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. In addition to his work in EGARC, he is the Executive Director of the KU Language Training Center and Co-Director of the Open Language Resource Center.

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.

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Education Program Specialist
4070 Wescoe

Mike joined EGARC in the summer of 2018 after four years of work with the Academic Achievement & Access Center (AAAC). He holds a K-12 Spanish Education from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. He handles a host of administrative duties for EGARC and is the program manager for KU's Project GO initiative.

Katie Ashley
Education Program Specialist

Katie joined EGARC in the Spring of 2019.  She holds a B.A. and M.A. in French and French Literature from the University of Kansas, where she also taught as a French lecturer.  She is the program manager for both the Open Language Resource Center and the KU Language Training Center


Part-Time Staff

Maren Kollhus
Technology Assistant

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

Hometown: Nesbyen, Norway
Joined EGARC in February 2018

Jaycie Novak
Technology Assistant

Sophomore, East Asian Languages & Cultures, Illustration

Hometown: Wichita, Kansas
Joined EGARC in September 2018

Technology Assistant

Junior, Journalism & Spanish

Hometown: Overland Park, Kansas
Joined EGARC in August 2019

Technology Assistant

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

Hometown: Seoul, South Korea
Joined EGARC in August 2015

Technology Assistant

Junior, History and Slavic Literature and Languages
(Russian and Ukranian)

Hometown: Salina, Kansas
Joined EGARC in September 2019

Technology Assistant

Junior, Political Science & Philosophy

Hometown: Emporia, Kansas
Joined EGARC in September 2019

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