Faculty

Director

Miglena Nikolova

Miglena Nikolova is an Assistant Professor of German at College of DuPage. She holds a PhD in Germanic Studies from University of Illinois at Chicago. She has also earned a 6-12 Illinois Teaching Certificate. During her graduate studies, Miglena Nikolova was a Head Teaching Assistant at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She received the Excellence in Teaching Award and the Graduate Research Award from University of Illinois at Chicago. Currently she is the Language Program Director of the Language School at DANK Haus German American Cultural Center in Chicago. Miglena Nikolova also teaches German language at Dominican University and has taught for seven years English as a Second Language at Triton Community College. She was the co- director of last year's COD Study Abroad Program to Berlin. Her academic interests are in the area of Second Language Acquisition. In addition to dedicating a lot of time to her academic interests, Nikolova enjoys spending time with her family and traveling in Europe.

Co-Director
Monica Felix

Dr. Monica Felix brings her lifelong love of German literature and culture to her role as Director of the Museum, Collections and Development at DANK Haus German American Cultural Center in Chicago where she has worked since 2017. She has curated four exhibits for DANK Haus attending to the German-American experience through the presentation of historical material, artistic productions, and cultural heritage artifacts. She earned her bachelor's degree in German Language & Literature from Lawrence University in Wisconsin. After spending a year as an English teaching assistant at the Internatsschule Schloss Hansenberg in Hesse, Germany, she moved to Chicago in 2008 where she later obtained a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from the University of Chicago, with concentrations in German and Russian. Her research interests include cultural heritage research and preservation, oral histories, Begriffsgeschichte, literary history, and German aesthetic theory. She is also an avid chess player and can be found playing in the occasional tournament.

 

Contact Information

Field and Experiential Learning, Study Abroad and Global Education
Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 3520
General inquiries: (630) 942-2356

Contact Information

Field and Experiential Learning, Study Abroad and Global Education
Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 3520
General inquiries: (630) 942-2356