Alfred Hornung, German language educator, department chairman. Named one of Honorary Citizen of State Texas, Governor Texas, 1979; fellow, American Council of Learned Societies, 1974-1975, 1979-1980, National Humanities Center, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, 1980-1981.
Hornung, Alfred was born on December 22, 1945 in Waldfenster, Bavaria, Germany. Son of Georg and Lioba Hornung.
Doctor of Philosophy, University Wuerzburg, Bavaria, Germany. Habil, University Wuerzburg, Bavaria, Germany, 1985.
Visiting professor English University of New Mexico, Albuquerque. Assistant professor English-American studies University Wuerzburg, 1976—1985. Visiting professor University Texas, Austin, 1978—1979.
Visiting professor English State University of New York Albany, 1985—1985, Columbia University, New York City, 1986—1987. Professor English-American studies Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz, Germany, since 1988, dean, director center intercultural studies, 2000—2005, department chairman, since 2007. Guest professor American studies Peking University, Beijing, 2009.
First lieutenant Logistics German Army, 1965-1967, Hamburg.
Fellow: MESEA (president 2000-2004). Member: American Studies Association (member international committee 2004-2008), German Association American Studies (president 2002-2005).