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Zeller Named McCormick Distinguished Lecturer

Lecturer leads German-focused architectural tours of Chicago

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September 8, 2011 | by Jasmine Rangel

EVANSTON, Ill. --- Ingrid Zeller, distinguished senior lecturer of German in the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, has been named a Charles Deering McCormick University Distinguished Lecturer.

Zeller’s research interests include engagement with film, music and performance, and cities and architecture in the context of language acquisition. She co-produced a series of web-based, interactive videos of a German architecture tour in Chicago. Zeller is developing a website documenting German-American connections and multicultural influences on the Chicago skyline. She is a certified docent at the Chicago Architectural Foundation and takes her students on architecture tours of downtown Chicago.

She was elected to the Associated Student Government Faculty Honor Roll every year from 2003 to 2008 and received the Northwestern Alumni Association Teaching Award in 2005. In 2009, she received the Certificate of Merit, a national award sponsored by the American Association for Teachers of German and the Goethe-Institut. 

At Northwestern, Zeller is an active member of the Council on Language Instruction, a fellow for Chapin Hall and serves as a freshman adviser. She is also an active member of the American Association for Teachers of German and is currently the program chair for the Northern Illinois Chapter. She regularly participates in national and international seminars, presents at conferences and collaborates with the Goethe-Institut Chicago on projects and workshops.
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