Walter Robinson

Professor Emeritus of German


Walter Robinson taught at Western from 1960 until 1995. He was instrumental in establishing an independent Department of Foreign Languages (it was previously part of the English Department). He served as Chair of the department from 1961-1979 and heralded the rapid growth of the department in its early days. Professor Robinson taught German language and literature courses as well as Swedish. His main academic and research interests were in 20th century German Literature.


1950 - BA in English/German, University of Texas, Austin, TX

1955 - MA in German Language and Literature, Austin, TX

1959 - PhD in German Language  and Literature, Austin, TX