Anna Maria Duplang joined the Department of English Studies as a Lektorin in October 2001. She was previously a Lehrbeauftragte in the English department from 1995-1997 and then taught in the Studienbegleitend Fremdsprachenausbildung from 1997-2001. She has also taught English for Special Purposes (business, banking, etc) at the Industrie und Handelskammer (Chamber of Commerce), at a language school and in various firms and banks. She holds a B.S. in Languages and Linguistics from Georgetown University, Washington, D.C., USA and an MA from the University of Trier.