Department Coordinator for History and Classics


Herta is the Department Coordinator of the Classical Mediterranean and Middle East and History departments, and has served in this capacity since 2000. Before coming to Macalester, her work life included working as a daycare teacher, and as an air traffic controller. She manages office services for both departments, with the assistance of the student employees she supervises. Herta has served on many campus committees, and has assisted with several campus-wide projects. She currently serves on the Benefits Advisory Committee. In the spring of 2010, Herta was awarded the Macalester Staff Outstanding Service award.

Herta has taken several history, classics and German courses at Macalester.

Read her Fall 2018 paper: “Piecework: The Survival of  Katharina (Miller ) Wolf (1905-1996)”
Read her Spring 2017 paper: “The Ripple Effect” 
Read her Fall 2010 paper: “Imagining the Unthinkable: The Forced Removal of Ethnic Germans at the End of World War II through the Stories of One Family”

New faculty might find her Frequently Asked Questions page useful.