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John Pustejovsky
Dr. John PustejovskyMarquette University

Lalumiere Hall, 488

MilwaukeeWI53201United States of America
(414) 288-7129
Curriculum Vitae

Associate Professor of German

Languages, Literatures and Cultures

John Pustejovsky is a graduate of Marquette University, and earned a PhD in German literature at The University of Texas in Austin. A faculty member at Marquette since 1982, he has distinguished himself as a teacher. He was awarded the University's John P Raynor Award for Teaching Excellence in 2004; in 2007 his course on the Modern German Short Story was named by the Educational Testing Service to its list of 25 best world language courses in the U.S. He was co-founder of the College's first-year seminar Introduction to Inquiry, and has given workshops on it at Boston College, Georgetown, and Northwestern University. In 2012 he was named Wisconsin's Distinguished German Educator, and the following year was awarded the Jesuit Honor Society's Lifetime Service Recognition.


Ph.D. 1983; University of Texas at Austin

Courses Taught

  • German short story
  • Introduction to German Lyric Poetry
  • Workshop in Translation (with Dr. Alan Lacy)
  • Accelerated Intermediate German

Professional Affiliations

He is currently President of the Wisconsin chapter of the American Association of Teachers of German, and also serves on the board of Goethe House of Wisconsin. He has served as Interim Dean and Associate Dean of the Klingler College of Arts and Sciences, and was co-founder of Introduction to Inquiry, the college’s first-year seminar, with Dr. John D. Krugler (History Department). In addition to serving as the faculty advisor for Delta Phi Alpha, he is the major advisor for German.


  • Modern German Short Story
  • 18th Century German Literature
  • German Pietism


His published research includes work on German Enlightenment, German Pietism, and the teaching of literature.

Honors and Awards

In 2004 he was awarded the Faculty Award for Teaching Excellence.

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Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures
Lalumiere Hall, 474
1310 W. Clybourn St.
Milwaukee, WI 53233
(414) 288-7063

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