James W. Harrison has taught at Southern Utah University for 39 years. He came to that institution in 1976, the same year he completed his Ph.D. in German Literature from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. During his tenure at SUU he has taught German and Humanities courses and has served as an adjunct professor in the Music Department. He has also been the Director of the Grace A. Tanner Center for Human Values and has directed six Study Abroad programs to Vienna, Austria. His scholarly activities include several papers read at conferences, a Humanities Text, a translation of Hartmann von Aue’s Der arme Heinrich done jointly with David Lee, former Poet Laureate of Utah, and eight other publications. He served eight years as chair of the Department of Foreign Languages and Philosophy and has been president of the SUU Faculty Senate.