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AASU asst. dean of College of Liberal Arts killed in crash

Mark Finlay, assistant dean of the College of Liberal Arts and history professor at Armstrong Atlantic State University, was killed in a car crash. (Source: AASU) Mark Finlay, assistant dean of the College of Liberal Arts and history professor at Armstrong Atlantic State University, was killed in a car crash. (Source: AASU)
SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -

The assistant dean of the College of Liberal Arts and history professor at Armstrong Atlantic State University was killed Sunday night in a car crash.

Mark Finlay was an award-winning author and received many awards including the university's Alumni Award for Distinguished Faculty Service to the Academic Discipline and the Georgia Board of Regents' Teaching Excellence Award, according to a university news release. He joined Armstrong in 1992.

Finlay was the author of "Growing American Rubber: Strategic Plants and the Politics of National Security". His book earned the Theodore Saloutos Memorial Prize for best book published in the field of agricultural history, according to AASU.   

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at the Fine Arts Auditorium on campus.

Laura Barrett, dean of Armstrong's College of Liberal Arts, issued a statement about Finlay's death:

"This is a tremendous loss for the Armstrong family. Mark was a valued colleague with a true love of research and a strong commitment to interdisciplinary learning. He was a passionate scholar and a devoted professor who shared his knowledge with his students, fellow historians and the Savannah community. We share our deepest condolences with Dr. Finlay's family, colleagues and friends." 

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