Kimberly Jaeger

Department Chair
Assistant Professor, German
Phone: 847-925-6890
Office: L318

Courses Taught

GER 101, 102, 201, 202, 205, 210 (language courses)

GER 230, HUM 115 (both offered in English)

Personal Statement

Kimberly Jaeger is Assistant Professor of German at Harper College. She has lived in both Germany and Austria, and regularly visits the German-speaking countries. She studied German at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. and the University of Vienna, Austria. Within the field of German Literature, Frau Jaeger’s main interests include the fairy tale (Märchen), literature of the Romantik, and literature about the divided Germany. In the area of German Studies, Frau Jaeger focuses on questions of cultural and collective memory and the German dictatorships of the 20th Century. She recently received faculty fellowships from the Goethe-Institut to travel to Berlin, Dresden, and Hamburg.

Frau Jaeger’s German language courses are taught using a learner-centered, content-based, communicative approach. Students not only learn the German language, but also about cultural, historical, and political issues in the German-speaking regions of Europe. Her students also benefit from experiencing the rich German cultural heritage of the Chicago area.

Frau Jaeger is the faculty sponsor for Harper’s German Club and serves on Harper’s International Studies Committee. She coordinates Harper College’s exchange program with Cultural Vistas, the Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange (CBYX) Program. She has taken Harper students abroad to Berlin, Munich, and Vienna. Frau Jaeger also plans the annual German Immersion Day for College Students with faculty from neighboring institutions.

Prior to teaching at Harper, Frau Jaeger worked at Georgetown University and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C.


Master of Arts in Language, German, from Georgetown University

Bachelor of Science in Language, German, from Georgetown University with study at the University of Vienna, Austria; European Studies Certificate and French minor