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Academics - Modern Languages Faculty & Staff

Academics - Modern Languages Faculty & Staff

J. Gregory Redding

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Greg Redding graduated from Wabash College in 1988 with a major in German. In 2002 he returned to his alma mater to teach German in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures. His courses cover all levels of German, from beginning language to advanced seminars on topics such as “Viennese Modernism” and “The German Novelle.” Redding has also led Wabash students on a number of course-based immersion experiences to Germany and Austria. His primary research interest is German-American Studies. He is a frequent presenter at symposia of the Society for German American Studies and is a board member and past president of the Indiana German Heritage Society.

Professor Redding lives in Crawfordsville with his wife and twin daughters. In his free time he enjoys exploring Indiana and traveling with his family throughout the United States. He is an avid runner who specializes in ultramarathons ranging from 50 to 100 miles.


Ph.D. in German Literature, University of Cincinnati, 1995
M.A. in German Literature, University of Cincinnati, 1990
A.B. in German, Wabash College, 1988


German 101-102 – Elementary German
German 201 – Intermediate German
German 202 – German Language and Culture
German 301 – German Conversation and Composition
German 302 – Introduction to German Literature
German 312 – Studies in German Culture: Recent German Film
German 313 – Studies in German Literature: Die deutsche Novelle
German 314 – History of German Literature and Culture
German 401 – Senior Seminar in German

Editor, The Hoosier German Anthology, in progress.

Editor, Studies in Indiana German-Americana, Volume 3: German-American Influences on Religion in Indiana (2011).

“Spirit of Place, Language of Place: Norbert Krapf’s Genius loci.” Annual Symposium of the Society for German-American Studies (2013)

“The Decline and Fall of Professor Robert A. King OR: Consequences of the Anti-German Hysteria,” Annual Symposium of the Society for German-American Studies (2011)

“Joseph Frisz and the Shades of Death: German Roots of the American Conservation Movement.” Annual Symposium of the Society for German-American Studies (2009)

“The Deutscher Literarischer Klub von Cincinnati and the German-American Elite.” Yearbook of German-American Studies 41 (2006).

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