2015 Advisors

Destination: Armenia & Georgia

Artyom Tonoyan headshot

Artyom Tonoyan, Ph.D.
 Armenia & Georgia

Faculty advisor: Artyom Tonoyan, Ph.D., currently serves as research associate at East View Information Services (EVIS), a Minneapolis-based research and information firm specializing in the countries of the former Soviet Union. Tonoyan directs a project for EVIS which focuses on election politics in Russia, Ukraine, Armenia, and Georgia. He earned his Ph.D. in Religion, Politics & Society from Baylor University in 2012. Having lived in Armenia, Georgia, Russia, Ukraine, and now the United States, he is fluent in five languages. Tonoyan feels equally at home in the countries mentioned where he maintains personal and professional contacts.

Contact Professor Tonoyan at:

Email: artyom.tonoyan@gmail.com

Phone: Office 952-252-4557


Destination: Germany and Berlin

Germany co-advisors - The Andersons

Dorothea &
Gordon Anderson, M.L.S

Faculty advisor: Gordon Anderson, M.L.S., is the University of Minnesota librarian for European Studies. Fluent in German and at home in several other European languages, Anderson has worked in cross-disciplinary studies and library research for more than 30 years. He holds masters degrees in Russian and East European Studies, International Relations, and Library Science. He specializes in research methods and reference assistance.

Faculty co-advisor: Dorothea Anderson is a musician with an MFA degree in piano; she holds a B.S. degree in education. Anderson has been a copy editor for the University of North Carolina Press and University Press of Kansas. Like her husband, she speaks German fluently and has traveled to Europe frequently.

Contact Professors Anderson at:

Email: ganderso@umn.edu     |     Phone: Office 612-625-8161