Melikian Faculty Affiliates

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Stephen Batalden
HISTORY
Emeritus Professor
PhD, University of Minnesota
Research Interests:
Russia and Eastern Europe, particularly Modern Russian Religious and Cultural History
Volker Benkert
HISTORY
Assistant Professor
D.Phil., Universiät Potsdam
Research Interests:
20th Century German History, particularly the process of transformation in East Germany after 1989
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Shahin Berisha
MELIKIAN CENTER
Adjunct Faculty
PhD, University of Prishtina
Research Interests:
Training programs in cooperation with Kosovo and Albania; science, math, and technology with particular interest in renewable energy
Visar Berisha
SPEECH AND HEARING SCIENCE
Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Arizona State University
Research Interests:
New machine learning and statistical signal processing tools to better understand and model signal perception; projects with Kosovo
Vladimir T. Borovansky
UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES
Emeritus Professor
M.L.S., Ph.D., Charles University, Prague
Research Interests:
Collection Development
Josef Brada
ECONOMICS
Emeritus Professor
Ph.D., University of Minnesota
Research Interests:
East-West Trade/Technology Transfer
Lenka Bustikova
POLITICS AND GLOBAL STUDIES
Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Duke University
Research Interests:
Political extremism, ethnic conflict, clientelism, comparative politics, methodology
Ellon D. Carpenter
MUSIC
Emeritus Professor
Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania
Research Interests:
Russian Musical Aesthetics, Composition
Anna Cichopek-Gajraj
HISTORY
Associate Professor
Ph.D., University of Michigan
Research Interests:
Modern East European history (in particular Poland and Czechoslovakia/Slovakia), modern Jewish history, comparative and social history, theories of ethnicity, violence, nationalism, and the aftermath of genocide.
J. Eugene Clay
RELIGIOUS STUDIES
Associate Professor
Ph.D., University of Chicago
Research Interests:
Eastern Orthodoxy, Russian Religious Dissent

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