Guy Stern

Title:  Distinguished Professor of German (Retired)

Company:  Wayne State University

Location:  Detroit, MI United States 


  • Inductee, Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement (2018)
  • Featured Listee, Who’s Who in America, Marquis Who’s Who (1987-1999, 2004-2005, 2009-2014)
  • Featured Listee, Who’s Who in American Education, Marquis Who’s Who (1992-1993, 2006-2008)
  • Featured Listee, Who’s Who in the Midwest, Marquis Who’s Who (2010-2016)
  • Decorated, Bronze Star
  • Fulbright Research Grantee, University of Munich (1961-1963)
  • Recipient, Order of Merit First Class (1968)
  • Recipient, Friendship Award (1983)
  • Recipient, Friendship Award, Germany (1987)
  • Recipient, Grand Order of Merit, Festschrift in Honor of Guy Stern (1987)
  • Recipient, Goethe Medal (1989)
  • Recipient, Presidential Award for Excellence in Teaching (1992)
  • Recipient, Distinguished Alumni Award, Hofstra University (1993)
  • Recipient, Distinguished Graduate Faculty Award, Wayne State University (1998)
  • Recipient, Festschrift Hommage Fur Guy Stern (2004-2005)
  • Named, Mentor of the Year, University of Michigan-Dearborn (2008)
  • Recipient, Bollingen Grant (1962)
  • Recipient, OVID Award for Lifetime Achievement, Internationales PEN-Zentrum Deutschsprachiger Autoren (2017)


  • Honorary Doctorate, Hofstra University
  • PhD, Columbia University, with Honors
  • MA in Germanic Languages, Columbia University, with Honors
  • BA in Romance Languages, Hofstra University

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