Theresa Schenker

Research Areas

Telecollaboration, Computer-mediated communication, Intercultural competence, Study abroad, Language development

Teaching Interests

All language classes, Contemporary German culture, Afro-Germany, German youth movements across the centuries, East German history and culture


Theresa Schenker earned her PhD from Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI.  She joined the German Department in 2012 as language program director. Since coming to Yale she has worked on restructuring the German Language Program, increasing outreach efforts, expanding the summer study abroad program, and training graduate students in their teaching years. Professor Schencker teaches all levels of German language as well as advanced language/culture courses. Her research interests are computer-mediated communication, telecollaboration, intercultural competence, and study abroad. Theresa currently serves as co-editor of Die Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German and as software review editor for CALICO.

Senior Lector II of German & Language Program Director

Highlighted Publications, Academic Awards & Achievements 

Goertler, S., & Schenker, T. (2021). From Study Abroad to Education Abroad: Language Proficiency, Intercultural Competence, and Diversity. Routledge: New York & London.
(2021) Instructional Innovation Workshop Grant
(2021) Recipient of Griswold Research Fund for Research on Online Instruction >li>(2019) Recipient of Griswold Research Fund for Research on Study Abroad vs at-home
(2019) Instructional Innovation Grant (2019) Instructional Innovation Workshop Grant: Teaching Culture
(2018) Recipient of Griswold Research Fund for Research on Study Abroad ($3091.92)
(2018) Annual Instructional Innovation Grant