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Distinguished Faculty

Georgian International University is home to a diverse community of accomplished graduate students, post-graduate scholars, distinguished faculty and professional staff committed to bringing quality European-style graduate education to American students. Georgian International University faculty consists of senior level American professors who are leaders in their fields of study and have made significant contributions to scholarship and science. Many of our faculty members also hold advanced post-graduate degrees from prestigious European universities. Our talented, dedicated and award-winning faculty makes Georgian International University a premier research and teaching institution.

Zviad Lazarashvili - President of Georgian International University

Zviad Kliment Lazarashvili, J.D., Ph.D.

President of Georgian International University
President of Georgian International University is the internationally renowned American political theorist and economist who has served as a director and/or consultant to several American and European companies, organizations and universities, lecturer on free markets and individual civil liberties in America and Europe, laureate of the Plato Gold Medal of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, and the author of numerous books on political science, philosophy and economics, Dr. Zviad Kliment Lazarashvili. Dr. Zviad Lazarashvili under full scholarship earned his B.S., with a concentration in Economics, from Tbilisi State University of Economic Relations and Law of Georgia, and Law degree from the Educational University Rvali. Dr. Lazarashvili earned the highest academic honor in Europe, Doctor Academician, with a concentration in political science and specialization in American Studies, from Georgian International Academy. Dr. Lazarashvili earned his second Ph.D. from Georgian International Academy, with a concentration in economics and specialization in American political economy. Dr. Zviad Lazarashvili is also a member Academician of the prestigious Lezhava Academy of Sciences of Europe.

George Stasen - Provost of Georgian International University

George P. Stasen, Ph.D.

Provost of Georgian International University
Provost of Georgian International University is the prominent American economist and financier who has served as a director and/or advisor to government units, foundations, investment companies, private companies and public corporations, as well as professor of economics and corporate finance, Dr. George Stasen. Dr. Stasen earned his B.S. from Drexel University with a concentration in Economics and was subsequently awarded a fellowship and earned an MBA from Drexel University. Dr. George Stasen earned his Ph.D. in Economics from Georgian International Academy.

Chieke Ihejirika - Secretary of the Georgian International University Press

Chieke E. Ihejirika, Ph.D.

Secretary of the Georgian International University Press
Since 2011 Dr. Ihejerika is serving as the Secretary of the Georgian International University Press. Dr. Ihejirika is an internationally renowned African born American political theorist with a distinguished academic background from Temple University (Pennsylvania), the University of Waterloo (Canada) and the University of Leuven (Belgium). In the last fifteen years he has served as a graduate teaching fellow at Temple, and served as a political science professor at Drexel University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Avila University in Kansas City.

Roberta Sparrow Schaefer

Roberta Sparrow Schaefer, MA.Ed., Ph.D.

Dean of School of Cognitive and Behavioral Psychology
Disciplines: Psychology
Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology, Seton Hall University
MA.Ed. in Counselor Education, Seton Hall University
B.S. in Medical Record Administration, Kean University

Drew Alikakos

Drew Alikakos, M.S. Ph.D. Candidate

Disciplines: Psychology
Ph.D. in Psychology, the Jungian School of Psychology
M.S. in Community Counseling, Villanova University
B.A. in Psychology, Widener University

Christine Capocasale - Dean of Curriculum Development

Christine Capocasale, M.S. in Education

Dean of Curriculum Development
Dean Christine Capocasale has been the principal advisor of curriculum development from the very innception of many new programs now offered at Georgian International University. Dean Capocasale earned her B.A. with a concentration in history from Wheaton College of Massachusetts, and her Master of Science degree with a concentration in education from the University of Pennsylvania. She is a winner of numerous national awards and scholarships, including the prestigious Katherine Langsdorf Friedlich, Irma and Weiand Cole Memorial and Wheaton Alumnae scholarships. Her pioneering and award-winning curricula and researches on modern pedagogy have been influencing academic policies of major educational institutions in the United States and Europe.

Cathy Lambert - Dean of Curriculum Development

Cathy Lambert, M.S. and C.C.M. in Psychology

Dean of Curriculum Development
Dean Cathy Lambert has been the principal advisor of curriculum development at the School of Cognitive and Behavioral Psychology since 2012. Due to Dean Lambert’s strong background in applied aspects of analytical psychology and her hands-on expertise in organizational psychology our curricula have been reshaped to reflect practical side of the field of psychology, while strengthening and promulgating theoretical basis of the academic discipline. Dean Cathy Lambert earned her B.S. in Nutrition from Indiana University of South Bend, M.S.W. from Western Michigan University, and C.C.M. with full certification from Manchester College. Along with the extensive academic background in psychology, Dean Cathy Lambert has twelve years of experience in private practice and hospital neuroscience.

Gari-Chapidze - Dean of Graduate Studies of Georgian International University

Dr. Academician Gari T. Chapidze

Dean of Graduate Studies of Georgian International University
Dean of Graduate Studies of Georgian International University is the world renowned academic figure in political science, pedagogy and journalism who, throughout his distinguished career, has served as the president of several European universities, national and regional newspapers, and pedagogic societies, Doctor Academician Gari T. Chapidze. Dr. Chapidze is the author of over seventy scholastic books which have been widely accepted in scientific and academic circles of Europe and now the United States. He is an Academician and a full member of several national academies of sciences of Europe. Doctor Academician Gari T. Chapidze earned several advanced graduate and post graduate degrees from the best schools in Europe, including the Lomonosov Moscow State University, the Fazisi Academy of Sciences and the Georgian National Academy of Sciences. Dr. Gari Chapidze is the winner of several academic prizes and medals: the Medal of Honor of Georgia (2003), the Gogebashvili Medal (1993 and 2000), the Ilia Chavchavadze Prize and Medal (2003), the Akaki Tsereteli Prize and Medal (2003), the Tabidze Prize and Medal (2005), the Plato Gold Medal of Ukraine (2010), the Guramishvili Prize and Medal (2010), the Georgia-Ukraine Medal of Friendship (2010), the International Science Medal of Georgia (2007 and 2008), and the National Gold Medal of Georgia for Accomplishments in Public Education (2008).

Lawrence Okere, Ph.D.
Disciplines: Public Policy and Public Administration
Ph.D. in Public Administration and Management, University of North Texas
M.P.A. University of Arkansas, Little Rock
B.A. in Political Science, University of Arkansas, Little Rock
Alan Gart, Ph.D.
Disciplines: International Economics and International Finance
Ph.D. in Economics, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
M.A. in Mathematics, University of Pennsylvania
B.A. in Mathematics, University of Pennsylvania
Valerian Ramishvili, Ph.D.
Disciplines: Georgian Literature, Georgian Language, Theology,
Russian Language, Russian Literature, History, and Philosophy

Doctor Academician in Philosophy, Georgian Academy of Philosophical Sciences
Ph.D. in Philosophy, Highest Attestation Commission of the U.S.S.R.
M.S. in Philosophy, Tbilisi State University
B.S. in Philosophy, Tbilisi State University
Eric M. Roberts, M.A.
Disciplines: Sociology, Urban Planning and Public Policy
M.A. in Sociology, Brown University
B.S. in Humanities & Technology, LeBow College of Business, Drexel University
Graduate Educational & Economic Policy Evaluation Program, Rand Institute of Policy Studies
Graduate Urban Planning Program, University of California
Michael J. Sexton, Esq.
Disciplines: Business Law and International Law
JD St. Louis University College of Law
B.A. Loras College, Dubuque, Iowa
Emmanuel Ihejirika, Ph.D.
Disciplines: Accounting and Management
Ph.D. in Economics, Argosy University
MBA in Management, DeSales University
B.S. in Accounting, LeBow College of Business, Drexel University
Ian Michael, MBA, DBA
Disciplines: Marketing, Tourism and Management
DBA in Marketing, Victoria University of Melbourne
MBA in Marketing, Victoria University of Melbourne
M.S. in Public Relations, Bhavan’s Institute of Management of Hyderabad
B.A. in Sociology, Osmania University of Hyderabad
Michael J. Sexton, Esq.
Disciplines: Business Law and Corporate Law
JD St. Louis University College of Law
B.A. Loras College, Dubuque, Iowa
Robert J. Delany, M.S.
Disciplines: Financial Economics and Economics
M.S. in Finance, LeBow College of Business, Drexel University
B.S. in Accounting, LeBow College of Business, Drexel University
Carolyn Choh, MBA
Disciplines: Marketing and Distribution
MBA in Marketing, Cornell University
B.A. in Biochemistry, Cornell University
Julia V. Shiller, MBA
Disciplines: Project Management and International Business
Post-graduate Certificate in Project Management, Georgetown University
MBA in Finance, Kiev National University
Securities Dealing Certificate, Ukrainian Commercial School
B.A. in Finance, Kiev National University
Ashley J. Netto, MBA
Sr. Academic Advisor
MBA in Management, Wilmington University
B.S. in Accounting, Osmania University
Steven K Steel
B.S. Lincoln University
M.S. Hayek School of Economics