Janet S. Niederhauser, PhD, Assistant

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Dr. Niederhauser works as Dr. Kim’s assistant.  She has been an enthusiastic teacher at institutions both in the United States and abroad, including Northwestern University, Ohio State University, and Yonsei University in Seoul, Korea, and is a skilled researcher and writer.  She met Dr. Kim in Germany over thirty years ago and is fluent in German and English.  Before settling in the United States, she lived extensively in Germany and Korea.


  • Northwestern University, MA in German 1973, PhD in German 1981
  • Southern Connecticut State University, MA in English, 2000
  • University of Trier, Germany, German Academic Exchange Service Fellow, 1979-1980
  • Kalamazoo College, BA in German 1972
  • Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn, Germany, courses in German literature and philosophy, 1970-1971

Selected Publications

Writing Creatively, Writing Critically: Katherine Mansfield’s Journal as a Model of Composition Theory, Ann Arbor:  UMI, 2000; “Motivating English Learners at South Korean Universities,” English Teaching Forum 35.1 (1997):  8-11; “South Korea’s Globalization Program:  What It Means for Native English Speakers,” TESOL Journal 5.2 (1995-1996): 4-5; and Comic Figures and the Theory of Humor in the Works of E. T. A. Hoffmann and His Novel Lebensansichten des Katers Murr.  Diss. Northwestern U, 1981.   Ann Arbor:  UMI, 1981 (a study of the theory of composition of a major German author of the romantic period).

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