Deborah McGee Mifflin is Associate Teaching Professor in the Department of German and Romance Languages and Literatures of Johns Hopkins University, where she serves as the German Language Program Director and Graduate Teaching Assistant Supervisor. She has studied at the Universität Hamburg, Temple University (BA, MA), and Georgetown University, where she completed advanced graduate study in applied linguistics and second language acquisition in German. Her major areas of interest are the theory and practice of adult foreign language learning and teaching, second language acquisition, classroom interaction, and L2 oral production, as well as contemporary German issues. Her interest in contemporary German culture and classroom instruction is reflected in her co-authored advanced German textbook publication, Was ist deutsch? Working with the German Embassy in Washington, DC, she organized Homewood campus events as part of the initiatives Freedom without Walls (2009), Do Deutsch (2010), Think Transatlantic (2012) and 25 Years Fall of the Wall (2014). Most recently, Professor Mifflin was elected to the Executive Council of the national organization, American Association of Teachers of German (AATG).