Jonathan Perkins

Jonathan Perkins
  • Director, Open Language Resource Center

Contact Info

Wescoe Hall, Rm. 4072
1445 Jayhawk Boulevard
Lawrence, KS 66045


Jonathan Perkins received his B.A. in Russian and Soviet Area Studies from Middlebury College, and his M.A. and Ph.D. in Slavic Languages and Literatures from the University of Kansas. He has taught Russian at all levels, in addition to teaching courses in Russian culture, Slavic folklore and instructional technology.  His current work focuses on the creation of Open Educational Resources, including co-authorship of the first-year Russian curriculum Mezhdu nami and work with CREES faculty on other OER projects:  Russian Aspect in Conversation (Dickey), the Ukrainian grammar overview Dobra forma (Wallo), and the advanced Turkish curriculum Konuşan Paragraflar (Predolac).  He is also the Principal Investigator of KU’s Language Training Center grant, which funds coursework for active duty and reserve military personnel in a range of languages, including Russian and Ukrainian.