Staff

Administrative Staff

Jonathan Perkins
Director
(785) 864-4782

Ph.D., Slavic Language and Literatures
University of Kansas.  

Director, Ermal Garinger Academic Resource Center

Executive Director, KU Language Training Center

Keah Cunningham
Assistant Director
( 785) 864-3512

M.S.E. in Educational Technology
University of Kansas

Assistant Director, Ermal Garinger Academic Resource Center

Katie Ashley
Education Program Specialist
(785)864-7349

M.A. French LIterature
University of Kansas

Education Program Specialist, KU Language Training Center
 

Project Staff

Chinese Project Team

Yan Li
Chinese Project Co-leader

Ph.D., Second Language Acquisition 
University of Southern California 

Associate Professor and Chinese Language Coordinator, Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures

Director, Project Global Officers program

Sheree Willis
Chinese Project Co-leader

Ph.D., Foreign Language Education
University of Kansas

 


French Project Team

Gillian Weatherly
French Project Leader

Ph.D., French
University of Kansas

Advanced Lecturer and Coordinator of Intermediate French, Department of French, Francophone and Italian Studies


German Project Team

Nina Vyatkina
German Project Leader

Ph.D., German (Applied Linguistics Option)
Pennsylvania State University 

Professor and Chair of the Department of German Studies

Schirin Kourehpaz
Content Developer

M.A., German
University of Kansas

M.A., German Language Teaching
Tehran Azad University, Iran

Multi-term Lecturer, Department of German Studies

 


Russian Project Team

Stephen Dickey
Russian Project Leader

Ph.D., Slavic Linguistics
Indiana University 

Professor and Chair, Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures


Spanish Project Team

Amy Rossomondo
Spanish Project Leader

Ph.D., Hispanic Linguistics
Indiana University

Associate Professor and Director of the Spanish language program, Department of Spanish and Portuguese

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Development Editor

Ph.D. Spanish
University of Kansas

Academic Professional, School of Modern Languages
Georgia Institute of Technology


Swahili Project Team

Brenda Wawire
Swahili Project Co-leader

Ph.D., Curriculum and Istruction (Foreign and Second Language Education)
Florida State University

Kiswahili Lecturer and the Coordinator of African and Diasporic Languages, Department of African and African-American Studies

John Muchira
Swahili Project Co-leader

PhD in Educational Leadership & Policy Studies
Florida State University

KiSwahili Lecturer, Department of African and African American Studies

Purity Wawire
Project Assistant

Pursuing an M.A. in International Studies (African Studies) at Ohio University

 


Turkish Project Team

Saadet Ebru Ergul
Turkish Project Co-leader

M.A. in Applied Linguistics
Texas Tech University

Lecturer of Turkish, Stanford Language Center at Stanford University

Esra Predolac
Turkish Project Co-leader

Ph.D., Linguistics
Cornell University

Lecturer of Turkish and Coordinator of the Critical Languages Consortium, School for Languages, Literatures and Cultures


Ukranian Project Team

Oleksandra Wallo
Ukrainian Project Leader

Ph.D., Slavic Languages and Literatures
Pennsylvania State University

Assistant Professor, Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures

Faculty Director of the KU Language Institute in Lviv, Ukraine