Foreign Language Education, Nationalism and National IdentityVP for Language Schools, Schools Abroad, and Graduate Programs; Prof. of German
Topics he can discuss include:
- National symbols
- European-based terrorist groups and terrorism
- Foreign language education and immersion language learning
- Study abroad programming
- German culture
About Michael Geisler
Michael Geisler is vice president for the Middlebury College Language Schools, Schools Abroad, and graduate programs as well as professor of German. He joined Middlebury in 1992. In addition to German language courses at all levels, Geisler teaches course on terrorism, German cinema, German mass media and German culture since World War II.
Geisler has been chair of the German department, chair of the foreign languages division, director of studies at the Middlebury Mainz Program, and associate dean of humanities, arts, languages and literatures. He can address the strategic importance of foreign languages in the age of globalization.
He has received a number of fellowships and honors, and was the editor of the book "National Symbols, Fractured Identities: Contesting the National Narrative." He is currently at work on a book titled "Setting the Agenda for Democracy: Television and Public Discourse in (West) Germany: from 1952 to1989."
Geisler also serves on the board of directors for Middlebury Interactive Languages, a joint venture of Middlebury College and K12, Inc.
He attended Mannheim University in the former West Germany and earned his doctorate at the University of Pittsburgh.