Professor Dennis Soltys obtained his PhD from the Department of Political Science, University of Toronto.
He has served on many KIMEP committees, especially concerning accreditations and quality assurance, and is currently the chair of the Department of Public Administration and International Development.
In his 15 years at KIMEP Dr. Soltys has taught a wide variety of courses, including graduate courses in research methods and thesis-writing, public policy of Kazakhstan, comparative education policy, and organization theory. He has publications in top international journals such as Journal of Central Asia, Comparative Education, International Journal (Canada) and Foreign Policy (USA), complemented by numerous conference papers published in Kazakhstan.
His main research interests include the cultural foundations and systemic design of public education in developed and transitional countries, development of civil society in transitional countries, and the public policy of Kazakhstan.
Tel. (727) 270-4303
Research and Publications:
Soltys, D. (2017). Social transformation with conflict avoidance in Ukraine between the maidans of 2004 and 2014. Post-Soviet Affairs, USA, (submitted, September, 2017).
Soltys, D. (2017). The central role of humanities and social sciences education in powering economic innovation. Vcheni zapysky (Scientific Notes), Kyiv, (forthcoming, July 2017).