Bärbel Thoens-Masghati

Bärbel Thoens-Masghati is an Assistant Professor of German at College of DuPage. Native of Nauen, Germany, she immigrated to the U.S. as a child. She holds a B.A. from Hope College in Holland, MI, an M.A. from Wayne State University in Detroit, MI, has completed 65 hours of Post Graduate work at The Ohio State University. She studied a year at the University of Munich, in Munich, Germany and also earned a K-12 Illinois Teaching Certificate from Northern Illinois University. Thoens-Masghati taught as a Graduate Assistant at Wayne State University and The Ohio State University, where she received the Teaching Assistant of the Year Award. She also taught as an Adjunct at Hope College and as a junior high and high school teacher in the Naperville School District 203. In 2005 Thoens-Masghati came to COD as an Adjunct in German and in 2012 she joined the COD faculty as Assistant Professor. Thoens-Masghati has traveled extensively throughout Europe and Iran, to Dubai, Hong Kong, China, and to the Caribbean. In addition to her academic interests, she enjoys a variety of music, films and reading, as well as traveling and exploring different cultures, and relaxing at the family home in Michigan.



Caitlin Luetger

Caitlin Luetger is a Lecturer in Humanities at College of DuPage. She earned her BA in History from DePaul University in Chicago and her MA in Liberal Studies from North Central College in Naperville, IL. Caitlin is a former student of COD and joined the faculty as an adjunct instructor in 2012. She received the Overall Outstanding Part-time Faculty award at COD in 2015. Her research interests lie in social and cultural histories of the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries with an emphasis on the intersection of humanitarian issues, social movements, and the arts. In addition to her professional interests, Caitlin loves science fiction, reading for fun, volunteering, and experiencing new cultures.


Contact Information

Field and Experiential Learning, Study Abroad and Global Education
Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 3509
General inquiries: (630) 942-2356