Julie Koehler

Julie Koehler

Lecturer of German
Coordinator of the Basic German Language Sequence


313-577-6243 (fax)


Julie Koehler


Julie Koehler is the coordinator of the Basic German Language Sequence and a Lecturer of German in the Department of Classical and Modern Languages, Literatures, and Cultures. Her research and teaching focus on European fairy tales and folklore, nineteenth-century German women writers, Romanticism, early German film, and technology in the language learning classroom. Dr. Koehler is also working on an anthology of fairy tales written by European women in the nineteenth century together with her colleagues Prof. Anne Duggan and Dr. Shandi Wagner. The anthology is tentatively titled Women Writing Wonder.

Education – Degrees, Licenses, Certifications

  • Ph.D., Wayne State University, 2015
  • M.A., German, Wayne State University, 2010
  • M.A., Education, University of Michigan, 2006
  • B.A., University of Michigan, 2005

Selected Publications

 "The Persecuted History of Cinderella: A Case for Oral Tradition in Western Europe.” Gramarye 10 (2016): 37-52.

Currently Teaching

    • GER 2010: Intermediate German I, 4 credits (2 sections)
    • FRE / GER 2991: Understanding the Fairy Tale (online), 3 credits

Courses taught

  • GER 1010: Elementary German I, 4 credits, Fall 2016, Winter 2016
  • LGL 5820 / 7820: Teaching Foreign Languages: Productive Skills, 3 credits, Fall 2016
  • FRE / GER 2991: Understanding the Fairy Tale (online), 3 credits, Spring 2016
  • GER 2010: Intermediate German I, 4 credits, Winter 2016


Incremental Coursework

  • Graduate Sequence in Language Learning during Education M.A.;

    Provisional Teaching Certificate K-8; Endorsements (6-8) in English, Language Arts, English as a Second Language, German, and Integrated Science