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Dr. Walter Tschacher

Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences; Department of World Languages and Cultures
Office Location: DeMille Hall 125
Office Hours: MW 11:30am-12:30pm, TR 11:30am -12:15pm and by appointment
Phone: (714) 628-7276
First-year Foundations Program
University of Colorado Denver, Master of Arts
University of Wisconsin - Madison, Ph.D.


Walter Tschacher joined the languages department as chair and professor of German in 2005. Dr. Tschacher brings 5 years experience as Chair at the University of North Dakota. Last year he served as President of the Faculty Senate at UND. Starting with his dissertation (in German) on comparative studies entitled "A Geography of the Early Enlightenment: London, Leipzig, Zürich," his publications and presentations have analyzed major aspects of 18th Century German Enlightenment, as well as the heritage of Enlightenment in post-1945 German writings. His current work in progress deals with perspectives on the concept of tolerance during the Enlightenment and a textbook for advanced German language courses.

Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, Madison
Master of Arts, University of Colorado at Bolder

Recent Creative, Scholarly Work and Publications

Manfred Voigts, Jüdische Geistesarbeit und andere Aufsätze über Jakob Frank bis H. G. Adler. {Jewish Intellectual Life and other Essays on Jakob Frank et.al]. Würzburg: Königshausen & Neumann, 2016. 418 pp.