Geraldine Grimm

Geraldine Grimm

(617) 627-3662
180 Packard Avenue
Research/Areas of Interest:

German Language, Literature, Culture, and Philosophy


  • PhD, Harvard University, Cambridge, United States
  • MA, Tufts University, Medford, United States
  • MA, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
  • BA, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland


Geraldine Grimm (Ph.D. Harvard University) has 30 years of university teaching experience. Currently, she is a Lecturer in Theological German at the Harvard Divinity School, a Lecturer in German Language/Literature at Tufts University and Boston College, and an Expository Writing Instructor at the Harvard Extension School where she won the James E. Conway Award for Excellence in Teaching Writing in 2012. Dr. Grimm has been awarded the Derek Bok Certificate of Distinction in Teaching for every course she taught in the Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures at Harvard College from 1989 to 2007. She is a three-time nominee (2003, 2005, 2006) of the distinguished Levinson Award for Excellence in Teaching at Harvard University. Previously she taught German courses in the Harvard Summer School, Boston University, Suffolk University, and MIT. In 2015, she received Boston College's "Affordable Course Materials Initiative Grant" to fund her project of sourcing online materials at zero-cost to students.