Dr. Lalande has taught German at universities in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Colorado, Missouri and Illinois and is now Professor and Chair of the Department of Modern Languages and Literature at State U of NY in Oswego. He has authored dozens of books, booklets, book chapters, articles and reviews. He is an author of the leading German textbook Deutsch heute published by Houghton Miflin. He was a translator of German for the U.S. Army following his BA in German (cum laude) at NY State U-Oswego. Subsequently, he received an MA and PhD in German from Pennsylvania State U. Dr. Lalande has taught at AIMS frequently since 1987.