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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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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

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What is Global Citizenship?

2019-11-18

Robert Bethke found out about LCC a long time ago through John Brown University, a CCCU school in Arkansas where he did his undergraduate degree. Later, he was in contact with Dr. Melanie Humphreys, a former VP of Student Life at LCC. Now, Robert is a Fulbright Researcher working on his Ph.D. in higher education from Azusa Pacific University, in California. While Robert is teaching and working on his Ph.D. by researching global citizenship, his wife and their three children are enjoying their time in Klaipėda, getting to know the students, and having the experience of exploring the world.Robert, how did you find out about LCC?Azusa Pacific University helped me to facilitate it, but I learned about LCC at least 10 years ago. I went to a similar CCCU (Council for Christian Colleges and Universities) school, John Brown University, so I heard about LCC there. While I was a student I got curious about LCC, as it was one of the only CCCU schools in Europe. In the back of my mind, I always thought that LCC might be an interesting place to visit someday or work at. As I was looking for my dissertation options, one of the other graduates from Azusa Pacific University was Melanie Humphreys, who used to be a VP for Student Life at LCC. She spoke highly of LCC, so I thought it would be interesting to study the students here as part of my dissertation. Melanie connected me with the President of LCC, Dr. Marlene Wall. After that conversation, I was invited to apply to LCC and for the institution to be my host for the Fulbright. One year later, here I am with my family in Lithuania.As a Fulbright Scholar, could you explain more about your research for your Ph.D. studies?As part of my Ph.D. studies, I am technically a Fulbright student researcher. My particular interest is in global citizenship and higher education. I am looking at how LCC students identify themselves as global citizens and what factors of the LCC community or campus might contribute to their growth or development in that area.How do you think faith affects global citizenship?In my view, global citizenship is the obvious precursor to “kingdom citizenship." Christ calls us to work toward the kingdom of God on Earth as it is in heaven (Matthew 6:10). Global citizenship is less of a political concept and is more of a recognition that each human is made in the image of God, each person on earth has deep worth, and therefore we should consider each culture and nation as part of one community that God loves. Global citizenship, therefore, is at the heart of Christian discipleship and mission, particularly when we insist that all nations and cultures are treated as God sees them: with equal worth, where no nation is more important than another. It is one of the many reasons why I see LCC as a very special institution that is uniquely carrying out God’s purposes for the world.Researching global citizenship at LCC might be challenging since there are students from more than 50 countries on campus. How do you plan to go about your research?I will be administering an online survey that is written and designed so that students will identify themselves and will respond to what global citizenship is in their minds. I am interested to find out how campus experiences connect to that identity. However, I am also curious to know how each individual student perceives the term of a global citizen because it can mean so many different things. One can look at it from an environmental perspective, or more political or more ethical. I am excited about the research and what data I will be able to gather.Your educational and professional backgrounds seem to be diverse. After completing a BA in Theology and Religious Vocations, you finished an MS in Business Leadership and Ethics and later another MA in Theology and Arts. And you have diverse professional experiences, from working at a communications office to working as a producer. How can you explain this diversity of educational and professional backgrounds?I think I have a hard time settling in on one thing. I hope that all of the different experiences I have had, from film-making to communications work and international advocacy, will contribute to my perspective that I can bring to research and teaching. It is not that all of my interests were far from each other, meaning there were no radical shifts in studies or profession choice; all of them are somewhat related. My main interest is to help particularly North American and western students who have a certain amount of privilege see beyond their own privileged lives and recognize that there is a large world of other humans outside of the US and Europe. There are many people who live very different lives and deserve the same privileges and lives of comfort. If we can learn to see one another as part of one global community, I feel that we can start to work together to solve some of the biggest challenges of the 21st century. We cannot ignore the need to work with multiple nations in order to solve these things. We cannot live in isolation and say that we will take care only of our country; it is unrealistic to live that way. I am hoping that I can help students look beyond this kind of mentality.How are you and your family adjusting to life in Klaipėda and work at LCC?This is certainly the first time many of us have lived abroad for an extended period. We are adjusting to our new lives here very well. The LCC community has been fantastic in helping us to feel acclimated. With Fulbright and LCC, we feel very spoiled in some ways. My family, especially the kids, are excited to meet the students from the NGO class that I teach, and they are having a really great time here. We are grateful for the resources and a community that is very welcoming. We are enjoying our lives here, and also have the freedom to travel a bit if we want to. Since our children are home-schooled while in Klaipėda, we have this flexibility to go to different places and explore.We have been very impressed with the community here at LCC and the quality of the students that choose to be a part of life here.

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Ignas Kalpokas publishes A New book with Palgrave Macmillan

2019-11-15

Ignas Kalpokas, Assistant Professor in the Department of International Relations and Development has published a new book, Algorithmic Governance: Politics and Law in the Post-Human Era with Palgrave Macmillan. The book explores the changes and challenges to the conduct and regulation of everyday life that arise with datafication, the ever-growing analytical, predictive, and structuring role of algorithms, and the prominence of the platform economy. Manifestations of the ensuing algorithmic governance are shown to range from nudging individuals towards predefined outcomes to outright structuration of behavior through digital architecture. These changes, in turn, reflect a broader shift away from anthropocentric accounts of the world, ultimately leading Ignas to embrace a post-humanist framework focused on the inseparability of humans, the natural environment, technology, and code. LCC is proud to have Ignas Kalpokas as part of our faculty.To read more about the new book, follow the link below.https://www.palgrave.com/gp/book/9783030319212

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.

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.

“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

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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