Andrey Tolstikov

born Dec.12th, 1969

Tyumen, Russia 625003

                tel: 7 (9044) 924191  fax: 7 (3452) 461131



EXPERIENCE:

 June 2009 – present

Professor, Department of Zoology, Faculty of Biology, Tyumen State University, Tyumen, Russia

·           Courses taught: Invertebrate Zoology, Entomology, Acarology (several courses are being taught in English)

·           Graduate student advising

 September 2004 - present

Director and Coordinator of International Programs, Research Division, Tyumen State University, Tyumen, Russia

·           Manage and coordinate international research programs

·           Organize international scientific conferences, seminars and exhibitions

·           Conduct seminars and workshops on successful grant writing and grant management

·           Develop professor and student exchange program focusing in research

·           Coordinate US-government exchange program alumni links within the region

·           Develop university research and technical policy representing international programs at the University Research and Technical Committee

 

August 2004 - present

Director, AgroEcoNet Information Network, non-profit partnership

·           Coordinate computer networking between Tyumen State University and Tyumen State Agricultural Academy

·           Coordinate environmental projects in the Ural Federal district of Russia

 

September 2001 – present

Vice-Dean for Research, Faculty of Biology, Tyumen State University, Tyumen, Russia

·           Coordinate research activities within the Faculty of Biology

·           Establish links with research and educational institutions, both Russian and foreign

·           Advise and direct student’s research projects and contests

·           Coordinate research biological and medical equipment acquisition and modernization

 

September 2001 - present

Director of International Programs Department, Tyumen State Agricultural Academy, Tyumen, Russia

·           Manage and coordinate all academy international activities

·           Organize international scientific conferences, seminars and exhibitions

·           Develop exchange programs with foreign partners

·           Organize student practical internships abroad

·           Represent the Department to senior management at Tyumen State Agricultural Academy

 

May 1999 – June 2009

Associate Professor,  Tyumen State University, Tyumen, Russia

·           Courses taught: New Information Technologies in Education, Computer Science, Invertebrate Zoology, Entomology, Acarology (several courses are being taught in English)

·           Curatorial work with the collections of invertebrates at TSU Musum of Zoology

·           Advised students’ research projects

 

January 1997 – May 1999

Senior Lecturer, Tyumen State University, Tyumen, Russia

·           Courses taught: Invertebrate Zoology, Entomology, Acarology, summer field practicum

·           Advised students’ research projects

 

EDUCATION:

Moscow Lomonosov State University, Moscow, Russia, Kandidat, Biology,1997

Ohio State University, Columbus, Acarology summer school, 1994

University of Kansas, Lawrence, USA, non-certified Presidential exchangee, 1993

Tyumen State University, Tyumen, Russia, “Diplom” with Honors, Biology, 1993

 

INTERNSHIPS ABROAD:

USA: Indiana University (2006, 2007, 2009), University of Nebraska-Lincoln (2008), Nova South-Eastern University (2008), University of Idaho-Moscow (2000-2001), SUNY College of Env.Science & Forestry-Syracuse (1993)

France: University of Strasbourg (2009), CEMAGREF (Bordeaux branch) (2006)

Germany: University of Muenster (2004). Australia: Bond University (1998)

 

HONORS:

Leading Associate Professor of Tyumen State University, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009

Silver Medal of Tyumen State University, 2005

Best Young University Professor of the Ural Federal District of Russia, V. Potanin Foundation, 2003

Best Alumnus of the Year in the Ural Federal District of Russia (II prize), ACIE, Yekaterinburg, 2003

 

GRANTS RECEIVED:

2010: Russian Ministry of Education (1750 ,000 Ru)

2009: US-Russia University Partnership Program Project ($400,000 USD), Russian Ministry of Education and Research (450,000 Ru), IREX PPG (10,000 USD), IREX PPG (5,000 USD)

2007: IREX PPG (20,000 USD), President of Russia grant (100,000 Ru)

2006: IREX UASP (12,000 USD)

2005: Russian Ministry of Education and Research (120,000 Ru)

2004: Russian Ministry of Education and Research (180,000 Ru), Governor of Tyumen Province grant (140,000 Ru)

2003: NATO Science CN NIG grant  (120,000 USD), ACIE alumnus grant (4,200 USD), Russian Ministry of Education (130,000 Ru)

2002: Russian Ministry of Education (900,000 Ru)

2001: Russian Ministry of Education (120,000 Ru)

2000: ACIE (ACTR/ACCELS) (20,000 USD)

 

CONFERENCES ORGANIZED:

Environment and Natural Resource Management. International Conference. Tyumen, 2010

IREX International Symposium “Transfer of University Technologies and Innovative Management of Natural Resources”. Tyumen, 2007.

IV (XIV) All-Russian Meeting on Soil Zoology “Ecological Diversity of Soil Biology and Bioproductivity of Soils”. Tyumen, 2005

III All-Russian Symposium on Oribatid Mites. Tyumen, 2005

All-Russian Seminar “Microscopic Research from Loevenhoek Times till Technology of XXI century”. Tyumen, 2004.

International Seminar “Water Quality Assessment and Monitoring Using Biological Indices”. Tyumen, 2003

International Symposium “Periphyton of Continental Waters: The Present State of Knowledge and Perspectives for Further Research”

 

PUBLICATIONS:

Selected Publications:

 

·           The mites of the order Acariformes A. Zachv. in aquatic environment: diversity of habitats // Ecology of Animals and Faunistics. TSU Publ.House, Tyumen, 2008. P. 109-137. (A.D. Petrova-Nikitina) [In Russian].

·           Tyumen die Ol und Gasprovinz Russlands ein Umweltkooperationsprojekt von Hchschulen // Jahrbuch Okologie 2007/ Verlag C.H. Beck, Munchen, 2006. S. 123-130. (Abramov N.V., Bondarev I.E., Tolstikov A.V., Wittkaemper G.W.).

·           Zoological Museum of Tyumen State University as the oldest center of biodiversity studies in Tyumen Province // Vestnik TSU. Tyumen (2005). [In Russian].

·           To the History of Soil Entomological Research in the Tyumen Province // Vestnik TSU. Tyumen (2005) [In Russian]

·           Electronic technologies in the academic process of the TSU Faculty of Biology // Modernization of Education in Terms of Globalization, Tyumen (2005) [In Russian].

·           AgroEcoNet computer network as a key factor in modernization of agrarian higher education in Tyumen Province of Russia // Vestnik OmGAU (Tempus (Tacis) CD-JEP # 21111-2000), Omsk (2004).

 

PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES:

Moscow Society of Explorers of Nature (MOIP), since 2010

Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM), since 2008

Society of Research Administrators International (SRA Int.), since 2008

Russian Entomological Society, since 1996

All-Russian Hydrobiological Society, since 1996

American Society of Acarology (ASA), 2000-2006

Fluent in Russian and in English

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