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Faculty

Experts in the Field, Experts in the City

Your instructors come from Charles University or other prestigious institutions in Prague, such as the Institute for Contemporary History, the University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice, and the Jewish Museum in Prague. They typically hold a PhD in their field, and several have taught at universities in the United States.

As local faculty, your instructors know the city and incorporate it into their teaching. Your Nationalism, Minorities, and Migration professor will take you to the Vietnamese market and behind the scenes at an NGO. Your Czech Art & Architecture professor can tell you the history of almost any building you might stroll past.

Full-Time, Bilingual, On-Site Staff

The Director of Prague Programs oversees the curriculum, manages the faculty, and monitors courses. Do you have particular learning needs? Talk to the Programs Director.

The Resident Directors handle excursions, internships, and day-to-day logistics. See your Resident Director with questions about your apartment, your activities, or your volunteer service.

Staff are also trained in emergency prevention and management. Need to see a doctor? Just want someone to talk to? The office door is always open.

Kim Strozewski
Kim graduated with a Dual MA in History & Slavic Area Studies from The Ohio State University in 2001. Her research focused on Roma (Gypsies) in the Protectorate of Bohemia during WWII. While completing coursework towards her PhD at the University of Michigan, Kim taught courses on the Holocaust, WWII and European History. She has lived and researched in Prague, Krakow, and Budapest and has worked for International Human Rights organizations in the region.

Kim Strozewski

Director of Prague Programs

Jiří Bukovinský
Jiří is a graduate of Charles University in Prague, where he studied Religious Studies and Pedagogy. He also studied in Scotland, at the Divinity Faculty of the University of Glasgow. Jiří has organized programs for international volunteers and coordinated conferences for human rights organizations. Relying on this experience, he has enhanced the service-learning opportunities for CET Prague students, and specifically Central European Studies concentrators.

Jiří Bukovinský

Associate Director of Prague Programs

Petra Kulasová
Petra earned her BA in Business Management from Universita Jana Evanelisty Purkyně (2009), her MA in Marketing Communication from Vysoká Škola Finanční a Správní (2011), and her MBA from University of the Incarnate Word (2013). She has extensive knowledge of exchange program and study abroad program development. A native to the Czech Republic, Petra spent five years in the US where she worked for an international campus to help place college students in study abroad programs in Europe.

Petra Kulasová

Resident Director, CET Prague

Martina Tomanová
Martina is a graduate of Palacký University (BA, 2008; MA, 2011) and Caritas College (DiS, 2011) in Olomouc where she earned her degrees in History, Jewish Studies, and Social Work and Humanitarian Aid. Before her current position, Martina worked first in a Czech NGO focused on helping disadvantaged kids and their families and then in the Department of Health & Social services. Martina, a lover of all things travel, was a student on the CET Prague program before joining the staff in 2018.

Martina Tomanová

Resident Director, CET Prague

Maggie Budinský
Maggie grew up in Charlotte, North Carolina and attended Sewanee where she earned a BA in history (2012). While studying abroad at the University of Oxford her junior year, she became passionate about travel and developed an interest in international education. After graduation, Maggie moved to Prague, where she taught in international schools for five years before joining CET. As Student Life Coordinator, Maggie uses her experience as an American living in Prague to help students make the most of their time abroad.

Maggie Budinský

Student Life Coordinator, CET Prague

Marta Vondráčková
Marta studied at Masaryk University in Brno, earning a BA in History and English (2010) and an MA in English (2014). Her thesis focused on secondary school pupils and their perception of the Holocaust. She has served as a guide from the Jewish quarter of her hometown, and has worked for travel agencies organizing trips and guiding tours. She joined the CET Prague team in 2010.

Marta Vondráčková

Resident Assistant, CET Prague