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Stefaniuk, Tom (PhD)

Associate Professor
Department of Language & Literature
Office: RH 0135
Phone: 239-590-7653

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Ph.D., German Language and Literature, The Ohio State University 2012
M.A., German Language and Literature, The Ohio State University, 2007
M.A., European Studies, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, 2001
B.A., Zoology, Miami University of Ohio, 1998


German language, culture, and history
Modern European literature and intellectual history

Research and Teaching Interests

German-American Studies
German Literature of 19th and 20th Century (Romanticism, Naturalism, Realism, Modernism)
German and European Cultural, Intellectual, and Religious History (19th and 20th Century)
Nationalism, Transnationalism, Immigration

Courses Offered

GER 1120C Beginning German 1
GER 1121C Beginning German 2
GER 2220C Intermediate German 1
GER 2221C Intermediate German 2
GER 3300 Advanced German Composition
GER 3410 Advanced German Conversation
GER 1945 German Study Abroad
LIT 3144 The Modern European Novel
HUM 2390 Themes in the Humanities
IDH 2933 (Honors): (Topics in) European Literature, Culture, and Society
IDS 3955 (Honors Reading): Irish Literature and Identity


  • “Liberalism and Culture War: Ghosts of German-American Catholicism”, in Studies in American Culture, Vol 41.1 October 2018, pp. 77-102.
  • Stefaniuk, Thomas. “Joseph Jessing, German-American Catholics, and National Myth-Making in late 19th Century America”, American Catholic Studies, Vol 126 No. 1 Spring 2015, 1-24.
  • Translated by Thomas Stefaniuk. Leinkauf, Thomas. “Francesco Patrizi”, in Gersh, Stephen, ed. Interpreting Proclus. From Antiquity to the Renaissance. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2014.
  • Halter, A., Stefaniuk, T., & Whitehouse, G. (2017) “Cultivating an Inclusive Community for Career Exploration: Lessons from a Developing Program”, in Domínguez, N., Berkeley, B., Barka, N., Chrisman, T., Kelley, B., & Westfall, E. (Eds.). (2017). 10th annual mentoring conference proceedings (10th ed.): A Decade of Cultivating an Inclusive Mentoring Community [Special Issue 10]. The Chronicle of Mentoring and Coaching, 2(10). pp. 839-843.

Study Abroad Courses/Trips Led:

  • Germany and Austria, Summer 2015
  • Germany and Austria, Summer 2016
  • Ireland, Spring 2017
  • France and Belgium, Spring 2019
  • Germany and Austria, Summer 2019

Other Duties and Service:

  • Honors Faculty Fellow (2018-2021)
  • German Club, Faculty Advisor
  • PAGES Program, Leadership Team
  • Fulbright Campus Committee, Co-Advisor
  • Seidler International Film Festival (annual), Co-organizer