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Michael Shaughnessy (Mike) is the Executive Director of the American Association of Teachers of German. He leads a team to support and improve German education in the United States. Combining a passion for educational technology and German studies, Dr. Shaughnessy has developed a track record of innovation over twenty years in the classroom. His portfolio includes language learning software development, distance-learning course management, graduate program administration, data-visualization projects, private-entity & government-sponsored partnership development, faculty-led international education, and data-based decision making for higher education to name a few. He has a passion for German-American studies and is an expert on the German-speaking immigrant communities of Pittsburgh, PA.

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