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University Board


Members of University Board

Klaus Tochtermann, PhD

Klaus Tochtermann, received his Diploma and his PhD in Computer Science from Dortmund University (Germany). After a PostDoc at the Texas A&M University in the U.S. he moved to Austria in 2000. From 2000 to 2010 he was the director of Austria’s leading research institute for knowledge management, the Know-Center. In 2006 he was appointed as full professor in Computer Science at the Graz University of Technology. Since 2010, he has been director of the ZBW - Leibniz Information Centre for Economics in Kiel and Hamburg Germany). He also holds a full professor position for Digital Information Infrastructures in the Computer Science Department at Christian-Albrechts-University Kiel (Germany). Under his leadership the ZBW received the international LIBER Award for Library Innovation in the years 2011, 2012 and 2013. In 2014 ZBW was awarded “Library of the Year in Germany”. Klaus Tochtermann has repeatedly held guest professorships abroad, such as at the University of St. Gallen (Switzerland) or the UITM in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia). Finally he is member in numerous national and international scientific expert committees.

Veli Kreci, PhD

Prof. Dr. Veli Kreci over a long career in higher education prior to joining to the South East European University, he served as Assistant Director of the Graduate Center for Public Policy and Management (GCPPM), the GSPIA’s project in North Macedonia. He has served as Vice-Dean for Postgraduate Studies at the Faculty of Contemporary Social Sciences, at the South East European University. He currently serves as Director of the Max van der Stoel Research Institute and he is Associate Professor in the field of Public Policy at the South East European University. In 2019 he was Adjunct Professor at the Seattle University, WA Seattle.
Dr. Kreci received his PhD in Political Sciences from the South East European University, did his masters degree in Public and International Affairs at the University of Pittsburgh, and completed his undergraduate in Political Sciences at the Istanbul University. He was a Research Fellow at the University of Pittsburgh, GSPIA in 2009, and a Fulbright Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey, 2013-2014. Dr. Kreci is leading researcher and coordinator of several national and international academic research projects.


She is Head of the Department - Structural analysis at Civil Engineering Faculty, “Ss.Cyril and Methodius” University, Skopje Macedonia. Vice-Dean for education and science (2001-2007), Vice-Rector for education (2008-2012), Head of PhD School Board (2009-2012), Regional Coordinator of South-Eastern European Centre for Doctoral Studies-SEEFORM (since 2004), External expert in the work of Agency for Evaluation of High Education in Republic of Macedonia (2003-2004), Member of Macedonian Bologna Follow-up Group (2004-2005), Member of Macedonian Team of Bologna Promoters (2008-2012), Member of pull of expert of Institutional Evaluation Program of EUA (2012-2014). Working on above mentioned positions she had opportunity to be involved in defining and executing Faculty/University Educational and Research Policy, participating in the National Bodies for implementation of Bologna Process, introduction of European Standards in Higher Education and Research Activities at Faculty/University level in Macedonia, participating in the accreditation procedure of Higher Education Study Programs. Her research interest is the field of Structural Analysis and Earthquake Engineering.

Nebi Hoxha

Born in Skopje. He has a Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering and comes from a family that deals with the production of gold jewelry, since 1965. After graduation he continues with development of family handcraft workshop into known international company. Since 2003 Nebi Hoxha also is a founder of American School of Kosova. ASK is K-12 education school accredited in Washington. Since 2006, he is a founder of three furniture factories: Tefik Çanka, Divani, Deko and one company for interiors, Tedes Contract. Nebi Hoxha also is a founder of the company “Rubin Invest” that deals with building construction. Since 2018 he is a founder of the newest innovative trading complex in Kosovo, FRV (Ferizaj Retail Village).
In addition to the private sector, he was also active in the non-governmental sector as a member of the Board of Esnaf Association, member of the Board of Directors of the Albanian foundation for scholarships, Chairman of the Balkan Association of Jewelers, four years as a Board Member of the Economic Chamber of North – West Macedonia and five years as a President of ECNWM. Three years as managing board member of South East European University.

John Parrish - Sprowl, PhD

John Parrish-Sprowl PhD currently serves as the Director of the Global Health Communication Center (GHCC) of the Indiana University School of Liberal Arts as well as Professor of Communication Studies and adjunct professor of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. Prior to this position, he was the Chair of the Department of Communication Studies. In addition, he is a member of both the University College and the Russian and Eastern Europe Institute faculties of Indiana University.   He is a member of the One Health Action Collaborative of the National Academy of Science, Engineering, and Medicine, and has been elected to the legislative Assembly of the National Communication Association, twice as Chair of the Applied Communication Division.
An award-winning educator and consultant, Dr. Parrish-Sprowl is known for his international applied communication research and project consultancies. He has been honored with awards from his current and past universities, as well as universities in Poland, along with several other organizations He has presented numerous papers and published several articles and book chapters, including many in award winning volumes, as well as edited books. Within the past few years has worked with WHO in the areas of risk communication, radiation emergency response guidelines, and the development of communication capacity related to influenza vaccine production and uptake and served as a member of WHO Roster of Experts in Social and Behavioral Change.

Visar Shehu, PhD

Visar Shehu, PhD, received his MSc in Computer Science from Indiana University Purdue University in Indianapolis and his PhD in South East European University. He has been a faculty member of CST department of SEEU since 2006, currently working as an Associate Professor. Since 2016 he has served as a Coordinator for Research and Mobility of the CST department. He is an author of many scholarly articles in his field and has managed research projects in the fields of data analytics and STEM education. Visar is actively involved in establishing strong cooperation between the industry and the academia. In this capacity he is a founder of two software development companies that successfully operate internationally with offices in North Macedonia, Kosovo, USA and Switzerland. Visar has been appointed a board member in 2020.

Veronika KAREVA, PhD

Dr. Veronika Kareva is a Professor of Systems and Methods in Higher Education and Applied Linguistics at the Faculty of Languages, Cultures and Communication, South East European University. She joined the University at its foundation in 2001 and for many years taught EFL at the Language Centre and also managed that Centre. She currently teaches at the Faculty of Languages, Cultures and Communications and serves as Executive Adviser for Quality Assurance. Dr. Kareva has been a Board member since 2012.