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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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Research support and proffesional growth


For individuals and groups are regularly awarded to faculty applicants.


Train or teach in a partner institution abroad for up 2 month 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.


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

Course release awards

In example workload assignment are available for the purposes of specific research needs and requests.


News and Events

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Charity Givens Presents at International Writing conference in Sweden


At the beginning of July, Charity Givens - an Instructor in the English Department at LCC - has participated in the 10th Conference of the European Association for the Teaching of Academic Writing (EATAW) in Gothenburg, Sweden. During the conference, Charity presented her workshop titled “So My Old English Teacher Was Wrong. Adapting Cultures to New Ways to Write”. The conference lasted for a couple of days, during which Charity was able to attend different workshops, lectures, and teaching practice sessions.Charity, could you share about your experience at the conference?Like many other conferences, EATAW selected the participants from those that were submitted to them. Before I received approval to present at this conference, I worked up a proposal and had to wait to be fully accepted. The theme of EATAW conference was “Academic writing at intersections: Interdisciplinarity, genre hybridization, multilingualism, digitalization, and interculturality​.” 150 participants took part in the conference and we had workshops, paper presentations, teaching practice sessions, as well as some other things. Three keynote speakers had specific lectures that they presented. One of the presentations discussed using technology in the classroom, how does it look like, benefits and drawbacks. Another presentation was about online education and blended education, and the last one was about students' perceptions of writing.Who was your audience at the workshop presentation? I had a smaller group that I presented to, which was about six people. It was a good-sized group because we got to talk about what was happening in the classroom. We were able to share our experiences with the techniques that each of us uses and why they worked. My workshop was about looking for patterns in student writing. During our workshop, the group I was presenting to, also had to do a style analysis. We were looking for patterns in students’ writing’, so the participants could identify strengths and weaknesses and then know how students should be able to identify those themselves. I showed them a couple of electronic tools for style analysis as well. We talked about strategies for adapting the student writing to a more western way of academic writing and how we do that in a classroom. The participants of my workshop also used some of the student papers from LCC. Of course, I got an IRB clearance to use some of the student’s papers from one of my classes. Mainly, the audience was professors, instructors, and teachers who were interested in strategies for adapting writing.What was the benefit of attending and presenting at EATAW? The big benefit of such conferences is networking opportunities and this is why people get together. I made connections with a few people as well. One professor from the Netherlands invited me to contact her about doing the guest lecture at her institution. I talked with another professor who had several recommendations for Ph.D. programs that I can do based on my research interest. I also met with one other professor who is teaching at an American University in Lebanon about doing a research project together. The population of students at an American University is quite similar to LCC students since there is a similar idea and style of education. These are just a few benefits that I got from this experience. By meeting different people and networking I got different ideas for teaching, research, and I also see where trends are going. Being at EATAW was a nice way to share about our institution and meet people from universities with a similar population as we have at LCC.

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Trauma Competent Caregiver Training


LCC International University in partnership with international non-profit organization “Back2Back ministries” welcomes professionals (social workers, psychologists, therapists, children rights specialists, healthcare professionals, teachers, juvenile justice system specialists), potential and present foster/adoptive families and volunteer caregivers to three-day Trauma Competent Caregiver (TCC) training. AIM OF THE TRAININGThe aim of the training is to equip people, who work and care for children with the background of adverse childhood experiences such as abuse, neglect, natural and man made disasters, systemic effects and etc. Building Trauma Competent Caregivers is a nine module (24 academic hours) of interactive training series, which brings theory and practice in one. TCC curriculum has been translated into 7 languages and has reached over 58 countries. Since 2018 Latvian national government has approved TCC as one of the main training curriculums for foster and adoptive families.Upon completion of the training, participants will understand the goals of child welfare, essential skills of trauma competent care and potential lifetime impact of trauma on development. They will also be able to recognize how childhood traumatic stress is exacerbated by ongoing stressors in a child’s life, identify coping responses, strengths and protective factors that promote positive adjustment among traumatized children. Participants will be able to identify new strategies, techniques and skills to respond to challenging behaviors of children with a traumatic history and learn to promote their own self-care. SPEAKERSDr. David Schooler - author and trainer of Trauma Competent Caregiver curriculum, individual counselor for adults, who have experienced a lifetime impact of early childhood trauma. He has a background in counseling and theology, his doctorate was written in Biblical Counseling. Since 2008 David is recognized as affiliate Faculty Member in International University of Central Asia, Tokmok, Kyrgyzstan. Jayne E. Schooler - author and trainer of Trauma Competent caregiver curriculum, educator of Trust Based Relational Intervention (TBRI®), author and co-author of eight books in field of child welfare including Wounded Children, Healing Homes: How Traumatized Children Impact Adoptive and Foster Parents and Parenting in Transracial Adoption. Since 2008 Jayne is recognized as affiliate Faculty Member in International University of Central Asia, Tokmok, Kyrgyzstan. Julie Cooper - director of Child Development at Back2Back ministries and TCC trainer nationally and internationally. Her training passion focuses on understanding the impact of trauma on youth and strategies to care for them well whether in biological families, foster care homes, institutional care or schools. She is currently doing her Doctorate in Counseling and Psychological Studies at Regent University, Virginia Beach, VA.Other professionals and experts in the field from Baltics and USA will join to support the launch of the program. DATES: September 12-14, 2019TIME: 9:00- 18:00ADDRESS: LCC International University, Neumann Hall, Kretingos g. 36, Klaipėda, Lithuania.LANGUAGE: English. During the training simultaneous translation into Lithuanian language will be provided.PRICE: 150EUR. The price includes: participant handouts, lunch, coffee/tea and snack breaks through out the day. Scholarships are available for foster and adoptive parents.CERTIFICATION: Certificates of completion of 24 academic hours training will be issued at the end of the event.REGISTRATION: REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT DEADLINE: August 25, 2019For more info, please contact: or

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): Jason Peck, Ph.D. 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.

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.

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.

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.

‘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.

Istorijos dimensija neoscholastinėje Europos integracijos sampratoje.

LCC author(s): Elena Šiaudvytienė

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

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.

“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.

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.

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.

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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Paul Almonte

Inbound: St. Peter's University, US

Fulbright Specialist, Mar 2013-May 2013


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.


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

Supports research that seeks fuller understanding of the movement of individuals and communities from “languishing” to “surviving” to “flourishing”.

Center a particularly interested in the role of Christian faith as motivation for the pursuit of flourishing, and as a means for individuals and communities to flourish.

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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


Migration is a key element in human flourishing: the free movement of individuals and families to escape insecurity and poverty in pursuit of survival and economic opportunity.

  • Economic migration, family migration, migration;
  • Humanitarian migration (refugees); IDPs; migration due to ecological disaster;
  • International contexts: Baltic states, European Union, post-Soviet states;
  • Economic development;
  • Diaspora and return migration, particularly as contributing to economic development in home countries;
  • Securitization of migration; how states and host populations treat migrants as problematic/dangerous; migrants at risk of deportation;
  • Integration of migrants (socio-economic/family/humanitarian migrants); reception, suspicion, racism, xenophobia;
  • Religious persecution and conflict;
  • Religion as contributing factor to attitudes toward migrants and migration;

Safety, love, and sense of belonging are significant contributing factors to human survival and satisfaction.

  • Interpersonal relationships, especially families, as key to flourishing;
  • Influences on attitudes towards marriage;
  • Marital and couple adjustment;
  • The role of faith in quality of marriage experience;
  • Gerontology; capability and flourishing in advanced age, aging populations;
  • Attitudes towards mental health issues; obstacles to seeking psychological help;
  • Mindfulness-based stress reduction;
  • Depression, suicide;
  • Physiological measures of psychological function;
  • Communication norms and patterns within nuclear and extended families, in post- totalitarian societies;

Texts and other artistic expressions, including the foundational texts of faith such as the Bible, reflect and shape conceptions of meaning, purpose, flourishing, and relationships. As a liberal arts institution, LCC is committed to foundational principles and tools of inquiry that empower free individuals to pursue meaning within a free society.

  • Biblical, theological, literary, historical, and philosophical studies, within the following contexts: Lithuania, the Baltic States, Eastern Europe, and post-totalitarian and post-secular societies;
  • Christian ecumenical dialogue, and interreligious dialogue;
  • Rhetoric and persuasive communication;
  • Conceptions of ethnic and national identity;
  • Modes and methods of artistic expression, including visual and performing arts;


"The Center for Faith and Human Flourishing (CFHF) exists to advance LCC’s mission through research and academic engagement. The size of our institution cultivates intimacy, which makes interdisciplinarity almost a necessity—a welcome benefit for ourselves and our students. Questions relating to faith and the immaterial aspects of human existence are not considered ‘out of bounds.’ The CFHF integrates perspectives from all branches of Christianity represented at LCC (and beyond), and promotes dialogue between people of different faiths with respect to all aspects of human flourishing."


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Dr. Benjamin Giffone
Director of Center for Faith and Human Flourishing

Staff and Faculty

Fellowship Application

Research Fellows of the Center for Faith and Human Flourishing may be in-residence or non-resident members of the LCC faculty. As a fellow at CFHF you can get following benefits and support:

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International Environment & Network

Opportunity to conduct research at LCC where 60% of faculty and staff are expats and students come from over 30+ countries.

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Library Access

Access to LCC library with 27 000 English volumes, interlibrary-loan program and 13 online databases.

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On-Campus Housing

Possible on-campus housing opportunities reviewed on case-by-case basis.

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Teaching & Presentations

Opportunity to teach specialised courses and present seminars/lectures

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Financial Support

Fellows have the same funding opportunities as LCC faculty members


The Center for Faith and Human Flourishing is currently accepting applications for Research Fellows.

Priority is given to these areas of study:

  • Faith integration
  • Human migration
  • Economic development
  • Trauma
  • Textual and artistic conceptions of human flourishing

Email the CFHF Director for more information.

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