Ermal Garinger Academic Resource Center


Full-Time Staff

4072 Wescoe

Jonathan joined EGARC in the summer of 1999 and has held a variety of positions in the unit, including Associate Director (2001-2007).  He received his B.A. in Russian and Soviet Area Studies from Middlebury College, and his M.A. and Ph.D. in Slavic Languages and Literatures from the University of Kansas. He has taught Russian at all levels, in addition to teaching courses in Russian culture, Slavic folklore and instructional technology.

Assistant Director
4073 Wescoe Hall

Keah joined EGARC as a student in the spring of 2006 and became a full-time staff member in the summer of 2009. She holds a B.S. in Information Systems (with an Italian minor) and is pursuing a M.S. in Educational Technology. She is responsible for all of EGARC's technical infrastructure, training faculty in the use of technology, and coordinating EGARC's web-based projects.

Administrative Assistant
4069 Wescoe Hall

Gloria joined EGARC in the spring of 2017 after four years working in the former USSR. She holds a B.A. in History with a minor in International Affairs from Kansas State University and an M.A. in Russian, Eastern European, & Eurasian Studies from the University of Kansas. She handles a host of administrative duties for EGARC and is the Program Manager for KU’s Project GO initiative.


Part-Time Staff

Technology Assistant

Senior, Psychology
(Tagalog, American Sign Language)

Hometown: Effingham, Kansas
Joined EGARC in June 2016

Technology Assistant
Sophomore, Behavioral Neuroscience
Hometown: Andover, Kansas
Joined EGARC in August 2016
Hadiya Hazel
Technology Assistant

Junior, East Asian Languages & Cultures
(Korean, Japanese)

Hometown: Saint Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands
Joined EGARC in September 2015

Maren Kollhus
Technology Assistant

Sophomore, Strategic Communication
(Norwegian, Swedish, Danish, German)

Hometown: Nesbyen, Norway
Joined EGARC in February 2018

Technology Assistant

Senior, Mechanical Engineering

Hometown: Chicago, Illinois
Joined EGARC in January 2016

Technology Assistant

Junior, Communication Studies
(Hungarian, French, Russian)

Hometown: Komárom, Hungary
Joined EGARC in August 2016

Technology Assistant

Junior, Linguistics and Russian
(Korean, Russian, Japanese, Arabic)

Hometown: Seoul, South Korea
Joined EGARC in August 2015

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