Harald J. A. Menz Ph.D.
Professor of World Languages and Cultures (German); Co-Chair, Department of Humanities; Co-Director of Interdisciplinary Studies; Director of International Studies
Humanities/World Languages & Cultures
Morlan Hall, Room 116
Dr. Harald Menz began his career at Bethany in 1994, after teaching German at The Linsly School in Wheeling, WV. Additionally, he has taught German and English in Germany, Wales, Japan, and the People’s Republic of China. He coordinates the Heidelberg-Bethany exchange program, which has had over 200 participants under his guidance. He also advises Bethany’s German Club and regularly takes students on trips to countries of the German-speaking world. He often presents academic papers at regional, national and international conferences. He has received many awards for his work, including the West Virginia Foreign Language Teacher of the Year Award for 2011-12. In 2014, he was a finalist for the West Virginia Professor of the Year award in 2014. He has twice received an Appalachian College Association Faculty Fellowship to support his research during sabbaticals. Beginning in 2018, he will serve as the Chief Reader for the Advanced Placement German Exam for the Educational Testing Service. In that capacity, he will be responsible for overseeing the grading of more than 5000 AP Exams annually, taken by high school students in the U.S. and around the world.
Areas of specialization:
Germany, Austria, Switzerland, The European Union, World Languages and Cultures Pedagogy, International Student Services, International Study Programs
M.A., Ph.D., West Virginia University
B.A., Padagogische Hochschule, Heidelberg, West Germany