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The Junior Faculty Development Program (JFDP), a program of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) of the U.S. Department of State, and was administered by American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS in Armenia from 2000 to 2013.

The JFDP provided university instructors with an opportunity to expand their knowledge and expertise in their academic field by attending classes and working with faculty members at universities in the United States. Individuals applied for fields in the humanities and social sciences. Participants in the JFDP established relationships between U.S. universities and their home university, were engaged in curriculum development and explored alternative teaching methodologies, expanded their knowledge in their fields of study, and gathered new teaching materials and resources. Over the course of more than a decade, 54 Armenian faculty members from 23 different state and private universities from Yerevan, Gyumri and Vanadzor participated in the program. These JFDP fellows were hosted by 32 universities located in 26 states in the US.

 

Program Links:

JFDP site

JFDP info on American Councils’ US site

 

You can learn about JFDP alumni activities here.

 

JFDP Alumni list

Alumni 2012-2013

 

Manukyan, Ani

Lecturer – Armenian State Pedagogical University, Department of Foreign Languages

US Host: Arizona State University, School of Historical, Philosophical & Religious Studies

Academic field: American Studies

 

Alumni 2011-2012

 

Antonyan, Ruzanna

Lecturer – European Regional Academy Vanadzor Branch, Department of Linguistics, Economics, and Tourism

US Host: Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Department of English and Literature

Academic field: Linguistics

 

Mirzoyan Grigor

Lecturer – French University of Armenia, Department of Information Technologies

US Host: Florida State University, College of Education

Academic field: Education Management

 

 

Assistant Professor, Senior Specialist – Yerevan State Medical University, Department of Education Quality and Assurance

US Host: University of Kansas, Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

Academic field: Education Administration

 

Alumni 2010-2011

 

Gevorgyan, Nora

Senior Lecturer – Russian-Armenian (Slavonic) University, Department of Political Science, International Relations Chair

US Host: Florida State University, Department of International Affairs

Academic field: International Affairs

 

Gevorgyan, Rita

Associate Professor, Head of Education Quality Management and Control Department – State Engineering University of Armenia, Department of Industrial Economics, Organization and Management

US Host: George Washington University, Department of Management

Academic field: Education Administration, Business Administration

 

Manusyan, Sona

Lecturer – Yerevan State University, Department of Philosophy and Psychology

US Host: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Department of Psychology

Academic field: Psychology

 

Marzpanyan, Edgar

Lecturer – Yerevan State University, Department of Economics

US Host: George Washington University, School of Business

Academic field: Economics

 

Mkrtchyan, Iskuhi

Lecturer – Armenian State Agrarian University, Department of Agribusiness and Marketing, Statistics and Biometrics

US Host: South Dakota State University, Department of Economics

Academic field: Economics

 

Petrosyan, Sarhat

Assistant Professor – Yerevan State University of Architecture and Construction, Department of Architecture

US Host: University of Kansas, School of Architecture, Design and Planning

Academic field: Architecture and Urban Planning

 

Alumni 2009-2010

 

Antonyan, Kristine

Assistant Professor — Yerevan State University, Department of Economics
US Host: California State University, Fresno Craig School of Business
Academic field: Economics

 

Karapetyan, Lilit
Lecturer — Armenian State Pedagogical University, Department of Preschool, Primary and Special Education
US Host: Towson University, Department of Psychology
Academic field: Psychology

 

Khachatryan, Narine
Associate Professor, Head of  Chair of Personality Psychology — Yerevan State University, Department of Psychology
US Host: University of Kansas, Department of Psychology
Academic field: Psychology

 

Manukyan, Artak

Assistant Professor — Armenian State University of Economics Gyumri Branch, Department of Economics
US Host: University of Delaware, Lerner College of Business and Economics
Academic field: Economics

 

 

Manukyan, Tigran
Associate Professor — Yerevan State University of Architecture and Construction, Department of Architecture
US Host: Oklahoma State University, College of Engineering, Architecture & Technology
Academic field: Architecture and Urban Planning

 

Ohanyan, Arevik
Lecturer, Head of Academic Evaluation and Quality Assurance Center — Eurasia International University, Department of Economics

US Host: Boston College, Center for International Higher Education
Academic field: Education Administration

 

Alumni 2008-2009

 

Apresyan, Artur

Lectured at Yerevan State Linguistic University after V. Brusov, Department of English Communication
US Host: University of Minnesota, Department Linguistics/Second Language Studies
Academic field: Linguistics

 

Avagyan, Ophelia (Resume)
Lectured at  Yerevan Northern University, Department of Foreign Languages
Import Specialist and Translator, SAS Group

US Host: University of Wyoming, Department of American Studies
Academic field: American Studies

 

Avetisyan, Meri (CV)
Lectured at Armenian State Pedagogical University after Kh. Abovyan, Department of Psychology and Social Pedagogy
US Host: University of Iowa, Department of Psychology
Academic field: Psychology

 

Gabrielyan, Vigen (after JFDP)
Senior Lecturer — St. Petersburg Institute of Foreign Economic Relations in Economics and Law, Department of Management
Marketing Manager, AGB Nielsen Media Research in Armeni
US Host: Oklahoma State University, Department of Business Administration
Academic field: Business Administration

 

Gevorgyan, Khachik (Academic Activities in 2009)
Assistant Professor — Yerevan State University, Department of Iranian Studies
President, Armenian Association for Academic Partnership and Support (ARMACAD)

Executive Director, US Alumni Association of Armenia  (USAAA)
US Host: Harvard University, Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations
Academic field: History

 

Mkrtchyan, Vardan
Lecturer — Yerevan State Institute of Theatre and Cinema, Department of History and Theory of Art
Director,  “Hamazgayin”  Theatre
US Host: Florida State University, Department of Arts Management

Academic field: Arts Management

 

Alumni 2007-2008

 

Aghabekyan, Armine

Lecturter — Yerevan State University
US Host: University of Wisconsin, Superior, Department of Educational Administration
Academic field: Educational Administration

 

Grigoryan, Gayane
Associate Professor — “Imastaser Anania Shirakatsi” University in Gyumri, Department of Philology/Chair of English Language
US Host: University of Wyoming, Department of American Studies

Academic field: American Studies

 

Hovhannisyan, Hovhannes (Brief Bio)
Associated Professor — Yerevan State University, Department of Theology
US Host: Vanderbilt University, Department of Religious Studies
Academic field: Religious Studies

 

Karamyan, Lusine (Brief Bio)
Lecturer — Yerevan State University, Department of Sociology
US Host: State University of New Jersey, Department of Social Work

Academic field: Social Work

 

Khechumyan, Aleksandr
Lectured at Police Academy of the Republic of Armenia, Department of Criminal Law
US Host: Michigan State University, Department of Law

Academic field: Law

 

Sahakyan, Davit
Associate Professor — Russian-Armenian (Slavonic) State University, Department of Economics and Finance
Director of Postal Financial Services Business Unit, Haypost CJSC
US Host: University of Pittsburgh, Department of Business Administration
Academic field: Business Administration

 

Alumni 2006-2007

 

Gabrielyan, Arman

Assistant Professor — Yerevan State University, Department of Economics

Director, AIPRG Armenia

US Host: Vanderbilt University, Department of Economics
Academic field: Economics

 

Khachatryan, Armenuhi

Lectured at European Regional Educational Academy, Department of  Tourism and Humanities

Director, “Modexpo” LLC

US Host: George Washington University, Department of Hospitality Management
Academic field: Business Administration in Hospitality Management

 

Khachatryan, Gor
Senior Lecturer — Armenian State University of Economics, Department of Microeconomics
Executive Director, Nairi Insurance  LLC
US Host: George Washington University, Department of Economics
Academic field: Economics

 

Sahakyan, Taguhi
Instructed English at American University of Armenia, Department of Extension Programs
US Host: Louisiana State University, Department of Linguistics
Academic field: Linguistics

 

Zalinyan, Tamara
Lecturer — Armenian-Russian (Slavonic) University, Department of Politology Theory
Senior  Specialist,  Ministry of Education and Science of RA
US Host: University of Kansas, Department of Political Science
Academic field: Political Science/ Public Policy

 

Alumni 2005-2006

 

Arzakanyan, Magdalina

Instructor of English — American University of Armenia, Department of Extension Programs
US Host: University of Kansas, Lawrence, Department of Education Administration
Academic field: Educational Administration

 

Hovakimyan, Aleksey
Lectured at Armenian State University of Economics, Department of Economic Regulation and International Economics
Expert for Economical Issuess, US Embassy in Armenia
2010 Heinrich Boell Foundation Regional Research Scholar
US Host: Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Department of Economics
Academic field: Economics

 

Navoyan, Arayik (Brief Bio)
Vice-Rector of External Relations — French University in Armenia

Adviser to Minister, Ministry of Education and Science of Armenia

US Host: Kent State University, Department of Education Administration

Academic field: Educational Administration

 

Sargsyan, Anna
Professor — Yerevan State University, Department of Economics
US Host: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Academic field: Economics

 

Alumni 2004-2005

 

Gasparyan, Khachatur

Head of Department, Associate Professor — Yerevan State Medical University, Department of Medical Psychology

Director, Child and Adolescent Mental Health Clinic
US Host: Columbia University, Department of Psychology
Academic field: Psychology

 

Sahakyan, Vahe (Brief Bio)
PhD Student — University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Department of Near Eastern Studies
US Host: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Center for Russian and East European Studies
Academic field: Sociology

 

Alumni 2003-2004

 

Antonian, Louisa

Instructor of English and Technical Writing — Agribusiness Teaching Center (ATC)

Head of English Language Department, Eurasia International University

US Host University: Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, Department of Education Administration
Academic field: Educational Administration

 

Aydinyan, Anahit
Worked at the Gyumri Pedagogical Institute, Department of Social Work
US  Host University: University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Department of Sociology
Academic field: Sociology

 

Maloyan, Anna
Worked at American University of Armenia Extention Porgram

US Host University: University of South Tampa, Department of Linguistics
Academic field: Linguistics

 

Manukyan, Sargis (Brief Bio)
Associate Professor — State Engineering University of Armenia
Expert, Institute of Political Research (IPR)

US Host: University of Kansas, Lawrence, Department of Environmental Studies
Academic field: Environmental Studies

 

Velyan, Karen
Associate Professor — Yerevan State Linguistics University, Chair of English Grammar and Phonetics
US Host: University of Texas, Austin, Department of ESL, Linguistics
Academic field: Linguistics

 

Alumni 2002-2003

 

Demirjiyan, Gagik

Head of Doctoral Department, Accociate Professor — Gyumri State Pedagogical Institute, Department of Physics
Chief Specialist at National Institute of Education Shirak Branch
US Host University: University of Kansas, Department of Education Administration
Academic field: Education Administration

 

Karapetyan, Marina
Instructor of English — Yerevan State University, English Language Chair #2

US Host University: University of Colorado Boulder, Department of Linguistics
Academic field: Linguistics (Business English)

 

Manukyan, Shushan
Lectured at Yerevan State Medical University

US Host University: Jackson State University, Department of Public Health
Academic field: Public Health

 

Marikyan, Samvel
Associate Professor — Armenian State Agrarian University, Department of Graphics and Machine Design
US Host University: University of Kansas, Department of Education Administration
Academic field: Education Administration

 

Sargsyan-Pittman, Nelli
Worked at Yerevan State Linguistic University

PhD candidate, Lecturer — State University of New York at Albany, Department of Anthropology
US Host University: Fairfield University, Department of Anthropology
Academic field: Linguistics (English)

 

Alumni 2001-2002

 

Gharibyan, Luiza

Worked at Yerevan State Medical University
US Host University: University of Idaho
Academic field: Environmental Studies

 

Karapetyan, Aram

Associate Professor, Lecturer of  MIS — Yerevan State University, Department of Economics and International Relations

US Host University: George Washington University, Department of Business Administration

Academic field: Business Administration

 

Alexander Markarov (Brief Bio)
Deputy Vice Rector, Head of International Cooperation Office, Associate Professor of Political Science — Yerevan State University, Department of Political Science and Public Administration

Associate Professor at UNESCO Department of Human Rights, Democracy and European Studies, Yerevan State Linguistic University

US Host University: University of Iowa, Department of Political Science

Academic field: Political Science

 

Alumni 2000-2001

 

Hovakimyan, Lusik

Associate Professor, Instructor of English — Yerevan State University, Department of Economics
US Host University: University of Nebraska, Department of Linguistics
Academic field: Linguistics

 

Seyranyan, Rafael

Worked at Yerevan Branch of Moscow New Institute of Law

US Host University: George Washington University
Academic field: Sociology