Scholar in Residence
|Oliver is a lecturer in the Department of German, Russian and Slavic Languages and a Pre-Major Academic Adviser in the College of Arts and Science. He received his Ph.D. in 2017 and has taught a variety of German language classes at Vanderbilt since 2011. For several years now, he has been working closely with the Center for Second Language Studies. In the context of CSLS’s FTT and No Gaffe series, he has presented on foreign language teaching methodology as well as German culture. In 2015, Oliver joined the center officially when he became a Graduate Student Affiliate who led a working group called “Apollo” and organized the German Department’s language club. In 2016, he became the center’s program assistant. During the following academic year, in collaboration with other members of the Vanderbilt community, Oliver continued working on “Apollo” which by spring 2017 had officially become the “Language-Panda Repository Project,” a central online resource for digital foreign language teaching.
As the 2017-2018 Scholar in Residence, Oliver will be working together with members of CSLS, the larger Vanderbilt community, as well as other language centers across the country to finish “Language Panda” which then will be hosted and maintained by the Center for Second Language Studies.
Office: Furman 002A