Ian DeMedeiros (2017), Dr. Jeep, and Travis Collins (2016) Ian DeMedeiros (2017), Dr. John Jeep, and Travis Collins (2016) grab a coffee before a  German meeting in King Café.

Department Faculty and Staff

Department Administration

Ms. Juanita Schrodt

Ms. Juanita L. Schrodt
Administrative Assistant

Irvin Hall 170
(513) 529-2526 - Department Office
(513) 529-2516 - Direct Line

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday: 9:00am - 5:00pm

Budget | Personnel Contracts | Personnel Searches | Course Schedules | Purchasing Card | Newsletter | Special Department Events | Student Office Assistants

Mrs. Carolyn DeWitt

Mrs. Carolyn DeWitt
Administrative Assistant

Irvin Hall 170
(513) 529-2526

Office Hours:
Tuesday: 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Thursday: 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Buyway (Requisitions) | Faculty Professional Accounts | General Bulletin Updates | Travel Reimbursement & Reporting

Faculty in Arabic

Dr. Elizabeth M. Bergman

Elizabeth M. Bergman, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Arabic
Language Program Coordinator for Arabic
Middle East & Islamic Studies Advisor
Liaison for Arabic Language Table

Irvin Hall 150
(513) 529-1849

Mr. Saleh Yousef

Saleh Yousef, M.A.
Lecturer of Arabic
Liaison for Model Arab League

Irvin Hall 132
(513) 529-9282

Faculty in Chinese

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Qinghua Cao, PH.D.
Visiting Scholar of Chinese

Irvin Hall 127
(513) 529-1848

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Mr. Longsheng Jin
Instructor of Chinese

Irvin Hall 158
(513) 529-1843

Ms. Su Liu

Su Liu, M.A.
Lecturer of Chinese

Irvin Hall 129
(513) 529-8288

Dr. Xiuwu Liu

Xiuwu Liu, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Chinese

Peabody Hall 130
(513) 529-5661

Dr. Liang Shi

Liang Shi, Ph.D.
Professor of Chinese
Assistant Chair
Language Program Coordinator for Chinese
Chief Departmental Advisor for EALC (Chinese)

Irvin Hall 147
(513) 529-2231

Ms. Lihong Wang

Lihong (Helen) Wang, M.A.
Senior Lecturer of Chinese

Irvin Hall 162
(513) 529-2521

Dr. Haoshang Yang

Haosheng Yang, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Chinese

Irvin Hall 138
(513) 529-1840

Faculty in German

Dr. Mila Ganeva

Mila Ganeva, Ph.D.
Professor of German
Chief Departmental Advisor for German

Irvin Hall 140
(513) 529-1821

Dr. Sasha Gerhards

Sascha Gerhards, Ph.D.
Visiting Assistant Professor of German

Irvin Hall 131
(513) 529-8287

Dr. Catherine Grimm

Catherine Grimm, Ph.D.
Lecturer of German
German Language Table Advisor

Irvin Hall 152
(513) 529-2585

Dr. Mariana Ivanova

Mariana Ivanova, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of German

Irvin Hall 144
(513) 529-2295

Dr. John Jeep

John M. Jeep Ph.D.
Professor of German
Faculy in Medieval Studies
Director, Intensive German Summer Program

Irvin Hall 166
(513) 529-1852

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Oliver Knabe, Ph.D.
Visiting Assistant Professor of German

Irvin Hall 131
(513) 529-2513

Dr. Nicole Thesz

Nicole Thesz, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of German
European Area Studies Advisor
GRAMELAC Study Abroad Grants Advisor
Faculty Grant Research Contact

Irvin Hall 168
(513) 529-1854

Faculty in Hebrew

Mrs. Amy Schaiman

Mrs. Amy L. Shaiman, PHR
Instructor of Hebrew

Irvin Hall 158
(513) 529-1843

Roudebush Hall 15
(513) 529-4925

Faculty in Japanese

Dr. Kazue Harada

Kazue Harada, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Japanese
Japanese Languaeg & Culture Club Advisor

Irvin Hall 117
(513) 529-3365

Yuki Lauber

Yuki Takano Lauber, M.A.
Visiting Instructor of Japanese

Irvin Hall 164
(513) 529-0510

Dr. Noriko Reider

Noriko Tsunoda Reider, Ph.D.
Professor of Japanese
Language Program Coordinator for Japanese
Chief Departmental Advisor for EALC (Japanese)
Japanese Language Table Advisor

Irvin Hall 149
(513) 529-2522

Ms. Ayako Reiff

Ayako Hotchi Reiff, M.Ed.
Assistant Lecturer of Japanese

Irvin Hall 164
(513) 529-0516


Dr. Tomoyuki Yabe

Tomoyuki Yabe, Ph.D.
Visiting Assistant Professor of Japanese

Irvin Hall 168
(513) 529-2516

Faculty in Korean

Mr. Won Ahn

Mr. Won Ahn
Instructor of Korean

Irvin Hall 127
(513) 529-2582

Faculty in Russian

Dr. Irina Goncharenko-Rose

Irina Goncharenko-Rose, Ph.D.
Visiting Assistant Professor of Russian
Russian Study Group Advisor

Irvin Hall 135
(513) 529-2581

Dr. Benjamin Sutcliffe

Benjamin Sutcliffe, Ph.D.
Professor of Russian
Language Program Coordinator for Russian
Chief Departmental Advisor for REEES
East European Club Advisor

Irvin Hall 148
(513) 529-1822

Dr. Margaret Ziolkowski

Margaret Ziolkowski, Ph.D.
Professor of Russian
Department Chair
Critical and Classical Languages Co-Major Advisor

Irvin Hall 172
ziolkom@miamioh.edu(513) 529-1853

Emeriti Faculty


Contacts for
Interdepartmentally Related Programs

Program Name Coordinator or Contact Person

American Culture and English Program

Mrs. Carol Olausen

Asian/Asian-American Studies

Nalin Jayasena

Confucius Institute

Ms. Chen Zhao

East Asian Literature and Culture Studies (Japanese)

Dr. Noriko Reider

East Asian Literature and Culture Studies (Chinese)

Dr. Liang Shi

East Asian Studies

Dr. Stanley Toops

European Area Studies

Dr. Nicole Thesz
Dr. Darcy Donahue

Jewish Studies

Dr. Hillel Gray


Dr. Vincent Palozzi

Medieval Studies

Dr. Anna Klosowska

Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies

Dr. Elizabeth Bergman

Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies

Dr. Benjamin Sutcliffe