Angela D. Ferguson
Assistant Professor of German
Howard College of Arts and Sciences
World Languages and Cultures
123B Russell Hall
Angela Ferguson holds a Bachelor's in German and French from the University of Southern Mississippi and a Master's and PhD in Germanic Studies at the University of Texas at Austin. Her research interests are in German literature of the early modern period, primarily women’s poetry and writings by Reformation theologians. She is currently co-authoring a book with Beeson Divinity School professor Paul House about Confessing Church pastor Fritz Onnasch, a friend and co-worker of Dietrich Bonhoeffer. She received the “Outstanding Teacher of German Award” from the Alabama Germany Partnership in 2018 and currently serves as the Vice President of Culture at that organization.

Degrees and Certifications

  • BA, University of Southern Mississippi
  • MA, University of Texas-Austin
  • PhD, University of Texas-Austin

Honors and Awards

  •  Fulbright Scholar Travel Grant to Germany
  •  University of Texas Continuing Education Fellowship
  • “Ich lieb und lieb auch nicht: Power and Passion in the Work of Sibylle Schwarz”
  • “Martin Luther’s Liturgical Writings: How Close Adherence toSpeech Melody


  • “Sibylla Schwarz’ Faunus: Constructing Female Identity inthe Space Between

    Desire and Duty”

  • Sixteenth Century Society and Conference, Annual Meeting,Atlanta, GA, October, 2006.
  •  “Using Technology in the German-language Classroom” Alabama Association of Foreign Language Teachers, AATGWorkshop, Birmingham, AL, February, 2005.


  •  Alabama Association of Foreign Language Teachers
  • American Association of Teachers of German
  •  Modern Language Association
  • American Translator’s Association