Vice-Rector for Development Professor at Dept. of Social Work
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Born on 14 January 1970 in Kazakhstan, in the family of German expatriates. From 1987 until 1992, she studied in the Faculty of Philosophy in the St. Petersburg State University. After graduating magna cum laude, she acquired qualification of a philosopher (lecturer of philosophy and social and political sciences). In 2001, she successfully defended her doctoral dissertation, “Cultural Transferability of the Tests for Socialisation and Education Research: Machiavellianism and Authoritarianism Measurement Case”, and acquired the title of Doctor of Social Sciences (Educology) at Šiauliai University. Prof. Mažeikienė worked in Šiauliai university from 1992 until 2008, reading lectures at Dept. of Philosophy and conducting research at the Centre of Social Research and the Centre of Women’s Studies.
Since 2002 Prof. Mažeikienė has been working in international and strategic development: she has worked as Šiauliai University Rector’s Assistant on international projects from 2002 until 2005, and as Vice-Rector on International Relations and Development and Director of Project Management Division at Šiauliai University from 2005 until 2008. Prof. Mažeikienė has been the Vice-Rector for Development at Vytautas Magnus University since 2008. She is also Assoc. Professor at the Dept. of Social Work.
Prof. Mažeikienė’s research priorities include epistemology and methodology of social research (combining qualitative and quantitative methods), critical theory (neo-Marxist, feminist and post-modern critique), feminist perspective of the epistemology and methodology of social research, gender studies, research on public spirit, intercultural education and philosophy of education.
Prof. Natalija Mažeikienė has experience of preparing, implementing and managing various international projects, including projects of EU Structural Funds, Socrates Erasmus CDA, Minerva, Leonardo da Vinci, Interreg, Equal, EEE and foundations of the Kingdom of Norway. The professor is a member of the Council of the International Association for Research in Textbooks and Educational Media (IARTEM) and the editorial board of the scientific e-journal Research on Textbooks and Educational Media. She has participated in a number of scientific studies and international and Lithuanian research projects. More than 40 publications by Prof. Mažeikienė have been released, including 2 scientific studies and several documents of training material.