Faculty & Staff

Dr. Irene Luken

Dr. Irene Luken

Associate Professor , German

Associate Professor - German , Modern Language & International Economics Program

ML 5184
910 Schott Hall

Phone: (513) 745-3549

Fax: (513) 745-1955

Degrees:

  • MA in German Literature, University of Cincinnati
  • Ph.D. in German Literature, University of Cincinnati

Work Experience:

  • Graduate Teaching Assistant, German Language and Culture, University of Cincinnati
  • Assistant Professor, German Language and Literature, Xavier University
  • Associate Professor, German Language and Literature, Xavier University

Publications:

  • Irene B. Compton. Kritik des Kritikers. Bölls ANSICHTEN EINES CLOWNS und Kleists

First Year at Xavier University:

1991

Expertise:

Teaching German language, culture and literature as well as Business German and Advanced Business German at the undergraduate level.

Professional Interests:

Elfriede Jelinek and her views on Austria; teaching the undergraduate student

Biography:

A native of Austria, Irene Luken is involved with the European American Chamber of Commerce (EACC) in Cincinnati and is an active member of its Austria, Switzerland, Germany (ASG) committee. She is married to Clement H. Luken Jr.,  the Austrian Honorary Consul for Indiana, Kentucky and Southwestern Ohio.   

Irene is a 'Pruefungsbeauftragte', a certified examiner, for the Goehte Institut exams B1, B2 and C1 and administers these exams at Xavier University.

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