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Agenda

Our faculty pursue scholarly inquiry in the form of knowledge production—so-called emergent research—and the dissemination of knowledge as a vital and renewable product. As a private international liberal arts university LCC seeks excellence in university-level course content and classroom instruction informed by up to date scholarship and training.

LCC maintains quality and distinguishes itself in research by building on its unique international profile. We are strong in the area of international faculty mobility. Capitalizing on networks and affiliations with North American scholars for the purposes of enhancing LCC research culture and acting as a bridge between Lithuanian and North American scholarly activity.

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FACULTY PUBLISHES IN

Research support and proffesional growth

RESEARCH GRANTS

Four individuals and groups are regularly awarded to faculty applicants.

EXCHANGE PROGRAMS

Train or teach in a partner institution abroad for up to 2 months with financial support for living and travel expenses. Read more about exchange programs here.

Sabbatical Leaves for Research

Faculty members enjoyed semester-long paid sabbatical leaves for research as part of their rank promotion.

PUBLIC EVENTS

Opportunities to organize conferences, public events, host professional development seminars and workshops.

Course release awards

For example, workload assignments are available for the purposes of specific research needs and requests.

ACADEMIC PARTNERS

News and Events

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Revival Square: Local Residents' Perception of the Soviet Square

2020-08-04

Linas Vaicekauskas graduated from LCC this spring. After his thesis defence Linas’ research was admitted by Klaipeda Municipality as one of the best theses among city students this year as the most adaptive and actual for Klaipeda! So, be involved in the local community, discover it and study at the same time is possible, isn’t it? Read more about Linas’ research in this article.'' I've started this project with a quest to figure out where Klaipėda city center is because it depends on who you have a conversation with. If you ask any international student, most likely they would say it's Akropolis; in other conversations, you could hear Theatre Square being mentioned, however, recent history and the occupation period suggest that Revival Square has the title of the central square. So, I decided to investigate this instance and figure out how Klaipėda's residents perceive Revival Square and if it's really the city center.Locals gladly shared their stories and allowed me to step into their shoes; those insights clearly communicate the need for a community and central place where people could get together, relax, and be involved in Klaipėda's life.It was truly an honor and a privilege to share these thoughts and local residents' vision for Revival Square in the Municipality (Ideal square - should be a relaxation oasis with Lithuanian symbols). Yet this research isn't only relevant to Klaipėda city; such squares that in Soviet times were thriving places, exist all across Lithuania - Lukiškių Square is one of them - as well as many other countries that were occupied by the Soviets. So there is a lot more work to be done, a lot more stories to be heard, and a lot more coffee cups to be drunk not only to understand what vision people have for such squares elsewhere but also how these places go hand in hand with city's overall identity as well as our cultural heritage and collective memory.''

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2020-03-23

Selected Publications

"Currencies of Love: Political and Ethical Economies of Language in Shakespeare,” in Politics Otherwise: Shakespeare as Social and Political Critique, Leonidas Donskis and J.D. Mininger, eds.

LCC author(s): J.D. Mininger, Ph.D.

Brill, Rodopi, 2012.

“Development, Capabilities, and Shalom,” in Celebrating the Vision (ed. John H. Kok; Sioux Center: Dordt College Press, 2004), pp. 191-206.

LCC author(s): Jonathan Warner, Ph.D.

Dordt College Press, 2004.

“God and Martha Nussbaum,” in Capabilities, Gender, Equality: Toward Fundamental Entitlements (eds. Martha Nussbaum and Flavio Comim0

LCC author(s): Jonathan Warner, Ph.D.

Cambridge University Press, 2014.

“Obstacles to Change: Overcoming the Hurdles of the State Apparatus in Higher Education.” The Journal of Religious Leadership 15:1 (2017):16-56.

LCC author(s): Jamin Hübner, Th.D.

The Journal of Religious Leadership, 2017.

“Revisiting αὐθεντέω in 1 Timothy 2:12: What Do the Extant Data Really Show?” The Journal for the Study of Paul and His Letters 5:1 (Spring, 2015):41-70.

LCC author(s): Jamin Hübner, Th.D.

The Journal for the Study of Paul and His Letters , 2015.

“Rights, Capabilities and Human Flourishing,” in Christianity and Human Rights (ed. F. M. Shepherd; Rowman & Littlefield, 2009), pp. 163-176.

LCC author(s): Jonathan Warner, Ph.D.

Rowman & Littlefield, 2009.

“The Anatomy of Nationalism: A Fresh Appraisal Based on Recent Case Studies.” Libertarian Papers 10:2 (2018):137-177.

LCC author(s): Jamin Hübner, Th.D.

Libertarian Papers , 2018.

A Concise Greek Grammar. .

LCC author(s): Jamin Hübner, Th.D.

Rapid City: Hills Publishing Group, 2018, 2018.

Sydänmaiden kapina: Donald Trump, amerikkalainen konservatismi ja äärioikeiston nousu

LCC author(s): Markku Ruotsila, Ph.D.

Gaudeamus – Helsinki University Press, 2018.

Vertigo Ergo Sum: Kant, his Jewish ‘students’ and the origins of Romanticism

LCC author(s):

European Romantic Review, Routledge, 2015.

“Meškis ir Žąsis” Picture Book for Children

LCC author(s): Nadia Kovaliova

Nieko rimto, 2015.

Believing in ‘Inner Truth:’ The Protocols of the Elders of Zion in Nazi Propaganda: 1933 – 1945

LCC author(s): Randall Bytwerk, Ph.D.

Holocaust and Genocide Studies 29, 212-229., 2015.

German Propaganda Archive

LCC author(s): Randall Bytwerk, Ph.D.

German Propaganda Archive, 2017.

The Great Battle of Dialectics and Rhetoric: Franklin Roosevelt and Adolf Hitler, 1937–1939.

LCC author(s): Randall Bytwerk, Ph.D.

In MEDHURST M. (Ed.), World War II and the Cold War: The Rhetoric of Hearts and Minds (RHUS Vol. 8) (pp. 53-88)., 2018.

The Necessity of Satire in Media Literacy: Stephen Colbert’s Use of Sophistic and Socratic Irony.

LCC author(s): Andrew Jones, Ph.D.

Baltic Journal of Law & Politics, 11:1, 187–207, 2018.

We Are Not Amused: Authenticity as the Media-Metaphor of @realDonaldTrump.

LCC author(s): Andrew Jones, Ph.D.

From the Book edited by R.E. Dentor Studies of Communication in the 2016 Presidential Campaign,Lexington books. , 2018.

[Review of Milosz: A Biography. By Andrzej Franaszek. Ed. and trans. Aleksandra and Michael Parker.

LCC author(s): Deborah McCollister, Ph.D.

Cambridge: Harvard UP, 2017].Christianity and Literature, 68(2), 336-340. , 2018.

Assessment development process.

LCC author(s): Betty Lanteigne, Ph.D.

Other author(s): In M. DelliCarpini, J. Churchill, Riopel, & C. Coombe (Eds.)

TESOL encyclopedia of English language teaching. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley. , 2018.

How Ántonia Became “My” Ántonia: the “New” Immigrant Woman as a Model American.

LCC author(s): Aušra Paulauskienė, Ph.D.

In the Country of Lost Borders: New Critical Essays on My Antonia. Ed. Stéphanie Durrans (p. 145-161).. Paris: Presses Universitaires de Paris Nanterre., 2017.

Lost and Found: The Discovery of Lithuania in American Fiction.

LCC author(s): Aušra Paulauskienė, Ph.D.

Rodopi: Amsterdam & New York, 2007., 2007.

Unscrambling jumbled sentences: An authentic task for English language assessment?

LCC author(s): Betty Lanteigne, Ph.D.

Studies in Second Language Learning and Teaching, 7(2), 251-273., 2017.

An Tobar Nua: A Strategic Mix of Mission and Business

LCC author(s): Larry Locke, JD

Christian Business Academy Review, Vol. 12, No. 1 , 2017.

Capabilities and the Common Good, in New Frontiers of the Capability Approach

LCC author(s): Jonathan Warner, Ph.D.

Other author(s): Eds. Flavio Comin, Shailaja Fennell and P.B. Anand, Cambridge

Cambridge University Press, 53- 81., 2018.

Economic Pluralism: The Role of Narrative.

LCC author(s): Jonathan Warner, Ph.D.

International Journal of Pluralism and Economics Education Vol 9(4), 358-375. , 2018.

Modeling statistics and kinetics of the natural aggregation structures and processes with the solution of generalized logistic equation

LCC author(s): Lev Maslov, Ph.D.

Other author(s): Chebotarev V.

Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications journal, 2017.

Pricing Models in a Captive Market: A Case Study of LCC Dormitories.

LCC author(s): Femi Odebiyi

Other author(s): Popov, D.

From CBU International Conference Proceedings, 5, 389-395. , 2017.

Statistical classification of multivariate conditionally autoregressive Gaussian random field observations

LCC author(s): Laura Šaltytė-Vaisiauskė, Ph.D.

Other author(s): Dreižienė L., Dučinskas K.

Spatial Statistics, 26,216-225., 2018.

The Clay Feet of Servant Leadership

LCC author(s): Larry Locke, JD

The Journal of Biblical Integration in Business, Vol. 22, No. 1 , 2019.

The Promise of CRISPR for Human Germline Editing and the Perils of ‘Playing God

LCC author(s): Larry Locke, JD

The CRISPR Journal, Vol. 3, No. 1, 2020.

Understanding Personalities of Online Students: Importance for Successful Teaching

LCC author(s): Lev Maslov, Ph.D.

ATINER’s Conference Paper Proceedings Series, 2020.

‘On Guilt and Post-Truth Escapism: Developing a Theory’

LCC author(s): Ignas Kalpokas, Ph.D.

Philosophy & Social Criticism, 44(10): 1127-1147., 2018.

‘The New Nomos of the Earth and the Channelling of Violence’

LCC author(s): Ignas Kalpokas, Ph.D.

Journal of International Political Theory, 13(2): 162-180., 2017.

A Political Theory of Post-Truth.

LCC author(s): Ignas Kalpokas, Ph.D.

London: Palgrave Macmillan., 2019.

Creativity and Limitation in Political Communities: Spinoza, Schmitt, and Ordering.

LCC author(s): Ignas Kalpokas, Ph.D.

London and New York: Routledge., 2018.

How to Give: Effectiveness of Partnership between Public and Civil Society Sectors in International Humanitarian Aid. ISBN-10: 3659277525

LCC author(s): Julianna Giannoutsou, Ph.D.

Lambert Academic Publishing, 2012.

Istorijos dimensija neoscholastinėje Europos integracijos sampratoje.

LCC author(s): Elena Šiaudvytienė

Politologija, 72 (4), Vilnius, 12/2013, 43-71., 2013.

Transforming a Nonprofit Work Environment for Creativity: An Application of Concept Mapping

LCC author(s): Julianna Giannoutsou, Ph.D.

Other author(s): Jaskyte, K., Byerly, C., Adams, A.,

Nonprofit Management and Leadership, 21(1), 77-92., 2010.

Lietuviški jūreivystės terminai Viliaus Pakalniškio leidinyje „Laivybos sąvokų aiškinimas“.

LCC author(s): Vaida Drukteinytė, Ph.D.

Res humanitariae XVIII. 47–66 Lithuania, Klaipėda. , 2015.

Studentų neatpažįstamos dvejybinių linksnių klaidos.

LCC author(s): Vaida Drukteinytė, Ph.D.

Kalbos praktikos problemos 15. 23–31, Lithuania: Klaipėda. , 2017.

Teologinių klausimų specifika literatūroje: nuodėmės refleksija Aido Marčėno eilėraščiuose

LCC author(s): Radvyda Vaišvilaitė

Literatūra 49(1), 58–71, Vilnius: Vilniaus universiteto leidykla., 2007.

The Problem of Christian Images in Contemporary Lithuanian Poetry

LCC author(s): Radvyda Vaišvilaitė

International Journal of Arts and Sciences, 3(10): 154 – 165. , 2010.

Communicating Day-to-Day in the Workplace (p. 35).

LCC author(s): David Deviney, DBA David Arnott, Ph.D.

Weatherford, TX, USA: Weatherford College Workforce Grant. , 2016.

Communicating in Person: The Most Effective Communication Technique (p. 42).

LCC author(s): David Deviney, DBA David Arnott, Ph.D.

Weatherford, TX, USA: Weatherford College Workforce Grant., 2016.

Impact of Behavioral Styles on Student Interest in Study Abroad. Journal of Behavioral Studies in Business, 10, 13.

LCC author(s): David Deviney, DBA

Other author(s): Rynearson, K., Ball, E., Mills, L., & Vrba, A. M.

Journal of Behavioral Studies in Business, 2018.

The Avocation of Leadership (p. 48). Weatherford, TX, USA: Weatherford College Workforce Grant.

LCC author(s): David Deviney, DBA David Arnott, Ph.D.

Weatherford, TX, USA: Weatherford College Workforce Grant, 2016.

“Tips for Teachers.” FACTCITE 123, Lincoln Library Press. (2017).

LCC author(s): Daiva Berzinskas

Lincoln Library Press, 2017.

Sustained Silent Reading and Its impact on Reading Comprehension Skills for ESL Students, TNTESOL Journal, (4), 53-63 (2011).

LCC author(s): Daiva Berzinskas

TNTESOL Journal, 2011.

“Attitudes toward professional psychological help-seeking, perceived emotional intelligence, and prior help-seeking experience among students in Lithuania“.

LCC author(s): Gina Levickienė

Other author(s): Gečaitė, J., Mickuvienė, N.

Biologinė psichiatrija ir psichofarmakologija, 18(2), 76-80. , 2016.

A different atmosphere of love: A qualitative study of the experiences of participants in faith-based substance user rehabilitation programs in the Russian Federation. Substance Use and Misuse, 48, 421-428.

LCC author(s): Kenneth Stoltzfus, Ph.D. David Cecil, Ph.D.

Substance Use and Misuse, 2013.

Alcohol use, daily hassles, and religious coping among students at a religiously-affiliated college. Substance Use and Misuse

LCC author(s): Kenneth Stoltzfus, Ph.D.

Other author(s): Farkas, K. J.

Substance Use and Misuse, 47, 2012.

An elephant in the sanctuary: Denial and resistance in addicted Christians and their churches. Social Work and Christianity, 33, 141-163.

LCC author(s): Kenneth Stoltzfus, Ph.D.

Social Work and Christianity, 2006.

An interprofessional review of cultural competency education: Approaches to strengthen healthcare management education in preparing culturally competent healthcare managers. Journal of Health Administration Education, 34(2), 319-343.

LCC author(s): Kenneth Stoltzfus, Ph.D.

Other author(s): Moore, T.L., Casiday, R., Cortes, C.G., Davey, K., Terry, P.H., & Robertson, A.S.

Journal of Health Administration Education, 2017.

Characterizing the rhythm and tempo of sound production by singing whales.

LCC author(s): Jennifer Schneider, Ph.D.

Other author(s): Mercado, E III

Bioacoustics, 1-18., 2018.

Comparing dimensions of faith and academic life integration at public and Christian universities. Social Work and Christianity, 34, 231-243.

LCC author(s): David Cecil, Ph.D. Kenneth Stoltzfus, Ph.D.

Social Work and Christianity, 2007.

Does enrichment improve well being in animals under human care? A case of two harbor seals (Phoca Vitulina).

LCC author(s): Jennifer Schneider, Ph.D.

Other author(s): Vaicekauskaite, R., Delfour, F.

Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science, 14:1-12. , 2018.

Effects of low-dose mindfulness based practice on patients with somatoform autonomic dysfunction of cardiovascular system.

LCC author(s): Wayne Norman, Ph.D.

Other author(s): Muranovaitė R., Burkauskas, J.

Biological Psychiatry and Psychopharmacology, 19(1). , 2017.

Penal substitution, Christus Victor, and the implications of atonement theology for the integration of Christian faith and social work practice. Social Work and Christianity, 39, 310-326.

LCC author(s): Kenneth Stoltzfus, Ph.D.

Social Work and Christianity, 2012.

Relational social work practice with evangelical Christian clients. In J. Rosenberger (Ed.). Clinical social work practice with diverse populations: A relational approach. NY: Springer, Essentials in Social Work Series.

LCC author(s): David Cecil, Ph.D. Kenneth Stoltzfus, Ph.D.

NY: Springer, Essentials in Social Work Series, 2013.

Spiritual interventions in the prevention and treatment of substance abuse: A review of the literature. Journal of Religion and Spirituality in Social Work, 26(4), 49-69.

LCC author(s): Kenneth Stoltzfus, Ph.D.

Journal of Religion and Spirituality in Social Work, 2007.

The experiences of German social workers during the refugee crisis

LCC author(s): Kenneth Stoltzfus, Ph.D. David Cecil, Ph.D.

Other author(s): Hagues, R.

Journal of Social Work, 2019.

The motivation of Russian Federation social work students for pursuing a social work degree. International Social Work, 60, 847-860.

LCC author(s): Kenneth Stoltzfus, Ph.D.

International Social Work, 2017.

The role of faith and faith-based organizations in the German response to the refugee crisis. Social Work and Christianity, 45(3), 93- 112

LCC author(s): David Cecil, Ph.D. Kenneth Stoltzfus, Ph.D.

Other author(s): Hagues, R. J.

Social Work and Christianity, 2018.

“The Heart of Meaningful Study in Christian Studies,” in The Heart of Our Work: Stories of Meaningful Studies in Liberal Arts. Edited by Trennis Henderson, Amy Sonheim, and Brooke Zimny. Arkadelphia, AR: Ouachita Baptist University

LCC author(s): Michael Cox, Ph.D.

Arkadelphia, AR: Ouachita Baptist University, 2019.

According to Which ‘Law of Moses’? Cult Centralization in Samuel, Kings and Chronicles.

LCC author(s): Benjamin Giffone, Ph.D.

Brill: Vetus Testamentum vol., vol. 67, pp. 432-447., 2017.

Jerry Falwell and Civil Religion: An Uneasy Marriage.

LCC author(s): Joseph Harder, Ph.D.

Other author(s): In Civil Religion and American Christianity, ed. Liam J. Atchison, Keith Bates and Darin D. Lenz.

Mountain Home, AR: BorderStone Press. , 2018.

Not Just Cause and Effect: Resituating Martha Nussbaum's Defense of Novels as Moral Philosophy in a Hermeneutical Framework.

LCC author(s): Tricia Van Dyk, Ph.D.

Interdisciplinary Literary Studies: A Journal of Criticism and Theory 19(2), 204–219., 2017.

Sit at My Right Hand: The Chronicler’s Portrait of the Tribe of Benjamin in the Social Context of Yehud.

LCC author(s): Benjamin Giffone, Ph.D.

New York/London: Bloomsbury T&T Clark., 2016.

Special Forces’: A Stereotype of Benjaminite Soldiers in the Deuteronomistic History and Chronicles.

LCC author(s): Benjamin Giffone, Ph.D.

Scandinavian Journal of the Old Testament 30 (1): 16–29. , 2016.

Recent Fulbright scholars

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Larry Locke

Inbound: University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, US

Fulbright Specialist, May 2018-Jun 2018

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Barbara Tedrow

Inbound: Independent Scholar, US

Fulbright Specialist, Sep 2017-Oct 2017

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Aušra Paulauskienė

Outbound: UC, Berkley, US

Fulbright Visiting Scholar, Jan 2015-Jun 2016

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Rick Hornor

Inbound: Whitworth University, US

Fulbright Scholar, Mar 2013-May 2013

RESEARCH COUNCIL

Organized to promote and support research activity at LCC International University. The council is comprised of representatives from each academic department, including a representative from the library. The council elects its own chair by majority consensus. The Research Council reports to the Academic Vice-President.

Key Objectives

  • Providing guidance for conducting research that interacts with community services and the region
  • Organizing and recommending IRB application and review procedures, including recommending faculty members for service on the IRB
  • Fostering improved communication throughout the LCC learning community about all research related opportunities (e.g. intellectual resources, conferences, presentation, publication opportunities, professional development and funding opportunities etc.)
  • Advocating (to the Academic Vice-President) for workload for research activity
  • Finding and fostering contacts and collaboration with other like-minded universities
  • Centralizing research information and communication.
  • Identifying LCC-specific definitions of research; the Council works with the LCC research centers and solicits input from faculty in revising and owning the LCC Institutional Research Agenda
  • Promoting student-instructor collaboration
  • Orienting new faculty to LCC research fields
  • Providing leadership to LCC’s academic conference organizing efforts
  • Assisting with institutional and program accreditation processes;
  • Standardizing the resources for research.

Dedication to Ethical Research

Interested in doing research involving human subjects and/or animals at LCC? You must receive prior approval from IRB. Please read detailed instructions.

Center For Faith & Human Flourishing

The CFHF conducts and funds research that seeks fuller understanding of the movement of individuals and communities from "languishing" to "surviving" to "flourishing."

The CFHF is particularly interested in the role of Christian faith in defining and motivating the pursuit of human flourishing.

Opportunities include: research fellowships, postdoctoral fellowships, events, and more.

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17 Organizations

CFHF has hosted outside scholars and practitioners affiliated with 17 different organizations

10 Countries

Since its inception in 2017, center welcomed outside scholars and practitioners from 10 countries

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