Retired Faculty
2009 - Present

Jutta  Van Selm 
Dedman College  2009

Jutta Van Selm, Associate Professor of German in Dedman College, began her studies at the Philipps University in Marburg, Germany. She earned her B.A. degree from the University of Texas at Arlington, her M.A. from SMU and a Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin. She joined the SMU faculty in 1968. Her primary intellectual and research interests are in the study of German writers Bertolt Brecht and Johann Wolfgang Goethe. Professor Van Selm has had a passion for teaching and taught all levels of classes from beginning German language to advanced German literature. She served for many years as chair of German Area Studies in SMU's Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures. She was faculty advisor to the German Club and the German Honorary Society. She also served on the Japan Council and the Committee on Implementation of Japanese Studies and as director of the SMU-in-Japan program. Her University-wide service included the Dedman College Faculty Council, International Studies Academic Council, Commission on the Status of Women and Women's Studies Council. She retires as Professor Emerita of German.