Advisory Council

The Advisory Council of the German Studies Department at Emory, formally established in November 2007, has a threefold mission:

1. It functions as an advocate and ambassador of the Department of German Studies within Emory University and the German speaking community in the Atlanta area.

2. It assists in generating new ideas such as creating internships or bringing speakers to campus.

3. It assists in raising funds in support of students and the mission of the Department.


     Kristin Maeckel, Senior Manager, Habif, Arogeti & Wynne, LLP (Chair)

     Jim Blair, Managing Consultant, Navigator Consulting

     Ben Brumfield, Newsdesk Editor, CNN Digital,, The CNN Wire

     Miriam Bruns, Executive Director, Goethe Zentrum

     Johannes Eckert, VP, Communications Technology, Cox Communications, Inc.

     Peter Höyng, Associate Professor, Department of German Studies (non-voting member)

     Vivian Ingersoll, Community Leader

     Thomas D. Lancaster, Professor of Political Science, Emory College

     Sibylle Mair, VP of Finance & Controlling, Hansgrohe Inc.

     Hiram Maxim, Professor and Chair, Department of German Studies (non-voting member)

     Sebastian Meis, Baker Donelson

     Gene Oswalt, VP, Robert Bosch Corp

     Dr. Christoph Rückel, Rückel & Collegen

     Ferdinand C. Seefried, Honorary Consul of Austria, Atlanta

     Viola Westbrook, Senior Lecturer (retired), Department of German Studies, Emory College

Advisory Council Lecture Series