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Mark Louden

Amish and Mennonite faith, life, and health culture; Pennsylvania Dutch language and culture; Yiddish language and culture

Professor, German; Director, Max Kade Institute for German-American Studies College of Letters and Science Work: 608-262-2192 — Home and cell phones available upon request Home page


  • Pennsylvania Dutch language and culture, including court/legal interpretation
  • Health culture of Amish and traditional Mennonites
  • Amish and Mennonite faith and culture
  • German-American studies
  • Yiddish language and culture


  • Alfred L. Shoemaker, J. William Frey, and Don Yoder Professor of Germanic Linguistics, 2018
  • Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm Prize, German Academic Exchange Service, 2016
  • Chancellor's Distinguished Teaching Award, 2011