Staff

Administrative Staff

  Prof Attie de Lange

  Director
  +27 18 299 1558
  attie.delange@nwu.ac.za
  Building E9 - 108, Potchefstroom

  Ms Elsa van Tonder

  Senior Administrative Assistant
  +27 18 299 1485
  elsa.vantonder@nwu.ac.za
  Building E9 - 108, Potchefstroom
  Financial Administration

  Ms Nicoline Gerber

  Administrative Assistant
  +27 18 285 2421
  nicoline.gerber@nwu.ac.za
  Building E9 - 108, Potchefstroom
  General Administration

Academic Staff

  Prof Thys Human

  Professor of Afrikaans and Dutch Literature
  +27 18 299 1559
  thys.human@nwu.ac.za
  Building E9 - 232, Potchefstroom
BA; BA Hons (Training Management); BA Hons (Afrikaans); MA; DLitt (UJ)
  Afrikaans Literature; Prose and Drama

  Prof Bernard Odendaal

  Director: ATKV School of Creative Writing
  +27 18 299 1782
  bernard.odendaal@nwu.ac.za
  Building E9 - G04, Potchefstroom
BA; BA Hons; MA; PhD (UFS)
  Afrikaans Creative Writing; Afrikaans Poetry; Literary Theory; Literary Translation; Poetry Criticism

  Prof Franci Greyling

  Lecturer of Creative Writing
  +27 18 299 1781
  franci.greyling@nwu.ac.za
  Building E9 - G30, Potchefstroom
BA; BA Hons; BEd Psig; MA; PhD; HED
  Creative Writing; Children and Youth Literature; Site Specific Digital Literature

  Prof Nicholas Meihuizen

  Professor of English Literature
  +27 18 299 1557
  nicholas.meihuizen@nwu.ac.za
  Building E9 - 231, Potchefstroom
BA; BA Hons; MA; PhD; HDL (Natal)
  Modernism; Romanticism; Irish Poetry in English; American Poetry; Shakespeare

  Prof Ian Bekker

  Lecturer of English Linguistics
  +27 18 299 1551
  ian.bekker@nwu.ac.za
  Building E9 - 215, Potchefstroom
PhD
  English Sociolinguistics; Phonetics

  Prof Tobie van Dyk

  Head: Centre for Academic and Professional Language Practice
  +27 18 299 4570
  tobie.vandyk@nwu.ac.za
  Building E9 - 217, Potchefstroom
BA; BA Hons; HED; MA; PhD
  Applied Linguistics; Language Testing; Academic Literacy

  Prof Rigardt Pretorius

  Subject Chair: Professor of Setswana
  +27 18 299 1510
  rigardt.pretorius@nwu.ac.za
  Building E9 - G18, Potchefstroom
BA; BA Hons; MA; PhD (PU for CHE)
  Morphology and morpho-syntax of Setswana

  Prof Phil van Schalkwyk

  Lecturer of Afrikaans and Dutch Literature
  +27 18 299 1492
  phil.vanschalkwyk@nwu.ac.za
  Building E9 - 234, Potchefstroom
BA Hons; MA; PhD
  Comparative Literature; Literary Theory; Afrikaans and Dutch Poetry and Prose

  Prof Etienne Terblanche

  Professor of English Literature
  +27 18 299 1538
  etienne.terblanche@nwu.ac.za
  Building E9 - 221, Potchefstroom
BA; BA Hons; MA; PhD
  English Literature; E.E. Cummings; T.S. Eliot; Ecocriticism; Iconicity Studies

  Ms Amanda Potgieter

  Lecturer of Academic Literacy
  +27 18 299 1040
  amanda.potgieter@nwu.ac.za
  Building F4 - 103, Potchefstroom
BEd Hons; MEd
  Academic Literacy; Teaching-learning; Educational Psychology

  Ms Carina Grobler

  Lecturer of French
  +27 18 299 1059
  carina.grobler@nwu.ac.za
  Building E9 - 112C, Potchefstroom
BA, BA Hons (UFS), MA (Grenoble, France)
  Teaching French as a Foreign Language; Development and Assessment of French Oral Skills; CALL

  Ms Gerda Wittmann

  Subject Group Leader, Chair and Lecturer
  +27 18 299 1560
  gerda.wittmann@nwu.ac.za
  Building E9 - Room 207, Potchefstroom
M.A. (German), B.A. Honours (German), B.A. Law, Deutsch Lehren Lernen Basiseinheiten 1 – 6 (Goethe-Institut, Munich),  Certified examiner for the Goethe-Zertifikat examinations from Levels A1 – C1 (Adult and Youth).
  DaF (German as a Foreign Language) teacher education

  Mrs Retha Schwanke

  Lecturer of Academic Literacy
  +27 18 299 1044
  Retha.Schwanke@nwu.ac.za
  Building F4 - 107, Potchefstroom
BA; BA Hons; MA
  Academic Literacy; Blended Learning; eLearning Environments; Assessment; eAssessment

  Dr Yolande Botha

  Lecturer of English Linguistics
  +27 18 299 1561
  lande.botha@nwu.ac.za
  Building E9 - 224, Potchefstroom
BA; BA Hons; MA; PhD
  Corpus Linguistics; Grammatical Analyses of English and Afrikaans; Systemic Functional Linguistics

  Dr Karien van den Berg

  Lecturer of English Linguistics
  +27 18 299 1554
  karien.hattingh@nwu.ac.za
  Building E9 - 218, Potchefstroom
PhD; Forensic Linguistics
  Writing; Validation; Assessment; English as a Second Language

  Dr Michèle duPlessis-Hay

  Subject Chair: Senior Lecturer of English Literature
  +27 18 299 1556
  michele.duplessishay@nwu.ac.za
  Building E9 - 220, Potchefstroom
BA; BA Hons; BA Hons (Rand); MLitt (Oxon); PhD (Rand)
  Renaissance Literature; Ben Jonson; The Inklings; Early Equestrian Writing

  Dr Rilette Swanepoel

  Senior Lecturer of English Literature
  +27 16 910 3467
  rilette.swanepoel@nwu.ac.za
  Building 7, Room 211, Vanderbijlpark
PhD
  Postmodern Fiction, Poetry, Literary Theory

  Dr Herculene Kotzé

  Lecturer of Translation and Interpreting Studies
  +27 18 299 1502
  herculene.kotze@nwu.ac.za
  Building E9 - G28, Potchefstroom
BA; MA (UFS); PhD (NWU)
  Translation and Translation Training; Interpreting and Interpreting Training; Educational Interpreting

  Dr Susan Meyer

  Senior Lecturer of Afrikaans Literature
  +27 18 299 4723
  susan.meyer@nwu.ac.za
  Building C6 - 230, Potchefstroom
BA; HOD; BA Hons; MA; D.Litt et Phil
  Literary Criticism; Eco-critical Approach to Contemporary Afrikaans Narratives

  Dr Philip van der Merwe

  Senior Lecturer of German
  +27 18 299 1565
  philip.vandermerwe@nwu.ac.za
  Building E9- 216, Potchefstroom
BA; BA Hons; MA; PhD; PGCE (NWU), Certificate: “Methodik und Didaktik des fremdsprachlichen Deutschunterrichts” (Goethe-Institut)
  Literary theory

  Dr Zanétte Meintjes

  Senior Lecturer
  +27 18 299 1043
  13265369@nwu.ac.za
  Building F4 - 106, Potchefstroom
BA; BA Hons; MA; PhD
  Applied Linguistics; Academic Literacy; Corpus Linguistics

  Dr Louise Olivier

  Lecturer of Academic Literacy
  +27 18 285 2210
  louise.olivier@nwu.ac.za
  Building F4 - 105, Potchefstroom
BA; BA Hons; PGCE; MEd; PhD
  Academic Literacy Skills