As associate dean of the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, Martin Kagel is the liaison for most departments in the division of the humanities, including the departments of Classics, Comparative Literature, Germanic & Slavic Studies, History, Philosophy, Religion, and Romance Languages. He also serves as primary contact for several institutes and the program in Linguistics. In addition, Dr. Kagel oversees Franklin College activities associated with international education.
Dr. Kagel came to UGA in 1996 with a Ph.D. in German from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He currently holds the A. G. Steer professorship in the Department of Germanic & Slavic Studies, which he served for ten years as department head. His research focuses primarily on eighteenth and twentieth-century German literature and culture. Dr. Kagel has been a Lilly Teaching Fellow and has received the Sandy Beaver Award for Excellence in Teaching as well as the Richard B. Russell Undergraduate Teaching Award.