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 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 an M.S.E. in Educational Technology from the University of Kansas. She is responsible for all of EGARC's technical infrastructure, training faculty in the use of technology, and coordinating EGARC's web-based projects. In addition to her work in EGARC, she is the Assistant Director of the Open Language Resource Center.

Katie Ashley
Education Program Coordinator

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

Education Program Specialist

Chris joined EGARC in the spring of 2021.  He holds a B.A. in History (with a Psychology minor), an M.S. in Adolescence Education, an M.A. in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), and a Ph.D. in Foreign Language & ESL Education.  He is the program manager for KU's Project GO initiative and is responsible for a host of administrative duties for EGARC.

Part-Time Staff

Photo of Ayanna Dixon
Technology Assistant

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

Hometown: Kansas City, Kansas
Joined EGARC in September 2019

Jaycie Novak
Technology Assistant

Sophomore, East Asian Languages & Cultures, Illustration

Hometown: Wichita, Kansas
Joined EGARC in September 2018


EGARC will be physically closed until further notice, with all staff working from home.  You may contact us 8:00am - 4:30pm M-F at or 785-864-4759.

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