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Creighton and Russia

This page provides information about Creighton faculty and students who have some connection to Russia or other post-Soviet countries.  To learn more about them, their work, and experiences, please click on the links below. 


Dr. Terry Clark - Professor of Political Science and the Director of the Graduate Program in International Relations. 

Dr. Clark teaches courses in the government and politics of Russia, Eastern European politics, Russian foreign policy, comparative politics, the new institutionalism, international regimes, and international relations.  Dr. Clark is an active scholar who has published three books and numerous articles in major journals devoted to the study of post-communist Europe.  His research interests include the development of democratic institutions and the evolution of public opinion supporting such institutions in Lithuania and Russia.  His scholarship has won him considerable recognition, to include several major grants supporting travel and research in the former Soviet Union from such agencies as the American Political Science Association (APSA), the Fulbright Committee, the International Research and Exchanges Board (IREX), the MacArthur Foundation, and the Kennan Institute. 

Dr. Bruce Mattson - Professor of Chemistry and the Head of the Center for Microscale Gas Chemistry.

Dr. Mattson has long held an interest in Russia.  He has traveled to Russia twice to share pedagogical ideas with Russian chemistry teachers.  He maintains contacts with several Russian teachers and hopes to return for future visits.

In the winter of 1996 Dr. Bruce Mattson and Dr. Edward Carberry (Southwest State University) were invited to give a series of chemistry lectures at prestigious universities in numerous Russian cities.  These included Moscow, Perm, Yaroslavl and Tver as well as Vilnius, Lithuania.  In addition, Dr. Mattson, a first-rate writer, recorded their adventures and put these together in an extremely readable on-line book "From Russia With Love".  The stories are wonderful, the pictures are remarkable, and the memories of the experiences are unforgettable.  As a bonus, there are even some great Russian recipes included.  Re-live the trip with them!

Dr. Ernie Goss - Professor of Economics - Jack A. MacAllister Chair in Regional Economics.

Dr. Goss together with Dr. Terry Clark have published works on Russia's economy and politics.


Dear collegues and students, if you have some connection to Russia or other post-Soviet countries and would like to share your experiences on this page, please contact Dr. Munavvar Dadajanova at the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures:

Dr. Munavvar Dadajanova
Humanities Center 224
Modern Languages and Literatures
Creighton University
2500 California Plaza
Omaha, NE 68178

Tel.: (402) 280-2759 - office      (402) 280-2508 - dept.        Fax: (402) 280-3703

MunavvarDadajanova@creighton.edu