Faculty & staff

Liubov V. Zharova

Doctor of Science in Economics, Senior Researcher.

Head and Professor of the International Economic Relations, Business & Management Department.

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Dr. Zharova graduated from Kyiv Polytechnic Institute with an Honors Diploma majoring in Organizational Management (Enterprise Management). She obtained a Ph.D. in Economics (“Productive Forces and Regional Economics”) in 2005 and was awarded the academic title of Senior Researcher in “Economics of Nature Management and Environmental Protection” in 2007. In 2013, she defended her doctoral research thesis “Macroeconomic regulation of environmental policy: theory, methodology, practice” and was awarded a Doctor of Science degree in Economics (“Economics of Nature Management and Environmental Protection”).
Has a number of certificates upon completion of economics-related courses taught in English.

Author of over 150 scientific publications, including a monograph (http://nas.academia.edu/LiubovZharova).

Member of editorial boards of the scientific journal MIND (The University of Economics and Humanities in Bielsko-Biała, Poland), Economics and Management and Entrepreneurship (South-West University “Neofit Rilski” in Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria), and Executive Editor of the international academic scholarly journal Business, Economics, Sustainable Development, Leadership and Innovation.

Dr. Zharova has worked with the State Fund for Fundamental Research of Ukraine, the Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources of Ukraine, the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) in Ukraine.

Has been Professor at Ukrainian-American Concordia University (UACU) since 2017.

Nataliia M. Protsun

Ph.D. in Economics, Associate Professor.

Associate Professor at the Department of International Economic Relations, Business & Management, Dean of the Faculty of Management and Business, Director of Distance Learning Center.

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Graduated from the National University of the State Fiscal Service of Ukraine, Department of Economics and Taxation (2006–2011). In 2011, was awarded a bachelor’s degree in International Economics (Honors Diploma). In 2011, obtained a master’s degree in International Economics from the National University of the State Fiscal Service of Ukraine (Honors Diploma).

Completed a post-graduated course (2011–2014) at Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv; was affiliated to the Department of International Finance, Institute of International Relations.

Was granted a Ph.D. (Candidate’s Degree) in World Economy and International Economic Relations (08.00.02) from Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv (2015); dissertation: “The influence of international financial capital on innovative development of developing countries”. From 2015 to date – Associate Professor at the Department of International Economic Relations, Business & Management of the Ukrainian-American Concordia University (UACU).

Has more than 20 publications, including 9 research articles in professional scientific journals. Participant of all-Ukrainian and international research-to-practice conferences focusing on implementation and development of international economic relations. Co-authored a foreign multi-author monograph.

Research interests include innovative development of international of economic patterns; economy of a developing country; investment.

Halyna A. Bevzo

Ph.D. in Philology.

Associate Professor at the Department of General Studies, Head of the Department of General Studies, Head of the Preparatory Department.

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Graduated with an Honors Diploma in Philology (master’s degree) from the National Pedagogical Dragomanov University in 2012.

Successfully completed a postgraduate course (2012–2015) at the National Pedagogical Dragomanov University.

Defended her dissertation titled “Sources of origin of ecological terminology in the English and Ukrainian languages” and obtained a Ph.D. (Candidate’s Degree) in Philology in 2018.

Olha O. Verkhohlyad

Ph.D. in Management and Administration.

Provost for Research, Professor at the Department of General Studies.

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Received her master’s degree at Dallas Theological Seminary (USA) and her Ph.D. degree at Texas A&M University in 2008. Her dissertation, “The Development of an Improved Human Capital Index for Assessing and Forecasting National Capacity and Development” received two prestigious awards: Dissertation of the Year Award (EAHR Department, Texas A&M University) and Malcolm S. Knowles Dissertation of the Year Award (Academy of Human Resource Development, USA).

Has been Professor at the Ukrainian-American Concordia University (UACU) since 2009.

Anastasiia V. Kinash

Ph.D. in Physics & Mathematics.

Associate Professor, Head of the Department of Information Technologies & Innovations.

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Graduated from Ivan Franko National University of Lviv with an Honors Diploma and obtained the qualification “Master of Applied and Theoretical Statistics” (2013).

In 2013–2016 – Postgraduate education at Lviv Polytechnic National University.

In 2016 successfully defended her Ph.D. thesis “Dissipativity of the non-autonomous systems with Markov switching” and was awarded a Ph.D. (Candidate’s Degree) in Physics and Mathematics.

Since 2018 has been with the Ukrainian-American Concordia University (UACU).

The author of over 25 scientific publications.

Hlib S. Buriak

Ph.D. in Economics, M.A.

Associate Professor at the Department of International Economic Relations, Business & Management.

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During the period of 1999–2005 he studied at the Institute of International Relations at Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv. He graduated with an Honors Diploma (2003) and gained a bachelor’s degree in International Relations. In 2005, graduating with an Honors Diploma, obtained a master’s degree in International Business and gained the qualification of an international economist and English translator.

Between 2006 and 2008 worked in the civil service as Assistant Consultant to a Member of Ukrainian Parliament and a Counselor of the First Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine. In 2010, defended the Ph.D. dissertation “Corruption in the modern-day institutionalization of the global economy” at the Institute of International Relations, Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv. Was awarded a Ph.D. (Candidate’s Degree) in Economics (major 08.00.02 “International economic relations and global economy”). The same year, held a position of Assistant Professor at the Department of International Business of the Institute of International Relations. In 2012 published a monograph “Economic institutes in the system of corruption: international aspect.”

Since 2013, has worked as Associate Professor at the Ukrainian-American Concordia University (UACU).

His research interests include the new institutional theory, shadow economy and corruption, economics of developing countries, organizational management, irrational behavior and decision making.

Lesya M. Ishchuk

Doctor Honoris Causa of UACU, Master’s Degree in Philological Education.

Associate Professor at the Department of General Studies.

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In 1975, obtained her master’s (aka specialist’s) degree in Foreign Philology (English and French) from Kyiv National Linguistic University (Honors Diploma). Since September 1975, taught foreign languages to students of Liberal Arts departments of M. Horkyi Kyiv State Pedagogical Institute. Between 1983 and 1986 – a doctoral student at the Department of Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages at KNLU, followed by three years as Senior Lecturer at the Foreign Languages Department of the National Pedagogical University.

Since 1998 she has been working as an Associate Professor at Ukrainian-American Concordia University (UACU). Was awarded the title of UACU Honorary Doctor in Foreign Philology.

Serhii A. Panasiuk

Ph.D. in Law.

Professor of the General Studies Department.

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Ukrainian Constitutional Law scholar.

In 2010–2011 completed an advanced training course at the Ukrainian Lawmaking School of The Legislation Institute of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine (Parliament of Ukraine).

In 2015, successfully defended his thesis and obtained a Ph.D. in Law (major 12.00.02 – Constitutional law, Municipal law).

In 2015, successfully passed the course “Teachers Certification of Distance Learning e-Tutor” (course developed by the University of Ankara with the support of the Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning of the School of Management and Law of Zurich University of Applied Sciences in the framework of institutional partnership of the Swiss National Science Foundation).

Chairman of the Board and founder of the LLP law firm VARTA PRAVA. Head of the Permanent Court of Arbitration. Member of the Task Team of reforms on decentralization, local self-government and regional policy under the Ministry of Regional Development (Ukraine).

His research interests and activities lie in the areas of Constitutional Law and Municipal Law, and, in a lesser extent, International and European Law. Author of over thirty scientific papers, including drafts of regulatory acts, textbooks and manuals, guidelines, scientific and practical commentaries to the legislation of Ukraine, reports at international conferences, articles in professional journals, etc.

Has been Professor at the Ukrainian-American Concordia University (UACU) since 2014.

“Concordia, although I have not got accustomed to this name yet, impresses with it being, unlike many large-scale educational institutions, a small oasis of the USA in Ukraine. Starting at the assessment/evaluation system, Concordia is a no ordinary higher educational establishment. I don’t know how, but this University manages to gather considerably good students eager to acquire knowledge, to say nothing of both students’ and teachers’ competences in languages. I feel comfortable lecturing here and I am pleased to be part of this team. The best is ahead!!!”
Serhii Panasiuk, Ph.D. (Law), Prof.

Maria Cristina Guarrera Mariani (Italy)

Instructor at the Department of General Studies

 

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Maria Cristina has always been involved in the art of teaching. Enthusiastic, passionate and creative. Believes in the force of learning and in priceless wealth of culture and education, lived in many corners of the world and from each country and culture she has tried to learn a lesson. Has translated books from English and Spanish into Italian and vice versa.

Maria Cristina believes she can transfer her current skills to support a class in their learning path.

Joachim Bentz

Senior Lecturer at the Department of International Economic Relations, Business & Management.

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Marketing Director of the international corporation Imperial Tobacco Ukraine.
A Harvard Business School alumni, has over 15 years of professional management experience in Beiersdorf AG, one of the leading global manufacturers of personal consumer products in Ukraine. Joachim has worked at many different levels in global organizations, has taken part in the development and implementation of effective local strategies for FMCG in Chile, Germany and CIS countries.

Jeff Evans

Master’s Degree in Social Work.

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Graduated from the University of Missouri, St. Louis, with a B.A. in Chemistry and Washington University of St. Louis, with a master’s degree in Social Work.

Founder and owner of Central Contracting Inc., an upscale residential renovation contractor since 1981. Previous experience as chemist at Monsanto World Headquarters and Mallinckrodt Laboratories. Top salesman at Roche Laboratories and AstraZeneca.

At Landmark Worldwide (formerly Landmark Education) throughout the USA, Canada and Mexico trained over 500 volunteers and staff in presenting and managing groups. Produced and organized over 50 seminars for 10 to 300 person events. Managed enrollment and registration into programs.

He teaches Being A Leader and Effective Exercise to Leadership: An Ontological / Phenomenological Model at Ukrainian-American Concordia University, National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, National Aviation University, Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv; holds workshops and lectures at US Embassy’s Janet C. Demiray English Teacher Resource Center and National Technical University of Ukraine “Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute”.

Mark Sawchuk

Senior Lecturer at the Department of Foreign Economic Activity Management and International Business.

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He is General Manager of the Professional Products Division of L’Oreal Ukraine Company. He’s been working at L’Oreal Group for the past 15 years, having worked at various leadership positions including heading the divisions of the company in Montreal and Paris. Now works in Ukraine as a Director of L’Oreal Professional Product Division in Ukraine.

Has been teaching at the Ukrainian-American Concordia University for six years.

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