German at KSU

Kennesaw State University is home to a national German Center of Excellence. KSU offers a dynamic, student-centered program with award-winning, faculty, staff, and students who are invested in each student’s academic and professional growth.

Why German?

Language of Ideas

German is an international language of innovation in the fields of business, technology, physics, engineering, medicine and more. German thinkers helped forge the university as we know it today.

German is Global

Broaden your horizons with international learning and work experiences. Discover the world and tap into your potential through enriching study abroad and internship opportunities offered at KSU.

German Gets Hired

German, Austrian, and Swiss companies employ over 580,000 people in the Southeast and create 20% of the new jobs in our region each year. Use German to connect with industry leaders and 120M speakers.

Our Team

Sabine Smith

Professor
(470) 578-6501
ssmith2@kennesaw
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Olaf Berwald

Chair, Professor
(470) 578-6366
oberwald@kennesaw
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Shane Peterson

Assistant Professor
(470) 578-2383
speter71@kennesaw
Pilcher 248

Dylan Goldblatt

Lecturer
(470) 578-2388
ngoldbla@kennesaw
Pilcher 240

Magda Constantin

Instructor
(470) 578-6366
mconsta3@kennesaw
Pilcher 221

Susanne Estrella

Instructor
(470) 578-6366
sestrell@kennesaw
Pilcher 221

Janet Ward

Instructor
(470) 578-6366
jward61@kennesaw
Pilcher 221

Sabina Carlson

Instructor
(470) 578-6366
scarls14@kennesaw
Pilcher 221

The KSU German faculty delivers an innovative and engaging curriculum at all levels. The most popular courses in our catalog include: Introduction to German Language and Culture, Intermediate German Language and Culture, Practical Conversation, Grammar and Composition, Topics in Language, Literature, and Culture, and Senior Seminar.

Pictured here (left to right): Shane Peterson, Susanne Estrella, Sabine Smith, Magdalena Constantin, Janet Ward, Dylan Goldblatt