| A native
of Kiel, Germany, Dr. Jaeger pursued his M.A. in German literature at the
Ohio State University and Ph.D. in German literature at The Pennsylvania
State University. He came to Juniata in 1972 from Wilson College where he
had begun his college teaching career in 1965.
Dr. Jaeger's academic interests lie in the fields of literature and pedagogy. The works of Schiller, Büchner, and Werfel in particular continue to capture his scholarly attention. He follows the changes in the methods of foreign language teaching closely and was responsible for introducing the widely hailed "Dartmouth Method" to Juniata's first-year foreign language programs. He is an ACTFL (American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Language) trained national oral proficiency tester. He chaired the Foreign Language Department at Juniata for some 15 years.
He was awarded the Lindback Foundation Award for Distinguished Teaching in 1972 and a scholarship from the Goethe Institute for studying in Berlin, Germany, in 1979. He was named a Dana/Dartmouth Fellow in 1990 and Beachley Distinguished Professor in 1992.
He is a member of the American Association of Teachers of German, the American Modern Language Association, and the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages.
An avid sports enthusiast, Dr. Jaeger was the first head coach of Juniata's varsity soccer team. He also served as an assistant football coach and head coach of Juniata's men's varsity tennis team. From 1982-92 Dr. Jaeger was commissioner of the Huntingdon Community Center Youth Soccer League.
He is married and has one daughter. In his spare time he enjoys racquet sports, gardening, and bread baking.