Graduate Profile

Kathryn Schroeder



Kathryn Schroeder is in her third year in the German studies program at UVa and is currently pursuing her doctoral degree. She passed her Masters exam in the fall of 2012 and plans to take her qualifying exams in the Spring of 2014. Before coming to UVA, Kathryn resided in Austria for four years, where she first worked as a Fulbright language assistant and later studied at the University of Vienna. She has her B.A. in English Language and Literature and German Studies from Gilford College in Greensboro, NC. Her current research interests are Austrian literature, multilingualism in literature, and gender studies.

Geraldine Suter


Geraldine, a native of Germany, after studying at Philipps-Universität in Marburg, graduated from Bridgewater College in 2006 and from James Madison University in 2008. She has taught Freshman Composition and German for four years at James Madison University, and has just begun her graduate work at UVa.

Frank Hall


Originally from Richmond, Virginia, Frank Hall was a Congress Bundestag Youth Exchange (CBYX) scholarship recipient in 2002. Frank received his Bachelor of Arts degree from James Madison University in Modern Foreign Language with a focus on German in 2006. During his junior year he studied at Universität Heidelberg, where he also worked as a teaching assistant at the Internationale Gesamtschule Heidelberg. After JMU he continued his passion for exchange programs working at the Council on International Educational Exchange in Portland, Maine. There he administered four State Department sponsored scholarship exchange programs, including the CBYX program for inbound German high school students. Frank joined the department in the fall of 2013 and is pursuing his Master of Arts.