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Join us for a peek behind the curtain on how the language services industry powers the global expansion of companies and organizations. Max Troyer, Grover M. Hermann Chair in International Business Management and Associate Professor of Professional Practice, will explain how translators, interpreters, and localization professionals enable companies and organizations to succeed beyond their wildest expectations.
Max Troyer, chair of the Middlebury Institute’s Translation and Localization Management (TLM) degree program has been appointed the Grover M. Hermann Chair in International Business Management in recognition of his “outstanding scholarship and practice in the area of localization management.” Troyer, who has been teaching at the Middlebury Institute since 2010, has led the TLM degree through a period of great growth and the successful launch of the Institute’s first fully online degree.
This endowed chair, created by a gift from the Grover Hermann Foundation in 1983, is dedicated to assisting students in acquiring knowledge and experience in business and management practices in cultures around the globe. Key ingredients in this educational process are acquiring fluency in two or more languages and the understanding of different cultures in a business context.
Jeffrey Dayton-Johnson, Dean of the Institute and Vice President of Academic Affairs said in his announcement that he hopes that by making this appointment to recognize and celebrate Troyer’s ”outstanding scholarship and practice in the area of localization management,” and to encourage further development of his excellence in research and teaching in the service of the Middlebury Institute’s mission.
This talk is open to MIIS faculty, staff, students, and prospective students.