Faculty: Language and Didactic Center
Position: Lecturer in English Language

2020 – present
Consultant, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Mongolian National University of Arts and Culture, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
2018 – present
Instructor (part time), German-Mongolian Institute for Resources and Technology–Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia 
2018 – 2019 
Visiting Scholar and Advisor, Department of Research and Innovation, Mongolian National Defense University, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia 
2015 – 2017
Director, Department of Faculty Human Resources, University of Humanities, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
2012 – 2016
Director, Academic Programs, American University of Mongolia, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
2011 – 2012
Visiting Scholar, Mongolian Studies Institute; and Consultant, Office of International Affairs, National University of Mongolia, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia 
2009 – 2011
Director, Overseas Office, American Center for Mongolian Studies (ACMS), Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
2007 – 2008
Associate Instructor, Central Eurasian Studies Department, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, USA
Research Assistant, Inner Asian and Uralic National Resource Center, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, USA
2005 – 2007
Program Officer, Office of Vice President for International Affairs, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, USA
2001 – 2003
Head, Clinical Department Review Program, Office of the Dean, Harvard University Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
1997 – 2001
Administrative Director, Department of Medicine, HRCA – Harvard Affiliated Hospital, Boston, MA, USA
1995 – 1997
University Lead, LCME and NEASC Accreditation Review/Medical School Curriculum Coordinator, Office of the Dean and Vice Chancellor for Education/Office of Medical Education, respectively, University of Massachusetts Medical Center, Worcester, MA, USA
1990 – 1995
Associate Director, Planning and Administration, Institute on Aging, Allegheny Health, Education and Research Foundation, Pittsburgh•Philadelphia; Associate Director, Center for Gerontological Research, Medical College of Pennsylvania/ Hahnemann University, Philadelphia, PA, USA 
1980 – 1990 
Assistant Director, Institute on Aging, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA
1977 – 1981
Senior Research Technician, The Wistar Institute, Philadelphia, PA, USA


Invited Lecturer, “Mongolia’s Contact with Central Eurasia: Past, Present, Future,” Department of Political Science, Kuwait National University
Invited Lectures, Doctoral Student Program, Anthropology Department, National University of Mongolia, Ulaanbaatar, “The Anthropology of Borders” and “Original Sources in Translation: The Use of Historical Cases in Anthropology”
Invited Lecturer, Young Leaders Program, Northeast Asia Economic Forum, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, “Sino-Mongolian Relations to the Late Qing Period”
Invited Lecturer: Academy of Management, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, “Lessons from the Past on Leadership in Mongolia: Emchi Ghabang Sharab’s History of the Four Oirats”
Research Presentation: 9th Annual Central Eurasian Studies Society Conference, Washington, DC, "The Rise and Fall of the Oirats in Emchi Ghabang Sharab’s History of the Four Oirats" 
Research Presentation: 14th Annual Association of Central Eurasian Studies Conference, Bloomington, IN, “On the Confluence of Colonialism and Uti Possedetis in the Qing Western Borderlands,” Panel on “Inner Asian History,” 


  • European History, GMIT
  • Intercultural Competence and Communication, GMIT
  • English, B2, GMIT
  • English, Post-Baccalaureate Program, University of Humanities
  • Inner Asian History, Indiana University
Short Courses (Faculty Research Development)
  • Writing Research Papers for International Publications, International Conference Presentations, Research Design - Mongolian National University of Arts and Culture, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
  • Academic English, Research Design, Publishing in International Journals, International Conference Presentations, Mongolian National University of Defense, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
  • Director, Short Course on Elements of Academic Success in International Institutions of Higher Education, School of Physics, National University of Mongolia, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
  • Workshops (Faculty Research Development)
  • Mendeley, Academic English, Journal Clubs - Mongolian National University of Arts and Culture, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
  • Grant Applications for International Funding, Writing Your Research for Publication in International Journals, Presenting Your Research at International Conferences, GMIT, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia


  • Cristofalo, V.J., Palazzo, R., and Charpentier, R.L. 1979 Chronologic vs replicative lifespan in human cell cultures: a reexamination. The Gerontologist 19:59.
  • Vorbrodt, A., Charpentier, R.L., and Cristofalo, V.J. 1979. Effect of cell density and senescence of WI-38 cells on cytochemically demonstrable phosphatases. Mech. Aging and Develop.,11: 113-125.
  • Cristofalo, V.J., Palazzo, R., and Charpentier, R.L. 1980. Limited lifespan of human fibroblasts invitro: metabolic time or replications? In: Modern Aging Research 1: Neural Regulatory Mechanisms During Aging (R.C. Adelman, J. Roberts, G.T. Baker, III, S.I. Baskin and V.J. Cristofalo, eds.), Alan R. Liss, Inc., New York, pp 203-206.
  • Cristofalo, V.J. and Charpentier, R.L. 1980. A standard procedure for cultivating human diploid fibroblast-like cells to study cellular aging. J. Tissue Culture Methods, 6: 117-121.
  • Chang, T.H., Mitchell, K.F., Charpentier, R.L., and Cristofalo, V.J. 1982. Changes in surface antigen expression associated with SV40 transformation of human fibroblast cell lines. In Vitro 18: 282.
  • Tan, K.B., Borun, T.W., Charpentier, R.L., Cristofalo, V.J., and Croce, C.M. 1982. Normal and neoplastic human cells have different histone H1 compositions. J.Biol. Chem. 257: 5337-5338.
  • Nichols, W.W., Cristofalo, V.J., Toji, L.H., Greene, A.E., Aronson, M.M., Dwight, S., Charpentier, R.L., and Hoffman, E. 1983. Characterization of a new human diploid cell line - IMR-91.In Vitro, 19: 797-804.
  • Kator, K., Cristofalo, V.J., Charpentier, R.L., and Cutler, R.G. 1985. Dysdifferentiative nature of aging: passage number dependence of globin gene expression in normal human diploid cells grown in tissue culture. Gerontology 31: 355-361.
  • Cristofalo, V.J., Charpentier, R.L., and Phillips, P.D. 1994. Serial propagation of human fibroblasts for the study of aging at the cellular level.In: Cell Biology: A Laboratory Handbook. Academic Press, Inc., New York, Vol. 1, pp. 313-318.
  • Cristofalo, V.J., Charpentier, R.L., and Phillips, P.D. 1998. Serial propagation of human fibroblasts. Section I: Senescence and Apoptosis. In: Cell Biology: A Laboratory Handbook, 2nd edition. Academic Press, Inc., New York, Vol. 1, pp. 321-326.

MA, Department of Central Eurasian Studies (Mongolian Studies Program), Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, USA  
BA cum laude, Biology (Marine Zoology), College of Liberal Arts, Boston University, Boston, MA, USA 
Informal (Certificates Awarded)
Summer Language Fellowship (Mongolian), American Center for Mongolian Studies, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
Summer Institute, University of World Economics and Diplomacy, Tashkent, Uzbekistan
First Annual Summer Institute, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
Management Training Workshop, Allegheny Health, Education, and Research Foundation, Cheltenham, PA
DHHS Course on “Orientation to Grants and Contracts for Applicants and Recipients of Awards,” Boston, MA
NIH Course on Funding Priorities/Strategies, Virginia Beach, VA