John Pustejovsky has taught at Marquette since 1982. He is a native of Texas, and received his undergraduate education at Marquette University. After a year as a Fulbright scholar at the Eberhard-Karls-Universität-Tübingen, he earned the Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin, with a specialization in 18th century German literature. His published research includes work on German Enlightenment, German Pietism, and the teaching of literature. He developed the department’s course on the modern German short story, which in 2007 was listed as one of the 25 Best World Languages Courses at U.S. colleges and universities. In collaboration with undergraduate German majors, he developed “Witness and Resistance in German Literature,” and in Spring 2009 will offer the German studies seminar “Germany and German Literature since 1955.” He has offered several Manresa courses as well, including “Milosz and Merton: Twentieth-century Freedom and Unfreedom” with Dr. Edwin Block.
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 2004 he was awarded the Faculty Award for Teaching Excellence. In addition to serving as the faculty advisor for Delta Phi Alpha, he is the major advisor for German.