|From the Civic Education Project
Newsletter, Volume 2, Number 1, Fall 1995
(Ukraine, '93-94) Steve now heads the Master's
program in economics at the Kazakhstan Institute
of Management, Economics, and Strategic
Management (KIMEP) in Almaty. CEP will be sending
three lecturers to the Institute in September.
Steve is also supervising a USAID-funded summer
program in which five current CEP economics
lecturers will be teaching for six weeks this
(Ukraine, '92-93) Jon left CEP in July to take a
post as Assistant Vice President of External
Relations at the Central European University in
(Romania, '92-93) is in his second year as an
instructor of Political Science at Ouachita
Baptist University in Arkadelphia, AR.
(Hungary, '93-95) is the Dean of the Sociology
Faculty at Knightsbridge University, a distance
learning University headquartered in Copenhagen.
He is rewriting the sociology curriculum and
supervising several hundred adjunct faculty
Elizabeth A. Bruch
(Hungary, '93-95) is Dean of Continuing Education
at Teikyo Post University in Waterbury, CT.
Teikyo Post is an international university with
campuses in Japan, the US, and Europe.
Elizabeth M. Bruch
(Romania, '93-94, Slovakia, '94-95) is a project
attorney for Minnesota Advocates for Human
Rights. Elizabeth recently returned from the
Beijing NGO and United Nations Women's
conferences where she was an accredited delegate
and is completing a project on human rights
abuses against women in Haiti under the previous
(Ukraine, '93-94) Is working on his Ph.D. in
political science at Stanford. The focus of his
work is the Russian-Ukrainian relationship.
Having spent a year in Donetsk, Dan is finding
more than a little to write about on this topic.
(Ukraine, '93-94) This past summer Kathy held a
fellowship position in the History of Technology
at the Deutsches Museum in Munich. Currently she
is back at Brown University writing her
dissertation entitled "Home on the Road:
Domesticity, Technology, and the Meanings of
Mobile Space," which is about travel -- a
topic she says was inspired by all those
overnight train rides around Ukraine.
(Bulgaria, '93-94) Since last year Irving has
been working on a project to analyze the level of
managerial competence of top and middle level
managers in Poland and Lithuania. Last March, he
traveled to Warsaw and Vilnius to make contact
with Polish and Lithuanian colleagues. He expects
to complete this project by the end of this year.
(Latvia, '93-94) returned to Latvia in June, 1995
under a grant from IREX to conduct research on
Latvian banking. The National Research Council
has also given Bill funding to do a followup
study on the crisis in Latvian banking and so he
plans to return for another short visit to Latvia
in January, 1996. In between trips to Latvia Bill
is a professor of economics at Washington State
(Slovakia, '94-95) Mills recently completed his
Ph.D. in East European history at George
Washington University. In October the CEP Board
of Directors elected Mills as the "former
lecturer" representative on the Board. He
and his wife Susan recently relocated to North
(Czech Republic '91-94) After working in the CEP
Washington Office, Janet is now working for
Population Services International in Washington,
DC, an NGO that involved in educational programs
on birth control and AIDS worldwide. Recently,
Janet traveled to Kenya to conduct a feasibility
study for PSI. At PSI Janet works with Scott
Billy, CEP's European Director from 1992-94.
(Ukraine, '93-94) is a Senior Research Associate
at the Institute for Social Research at the
University of Michigan studying the construction
of identity on a longitudinal survey of at-risk
adolescents. She recently returned to Ukraine on
an IREX grant to continue collaboration with Lviv
State University colleagues on a study of the
implications of social identity for political and
(Ukraine, '93-94) Is continuing his work in
Moscow for KPMG-Barents Group on a fiscal reform
project with the Russian parliament. Shannon Mudd
(Slovakia '93-94) and Jean Tesche (Hungary
'92-93) are also involved in this project.
Recently, they conducted a series of seminars in
Irkutsk to members of the Irkutsk Oblast'
legislative assembly. In November all three
former CEPers will travel to Samarkand for their
Craig Van Develde
(Ukraine '92-93) Craig is currently Country
Director for Turkmenistan with Winrock
International administering the Farmer-to-Farmer
Program. The project focuses on small business
development and curriculum reform in the field of
agriculture. On October 12, Craig and his wife
Cari Ann had their first child (a boy).
(Romania, '92-93) Since returning from Romania,
Erika completed an A.M. in Russian and Eastern
European Studies at the University of Michigan At
present she is working on her dissertation in art
history. Erika spent last fall on an exchange at
the Russian State University of the Humanities in
Moscow and has received an IREX Grant for an
additional nine months of research in Russia
during the current academic year.