Dr. John Michael Jeep

Dr. John M. Jeep

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 (native)
  • German (near-native)
  • Spanish (advanced)