Permanent Staff MembersGeorge Fowler
George Fowler is Associate Professor of Slavic languages in the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at Indiana University (the home unit for Slavica Publishers). He conceived the transition of Slavica Publishers to IU, and has directed the operation in addition to his regular faculty responsibilities since 1997. At Slavica he chiefly contributes to linguistics editing, technical production, and the "vision thing".
Vicki Polansky has a Ph.D. in Russian literature (Indiana University, 1999, dissertation on Ivan Bunin), and joined Slavica in late 1999. She is chiefly responsible for dealing with authors and editors on their projects with Slavica, but also works with marketing, publicity, and technical production as time permits.
Stu Mackenzie has been Slavica's business manager since August 2006. He is a graduate student at Indiana University in Russian Literature and is working on his Ph.D. dissertation on Russian satire of the 1920s.
Vit Vanicek joined Slavica as technical editor in September 2008. He is a doctoral student at Charles University in Prague. He also teaches English as a Second Language in Indiana University's program for foreign students and at Kaplan in Bloomington.
Part-Time Staff and Interns
David Bubenicek graduated from Indiana University in Spring, 2008 and is spending a year working in Slavica's business department while preparing to start a graduate program in International Relations.
Josh Bloom worked as technical editor at Slavica for about two years while finishing his M.A. in the Russian and East European Institute and also earning a certificate for teaching in high school. Today he teaches English and Russian at a high school in northern Indiana.
Sukhoon Choo was Slavica's first business manager from 1999-2003 while a graduate student at Indiana University in Slavic Linguistics. He defended his dissertation in February 2003 and is now Associate Professor in the Dept. of Russian at Hankuk University of Foreign Studies in Korea.
Jennifer J. Day
Jennifer J. Day worked as technical editor at Slavica for approximately one year. She received her Ph.D. in Russian literature and is now Assistant Professor of Russian at Bard College. She is co-author, with Anna Lisa Crone, of My Petersburg, Myself, published by Slavica in 2005.
Emily Diehl worked at Slavica for 2+ years in the late 1990s. She currently teaches Russian at Rutgers University.
Dan Florek worked nearly two years as intern in the Slavica business office, sandwiched around a year of study and work abroad in Russia and Poland. He now lives in upstate New York with his wife Izabela Zagaja (designer of several Slavica book covers) and plans to enroll in law school in the next several years.
Rob Gager worked as an editorial intern for one year while an undergraduate at Indiana University.
Danielle Gingerich worked two years as editorial intern at Slavica in 2005-7 while studying journalism at IU. She is now on the staff of a newspaper in northern Indiana.
Kristen Gonsalves worked for a year and a half as intern at Slavica, where she laid the foundation for the design of our current web site.
Vlad Gudzenko worked as an editorial intern at Slavica in the summer of 1998 while he was a Masters student in Journalism. He subsequently returned to Ukraine to pursue a journalism career there.
Jeff Harlig worked as a technical editor at Slavica on and off for two years around 2005-7. He now works in university administration at a college in California.
Kim Hinton worked for 2+ years in the Slavica business office in the late 1990s. She is now working on her Ph.D. in Theatre at Indiana University, and also works as an undergraduate advisor.
Isabelle Kaplan worked for the better part of one year as technical editor at Slavica around 2005. She left Bloomington to live in Washington, DC.
Matt Kelley served as Slavica's business manager in 2003-5 while finishing his M.A. with the IU Russian and East European Institute. He subsequently attended the IU School of Law and is now anattorney with Ogletree Deakins in Indianapolis.
Karen Kowal worked as technical editor at Slavica for two years while finishing her joint M.A.s in the Russian and East European Institute and in the School of Public and Environmental Administration.
Manuel Lopez worked as technical editor at Slavica while completing his M.A. in the Russian and East European Institute.
Jen Maceyko joined Slavica as technical editor after receiving her M.A. from the Russian and East European Institute, working with us for about 9 months. She now works in the Washington, DC as managing editor of a major scholarly journal.
Andrea McDowell worked as technical editor at Slavica for one year around 2001-2. She subsequently received her Ph.D. in Russian Literature at IU and now works in university administration in the Pacific Northwest.
Mike Nelson served as Slavica's business manager for one year in 2005-6, after three years as an undergraduate intern with Slavica. He is now in law school in Chicago, and maintains his active connection with the rock band Trio in Stereo, founded in Bloomington but now based in Chicago.
Tim Nelson was Slavica's first undergraduate intern circa 2001. He subsequently attended law school at Loyola University in Chicago and now practices law there with the firm of Tenney & Bentley.
Lee Roby worked 2+ years in the Slavica business office in the late 1990s while a graduate student in the Dept. of Slavic Languages and Literatures. She now teaches Russian at Friends School in Baltimore.
Saera Yoon worked 1+ years in the Slavica business office while finishing her Ph.D. in Russian literature.