Dr. John Michael Jeep

Dr. John M. Jeep

Professor of German

Faculty in Medieval Studies
Delta Phi Alpha (German Honorary Society) Advisor
Director, Intensive German Summer Program

Irvin Hall 166
(513) 529-1852

Office Hours

Fall '22 (202310)
Tuesdays: 8:00am-8:30am; 1:00pm-2:30pm
Wednesdays: 8:00am-12:00pm
Thursdays: 8:00am-8:30am; 1:00pm-2:30pm
If above does not fit your schedule or you would like a virtual meeting, email for appointment.

Born in Quebec, Canada, American Field Service Awardee to Austria 1973-73, study in St. Louis, Münster, Sevilla, Chicago. M.A. in German Philology (minor in Spanish and English) Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster 1985, Ph.D. German Studies, University of Chicago 1990; Miami University 1992. Director: Liberal Education, Millikin University 2001-03; Associate Director: Liberal Education, Miami University, 2007-09; Interim Director, University Studies Program, Miami University, 2010-11.


1990 - Ph.D. - University of Chicago, German Philology

1985 - M.A. - Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster (Germany), German Philology (Minor in English and Spanish Philology)

Teaching and Research Interests

  • Medieval German language and literature
  • Rhetoric
  • Alliterating Word-Pair
  • Roles of Women in Early German Literture
  • Old Saxon

Courses Taught at Miami

  • GER 201: Second Year German
  • GER 202: Second Year German
  • ATH/ENG/GER 219: Introduction to Linguistics 
  • GER 321: German Culture
  • GER 471: Capstone in German

Professional Recognition

  • University Faculty Scholar Award 2021
  • Modern Language Association Distinguished Senior Bibliographer
  • Modern Language Association Fellow

Selected Publications

  • Alliterating Word-Pairs in Early Middle High German (2006)
  • Medieval Germany: An Encyclopedia ( 2001)
  • Alliterating Word-pairs in Old High German (1995)
  • Articles on the role of women in early German literature, Notker Labeo and modern bibliographic practice; medieval rhetoric.


  • English (near-native)
  • German (near-native)