Published on March 4, 2016 by Sean Flynt  
Angela Ferguson with WLAC chair Mike Ledgerwood
Angela Ferguson with WLAC chair Mike Ledgerwood

The Alabama Germany Partnership honored Samford University World Languages and Cultures professor and director  of international education Angela Ferguson at its annual dinner March 3. The organization’s Barbara Fisher Education Award recognizes Ferguson’s “exceptional devotion to teaching German language and culture.”

Ferguson spent her early years in Kaiserslautern, Germany, where her father was working as a pastor in a European Baptist Church. She joined Samford’s faculty in 2004 and  serves as the university’s director of international education as she continues teaching and coordinating Samford’s German courses. Her research interests include early modern German poetry, women’s studies, German film and using technology in the foreign-language classroom. She is a recipient of both Fulbright and DAAD awards to study in Germany.

About Samford University – Samford University is a premier nationally ranked private university deeply rooted in its Christian mission. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th oldest institution of higher education in the United States. U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 4th among regional universities in the South. Samford enrolls 5,619 students from 44 states, the District of Columbia and 29 other countries in its 10 academic units: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy, and public health. Samford also fields 17 NCAA Division I teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference.