Dr. Sabine H. Smith is Professor of German and was Program Coordinator of KSU German Studies for fifteen years. In 2014, she was appointed Community Engagement Coordinator to facilitate the growing number of external grants and partnerships, and students’ study abroad, exchange, and internship experiences. Her research interests are reflected in her classes, publications, presentations, and workshops and focus on the development of culture-specific and intercultural competencies via experiential learning opportunities. Her work has been recognized by KSU, the Georgia Board of Regents, and SCOLT (2010, 2015). Dr. Smith received her MA in American Studies, with Minors in Spanish and German Studies from Johannes-Gutenberg University of Mainz, Germany in 1987. She taught in the English Department at the University of California at Davis (UCD) and earned her PhD in German Studies with a Designated Emphasis in Feminist Theory and Research at UCD in 1996. She joined the KSU faculty in 1997.