· Ph.D. in German Literature(GPA 4.0),Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures, University of Oregon. September 3, 2005.
· Master of Arts in German Literature (GPA 4.0), University of Oregon. Spring 2001.
· Bachelor of Science in Biology (extended major, GPA 4.0), Montana State University-Billings. Fall 1998.
· Degree of “Heilpraktiker” (Health Practitioner: licensed to practice naturopathic medicine), Munich, Germany 1991.· Degree of nationally certified Foreign Language Correspondent (after two-year training at the Sprachen- und Dolmetscher-Institut, Munich).