Assistant Professor of the Practice in German
Director of German Language Program
Silke Schade serves as Senior Lecturer and German Language Program Director at 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, literature, and culture, develops curriculum, and trains and supervises graduate student instructors. She co-directs the Graduate Certificate in Second Language Studies, serves as German Hall Faculty Advisor for McTyeire International House, and leads study abroad to Berlin. She is a certified Goethe-Institut Examiner (B1-C1), 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. Schadetaught at the University of Texas – San Antonio, the University of British Columbia, and Middlebury College.