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Armenian Studies Program

Grants and Managed Projects

Armenian Studies Program faculty and staff have had extensive experience in managing large and medium scale projects and grants in Armenia.

Prof. Barlow Der Mugrdechian is Coordinator of the Armenian Studies Program and has more than thirty years experience visiting and working in Armenia. He has been project director for several major endeavors in Armenia. He has visited Armenia more than twenty times since 1978 and is fluent in Armenian. He has experience working in the fields of education and agriculture and has served as a consultant for a variety of non-profit organizations.
Contact: Barlow Der Mugrdechian

Dr. Bill Erysian is is currently serving as Director of Grants and International Projects for the Jordan College of Agricultural Sciences and Technology at Fresno State University. Erysian’s accomplishments in the branches of transitional economies and agrarian reform are the result of more than a decade of research and participation in numerous agricultural development initiatives in the Central Caucasus, particularly in Armenia. Erysian has also been a frequent international consultant and project director for the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the World Bank, USDA Foreign Agricultural Service, ACDI/VOCA and other international non-governmental organizations in the areas of agribusiness marketing, curriculum reform, small/medium enterprise management and sustainable development.
Contact: Bill Erysian

Contact Information:
Armenian Studies Program

5245 N Backer Ave. PB4
Fresno, CA 93740-8001
559.278.2669 - Office

Prof. Barlow Der Mugrdechian