Laura Franz

Adjunct Instructor in German
Modern Language
Office location

Old Main 310

Office hours

Fall Semester:  MTWF 9-10.50, in my office
Spring Semester:  MTWF, 10am - 12am, in my office;

Both semesters:  Friday 1-3pm at Mojava & by specific appointment via Zoom.  If you're one of my students, the info regarding my calendly page and Zoom meeting room is on our Canvas site.

German table:
Fridays,  3 - 4pm @ Mojava

lfranz [at]

"Die Grenzen meiner Sprache bedeuten die Grenzen meiner Welt." Ludwig Wittgenstein
(The limits of my language determine the limits of my world.)
Learning German will open your world, broaden your perspective and enrich your life ... for life.


Grew up in Lincoln, Nebraska.
Worked at Citibank, New York, NY; the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), Laxenburg, Austria; and Raiffeisenbank, Vienna, Austria.


M.A. German Language & Literature and Foreign Language Pedagogy, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
B.A. French Language & Literature and Art History, Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA

Courses taught

NWU: German Stages I, II, III & IV, Adolescent Literature &
Archway Seminar: Coffee, Cake and the Kiss (Vienna at the Dawn of the 20th century)
as well as Archway Seminar:  Profiles in Courage (Russian Resistance to Government -isms)

UNL: German 101, 102, 201, 202, 204

Professional and community affiliations, certifications and awards

Co-Chairperson, Nebraska District, Metropolitan Opera Laffont Competition
former Docent, Sheldon Museum of Art, Lincoln
Phi Beta Kappa (Wellesley College 1981)

NWU Exemplary Teacher Award, 2016-2017