Joshua Kavaloski, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of German
Chair, Department of German, Russian, Chinese, and Arabic
Assistant Director of the Center for Holocaust/Genocide Study
Phone: 973-408- 3549
Professor Kavaloski’s primary research examines the literature of modernism, and he is the author of the book High Modernism: Aestheticism and Performativity in Literature of the 1920s.  His scholarly and teaching interests also include twentieth-century German literature, the Weimar Republic, modern German cinema, and questions of high/low culture. He has published essays about novels by Thomas Mann, Franz Kafka, Jurek Becker, and Daniel Kehlmann, as well as about other non-literary media such as graphic novels and films.

Edye Lawler, Ph.D.

Professor of German
Professor Lawler, who retired in 2011, concentrates on nineteenth-century German literature, philosophy, and theology. She served for many years as Dean of Educational Services at Drew University.

Elfriede Smith

Professor Emerita of German
Professor Smith, who retired in 2008, is interested in eighteenth- and twentieth-century German literature, German civilization and culture, and teaching methodologies.

Monika Stebbins

Adjunct Instructor of German
Phone: 973-408-3797