Bruce Nottingham-Spencer

Lecturer of German
Phone: 
319-335-2283
Office: 
567 PH
Office Hours: 
1:30 - 2:30 M W, 10:30 - 11:30 Th
or by appointment

Bruce Nottingham-Spencer holds a B.A. in German Literature and Linguistics from the University of Virginia, Charlottesville and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Germanic Linguistics from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He also spent time abroad at the Humboldt-Universität, Berlin, Germany and the Albert-Ludwigs-Universität, Freiburg, Germany. He currently supervises the Elementary German program and teaches a variety of courses including German Composition and Conversation, and Business German. His interests include Historical Linguistics, Sociolinguistics, Language Pedagogy, Second Language Acquisition, Crime Fiction, and Germanic Mythology. 

Recent courses taught

  • GRMN:1001 - Elementary German I 
  • GRMN:1002 - Elementary German II
  • GRMN:1020 - Intensive Elementary German
  • GRMN:3103 - Composition and Conversation I
  • GRMN:3104 - Composition and Conversation II
  • GRMN:3214 - Business German
  • GRMN:2775 - Scandinavian Crime Fiction
  • GRMN:1000 - Norse Myth in Popular Culture
  • WLLC:5000 - Teaching and Learning Languages