Dr. Lasha Kurdashvili

Dr. Lasha Kurdashvili is a historian and lecturer with a PhD in American Studies, specializing in History of Civilizations, US History, and Georgian History. He is a committed educator at Tbilisi State Medical University and serves as an Associate Professor at Ken Walker International University. Born in 1991 in Tbilisi, Georgia, Dr. Kurdashvili’s lifelong passion for history led him to pursue American Studies at International Black Sea University in 2007. His academic journey also included studies at King’s College London. In 2017 he earned his PhD as a testament to his scholarly pursuits. Honored with the 2022 Exemplary Teacher Award

Jason Richard Smith

Jason was born in California but grew up in Connecticut and New Jersey. He has a Master of Arts in Teaching from Fairleigh Dickinson University and a Bachelor of Arts in Literature. He has taught in four countries and is a certified public school English Language Arts teacher in the USA. He currently resides in Çanakkale, Türkiye.

Dr. Irine Darchia

Dr. Irine Darchia Dr. Irine Darchia is an Associate Professor in Classics since 1996, Deputy Head of the Institute of Classical, Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies at Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University (TSU) and Higher Education Expert. Since 2005 Dr. Irine Darchia has served as a Head of Quality Assurance Service and Vice-Rector of Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University/TSU, Higher Education Reform Expert (HERE) of Tempus/National Erasmus Office (2009-2021), Rector’s Adviser at National Defence Academy, Tbilisi State University, University of Georgia and St. Andrew Georgian University, Vice-Rector of East European University, Member of Accreditation Council of Georgia (2008-2009), Head of

Prof. Dr. Natela Doghonadze

Natela Doghonadze is a Professor, Doctor in Education Sciences at IBSU. She defended her PhD thesis on methods of teaching vocabulary in middle school in 1983, and completed her postdoctoral dissertation on EFL course-book design for adult learners in 1998. She worked for the Georgian Technical University from 1983 to 2006. She has been working at IBSU since 1997, as invited lecturer between 1996 and 2006 and as academic staff since 2006. She was PhD (Education Sciences, during 2011-2021) and MA (Education Management, during 2013-2019) Program Coordinator at the International Black Sea University. She was IBSU Vice-Rector during 2006-2016. She