- MA in German Literature, University of Cincinnati
- Ph.D. in German Literature, University of Cincinnati
- 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
- Irene B. Compton. Kritik des Kritikers. Bölls ANSICHTEN EINES CLOWNS und Kleists
First Year at Xavier University:
Teaching German language, culture and literature as well as Business German and Advanced Business German at the undergraduate level.
Elfriede Jelinek and her views on Austria; teaching the undergraduate student
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.