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REEEC Regional Faculty Associates are faculty at smaller universities and colleges in our region who specialize in Russian, East European, and/or Eurasian studies. We invite others to join our community. If you are interested in becoming a REEEC Regional Faculty Associate, please contact REEEC at reec@illinois.edu

  • Elise Ahn, e.ahn@kimep.kz Assistant Professor, Linguistics, KIMEP University
  • Marina Balina, mbalina@iwu.edu Professor of Russian Language and Literature, Illinois Wesleyan University. 20th century Russian literature.
  • David Borgmeyer, dborgmey@slu.edu Director of the Center for International Studies, Saint Louis University. PhD, University of Southern California, Los Angeles. Cultural Identity and Civil Society in Russian and Eastern Europe, and 19th century Russian Literature
  • Charles Bukowski, cjb@bradley.edu Director of the Institute for International Studies, Bradley University. PhD, University of South Carolina. Politics and economics of Yugoslavia and the former Yugoslav Republics, especially Slovenia.
  • Terry D. Clark, tclark@creighton.edu Professor of Political Science and Director of the Graduate Program in International Relations, Creighton University. PhD, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Russian and Lithuanian politics, democratization theory.
  • John P. Carlson, JP-Carlson@wiu.edu Professor of Agriculture, Western Illinois University. PhD, Iowa State University. International Agriculture.
  • Laura Dean, ldean@mail.millikin.edu Assistant Professor of Political Science, Millikin University. PhD, University of Kansas. Comparative politics, social movements, human rights, transnational feminism, gender and politics, migration politics and policy.
  • Kyle Evered, ktevere@ilstu.edu Assistant Professor of Geography, Michigan State University. PhD, University of Oregon. Cultural, environmental, and political geographies of Middle Eastern and post-Soviet regions.
  • Carol Gayle, gayle@lfc.edu Associate Professor of History, Lake Forest College. Russian and East European History, and Russian literature and film.
  • Elza Ibroscheva, eibrosc@siue.edu Associate Professor of Mass Communications, Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville. PhD, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale. Bulgarian mass media industries; visual media analysis.
  • Daniel Kaiser, kaiser@grinnell.edu Professor of History, Joseph F. Rosenfield Professor of Social Studies, Grinnell College. PhD, University of Chicago. Medieval and early modern Russian history; Russian law; family life and urban culture.
  • Ann Kleimola, akleimola1@unl.edu Professor, History Department, University of Nebraska. Eastern Europe, Medieval Russia, Women.
  • Mark Richard Lauersdorf, lauersdorf@uky.edu Associate Professor of Languages and Linguistics, University of Kentucky
  • Brian Locke, b-locke@wiu.edu Associate Professor of Musicology, Western Illinois University. Music in the Czech Lands (Art music, Popular Music, Jazz), Nineteenth and Early-Twentieth Century Music, Jazz in Europe.
  • Jacek Lubecki, jlubecki@mail.millikin.edu Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Arkansas at Little Rock and Coordinator of International Studies and Middle Eastern Studies.
  • Susan Mikula, smikula@ben.edu Professor of History, Benedictine University.
  • Rosina Neginsky, rnegi1@uis.edu Associate Professor of Women's Studies, English and Liberal Studies/Individual Option, University of Illinois at Springfield. European cinema, international women writers and the Symbolist Movement in Europe.
  • Bruce Newman, bnewman@depaul.edu Professor of Marketing, DePaul University. Editor, Journal of Political Marketing. Political Marketing and Consumer Behavior.
  • Joel Ostrow, jostrow@ben.edu Professor of International Business and Political Science, Benedictine University. PhD, University of California, Berkeley. Political and economic transformation of the postcommunist states of the former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe.
  • Ronald Pope, rrpope@ilstu.edu Professor Emeritus of Political Science, Illinois State University. PhD, University of Pennsylvania. Russian politics and society, business and legal culture.
  • Stephen D. Press, spress@iwu.edu, Associate Professor of Music History, Illinois Wesleyan University. PhD, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
  • Robert Przygrodzki, rlprzygrodzki@yahoo.com Lecturer, Concordia University Chicago. Architecture, Arts & Culture, Civil Society, Russia, Poland.
  • Joel Quam, quamjo@cod.edu Professor of Geography, College of DuPage. Regional Geography of the former Soviet Union (especially Russia, Estonia, Latvia).
  • Steven D. Roper, steven.roper@nu.edu.kz Dean, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Nazarbayev University. PhD, University of Missouri. European and Post-Communist politics focusing on southern Europe, specifically Romania and Moldova; international law and human rights.
  • Nancy Scannell, Scannell.Nancy@uis.edu Associate Professor of Business Administration, University of Illinois, Springfield. Finance, Money & Banking, Transitional Economies, European Union.
  • Edward A. D. Schatz, chair.pol.utm@utoronto.ca Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Toronto. PhD, University of Wisconsin, Madison.
  • Anita Shelton, ashelton@eiu.edu PhD, University of Washington. Professor and Chair of History, East Europe, Russia, modern Europe.
  • Susan Smith, snsmith@bradley.edu Temporary Assistant Professor of History, Bradley University
  • Ronald Spahr, rspahr@memphis.edu Professor and Chair, Department of Finance, Insurance and Real Estate, University of Memphis. PhD, University of Wisconsin, Madison. Finance and Banking in Russia; Consulting and teaching in an MBA program in Russia since 1995.
  • Charles Steinwedel, c-steinwedel@neiu.edu Associate Professor of History, Northeastern Illinois University. PhD, Columbia University. Russian/Soviet history; empire, nation, religion and social status in late imperial Russia; Bashkortostan and the Volga-Urals region.
  • Roshanna Sylvester, rsylvest@depaul.edu Associate Professor of History, DePaul University. PhD, Yale University. Russian history, history of crime, gender, class, ethnicity, urban history.
  • Paul Valliere, pvallier@butler.edu Professor of Religion, Butler University. PhD, Columbia University. Russian Orthodoxy and culture; modern religious thought.
  • Christine Varga-Harris, cvargah@ilstu.edu Associate Professor of History, Illinois State University. PhD, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Russian/Soviet history; post-war Soviet cultural history.
  • Anika Walke, awalke@artsci.wustl.edu Assistant Professor of International and Area Studies, Washington University in St. Louis. In-depth analysis of the confluence of memory discourses and perceptions of migration in the German and Soviet/Russian contexts.
  • Robert Bruce Ware, rware@siue.edu Professor of Philosophy, Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville. DPhil, Oxford University. Political philosophy, Political Islam, Caucasus and Central Asia, Post-Soviet politics.
  • Theodore R. Weeks, tadeusz@siu.edu Professor of History, Southern Illinois University. PhD, University of California at Berkeley. Minority nationality in Late Imperial Russia; Polish-Jewish relations.
  • Sally West, swest@truman.edu Professor of History, Truman State University. PhD, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Imperial Russia, consumer culture, nationalities, world history.
  • William B. Whisenhunt, whisen@cdnet.cod.edu Professor of History/Political Science, College of DuPage. Ph.D. University of Illinois at Chicago. Russian and Soviet History; 18th and 19th century Russian intellectual, political and social; Russian-American relations.
  • Robert L. Whiting, Robert.Whiting@wgu.edu Course Mentor, General Education: Geography, Western Governor's State. PhD. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
  • Richard Wolfel, Richard.Wolfel@usma.edu Associate Professor of Geography, United States Military Academy. PhD, Indiana University. Cultural and political geography with regional interests in Central Asia; nationalism and the urban built environment, post-Soviet political development and the influence of nationalism on tourism.
  • Christine Worobec, worobec@niu.edu Professor of History, Northern Illinois University. PhD, University of Toronto. Social and cultural history of Imperial Russia and modern Ukraine, focusing on Russian and Ukrainian peasantries, the history of women, and popular religion.
  • Tatyana V. Zabotina, Zabotina.Tatyana@uis.edu Professor, College of Business and Management. PhD, University of SUNY-Binghamton. Market Microstructure, Investments, International Financial Markets, Time Series Analysis, Corporate Finance.
  • Russell Zanca, rzanca@neiu.edu Professor of Anthropology, Northeastern Illinois University. PhD, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Cultural anthropology of Central Asia, post-Soviet economies, Islam and Muslim societies, Eurasian labor migration and globalization.