Portrait of Cathy Altmeyer
Phone: 724-503-1001 x3346
Office: Burnett 218A
Email: caltmeyer@washjeff.edu

Cathy Altmeyer

Assistant Professor of German

Degrees: M.A., B.A., West Virginia University

Cathy Altmeyer is a PA-certified teacher of German K-12 and has been teaching at W&J, where she is currently an assistant professor, since 2001. Her interests include everyday life in Germany, East Germany past, present, and future, and the use of film, music, and children’s literature as a tool in undergraduate German courses. She has taught students of ages 5 to 70 years in German, Spanish, and ESL. She is very active in the Western Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Association of Teachers of German and helps to arrange biannual workshops for foreign language teachers. She also enjoys working with future foreign language teachers and teaches “Theory and Techniques of Teaching Modern Foreign Languages” biennially. Cathy is the W&J coordinator for the Three Rivers German Day Competition for secondary students, which is held annually at W&J.