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Kerstin E. Somerholter, PhD
Associate Professor of European Languages

Phone: 512-637-1985

Education
  • PhD in Germanic Studies at University of Texas, Austin, Texas, 1999
  • MA in Germanic Studies at University of Texas, Austin, Texas, 1995
  • MA in Slavic Languages at University of Texas, Austin, Texas, 1993
  • BA in French, Spanish, and Honors in Russian at University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, 1991
Why I Teach

Teaching is my joy. I get great satisfaction out of sharing my love of languages with my students and providing positive feedback. Even students who think they do not have a talent for languages can in fact learn to speak a language and interact with people from another culture.

I have always been interested in languages, and I am an enthusiastic advocate of providing international experience within the context of a college education. At St. Edward’s, I have the chance to offer these kind of opportunities to my students and have a real impact on their lives.