Faculty

Areas of Study



Anthropology


Michael H. Crawford
785-864-4170
Lippincott Hall, Room 5

Curriculum Vitae

Demography, Molecular genetics, Primate genetics, Genetics of twins

Arienne M. Dwyer
Professor, Co-Director, Institute for Digital Research in the Humanities
785-864-2649
Fraser Hall, Room 638

Curriculum Vitae [PDF]

Typology, Media archives, Language documentation, Digital humanities

Associate Professor
785-864-2677
Fraser Hall, Room 616

Curriculum Vitae [PDF]

Material culture and belief systems

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Architecture


Associate Professor
785-864-1144
Marvin Hall, Room 405C

Curriculum Vitae [PDF]

Baltic, Eastern European and Russian architecture and culture

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Business


Professor, Ned N. Fleming Distinguished Teaching Professor
785-864-7569
Capitol Federal Hall, Room 4187

International Business, Organizational Change, and World Class Operations

Professor, Associate Dean
785-864-7564
Summerfield Hall, Room 203-C

Decision sciences, Economics, Finance, Energy markets, Environmental policies, Political economy

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Center for Global & International Studies


Lecturer
Wescoe Hall, Room 2096

Persian language and literature; Indo-Persian culture; History and politics of Islam in the Middle East and South Asia

F. Michael Wuthrich
Academic Director, Global & International Studies Academic Programs, Visiting Assistant Professor, Center for Global and International Studies
(785) 864-0508
Bailey Hall, Rm. 214

Cirriculum Vitae [PDF]

Interaction of religion, nationalism and politics

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Economics


Tsvetan_Tsvetanov
Assistant Professor
785-864-1881
Snow Hall, Room 355
Dietrich Earnhart
785-864-2866
Snow Hall, Room 435

Curriculum Vitae [PDF]

Environmental economics, Law and economics, Comparative economics

Mohamed El-Hodiri
Professor
785-864-2838
Snow Hall, Room 359

Curriculum Vitae [PDF]

Structural economic dynamics, Study of economies, Neuro foundations of decisions

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Education


Charlie Bankart
Assistant Vice Provost, Office of International Programs
785-864-6161
Strong Hall, room #300
Senior Research Assistant, Center for Economic Education, Lecturer, School of Education, Department of Curriculum and Teaching
(785) 864-9715
Joseph R. Pearson Hall

Economic education

Barbara Phipps
Associate Professor
785-864-9685
Joseph R. Pearson Hall, Room 309

Curriculum Vitae [PDF]

Children's learning of economic concepts, Economic education in transitional economies

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Geography


Associate Professor, Director, Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies
785-864-3040
Lindley Hall, Room 413A

Curriculum Vitae [PDF]

International relations, Geographic and social theory

Leslie Dienes
Professor Emeritus, Geography
(785) 864-5537
Lindley Hall, Rm. 205

Curriculum Vitae [PDF]

Former USSR & East-Central Europe. Resources and regional socio-economic development

Shannon O'Lear
Professor, Director, Center for Global and International Studies
785-864-2041
Lindley Hall, Room 213

Curriculum Vitae [DOC]

Social, political, and economic dynamics in resource-related conflict

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History


John T. Alexander
Professor Emeritus, History

Russian Empire, Soviet Union, 18th-century Russian social history, Medieval Russia

Professor Emerita, History

History of Iran; Petroleum and oil history; Military history

Adjunct Professor, History

The Russian defense industry; Eurasian geopolitical escalation

Professor, Chair, History Department
785-864-9463
Wescoe Hall, Room 3638

Pre-modern Russia and Eastern Europe; Gender and sexuality; Popular culture; Orthodox Christianity; Medicine in Russia and the Balkans

Adjunct Professor, History

Russian and Soviet Military History

Professor Emeritus, History
(785) 864-9468
Wescoe Hall

U.S.-Soviet relations; Russia and the mediterranean

Associate Professor
Wescoe Hall, Room 2610

Modern Russia, Eurasia, and the Soviet Union; Caucasus; Migration and diaspora; Comparative empires; Trade and organized crime.

Associate Professor
785-864-9460
Wescoe Hall

Curriculum Vitae [PDF]

American foreign relations; World War II Allied coalition

Nathaniel D. Wood
Associate Professor
785-864-9458
Wescoe Hall, Room 3641

19th and 20th century Eastern Europe; Poland; Modern Europe; Urban and cultural history; Speed and transportation technologies

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Journalism


Lecturer

lisamclendon@ku.edu
785-864-7623
Stauffer-Flint Hall, room 112

Associate Professor, Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies
785-864-7622
Stauffer-Flint Hall, Room 200

Curriculum Vitae [PDF]

Market-based journalism; International marketing

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Law


Professor
785-864-9213
Green Hall, Room 411

Clinical legal education; International human rights; Criminal procedure

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Libraries


Jon Giullian
Associate Librarian; Head, International & Area Studies (IAS) department; Librarian for Slavic and Eurasian Studies (Tenured 2011)
785-864-8854
Watson Library, Room 519

Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Baltics, Caucuas, Czech Republic, and Slovakia research collections

Special Collections Librarian, Processing, Spencer Research Library
(785) 864-2036
Spencer Research Library

Processing; Special collections

Slavic & Near East Studies Librarian, KU Libraries, Cataloguer and South Slavic Bibliographer, Gretchen and Gene A. Budig Distinguished Librarian
(785) 864-3957
Watson Library, Rm. 519

Former Yugoslavia, Bulgaria, Albania, Romania, Central Asia

Head, Center for Faculty Initiatives and Engagement, KU Libraries, Co-director, Institute for Digital Research in the Humanities
(785) 864-8883
Watson Library, Rm. 450

Curriculum Vitae

Czech Republic and East-Central Europe

 

Library Specialist, KU Libraries
(785) 864-3476
Watson Library, Rm. 519

Curriculum Vitae [PDF]

Russia, Poland, former Yugoslavia, Czech Republic

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Linguistics


Associate Professor, Chair, Slavic Languages and Literatures
785-864-2357
Wescoe Hall, Room 2134

Curriculum Vitae [PDF]

Comparative Slavic verbal aspect, Slavic semantics and syntax

Professor, Director, School of Languages, Literatures and Cultures
785-864-9171
Wescoe Hall, Room 2079

Curriculum Vitae [PDF]

Historical linguistics; Dialectology; Indo-European linguistics; Sociolinguistics

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Museums


Rebecca Blocksome
Editor/writer, Arts Research Collaboration Initiative, Spencer Museum of Art
(785) 864-1171
Spencer Museum of Art

Visual and material culture in the formation of national and cultural identity

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Music


MARTIN NEDBAL
Assistant Professor
785-864-9578
Murphy Hall, Room 338
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Philosophy


Professor Emeritus, Philosophy
(785) 864-2328
Wescoe Hall, Rm. 3090

Curriculum Vitae [PDF]

Political and social philosophy; Applied ethics

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Physics


David Z. Besson
Professor
785-864-4741
Malott Hall, Room 5069

Astrophysics, Study of cosmic rays

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Political Science


Ronald A Francisco
Professor
785-864-9023

Curriculum Vitae [PDF]

Comparative politics; Protest and repression

Mariya Omelicheva
Associate Professor, Department of Political Science
785-864-9002

Curriculum Vitae [PDF]

Security policy; State security and human rights; Human rights law

Professor Emeritus, Political Science

Totalitarian politics, Politics of East Central Europe, Ideocratic political systems

Robert Rohrschneider
Sir Robert Worcester Distinguished Professor of Political Science
785-864-8263
Blake Hall, Room 525

Curriculum Vitae [PDF]

Comparative politics, German politics

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Religious Studies


Lecturer
785-218-7663
Smith Hall, Room 203

Greek Patristics; Augustine; Eastern Orthodox Christianity; Ancient philosophy; Phenomenology and Religion; Religion and Literature; Poetry​

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Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies


Lecturer, Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies

Eurasian security issues

Professor Emeritus
785-864-2354
Wescoe Hall, Room 4032

Pushkin; Russian poetry; Contemporary Russian literature

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Slavic Languages & Literatures


Professor Emerita
785-864-2350
Wescoe Hall, Room 2139

Curriculum Vitae [PDF]

Slavic folklore; Russian Silver Age literature and thought

Vitaly Chernetsky
Associate Professor, Director, Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies
785-864-2359
Wescoe Hall, Room 2140

Curriculum Vitae [PDF]

Russian literature and culture; Postmodernism; Diasporic cultures

Assistant Professor
785-864-2346
Wescoe Hall, Room 2138

Curriculum Vitae [PDF]

19th-century Russian literature; Balkan realism

Director, EGARC
(785) 864-4782
Wescoe Hall, Rm. 4072

Russian culture; Slavic folklore; Instructional technology

Associate Professor, Associate Director, Center for Russian, Eastern European, and Eurasian Studies
785-550-4589
Wescoe Hall, Room 2127

Curriculum Vitae [PDF]

Yiddish and Slavic morphosyntax and pragmatics; Jewish folklore

Multi-Term Lecturer
Wescoe Hall, Room 2130

Curriculum Vitae [PDF]

Slovene; Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian languages

Esra Predolac
Lecturer, Slavic Languages and Literature, LCTL Coordinator, School of Languages, Literatures & Cultures
(785) 864-2358
Wescoe Hall, Rm. 2123

Syntax and its interfaces, Clausal complements, Nominalization, Embedded root phenomena, Parataxis, Extraposition

Lecturer, Academic Program Advisor, Russian Program Coordinator
785-864-1230
Wescoe Hall, Room 2128

Curriculum Vitae [PDF]

Russian language pedagogy; business Russian

Associate Professor
785-864-2351
Wescoe Hall, Room 2141

Curriculum Vitae [PDF]

Polish and Czech language; Memory studies; Slavic literary Baroque

Assistant Professor
785-864-2350
Wescoe Hall, Room 2139
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Sociology


Victor Agadjanian

Demographic aspects of social change in sub-Saharan Africa, the former Soviet Union and Latin America

Eric A. Hanley
Associate Professor
785-864-4111
Fraser Hall, Room 712

Political and Economic Sociology; Sociology of Organizations; Social Stratification; Globalization and Post-Communist Societies

Mehrangiz Najafizadeh
Associate Professor
785-864-9421
Fraser Hall

Gender issues; Social inequality; Globalization; Education and social change

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Theatre & Film


Associate Professor, Artistic Director of the University Theatre
785-864-2689
Murphy Hall, Room 317

Classical and Contemporary Greek Theatre; Czech scenography

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