Tatjana Schell, Graduate Instructor
Office: Morrill 203D
I received my M.A. in English Philology with minors in English Literature and Ethnology from the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU) in Munich, Germany. My master’s thesis dealt with language planning policies in the United States and the status of English in regard to other languages spoken in the country. As a Ph.D. student specializing in sociolinguistics and the history of the English language, I am also interested in translation studies and language planning programs. During my studies, I spent a year as an exchange student at the University of Helsinki in Finland where I focused on English linguistics and postcolonial literature. As an NDSU instructor from August 2010, I have been teaching College Composition II (English 120) and Introduction to Linguistics (English 209).
I have been learning English since the 2nd grade and twenty years later I still enjoy the on-going process of language acquisition by discovering new words and phrases in English every day - the most recent ones being 'troubleshooting' and 'no-brainer'.
Besides my studies, I enjoy traveling, exploring the U.S. National parks and historic sites as well as doing ethnic studies research. I am a Lifetime Member of the American Historical Society of Germans from Russia (AHSGR) based in Lincoln, Nebraska.