Jo Ann Fuess, Ph.D.

Contact Information

Jo Ann Fuess, Ph.D.
Professor of Spanish and German
German culture, film, language acquisition; Spanish language acquisition, U.S. Hispanic literature
Modern Language
Office location

Old Main 220

Office hours

vary by semester

e-mail: jmf [at]
text: 402-730-4675


Grew up in Delaware
High school exchange student in Panamá

Teaches German courses at all levels, including literature (19th century to present), culture, media and film.
Teaches intermediate level Spanish courses and Hispanic literature of the U.S.


Ph.D in Modern Languages from University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 1992
M.A. in German, secondary language Spanish from Purdue University, 1985
B.A. in Spanish and German from University of Delaware, 1983

Courses taught

German:  Beginning, Intermediate , 19th Century Literature, 20th Century Literature, German Literature Survey, Business German, German for Reading Knowledge, German Culture through Literature and the Arts, German Media, German Film and Society, German Oral Communication, Advanced German Writing,  German Reunification
Spanish:     First year, Second year, Spanish Composition; Spanish Literature Survey 19th-20th century, Special Topics: Hispanic Literature in the U.S.; Introduction to Spanish Prose, Spanish Writing, Spanish Grammar


Research and academic interests

Coordinator, NWU International Film Series