Joshua Kavaloski, Ph.D.

Professor of German
Chair, Department of German, Russian, and Chinese
Director, Center for Holocaust/Genocide Study
Phone: 973-408-3549 (but please note that email is preferred)
Professor Kavaloski’s primary research explores early twentieth-century culture, and he is the author of the book High Modernism: Aestheticism and Performativity in Literature of the 1920s. He has also published scholarly essays about texts by Thomas Mann, Franz Kafka, Jurek Becker, and Daniel Kehlmann, as well as about graphic novels. He teaches a wide variety of topics at Drew, encompassing language, literature, film, and history. Recent courses include: “The Culture and History of the Weimar Republic,” “Perspectives on the Holocaust,” “Vampires on Film from German Expressionism to Today,” “Monsters of Modernity,” “Fantasie und Literatur,” “Das Roadmovie im deutschen Kino,” and “Die Liebeskomödie im deutschen Kino.”

Edye Lawler, Ph.D.

Professor Emerita of German
Professor Lawler, who retired in 2011, has an enduring scholarly interest in nineteenth-century German literature, philosophy, and theology. She also served for many years as Dean of Educational Services at Drew University.

Patricia Kupper

Adjunct Instructor of German
Phone: 973-408-3797
Mrs. Kupper joined the faculty in 2016.