Executive Committee

The CREES Executive Committee represents center-affiliated faculty from across the university and works with the Director, Associate Director, and Assistant Director in overseeing the center’s degree programs, applying for external grants, and advising on the center’s polices and governance.

CREES Director and Chair

Erik Scott
  • Director
  • Associate Professor
  • Editor, The Russian Review
  • Modern Russia, Eurasia, and the Soviet Union; Global and International History; Migration and Diaspora; Mass Culture; the Cold War and its Legacies

CREES Associate Director

Slavic and Eurasian Languages & Literatures


Political Science


Geoffrey Husic
  • Slavic & Near East Studies Librarian, KU Libraries
  • Cataloguer and South Slavic Bibliographer
  • Gretchen and Gene A. Budig Distinguished Librarian

Professional Schools

At Large