W&L’s Paul Youngman to Participate in Fulbright Educational Experts Seminar 2019 This year’s seminar will focus on “The Impact of Digitalization on the Future of Higher Education.”
Paul Youngman, associate provost and Redenbaugh Professor of German at Washington and Lee, will participate in the Educational Experts Seminar 2019 on “The Impact of Digitalization on the Future of Higher Education.”
Using a wide variety of interactive formats, 15 German and 10 American senior leaders from universities and higher education ministries will discuss the impact of digitalization on the acquisition of key competencies and how the digital turn will affect higher education institutions.
“I am honored and excited to have this opportunity to discuss the digital turn and its impact on the future of higher education with other senior leaders from universities around the world,” said Youngman. “It’s nice to be recognized by Fulbright for my contributions to digital humanities, and I look forward to leveraging this seminar series to continue to build my expertise.”
Youngman is the founding Chair of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation supported Digital Humanities Committee at W&L. His research focuses on the German cultural reception of various technologies. “Black Devil and Iron Angel” deals with the railway in 19th-century Germany and “We are the Machine” is an analysis of the literary reception of computing and the internet in contemporary Germany. He has also published widely on nanoscience and technology. His most recent publication, “Complexity and the Human Experience,” is an edited volume featuring computer modeling applications in the humanities and social sciences.
Youngman is also a veteran of the U.S. Army and a holder of the Bronze Star with “V” device for valor in a combat zone.
The German-American Fulbright Commission coordinates the seminar in cooperation with Stifterverband, Hochschulforum Digitalisierung and the German Center for Research and Innovation in New York.