Section Head of Chinese, Associate Professor of German and Chinese
Guilford House 307
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Tuesday and Thursday
Degree: Ph.D. in German and Dr phil in East Asian Studies
(PhD, Utah; Dr phil, Bochum) Associate Professor of German, Chinese and Comparative Literature at Case Western Reserve University, where he teaches and researches on renewable energy, sustainable development, and German and Chinese Studies, as well as technology based language learning pedagogy in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures. His current research focuses on challenges and solutions in renewable energy, energy storage, and energy efficiency. He has been holding his tenure at CWRU following years as German translator and senior researcher in China and Austria, and years as Language Center Directors at CWRU and elsewhere. His publications include books and translated volumes, numerous refereed journal papers, book chapters, and book and film reviews. The books he published since his arrival at CWRU include (a) theater research monographs Theater ist Theater on theatricality in the chalk-circle plays by Bertolt Brecht and Li Xingdao (Peter Lang, 1998) and Play is Play on the Swiss playwright Max Frisch’s The Great Wall (University Press of America, 2000); (b) German textbooks Modern German Plays (Peter Lang, 2015) and German through Modern Plays (Foreign Language Teaching and Research Press, 2018); and (c) renewable energy and sustainability studies Rolling Back the Tide of Climate Change (The Green Economics Institute, 2014), Renewables are Getting Cheaper (The Green Economics Institute, 2015), and Cases on Green Energy and Sustainable Development (Engineering Science Reference, 2019). He received a number of grants and awards, including a Provost Opportunity Grant ($260,000).