Department Chair and Professor
818A Van Hise Hall
Tom is the chair of the Department of German, Nordic, and Slavic. As a folklorist, Tom teaches and researches on a range of topics having to do with the way people think about and use the idea of tradition in their lives. Most of his research focuses on Nordic cultures, especially Finnish and Sámi, although he increasingly interested in the relations of Nordic peoples with populations and ideas coming from elsewhere, particularly the Celtic world.
Academic Department Manager
840 Van Hise Hall
Office Hours: 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Nicole is the Academic Department Manager for GNS. She oversees the human resources for the department personal(payroll), is the departments budget and financial officer, helps set policy, and serves on various departmental committees. She is also the contact person for the external and internal KnowledgeBase.
810 Van Hise Hall
Office Hours: 7:45 AM - 4:15 PM
Mark is the Graduate Coordinator for GNS. He is the first contact for all graduate student admissions. He assists graduate students with navigating both Department and Graduate School policies and procedures from their initial recruitment…