Faculty and Staff

Core Faculty | Visiting Professors | Adjunct Professors | Staff

Core Faculty
Jeffrey Anderson

Director and Graf Goltz Professor

Field of Research: Comparative politics/comparative political economy of Europe; European integration

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Abraham Newman Abraham Newman

Associate Professor

Field of Research: international regulation, data privacy, European Union, financial regulation, foreign bribery, homeland security

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Katrin Sieg Katrin Sieg

Professor

Field of Research: German cultural studies, European culture, contemporary theater and performance, feminist and queer studies, critical race studies

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Anna von der Goltz

Associate Professor

Field of Research: political and cultural history of Germany in the twentieth century, on myth, memory, and commemoration, political activism in both German states in the 1960s and 1970s, oral history, and the history of generations

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Holger Wolf

Associate Professor

Field of Research: the German Economy, the European Economy, History of Money and Finance, Exchange Rate Regimes

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Prince of Asturias Distinguished Visiting Professor
Jorge Garces Jorge Garcés

Field of Research: Comparative Social Policy in Europe, especially on ageing and social innovation and on the increase of efficiency and effectiveness of long term care policies in Europe

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DAAD Visiting Assistant Professor
Mario Daniels Mario Daniels

Area of Research: Economic and Social History, Business History, History of Science, History of Technology, Genocide Research

 

 

Adjunct Professors
Spencer Boyer Spencer Boyer

Area of Research: national and international security, transatlantic relations, European and Eurasian affairs, U.S. public diplomacy and public affairs, and international organization affairs

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Dieter Dettke

Area of Research: German foreign, economic and security policy, Europe and European-Russian relations, Transatlantic relations

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Richard Kuisel Richard Kuisel

Area of Research: Modern French History, 20th Century European History, the Americanization of Europe

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Gale Mattox Gale Mattox

Area of Research: transatlantic relations, German foreign and security policy, NATO and European Security, U.S. National Security

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Staff
Christina Ruby Christina Ruby

Assistant Director, Finance and Administration

Tina oversees the full range of Center operations. In addition to ensuring support for the Center's faculty and programs, she handles its financial, human resource, and office management. She also oversees the Center's print and Web publications. She holds a B.A. and an M.B.A. from the University of Dallas.

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Julia Sylla Julia Phelan Sylla

Supervisor of Academic Programs

Julia manages the MA in German and European Studies (MAGES) program including recruitment and admissions, academic and career counseling, academic administration and alumni relations. Prior to starting at the BMW Center, Julia administered several U.S. Department of State scholarship programs. She holds a B.A. in English and French from Bates College and an M.A. in International Education from George Washington University.

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Robyn Selsor Robyn Selsor

Program Assistant

Robyn maintains the daily operations of the BMW Center, including a full range of program support to the faculty, staff, and students.  Before coming to the BMW Center, Robyn spent three years living in Seoul, South Korea teaching English to preschool and elementary school students.  She holds a B.S. in International Business from the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland.  She is proficient in German and conversational in Korean.

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Nicole Kruz Nicole Kruz

Events and Communications Coordinator

Nicole manages the BMW Center’s portfolio of non-academic programs and events as well as its communications and publication efforts. Prior to joining the Center, Nicole worked at the German Historical Institute Washington. In 2007-2008, Nicole served as a Robert Bosch fellow in Giessen, Germany, where she developed media resources and support programs for international students. Nicole holds a B.A. from the University of Michigan and a M.Sc. from the Technische Universität Berlin. She is fluent in German and proficient in Spanish.

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