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Staff


Robin Charpentier

Executive director

Robin began working at the AUM in 2012. She has over 20 years of experience working in higher education administration at US universities. After receiving her Master’s Degree in Mongolian Studies from Indiana University, she served for two years as Resident Director of the American Center for Mongolian Studies in Ulaanbaatar. She is currently also an Advisor in the International Affairs and Cooperation Department and a Visiting Professor in the Institute for Mongolian Studies at the National University of Mongolia, and teaches part-time at the University of the Humanities.


Ruth Pulaski

Director, Marketing and Development

Ruth began workingat the AUM in 2012. Ruth has been living in Mongolia since 2005 serving as the Executive Director of the Mongolian Children’s Aid Foundation. Prior to that she served for seven years as Dean of Administration, Overseas Family College, Singapore, a two-year university-level program developed in partnership with California State University.


John Mark King

Director, English Language Institute

John Mark King is the director of AUM’s English Language Institute. He earned an MA in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) from The American University in Washington DC in 2003 and and has taught extensively in a variety of countries around the world. He has trained teachers and developed curricula in The United States, Turkmenistan, Bangladesh and Russia. He has also worked in several US Department of State programs, including the English Language Specialist, E-Teacher and English Language Fellow programs. In 2001, he taught English as a Peace Corps volunteer in Uzbekistan. He has been with the American University of Mongolia since 2012.


Punsalmaa Batchuluun

ELI Assistant Director

Punsalmaa Batchuluun is an assistant director of English Language Institute of AUM. She earned a BA in Teaching English and an MA in Linguistics from The University of Humanities in 2008 and 2010. She has 4-year experience of teaching English to secondary school and university students and adult learners of intensive courses. She worked as a translator on US Emerging Youth Leaders program sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and early childhood education program. And she worked as a volunteer English language teacher on Education project by Mongol V.E.T Net NGO. She has been with the American University of Mongolia since 2012.


Alexandria Hill

ELI Lead Instructor

Alex has been with ELI since 2012 after completing her Peace Corps service in Khovd Province. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Advertising from Temple University and is TESOL certified. Prior to Mongolia, she taught in Tanzania, developed service-learning material as an AmeriCorps Volunteer, and volunteered with Literacy Programs of New Jersey teaching literacy and ESL to adults.


Ninj-Erdene Khurel

ELI Instructor

Ninj-Erdene joined ELI in July, 2013. She earned a Master of Science degree in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) from the State University of New York under a Fulbright Scholarship. In 2008, she was awarded a Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant Scholarship (FLTA) to teach Mongolian language at the Honors College of the University of Pittsburgh. Her areas of interest include curriculum development and teaching methodologies, and teacher training at higher institutions. Ninj-Erdene has been teaching English since 2004 and taught in Thailand. Aside from teaching at ELI, she works as the Vice President of the English Language Teachers' Association of Mongolia. .


Narantsetseg Avarzed

ELI Instructor

Narantsetseg graduated with a degree in English Education from Mongolian International University. She is passionate about teaching and loves working with people. She was an exchange student in Korea for one semester and has volunteered extensively as an interpreter and English teacher to orphans in Ulaanbaatar. Her goal as a teacher is to help her students to become independent learners who have the skills continue their language development outside of the classroom.


Ariuntuya Yadamdorj

ELI Instructor

Ariuntuya graduated with a degree in English Language Education from Otgontenger University and completed an English Education Program at Ming Chung University. She is passionate about teaching and loves working with people. Her philosophy for teaching is very simple: To provide students with the best learning environment by giving encouragement. She is excited for a fun–filled and educational time with ELI's students. She is honored to have the chance to be a teacher here at the American University of Mongolia.


Enkhjargal Tsogtbayar

ELI Part-Time Instructor

Enkhjargal Tsogtbayar graduated with BA and MA in English-Russian Interpreting from the Mongolian University of Science and Technology. She got her TESOL certificate from Oxford University Press in South Korea and she earned an MAT in TESOL from Carson Newman University in the USA. She has been a teacher of English for 11 years and has taught both in Mongolia and abroad. She considers it an honor to teach Academic English at AUM.


Udval Baatarsuren

ELI Instructor

Udval Baatarsuren graduated from Ulaanbaatar University with a bachelor’s degree in English Teaching. She has three years of experience teaching English to adult learners. Before coming to AUM, she taught technical, mining, safety and hospitality English to corporate clients. She is passionate about teaching and enjoys working with people. She has been with AUM since 2013.


Jargal Enkhbold

ELI Instructor

Jargal Enkhbold is an Instructor in AUM's English Language Institute. She earned a BA in English and Russian Language Teaching from the University of Humanities and an M.Sc. in Psychology from St. Cloud State University in St.Cloud, Minnesota. She has 10 years of experience teaching English to adult learners, developing curricula and training teachers in rural areas of Mongolia. She has been with the American University of Mongolia since 2013.


Enkhbayar Agvaan-Osor

Finance & Administrative Officer

Enkhbayar joined AUM in May of 2013. She is a graduate of the Institute of Finance and Economics and also earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the Mongolian University of Science and Technology. She previously worked as an accountant for TTEZ LLC and as a finance officer for the National Committee for AIDS.


Ulziibadrakh Dorj

IT Specialist

Ulzii began working at the AUM in December 2012. He most recently worked at the Open Society Forum, where he was employed for the past 12 years. He studied Chinese Language and Culture at Peking University, and CCNA certification from the CISCO Academy. He is responsible for all aspects of AUM's computing needs.


Munkhtuya Bayarsaikhan

Office Assistant and Receptionist

Tuya began working at the AUM in June, 2012, having graduated earlier that year from Ikh Zacag University where she majored in Tourism Management. She provided support for all AUM programs, and at the same time, is taking classes in the our English Language Institute. Tuya especially enjoys the bookkeeping aspects of her job, as well as helping students and keeping track of books borrowed from our library.


Oyunchuluun Myagmarjav

Office Assistant and Receptionist

Oyunchuluun has over twenty years of working experience, including secretary to the Governor of the Bayanzurkh District, and in several other government offices. Recently she worked as a project manager for the Mongolian Children’s Aid Foundation. She graduated from the Ural University Ekaterinburg in Russia and from the School of Foreign Language and Culture in Ulaanbaatar in 1990 as a Russian teacher.


Bolor-Erdene Sanjmyatav

ELI Program Assistant

Bolor graduated from University of the Humanities with a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Graphic Design. Before coming to AUM she worked for the Ulaanbaatar Clean Air project, a World Bank initiative. She also studied in the U.S. for three months.