Administrative Staff

Jonathan Perkins
Executive Director
4072 Wescoe Hall

Ph.D., University of Kansas

Director, Ermal Garinger Academic Resource Center

Co-Director, Open Language Resource Center

Stephen Dickey
Director of Academic Affairs
2134 Wescoe Hall

Ph.D., Indiana University

Professor, Department of Slavic Languages & Literatures

Trent Williams
Director of Military Affairs
222 Strong Hall

M.S., University of North Dakota

Assistant Director, Graduate MIlitary Programs

Lieutenant Colonel, USAF (Ret.)

Katie Ashley
Program Specialist
4070 Wescoe Hall

M.A., University of Kansas

Program Specialist, Open Language Resource Center

Project Staff

Fort Carson, Colorado

Oleksandra Wallo
Language Program Director, Russian
2139 Wescoe Hall

Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign

Assistant Professor, Slavic Languages and Literatures

Katerina Lakhmitko

M.A., University of Illinois, Urbana - Champaign

Fort Leavenworth, Kansas

Michael DeHaven
CGSC Program Coordinator, German Instructor

Ph.D., University of Kansas

Gabrielle Frawley

Ph.D., University of Kansas

Massimo Ferrara
Italian Instructor

M.A., University of Kansas

Olivia Cooper
M.A., University of Kansas

Language Training Centers

The Language Training Centers program is an initiative sponsored by the Defense Language and National Security Education Office and administered by the Institute of Internaitonal Education. 


One of 34 U.S. public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities
44 nationally ranked graduate programs.
—U.S. News & World Report
Top 50 nationwide for size of library collection.
5th nationwide for service to veterans —"Best for Vets: Colleges," Military Times
KU Today