- Dr. Irina Khmelko
- UC Foundation Associate Professor
- Political Science, Public Administration, & Nonprofit Management
- Ph.D., Indiana University
- (423) 425-5755
- 304 Pfieffer
Irina S. Khmelko is a UC Foundation Assistant Professor and PANM concentration coordinator. She also serves as the Director for Research for the Research Committee of Legislative Specialists of the International Political Science Association. She received a Joint Ph.D. in Public Policy and Political Science from the School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA) and the Department of Political Science at Indiana University, Bloomington, USA. She also holds an MPA (Master of Public Administration) from Bowling Green State University, USA and an MA (Master of Arts) in Society and Politics from Lancaster University, UK.
She previously held the position of a Visiting Professor in the School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University, Bloomington. She also served as an Associate for the Parliamentary Development Project, a U.S. Agency for International Development funded organization that provides technical assistance to the Ukrainian parliament. She has also served as a project Coordinator at the Center for Strategic and International Studies headed by the 10th US National Security Advisor Dr. Zbigniew Brzezinski. Her research interests lie in the field of democratization in comparative politics and administration.