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German Program Faculty

Jeffrey High, Ph.D.     

Professor of German
Program Director
Graduate Advisor

Ph.D. University of Massachusetts at Amherst, 2001
18th century German Literature, Revolution, Aesthetic Theory, and Moral Philosophy.

Before teaching at CSULB, Jeff High held lectureships at the University of Massachusetts, the Universität Heidelberg and the University of Minnesota, and continues to teach as Visiting Professor at the University of New Mexico’s German Summer School. His teaching focuses on the “Age of Schiller” as well as literary, philosophical and theoretical texts from the eighteenth to the twentieth century. Professor High’s seminars – “Friedrich Schiller,” “The ‘German’ Novella from Boccaccio to Stephen King,” “Drama of the Late Enlightement,” and “Witch Persecutions in German-speaking Europe” – teach interdisciplinary approaches to the intersections of literature, philosophy, critical theory and politics in German, European and American culture. Professor High has received numerous awards for teaching, service and scholarship at the Universities of Massachusetts and Minnesota, and at CSULB. (E-mail contact preferred)

Adjunct Faculty

Josiah Simon, Ph.D.josiah-simon-lg

Visiting Assistant Professor of German

Ph.D. University of Oregon, 2014
Early 20th-century German Literature and Thought (Weimar Period), German Cinema (Weimar; New German Cinema), Scandinavian Cinema, German Philosophy (Hegel), Intellectual History and Philosophical Biography, Goethe, 19th-century German Literature and Thought, Language Pedagogy, German Jewish Studies, Hebraic Studies, Franz Rosenzweig, Hans Ehrenberg, Translation Theory, Frankfurt School (Adorno; Benjamin).


Teaching Associates

Alicia Alderson


Philip Baker


Adam Davis


Madeline Foss


Prisilla Sanchez


Rebecca Stewart


Asher Stolte