Joel Ericson

Joel Ericson

Director of the Fulbright Program in Russia


Joel Ericson is a political scientist, international education consultant, and social entrepreneur. Since 2009, he has designed and administered in-service teacher training, intensive EFL, professional leadership seminars, student exchange programs, and faculty curriculum and research development projects for Russian and United States universities. His primary interests for international educational programs and consulting projects include technical innovation, sustainable urban development, international multi-sport event management, and the emergence of global computing networks and their effect on governance, economic development, and political participation.

He is the former Regional Director for the Russian Federation for the American Councils of International Education and has over fifteen years of research, business development, and US Government funded educational exchange and research program management experience in Russia. His educational background, from BA to Ph.D., is from the University of California at San Diego, the University of Glasgow, the University of Rochester, and the University of Toronto.

Ericson divides his time between the United States and Russia with his wife, Alexandra Akhmedova, their son, Pavel, and daughter, Sonia.

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