Staff

Administrative Staff

Jonathan Perkins
Co-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

Marc L. Greenberg
Co-Director

Ph.D., Slavic Languages and Literatures
University of California, Los Angeles. 

Professor, Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures

Director, School of Languages, Literatures and Cultures

Keah Cunningham
Assistant Director

M.S. in Educational Technology (expected 2019)
University of Kansas

Assistant Director, Ermal Garinger Academic Resource Center

Katie Ashley
Education Program Specialist
(785)864-7349
Wescoe 4070

M.A. French LIterature
University of Kansas

 

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

Executive Director, KU Confucius Institute

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

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Editorial Assistant

Ph.D. Candidate, French Language and Literature
University of Kansas

M.A., French
University of Iowa

Instructor of French, Department of French, Francophone and Italian Studies

Clarisse Barbier
Content Developer

Ph.D. Candidate, French Language and Literature
University of Kansas

Master's in English and Cultural Studies
University of Franche-Comté, France

Instructor of French, Department of French, Francophone and Italian Studies

Ousmane Lecoq Diop
Content Developer

Ph.D. Candidate, French and Francophone Studies
University of Kansas

M.A., French
University of North Texas

Instructor of French, Department of French, Francopohone 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

KiSwahili Project Team

John Muchira
KiSwahili Project Co-leader

PhD in Educational Leadership & Policy Studies
Florida State University

KiSwahili Lecturer, Department of African and African American Studies

Brenda Wawire
KiSwahili 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

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

Associate Director, KU Language Training Center

picture of Mirla Gonzalez
Managing Editor

Ph.D. Spanish
University of Kansas

Spanish Lecturer, Department of Spanish and Portuguese

Ruth Fernandez Parga
Content Developer

M.A., Spanish
University of Kansas

M.A., Teaching English in Secondary Education
Universidad de la Coruña, Spain

Instructor of Spanish, Department of Spanish and Portugese

Sebastian Leal Arenas
Content Developer

M.A. Student, Spanish
University of Kansas

Instructor of Spanish, Department of Spanish and Portuguese

Angel Rañales Pérez
Content Developer

Ph.D. Candidate, Spanish LIterature
University of Kansas

M.A., Spanish Literature
University of Kansas

Intructor of Spanish, Department of Spanish and Portuguese

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 and LTC Russian Program Director, Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures

Faculty Director of the KU Language Institute in Lviv, Ukraine