russian Studies Department at the College of Charleston.

Mrs. Hollen loves the German language and the Germanic cultures and loves to travel. 


University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC
M.A.T., B.A.

Research Interests

German Language and Culture

Grimm Fairy Tales


Honors and Awards

National Endowment for the Humanities Grant Recipient, Berlin Summer Seminar, June-July, 2014
(Migration and German Culture: Berlin’s Diversity Across Two Centuries, National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Seminar, Berlin, June-July, 2014)

Recipient of AATG and Goethe Institute Scholarship for German Teachers, 2010
(Europa im Deutschunterricht Course, Goethe Institute, Düsseldorf, Germany, June, 2010)

Delta Phi Alpha, German National Honor Society inducted in 2005

Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship, Academic Year 2004-2005