Joshua Kavaloski, Ph.D.
Associate 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,” “Film and the Holocaust,” “Vampires on Film from German Expressionism to Today,” “Monsters of Modernity,” “Fantasie und Literatur,” 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.
Adjunct Instructor of German
Ms.Mann joined the faculty in 2015. She is interested in German pre- and post-war literature (1920-1950) as well as in modern German film.