International and Global Studies

Russian Studies Faculty

Russian Studies Faculty
Ahern Kathleen MacFie , Ph.D. (UNC- Chapel Hill) is Assistant Professor in the Department of German, Russian, Japanese and Chinese Studies at UNCG. Dr. Ahern’s specialty is Modern Russian Literature, and her work in African-American literary ties to Russian intellectual thought was instrumental in UNCG receiving UCEA/Peterson’s Innovative Distance Education Program Award in 2000.
Julie Brown, Ph.D. (University of Pennsylvania) is Associate Professor and Head of the Sociology Department at UNCG. Most recent teaching and publications are in the areas of: Post Soviet Society, Sociology of Health, Deviance and Social Control.
  David Cook, Ph.D.
William E. Crowther, Ph.D. (University of California, Los Angeles) is a Professor in the Department of Political Science at UNCG. Teaching areas: comparative politics, democratization. Research areas: Central Europe and the Former Soviet Union, nationalism, and inter-ethnic politics.
Louise Ivanov, DNS, RN (Indiana University) is Associate Professor and Community Practice Department Chair at UNCG's School of Nursing.
  Jeff Jones, Ph.D. (UNC - Chapel Hill) is Assistant Professor in the History Department at UNCG.
krive Sarah A. Krive, Ph.D.(University of Chicago) Slavic Languages and Literatures, is Assistant Director of the Lloyd International Honors College. Her research looks at the intersection of language, culture, and emotion, as well as all periods of Russian poetry, and Russian folklore.  She most recently co-edited "Space, Time, Place: A Festschrift for Anna Lisa Crone," and has been awarded a Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities.  She teaches courses in Honors.
Carrie Levesque, Ph.D. (Duke University) is a full-time lecturer in the Department of German, Russian, Japanese and Chinese Studies at UNCG. She completed her dissertation on women's autobiographical responses to war and terror in the Soviet Union and Croatia.
titus Joan Titus, Ph.D. (Ohio State) is Assistant Professor in Musicology and joined the UNCG faculty in 2007. Her research interests include Russian music, twentieth-century music, film music, and Native American popular music of the Southwest. Her work has been supported by multiple research and language study trips to Russia.
tudge Jonathan Tudge, Ph.D. (Cornell University) is Professor for the Department of Human Development and Family Studies at UNCG. His research focuses on the interrelations between the social world and children's social and
cognitive development, and draws on the theoretical perspectives of Lev Vygotsky and Urie Bronfenbrenner. This research is cross-cultural (US, Russia, Estonia, Finland, Korea, Kenya, and Brazil) and examines within-societal variations as a function of ethnicity and social class.
tullar Bill Tullar, Ph.D. is Professor with the Business Administration department in the Bryan School of Business and Economics at UNCG. His professional interests include interview behavior and employee selection, Russian and Eastern European management and entrepreneurial activity.
wagner Sara Wagner, Ph.D. (Harvard) is Assistant Professor with the Anthropology Department at UNCG. Her research interests include i dentification technology and society; DNA-based identification of missing persons in the former Yugoslavia; mechanisms of post-conflict social reconstruction; forced migration, refugee return and resettlement


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