jhioTeona Khupenia-  Rector, Professor of Shota Meskhia State Teaching University of Zugdidi

Place and date of birth: Zugdidi, 3 July,1970

Education and Qualification/Academic Degrees:

1992–1998 Doctor of Philological Sciences Sulkhan-Saba Orbeliani Tbilisi State Pedagogical University

1987–1992 Teacher of Georgian Language and Literature Sulkhan-Saba Orbeliani Tbilisi State Pedagogical University

Work experience

From 15 May 2015 till present Full Professor of Phililogy on the Humanitarian Faculty Shota Meskhia State Teaching University of Zugdidi, Zugdidi (Georgia)

1 May 2011–1 May 2015 Full Professor of Philology on the Humanitarian Faculty Shota Meskhia State Taeching University of Zugdidi, Zugdidi (Georgia)

From 17 Mar 2009 till present Rector Shota Meskhia State Teaching University of Zugdidi, Zugdidi (Georgia)

15 Jun 2008–15 Jun 2011 Full Professor of Philology on the Faculty of Social Sciences Shota Meskhia State Institute of Zugdidi, Zugdidi (Georgia)

2012–2014 Manager of a UNDP project: Supporting Socially Volnurable Population of Samegrelo- Zemo Svaneti

United Nations Development Program

2012–2014 Project Manager USAID Program: ,,New Economic Opportunities Initiative''

2012–2014  Project Manager UNDP program: ,,Enhance Gender Equality in Georgia''

2012–2014  Full Professor under the program TEMPUS Project: Promoting Internationalization of HEIS in Eastern Neighborhood Countries through Cultural and Structural Adaptation

 2012–2014 Full Professor TEMPUS Project:- CASEDE Developing Student Career Services in Georgia (CASEDE), 530566-

TEMPUS-1-2012-1-LT-TEMPUS-SMGR (2012-3045/001-001

30 Mar 2015–Present  Project Manager Ongoing project about the vocational training implemented under the framework of the agreement

signed between (EU) funded NGO "Education for Democracy" and Shota Meskhia Zugdidi State University

11 Jun 2008 Interim Rector Shota Meskhia State Institute of Zugdidi

29 Aug 2007 Interim Rector Higher educational institution of Zugdidi

9 Mar 2007–18 Oct 2008 Interim Director Zugdidi Branch of Ivane Janaxishvili Tbilisi State University

From 2005 till present Coordinator National Examination Center of Zugdidi

2005–2007 Deputy Director on the Educational Field Zugdidi Branch of Ivane Janaxishvili Tbilisi State University

2002–2005 Deputy Governor Zugdidi Municipality government

1999–2002  Assistant Professor at the Georgian Language Department Zugdidi Branch of Ivane Janaxishvili Tbilisi State University

1999–2002 Invited Teacher Zugdidi Branch of the Academy of Physical Education and Sport

1999–2002    Invited Professor Independent University of Zugdidi

1993–1999 Invited Professor Tbilisi Public University "Georgia"

Publications

 1. Aloof words and expressions in Mengrelian language: Tbilisi. Sulkhan-Saba Orbeliani State

Pedagogical University. Monograph, p.3-146, 1997

2. Addresing and criteria of its expressing in Mengrelian Language. Tbilisi. Papers of faculty of

Georgian language in Sulkhan-Saba Orbeliani State Pedagogical University. Volume III, p.56067, 1997

3. Sketches from Georgian linguistics. Independent social-political and literary almanac, "Tanadgoma" .Volume III. 1996

4. Appendix in Mengrelian language, school and life, №1-6, p.19-22,Tbilisi.1997

5. Parenthesis in Mengrelian language. Papers of Sulkhan-Saba Orbeliani State Pedagogical University. Volume V. Tbilisi. 1999, p.29-34

6. Aloof attributive in Mengrelian language. Papers of Sulkhan-Saba Orbeliani State Pedagogical University. Volume VII. 2000, p.9-14

7. Predicative in Mengrelian language. Georgian National Academy of Science. Collection of papers

of Samegrelo Regional Scientific Centre and Zugdidi Branch of Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi Scientific

University. Tbilisi. "Year-book I". 2005, p.325-327

8. Place of aloof words in Mengrelian language. Collection of papers of Shota Meskhia State Teaching University.

Book I . 2008

9. Place of grammatically non-connected words and expressions in Mengrelian language. Collection

of papers of Shota Meskhia State Teaching University. 2008'1. Tbilisi 2008, p.77-88

10. Educational reform in Georgia in the XVIII century. Collection of papers of Shota Meskhia State

Teaching University. 2009'2. Tbilisi 2009, p. 34-38.

11. Features of aloofness in simple sentences in Abkhazian-Georgian languages. Collection of papers

of Shota Meskhia State Teaching University. 2010'3. Tbilisi 2010, p.5-12

12 Modern Methods of Business Education,  journal Education.TSU tbilisi, 2015

Honors and Awards

2005  Gratitude deed from the president of Georgia for preparing and holding first national exams on a high quality.

2002 The Second Degree Presidential Scholarship for Young Scientists