EMU's First Honorary Professor
Dr. Sascha Feuchert
The Department of World Languages is proud to announce its first Honorary Professor.
Dr. Sascha Feuchert of the Justus-Liebig University in Gießen, Germany was named Honorary Professor of German in the Department of World Languages in 2009. Rosemary Weston-Gil, Head of Department of World Languages, and German Professors Margrit Zinggeler and Carla Damiano of the German Section wholeheartedly welcome Dr. Feuchert in the capacity as honorary colleague; we look forward to the exciting opportunities for international exchange and international collaboration between EMU and the Justus-Liebig University in Gießen.
Dean Tom Venner of the College of Arts & Sciences appointed Dr. Feuchert Honorary Professor of EMU on January 29th, 2009. This appointment comes "in recognition of Dr. Feuchert's recent, ongoing and future commitment to collaboration with EMU's German Section, and in recognition of Dr. Feuchert's collaboration with research colleague Dr. Carla Damiano since 2006."
To further quote Dean Venner: "Offering this appointment as Honorary Professor of Eastern Michigan University occurs within the context of our university mission to 'extend our commitment beyond the campus boundaries to the wider community through partnerships of mutual interest addressing international opportunities and challenges.'"
Dr. Feuchert is a perfect fit for EMU. Not only has he been recognized for excellence in teaching by recently having been awarded his university’s most distinguished teaching award in November of 2009 – the Wolfgang-Mittermaier-Preis for excellence in teaching – but in addition he has an outstanding reputation as a published scholar of contemporary German- and Holocaust literature; he has also authored various pedagogical works to aid in the teaching of literature. Furthermore, Dr. Feuchert has founded and directs to date the only Holocaust Literary Institute at a German university [Arbeitsstelle Holocaustliteratur]. He has been studying the Holocaust since his graduate student days and in 2008, his years-long efforts to make a major literary/historical contribution to Holocaust Studies came to fruition in the co-edited publication entitled, Die Chronik des Gettos Lodz/Litzmannstadt (The Chronicle of the Lodz/Litzmannstadt Ghetto) which was reviewed in the Michigan War Studies Review in September of 2008. [See: http://www.michiganwarstudiesreview.com/2008/20080901.asp]
With the newly-established student exchange between the Justus-Liebig University in Gießen and EMU, in conjunction with the special connection to Gießen via our distinguished honorary colleague Dr. Feuchert, we aim to set new trends and raise the standards for internationalizing scholarship and education.
For more information on Dr. Sascha Feuchert please visit his website.