PROGRAM COORDINATOR
Svetoslav Pavlov
Grand Valley State University
1 Campus Drive

Brooks College of Interdisciplinary Studies
103 Lake Ontario Hall

Allendale, MI 49401

Telephone: (616) 331-8906
Fax: (616) 331-8111
Email: pavlovsv@gvsu.edu



OFFICE COORDINATOR
Leslye Allen
Grand Valley State University
Area Studies Center
1 Campus Drive
117 Lake Ontario Hall
Allendale, MI 49401-9403

Telephone: (616) 331-8110
Fax: (616) 331-8111
Email: areastudies@gvsu.edu

Russian Studies Advisory Committee

Denise de la Rosa, Associate Professor of Accounting. B.A., Wayne State University; M.A., University of Southern California; M.A., Ferris State University; Ph.D., University of North Texas. Research Interests: Emerging Markets, Poland.

Mihaela Friedlmeier, Assistant Professor of Psychology. M.A., Cuza University (Romania); Ph.D., University of Konstanz. Research Interests: developmental and cross-cultural psychology.

Charles (Robb) Hogg (Father Gregory), Affiliate Professor of Philosophy and Orthodox Priest at Holy Cross Antiochian Orthodox Church in Dorr.

Terry Horton, Senior Program Advisor to Philanthropic and Nonprofit Services at the Johnson Center for Philanthropy at GVSU; B. A., University of Texas at Austin; J.D., Lewis and Clark School (Portland, Oregon), previously employed at the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs where she consulted nonprofit organizations in Central Asia and Russia.

Dalila Kovacs, Assistant Professor of Chemistry. B.S., Babes-Bolyai University (Romania); Ph.D., Michigan State University. Research Interests: organic chemistry, exploring heterogeneous catalytic processes as alternatives for green pathways from biomass-based resources toward chemical commodities.

Elena Lioubimtseva, Associate Professor of Geography. B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Moscow State University (Russia). Research Interests: remote sensing, GIS, paleoclimatology, landscape ecology, environmental change in desert environments.

Gwyn Madden, Assistant Professor of Anthropology. B.A., M.A., Oregon State University; Ph.D., University of Nevada. Research Interests: Human osteology, paleopathology, mummy studies, bioarchaeology, mortuary studies, collections management, excavations in Ukraine.

Alexey Nikitin, Associate Professor of Biology. M.S., Kiev State University (Ukraine); Ph.D., Bowling Green State University. Research Interests: human genetics; archeogenetics; population genetics; life history evolution; molecular evolution; Carpathian Mountain region (Ukraine, Moldova, Romania)

Svetoslav Pavlov, Affiliate Professor of Russian Studies; B.A., University of Latvia; M.S., Grand Valley State University; M.B.A., Davenport University; M.A., Ph.D., Michigan State University. Research interests: Pasternak’s poetics as translator, Chekhov, Dostoyevsky, Tolstoy.

Elizabeth Psyck, Assistant Librarian. B.A., Barnard College, Columbia University; M.L.I.S., University of Pittsburgh. Library Liaison for Geography, Geology, Government Documents, International Relations, Political Science, Russian Studies.

Elena Selezneva, Coordinator of Faculty-Led Programs, Padnos International Center. B.A., Philology and Education, Volgograd State Pedagogical University, Russia; M.A., Educational Technology, Michigan State University; M.A., Linguistics, Michigan State University. Research interests: intercultural communication, use of technology for second language teaching and learning.

Ivo Soljan, Professor of English. B.A., Sarajevo University (Bosnia-Herzegovina); M. Philosophy, Nottingham, England; Ph.D., Belgrade University. Research Interests: English and Croatian poetry.

Heather L. Tafel, Associate Professor of Political Science. B.A., Eckerd College; A.M., Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Research Interests: comparative democratization, federalism, authoritarianism, politics of Russia and Eastern Europe.

 

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