Dr. Kim Misfeldt is Professor of German and Vice Dean of the Augustana Campus, University of Alberta. She completed her BA (Double Hons) and MA at the University of Saskatchewan, Zertifikat des Ergänzungsstudiengangs Deutsch als Fremdsprache at the Universität Kassel, and her PhD at Queen's University. Kim teaches courses in language, literature, translation, and Gender Studies. She has presented and published on second language pedagogy, drama pedagogy, Heinrich von Kleist, and Mariella Mehr. Kim has been recognized with several teaching awards: in 2013, The 3M National Teaching Fellowship; in 2011, The Rutherford Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching; and in 2000, The Augustana University College Distinguished Teaching Award. Other significant awards include the University of Alberta McCalla Professorship (2016-17) and the First Annual Charles Dunn COPLAC (Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges) Award (2015).
Kim was Volunteer Director of the Canadian Summer School in Germany program from 2003-2016. This national program of the Canadian Association of University Teachers of German (CAUTG) has been in existence since 1973. CSSG offers language and culture courses at three levels as well as one course in Community Service Learning and a new course on Teaching and Learning German. CSSG takes students from universities across Canada to Kassel, Germany for 6.5 weeks each May and June for an immersive language experience.
Kim served as Department Chair of Fine Arts and Humanities 2013-2016, as Department Chair of Humanities 2006-2013, and as Divisional Chair of Modern Languages 1994-2004.