Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures

112 Swan Hall, 60 Upper College Road, Kingston, RI 02881

languagesdepartment@etal.uri.edu401.874.5911 (p); 401.874.4694 (f)

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Norbert Hedderich

  • Professor of German
  • Swan Hall 104 - Office Hours: MW 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
  • Phone: 401.874.4710
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Norbert Hedderich earned his Ph.D. in Foreign Language Education with concentrations in Applied German Linguistics and Educational Technology from Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana in 1991. He is Professor of German and teaches all levels of the undergraduate German curriculum. His areas of specialization include foreign language teaching methodology and the teaching of German for special purposes. He served as Director of the former URI Deutsche Sommerschule am Atlantik for over 20 years, as Head of the German Section for over a decade and as Chair of Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures from 2010 – 2016. He is currently Co-Chair of the University of Rhode Island’s Global Steering Committee.

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