Assistant Professor of the Practice in German
Director of Undergraduate Studies: German Studies
Silke Schade serves as Assistant Professor of the Practice and German Language Program Director in the Department of German, Russian, and East European Studies. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Cincinnati in 2006, with a dissertation on literature and migration. Dr. Schade teaches courses in German language at all levels, German for Singers, and German literature and culture. She develops curriculum for the German Language Program and trains and supervises graduate student instructors. In addition, she serves as the Director of Undergraduate Study in German and advisor for the German degree. Dr. Schade is active with the Vanderbilt Center for Languages and the Blair School of Music and has led study abroad to Berlin. She is a certified Goethe-Institut Examiner (B1-C1) and is affiliated with the American Association of Teachers of German (AATG) and the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL). Before coming to Vanderbilt, Dr. Schade taught at the University of Texas – San Antonio, the University of British Columbia, and Middlebury College.