Dr. Schramm is full professor of linguistics in the Second Languages Teaching and Learning program in Hamline University's School of Education. He has a Ph.D. in Linguistics with minors in English as a Second Language and Cognitive Science. His research focuses on aspectual meaning and cognitive processing among native and nonnative speakers of English, and harkens back to his early experiences as an English language learner himself. His most recent research comes from a 2016-17 sabbatical as visiting professor at his alma mater, Freiburg University, in southern Germany. At Hamline, he teaches graduate level courses in linguistics, history of English, and research methodology both fully online and face-to-face. As a German conscientious objector, he also volunteers in the areas of nonviolent communication and restorative justice.