New Chair Announced for the Department of German and Russian

Grant Lundberg appointed chair of the Department of German and Russian.LundbergMay2016
PROVO, Utah (June 1, 2016)—Grant Lundberg has been appointed chair of the Department of German and Russian. He will replace Michelle Stott James, whose term of service has come to a close. Lundberg, a professor of Russian, is the former Russian section head and director of the College of Humanities Second Language Teaching M.A. program. He curr
ently works as the co-editor of Slovenski jezik, a linguistics journal published by the Slovene Academy of Science. He has taught at BYU since 1999.

“We are grateful for Professor James’ service as chair,” said Dean Scott Miller. “She has been a champion of positive change and a strong supporter of the fine faculty in her department.”

Commenting on Lundberg’s appointment, Miller said, “Professor Lundberg brings experience and vision to his new role as department chair, and I look forward to his leadership.”

Lundberg’s research focuses on Slavic historical linguistics and South Slavic dialectology. He recently published a book on language and identity in Slovenia and coauthored a book on Russian phonology and morphology. He received his M.A. from the University of Kansas in Russian literature and Slavic linguistics in 1994 and a Ph.D. from the same in 1999.