Dr. Albert A. Kipa
Professor Laureate of Comparative Literature, Emeritus
Former Chair, Department of Languages, Literatures & Cultures, and Director of the German and Russian Studies Programs
B.A., City College of New York
A.M., Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania
Dr. Albert Kipa is Muhlenberg's first Professor Laureate and former Chair of the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures (1989-1993; 1997-2004). He teaches courses devoted to German, Russian, and world literature. He specializes in Germano-Slavic literary and cultural relations and is the author or co-author of studies (books, articles) and reviews in his field. He has been the recipient of Fulbright, NEH and IREX grants, as well as Goethe Institute/AATG, Pennsylvania Department of Education, Ukraine’s Ministry of Culture and the Ukrainian Free University’s merit awards. From 1980 to 1982 he served on a National Advisory Council to the U.S. Department of Education. Currently he serves as president of The Ukrainian Academy of Arts & Sciences in the U.S. and is a Fellow of the Academy of Pedagogical Sciences of Ukraine.