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Indiana University Bloomington

Office Staff

New Director: Alex Lichenstein

Office: D104
Phone: 812-855-7504

Alex Lichtenstein – Director

Alex Lichtenstein (Dr. L, as you can call him) is a professor of history at IU, where he has taught since 2011. Although trained as a historian of the United States, he still has traveled all over the world for his work. He has visited and lectured in Brazil, Canada, and Mexico; England, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Russia, and Serbia; Israel and Turkey; China; Australia; Mozambique and South Africa (the subject of his current research). He loves learning about new places, exploring global cities, trying new foods, listening to world music and jazz, and meeting people from different cultures and backgrounds. He is really looking forward to getting to know the residents of the new Global Living Learning Community.

Vera Marinova

Office: D103

Vera Marinova– Associate Director

Vera grew up in the small but beautiful Eastern European country of Bulgaria and moved to the US to further her personal and academic goals. As an undergraduate, she attended Berea College in Kentucky, where she received a B.A. in Asian Studies with a German language minor. During her graduate studies at IU, Vera pursued a joint M.A./M.P.A degree that combined the fields of East Asian Studies (with a focus on China), Comparative and International Affairs, and Nonprofit Management (with a focus on Environmental NGOs). Upon graduation, she spent a year at Berea College teaching Mandarin Chinese and Environmental Issues in China and a summer teaching Intensive Chinese Language at Transylvania University. She has traveled extensively throughout Asia and has explored a large array of languages, hoping to delve into her tenth in the near future. Vera has worked in the study abroad field for a number of years and remains committed to promoting tolerance, knowledge, and understanding through international education, engagement, and cultural exploration.

Peter Roeth

Office: D101

Peter Roeth– Associate Director

Peter Roeth serves as an Associate Director for the GLLC where a major part of his role is working closely with the Executive Council to plan co-curricular and extracurricular events and activities. He has been involved in the student affairs profession for almost ten years and enjoys promoting college student development through experiences and challenges. He is specifically drawn to the GLLC because of the program's commitment to global connectedness and cultural awareness, and he loves the multilingual, multinational, multicultural, and multidisciplinary emphases of the community. Peter is also a part-time Ph.D. student in the School of Education studying higher education and student affairs. In his free time, he enjoys cooking, playing racquet sports, and walking his dog, Zoey.

jason Stone

Office: D104
Phone: 812-855-7504

Jason Stone – Graduate Assistant

Jason is a Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of Political Science. Raised in the tiny rural town of Victory, NY, he has spent most of his adult life bouncing between cities small and large, including New Orleans, Chicago, Lancaster, PA, and Bloomington. Although his recent work has focused on rebel recruitment and civilian victimization in civil wars, his interests range from small-scale vegetable farming to all-encompassing world religions. Jasonís research, family ties, and personal adventures have allowed him to spend several weeks or months in Nepal, India, Sri Lanka, Morocco, France, Ireland, and the U.K. His decision to delve into the academic world was driven by a desire to help students grow in the same way that his mentors helped him, and he looks forward to working directly with the GLLCís students through the Spring 2018 term.