Renowned Professors of American Studies

Prof. Dr. David Aptsiauri

High rank diplomat, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Georgia to the Peoples’ Republic of China is the professor of the American Studies department, where he had taught American Economy course in 2009 – 2014, and since 2014 – present has been delivering seminars on the latest economic achievements and perspectives.

2004 – 2008 Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Georgia to the Republic of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia.

2002 – 2004 First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia

1997 – 2000 Director of the Department for International economic Relations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia

1994 – 1997 Counselor of the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Georgia to the United Nations, New York, USA.

1993 – 1994 First Secretary of the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Georgia to the United Nations, New York

1995 – 1996 Adjunct Professor of the School of International Relations of the Columbia University in the city of New York. Delivered the course of lectures entitled “The History and Politics of Modern Georgia”, New York. 


Gela Charkviani

Georgian diplomat, educator and television personality was the Ambassador of Georgia to the UK and Ireland (2006-2008)

Was Chief Foreign Policy Advisor to President Shevardnadze (1992 – 2003)

Was speaksperson to president Saakashvili (2005)

Anchored the Georgia TV’s monthly “Globe” program (1976 – 1994)

After a semester post-graduate studies at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbour, USA in 1970, taught English for 25 years, and later on Culture at the Chavchavadze Foreign Languages Institute and the Tbilisi State University

Leads debate classes on “American Institutions” at the American Studies Program



Prof. Dr. Nugzar Rukhadze

A well-known public figure, linguist and diplomat gained his doctoral degree in St. Petersburg, Russia. He is an American citizen, currently living in Tbilisi.

Since 2007 has been the Editor of the English language weekly ‘Georgian Journal,’ published in Tbilisi, Georgia

Is the author of about six hundred articles, twenty scientific papers and two books

Has anchored a political talk show and the English language news on Channel One and TV-3

His radio lessons for learners of English have enjoyed a huge popularity throughout the country

Is the winner of regional Emmy Award for television excellence in USA while working there as a correspondent of Channel 11 in Atlanta, Georgia

He will be sharing his rich experience with students of the American  Studies Program through the courses entitled :” American Politics,” and “American Media”


Prof. Dr. NugzarSikharulidze

Dr. Sikharulidze has a rich professional experience:

2002- present professor of the American Studies Program delivering the courses: American Media, American Geography, Oral, Written Translation

2000-2012- Head of the English Language Department (GTU)

1994-2000- First Director of Georgian American Institute of Public Administration (GIPA)

1981-1994- Director of the School for Simultaneous Translation, I. Chavchavadze State Institute of Foreign Languages

1977-1981- Committee on Economic Assistance, Iraq (CEA) Translator

1971-1972- Committee on Economic Assistance (CEA) Tanzania, Translator ( Russian-English)

1996- Executive training, National Academy of Public Administration, Washington D.C., USA

1987- IREX, student, American Studies, Georgetown University, Washington D.C., USA

1983-1986- Ph.D. in Philology, Moscow Linguistic University (Former Institute of Foreign Languages)


Prof. Dr. OriSoltes

The American professor of Georgetown University in Washington DC, USA is annually delivering a course entitled “American Novel” at the American Studies program of the faculty. The scope of lectures delivered by the multi-erudite professor in American Universities is limitless:

University of Maryland (USA) – Professor of Art History (1999)

George Washington University (USA) – Professor in Humanities (1992)

Cleveland College (USA) – Professor in Philosophy (1980 – 1983)

The John Hopkins University (USA) – Professor of Etymology, Indo-European Linguistics (1987 – 1988)

Cleveland State University (USA) – Professor of Classical Languages, Ancient History and Religion (1984 – 1985, 1988)

Princeton University (USA) – Professor of Latin, Greek and Latin Literature (1976 – 78), etc.

Author of thirteen books, and hundreds of professional papers, catalogues. 


Prof. Dr. Tamar Shioshvili

Dean of the Faculty of Education and Humanities, Coordinator of the American Studies Programs

Fulbright professor at the George Washington University in Washington D.C., USA in 2004-2005 years

Covered “American Studies Curriculum Design” program for professors in Washington D.C., USA in 2001

Initiated the American Studies B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. English programs first time in Georgia at the International Black Sea University (2002, 2006, 2008, 2013)

Covered English Language Study program for professors: “Teaching Methodology, British Life and Culture” at the University of Leeds, Great Britain

Ph.D. in  Philological Sciences (Lexicology)-Morris Torres Institute, Moscow, 1979

Teaches courses: American Culture and Society; American Multicultural Studies; American Women’s History; Women’s Studies in the US

Author of numerous scientific works.