Susanne H. Hoelscher
Susanne Hoelscher is the Coordinator of the German Program.
She completed the Erste Staatsexamen at the Westfälische Wilhelms Universität
with a major in German and History. She received two teaching credentials and
an M.A. in German from San
Francisco State University. She completed her PhD in the
German Program at the University of California, Davis,
with an emphasis in Critical Theory.
Susanne Hoelscher’s research is focused on late 19th to 21st
century German literature and culture and includes psychoanalytic thought,
critical theory, and film studies. She is particularly interested in issues of
national and gender identities and has presented and published in this area. At
the University of
San Francisco, she has
been teaching in the German and Comparative Literature programs since 2004.
Claudia Weller received her BS in Psychology
from the University of Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania.
After teaching German for more than a decade at the German
in San Jose she decided to obtain a MA in
German, which she received from San
Francisco State University. Since 2008 she has been
teaching in the German Program at the University of San Francisco.
Teaching as a TA at SFSU and teaching at USF brought her closer to a diverse
student body, which she sees as a learning opportunity for herself. Being close
to students who desire to learn a second language is inspiring and full of