Program Director

Viktor WitkowskiViktor Witkowski is a Lecturer in Studio Art at Dartmouth and he is the current Director of the Harris German Distinguished Visiting Professorship Program. Viktor moved to the Upper Valley in 2012 and has been working at Dartmouth since 2015.

Viktor earned a combined Master's Degree in Art Education, Art History and Studio Art from the Hochschule für Bildende Künste Braunschweig and a degree in American Studies, Didactics and Philosophy at the Technische Universität Braunschweig, Germany in 2006. In 2003, Viktor was awarded a DAAD (German Foreign Exchange Service) Scholarship to study Art History in the doctoral program at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor for one academic year. In 2010, he graduated with an MFA in Visual Arts from Rutgers University.

Viktor Witkowski is a painter and filmmaker who focuses on representations of history, regional as well as global conflicts and the impact these have on the individual. His work addresses the possibilities of painting and film in the face of unsettling, yet socially relevant topics. His paintings and films have been shown across the US, Germany, the UK, France, and Poland.

As the Director of the Harris German Distinguished Visiting Professorship Program, Viktor Witkowski intends to honor the program's original mission to bring Germans from any academic, artistic and public field to Dartmouth. As a German himself, who benefitted from an academic education in the US early in his career, he values the Harris program's impact on Dartmouth's community and the opportunities it offers to visiting Germans.

Program Administrator

Kathleen WoodburnKathleen is the Program Administrator for the Harris German Distinguished Visiting Professorship Program. She comes from Corporate America where her strengths were utilized in operations, event planning, customer service and project management. Kathleen majored in Business Management.

Although she worked in the Boston area for the past twenty-five years, she has embraced life here in the Upper Valley with her husband John for the past six years. "I absolutely love the Upper Valley. I admire the passion and conviction I see at Dartmouth College. I enjoy the people I have the privilege to work with. A highlight for me is meeting and getting to know the visiting professors and scholars coming from Germany to teach and lecture here at Dartmouth. I feel extremely proud to be considered a part of the Dartmouth family".