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Finlay Named Assistant Dean of Arts and Sciences at AASU

Savannah, GA–Mark R. Finlay has been named assistant dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Armstrong Atlantic State University. In his new position, Finlay will assist with administration of the college and will continue to direct the university's Honors Program. His new administrative responsibilities will include assisting department heads with the development of curriculum and the recruitment of faculty. Finlay will also serve as ombudsman for students with appeals and transfer issues.

A recipient of the 1999 Regent's Teaching Excellence Award, Finlay also was named the Distinguished Professor of Teaching and Learning during the same year by AASU. He joined Armstrong Atlantic in 1992 as an assistant professor of history and was promoted to associate professor in 1998. He has served as director of the Honors Program since 1995.

Finlay's areas of specialization include the history of modern Germany, history of the life sciences and medicine, and the history of technology. He has published twenty-five book reviews and numerous articles and scholarly papers on topics relating to his areas of research.

Finlay has served as a consultant for the Edison-Ford Winter Estates Cultural Landscape Survey and the Historical and Archaeological Survey of the Savannah and Ogeechee Canal. He received a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities in 1994 for a seminar on Technology and Science in American Culture.

Finlay is a member of eleven academic organizations, including the Georgia Historical and Coastal Heritage Societies. He received his doctorate degree from Iowa State University in the history of technology and science.

April 2, 2002


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