TROY professor receives research fellowship for medieval studies

Posted: Monday, 07 March 2011

TROY—A Troy University English professor has the opportunity to go straight to the source in researching two upcoming books on German traditions in literature.

Dr. Harold Kaylor, Professor of English at Troy University, has been named a Fellow of the Medieval and Renaissance Center of the Ludwig-Maximilian University of Munich (LMU). The fellowship will pay for Dr. Kaylor to visit Germany to conduct his research.

“This is a tremendous honor for Troy University and I am honored and humbled to receive this distinction,” Dr. Kaylor said. “This is an excellent research opportunity as I will spend a month in Munich, which has some of the finest libraries and archives in the world, including the State Library of Bavaria.”

As part of the fellowship, Dr. Kaylor will also be invited to give two lectures at Ludwig-Maximilian University of Munich, the oldest institution of higher education in Germany’s Bavarian region, founded in 1472. Today, LMU enrolls more than 46,000 students in 18 areas of academic study, including medicine, law, theology, economics and the arts and humanities. Thirteen LMU professors have received Nobel Prizes for their research.

Dr. Don Jeffrey, interim dean of arts and sciences, said Dr. Kaylor’s appointment is a prime example of the scholarly work taking place in the college.

“Our faculty members are engaged actively in a wide range of publication and service which not only distinguishes them in their chosen fields, but also enables them to share their experiences with our students,” Dr. Jeffrey said. “This is good news for Dr. Kaylor and the College of Arts and Sciences.”

Dr. Kaylor joined the Troy University faculty in 2000 after 11 years on the faculty at the University of Northern Iowa. He has also lectured at two institutions in Germany, Dresden University of Technology and the University of Regensburg. Dr. Kaylor holds five academic degrees, including the Ph.D. in comparative literature from Vanderbilt University and a master of arts in German from the Monterey Institute of International Studies in California.