Brent A. Mai

Dean of Libraries & University Librarian

Dr. Brent Mai is our new Dean of Libraries and University Librarian, arriving at Fairfield in July 2016.  He comes to Fairfield as a renowned Volga German scholar with numerous books and articles to his credit. He speaks world-wide on topics relating to Volga German history and culture.  In 2004, he founded the Center for Volga German Studies at Concordia University – Portland (Oregon) and served as its first director.  When he moved to Connecticut earlier this summer, he brought with him a personal collection of online resources and materials, and presents an introduction to that information here in Fairfield’s Digital Humanities Project.  Dr. Mai holds degrees from Bethany College (Kansas), George Washington University, The University of Texas at Austin, and Vanderbilt University.