Faculty and visiting lecturers
Jacek Leskow, Ph.D.
Jacek Leskow, Ph.D.

Rector

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Dr. Jacek Leskow іs AUK Rector. Prior to his appointment, Dr. Leskow served as the Dean of AUK EPAM School of Digital Technologies, where he spearheaded programs and initiatives focused on academic excellence, career-centricity and forging strong IT industry partnerships.  He...
Roman Sheremeta, Ph.D.
Roman Sheremeta, Ph.D.

Founding Rector, Distinguished Visiting Professor

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Dr. Roman Sheremeta is a Founding Rector and a Distinguished Visiting Professor of American University Kyiv. He received Ph.D. in Economics from Purdue University. Dr. Sheremeta received many research and teaching awards, including the 2018 Smith Ascending Scholar Prize, given...
R. F. “Rick” Shangraw, Jr., Ph.D.
R. F. “Rick” Shangraw, Jr., Ph.D.

Founding President, Distinguished Visiting Lecturer

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Dr. Shangraw is the Founding President and a Distinguished Visiting Professor of American University Kyiv. He received his Ph.D. in Public Administration from Syracuse University’s Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs. He has taught at Syracuse University, George Washington...
Vernon Smith, Ph.D.
Vernon Smith, Ph.D.

Nobel Prize laureate, Visiting Lecturer

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Dr. Vernon Smith is a Professor of Economics and Law at the Economic Scientific Institute at Chapman University (USA). He received Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard University. Dr. Smith was awarded the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences in 2002 for...
Rens Wilderom, Ph.D.
Rens Wilderom, Ph.D.

Visiting Professor

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Dr. Rens Wilderom is an Assistant Professor at the School of Management in American University Kyiv. He is currently finalizing his Ph.D. dissertation “Genres, webs of fields, and institutional change: The development of dance in the US, UK, and the...
Yuriy Bots, Ph.D.
Yuriy Bots, Ph.D.

Professor

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Dr. Yuriy Bots is a Dean of the School of Management and Visiting Professor at American University Kyiv. He is also an Associate Professor of Economics in the Business and Leadership Department at William Jewell College. Yuriy Bots received Ph.D....
Mark Voyger, MPA
Mark Voyger, MPA

Associate Professor

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Mr. Mark Voyger is the Director of the Master’s Program in Global Management and Associate Professor at American University Kyiv. Mr. Voyger holds a Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy degree from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy...
Jacob McGrew, MPA
Jacob McGrew, MPA

Lecturer

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Jacob McGrew is a Lecturer and Program Manager at the School of Management, and Head of the Student Life Department at American University Kyiv. Mr. Jacob has a Master’s degree in Public Administration, Central European University (CEU), Budapest, Hungary; BS...
Steven Mark Kahan
Steven Mark Kahan

Visiting Lecturer

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Steven Mark Kahan has successfully helped grow seven startup companies from early stage to going public or being sold, resulting in more than $4.5 billion in shareholder value. Steven inspires teams and their organizations to take on the impossible and...
Dr. Liudmyla Dolhonovska, Ph. D
Dr. Liudmyla Dolhonovska, Ph. D
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Dr. Liudmyla Dolhonovska is a Chief of Staff and Visiting Lecturer at American University Kyiv. She is also a guest lecturer to the Hellenic Multinational Peace Support Operations Training Centre (Greece), National Defense University of Ukraine, National Academy of the...
Joop Remmé, Ph.D.
Joop Remmé, Ph.D.

Visiting Professor

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Dr. Joop Remmé is a Lector at the School of Management at American University Kyiv. He is also associated with Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences and with Nyenrode Business University. He teaches Business and Professional Ethics. Previously, he taught at...
Gilbert Brady, EdD
Gilbert Brady, EdD

Visiting Professor

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Dr. Gilbert Brady is an entrepreneurship professional with a Doctor of Education (EdD) in Executive Leadership from George Washington University. He received a Bachelor of Science Degree from United States Military Academy and holds an M.Ed. in Educational Administration from...
Baykal Sarioglu, Ph.D.
Baykal Sarioglu, Ph.D.

Visiting Professor

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Dr. Baykal Sarioglu currently serves as a Visiting Professor at American University Kyiv, where he contributes his extensive expertise to the academic community. He embarked on his academic journey by earning his B.S. degree with Honors from Kadir Has University,...
Savas Yildirim, Ph.D.
Savas Yildirim, Ph.D.

Visiting Professor

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Dr. Savas Yildirim currently works as a Visiting Professor at American University Kyiv, an Associate Professor at Istanbul Bilgi University, and a research fellow at Toronto Metropolitan University. He has over 20 years of teaching experience in Machine Learning, Deep...
Okan Zafer Batur, Ph.D.
Okan Zafer Batur, Ph.D.

Visiting Professor

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Dr. Okan Zafer Batur is a Visiting Professor at American University Kyiv. He received Ph.D in Electronics at Boğaziçi University in 2015. Since 2015, he has been an Assistant Professor, Electrical and Electronics Engineering at Istanbul Bilgi University.  His research...
Nicholas J. Kelling, Ph.D.
Nicholas J. Kelling, Ph.D.

Visiting Professor

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Dr. Nicholas Kelling is a Visiting Professor at the American University Kyiv and a Professor of Psychology at the University of Houston-Clear Lake. He received a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and an M.S. and Ph.D. in Engineering Psychology from the...
Viktor Levandovskyy, Ph.D., Dr.Habil
Viktor Levandovskyy, Ph.D., Dr.Habil

Visiting Professor

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Dr. Viktor Levandovskyy is a Visiting Professor of American University Kyiv. After graduating from the Taras Shevchenko National University of Ukraine and from the University of Kaiserslautern, he received Ph.D. in Mathematics (with magna cum laude) from Technical University of...
Hanna Shvindina, Ph.D., Dr. Habil
Hanna Shvindina, Ph.D., Dr. Habil

Associate Professor

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Dr. Hanna Shvindina is an Associate Professor at American University Kyiv. She received Ph.D. in Environmental Economics and Natural Resources Protection at Sumy State University (2006), and Doctor of Science in Economics and Management at the Enterprises at Sumy State...
Artem Kliuchnikov, Ph.D.
Artem Kliuchnikov, Ph.D.

Adjunct Professor

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Dr. Artem Kliuchnikov is an Adjunct Professor at American University Kyiv. He received Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership from Regent University. Dr. Kliuchnikov has received number of grants and led research projects focusing on cross-cultural aspects of leadership. He is a...
Oleksandr Romanko, Ph.D.
Oleksandr Romanko, Ph.D.

Visiting Professor

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Dr. Oleksandr Romanko is an Adjunct Professor and a Founding Director of Master of Technology Leadership and AI program at American University Kyiv. Dr. Romanko works as Lead Research Scientist in Financial Risk Quantitative Research at SS&C Technologies Canada, he...
Volodymyr Vakhitov, Ph.D.
Volodymyr Vakhitov, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

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Dr. Volodymyr Vakhitov is a Director of Behavioral Science Institute and Associate Professor at American University Kyiv. Dr. Vakhitov has significant work experience at Kyiv School of Economics and has over 15 years of experience in applied economic and microeconometric...
Roman Mykhailyshyn, Ph.D.
Roman Mykhailyshyn, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

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Dr. Roman Mykhailyshyn is a Fulbright Visiting Scholar at the Department of Robotics Engineering, Worcester Polytechnic Institute (USA). Also, he is an Associate Professor of Automation Technological Processes and Manufacturing at Ternopil Ivan Puluj National Technical University (Ukraine). He received...
Oleh Derevianko, Business and Social Entrepreneur
Oleh Derevianko, Business and Social Entrepreneur

Visiting Lecturer

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Oleh Derevianko is a Co-founder, Chairman of the Board and Chief Vision Officer of ISSP – Information Systems Security Partners, an international cybersecurity company founded in Ukraine in 2008 and currently operating globally. Before founding ISSP, Oleh worked as CEO...
Serhii Lupenko, Ph.D., Dr. Habil.
Serhii Lupenko, Ph.D., Dr. Habil.

Visiting Professor

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Dr. Serhii Lupenko is a Visiting Professor at American University Kyiv, Professor at the Opole University of Technology (Poland) and Lead Researcher in Institute of Telecommunications and Global Information Space of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine. Dr. Serhii...
Olexandra Antoniouk, Ph.D., Dr.Habil.
Olexandra Antoniouk, Ph.D., Dr.Habil.

Professor

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Dr. Habil. Olexandra Antoniouk is the Director of MS Program in Software Engineering and a Visiting Professor of American University Kyiv. She received Ph.D. in Mathematics from the Institute of Mathematics National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine in 1993 and...
Sergiy Tytenko, Ph.D.
Sergiy Tytenko, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

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Dr. Sergiy Tytenko is an Associate Professor at American University Kyiv. He received Ph.D. in Computer Science at Pukhov Institute for Modeling in Energy Engineering National Academy of Science of Ukraine in 2011. Dr. Tytenko has deep industrial experience in...
Viktor Putrenko, Ph.D., Dr.Habil.
Viktor Putrenko, Ph.D., Dr.Habil.

Associate Professor

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Dr. Viktor Putrenko is a Full Professor of American University Kyiv. He received Ph.D. from the National Academy of Science in 2008. He received Doctor of Engineering Sciences in System Analysis from National Technical University of Ukraine “Igor Sikorsky Kyiv...
Tetyana Sviridova, Ph.D.
Tetyana Sviridova, Ph.D.

Adjunct Professor

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Dr. Tetyana Sviridova is an Adjunct Professor at American University Kyiv. She received Ph.D. in Mathematical modelling and Computational Systems at Lviv Polytechnic National University. Currently Tetyana is acting as Director, Quality Engineering at Epam Global. She has more than...
Oleksandr Yosypenko
Oleksandr Yosypenko

Visiting Lecturer

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Oleksandr Yosypenko is a Visiting Lecturer at American University Kyiv. Oleksandr graduated from Kyiv National Economics University, equipping him with a strong foundation in business and economics. With approximately 10 years of top management experience across various industries, including over...
Ivan Ivashchenko, Ph.D.
Ivan Ivashchenko, Ph.D.

Visiting Professor

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Dr. Ivan Ivashchenko is a Visiting Professor at American University Kyiv. He holds a Ph.D. in Philosophy (Taras-Shevchenko University, Kyiv). He studied and researched in Germany (Martin Luther University, Halle, Friedrich-Schiller-University, Jena) and the USA (Pittsburgh University). Dr. Ivan Ivashchenko...
Nataliia Viatkina, Ph.D.
Nataliia Viatkina, Ph.D.

Visiting Professor

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Dr. Nataliia Viatkina is a Visiting Professor at American University Kyiv. She received Ph.D. in Logic from Kyiv National Taras Shevchenko University. She is a senior scientific researcher with the Hryhory Skovoroda Institute of Philosophy at the National Academy of...
Hanna Tekliuk, Ph.D.
Hanna Tekliuk, Ph.D.

English Teacher

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Dr. Hanna Tekliuk is an English Teacher of American University Kyiv. She received Ph.D. degree in Education and Upbringing of teenagers in the UK from Volodymyr Dahl East Ukrainian National University in 2014. She has such internationally recognised certificates as...
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