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Armstrong Welcomes Visiting Dean, Professor from Germany

Dr. Dorothée Mertz-Weigel, President Linda Bleicken, Dr. Georg Maas and Dr. Jim Anderson

(March 2, 2017) – Georg Maas, Ph.D., Dean of Philosophy and Professor of Music at Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg in Germany, recently visited Armstrong State University to observe university classes, meet with campus officials and tour the city of Savannah.

“It was an honor to have the opportunity to sit down and visit with Dr. Maas,” said Armstrong President Linda M. Bleicken. “Academic excellence and a commitment to serving students are two pillars of education that transcend borders. Armstrong is proud to work toward those goals alongside Martin Luther University.”

The Department of International Education at Armstrong has worked with Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, one of the oldest universities in Germany, over the last few years to connect Armstrong students with study abroad possibilities in Halle. This year, music student Leonie Elsner is the first student from the German university to make the exchange to Armstrong.

In his roles at Martin Luther University, Maas teaches music education and oversees the Department of Philosophy II, which encompasses German Studies, English and American Studies and Music, Media and Communication Studies, among others. The visiting dean also specializes in film music, musical film, popular music and classroom research, and he has authored and edited an impressive number of articles and widely used textbooks.

Maas’ visit was led by Jim Anderson, assistant to the provost for international education at Armstrong. During his time at Armstrong, this accomplished professor met with faculty members on campus, observed Concert Choir and Wind Ensemble rehearsals and visited music classes.

Allison Scardino Belzer, Ph.D.

"I love the mix of Armstrong students, hearing their ideas and having students learn from each other.”

Allison Scardino Belzer, Ph.D.
Teaching since: 2003