Lecturer in Foreign Languages
Language Program Coordinator
M.A. Germanic Languages and Literatures, University of Pennsylvania
Claudia Baska Lynn is Language Program Coordinator and Lecturer in Foreign Languages. She received her M.A. in Germanic Languages and Literatures from the University of Pennsylvania in 1996. Since 2005, she has taught beginning, intermediate, and advanced German culture and language courses. Claudia is an Ed.D. candidate in Educational Linguistics at the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education.
In recent years, several initiatives have originated from her teaching practice and pedagogical interests in research-grounded instruction, service-learning, as well as educational technologies. She is the co-author with Sibel Sayılı-Hurley of a content-based, intermediate German textbook, “Bewegungen”, currently piloted at the University of Pennsylvania, which won the SAS Language Teaching Innovation Grant First Place Award 2016. In the academic year 2018/19, Claudia was an Andrew W. Mellon Fellow at the Price Lab for Digital Humanities. She is also the co-recipient of a Price Lab Project Incubation Grant which supports the integration of DH tools in foreign language learning. In 2018, Claudia was co-recipient of The Sachs Program For Arts Innovation Grant for Language, Culture and Contemporary Art, a project that focuses on the development of an arts-integration based pedagogy.
Claudia has presented on various topics including Digital Humanities and Intercultural Learning at national and regional conferences such the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages Convention, ACTFL, and the German Studies Association Conference, GSA.