Dr Lena Tica
Department of Social Sciences and Humanities
Faculty of Technical Sciences Čačak1
University of Kragujevac
65, Svetog Save St.
Phone: +381 032/302-712
Fax: +381 032/342-101
Office No: 233
Lena Tica was born on October 31, 1985 in Čačak. She was awarded both her bachelor's and master's Degrees in English Language and Literature from the Faculty of Philology, University of Belgrade, in 2009 and 2011, respectively. She completed her doctoral studies at the Faculty of Philology and Arts, University of Kragujevac, in 2022 and obtained the title of PhD in Philology. Since October 2009, she has been employed at the Faculty of Technical Sciences in Čačak, first as an associate at the Department of Social sciences and Humanities, and then from 2014, as a teaching assistant.
She is skilled in English as a Second Language (ESL), English for Specific Purposes (ESP) and literary studies, and interested in innovative and creative approaches to teaching and research, Anglo-American drama and contemporary literature. Since 2012, she has been a participant in numerous teaching seminars and she presented and published more than 20 research papers at international scientific conferences and high-impact journals mostly dealing with Anglo-American literature and English teaching methodology, language acquisition, communication skills, and utilization of various e-tools in ELT.
In addition to her teaching and research contributions, she has fine-tuned her practical skills in academic administration and coordination by acting as an Erasmus+ coordinator at the Faculty of Technical Sciences Čačak since 2019, handling paperwork (Inter-institutional agreements, Mobility agreements) and being in constant communication with both incoming and outgoing students and staff. Her organizational/managerial skills have been honed by being a member of organizing committees, proofreader and interpreter at the conferences organized at the Faculty of Technical Sciences Čačak (international scientific conference Technics and Informatics in Education - TIE 2016, 2018, 2020, 2022, and international scientific conference Learning in Virtual Communities – LVC).
Furthermore, she has participated in 2 Erasmus+ project teaching-training courses and most recently completed OPEN Winter 2023 Integrating Critical Thinking Skills into the Exploration of Culture course which have provided her with innovative teaching strategies that can enhance the effectiveness of her courses and help her students develop the critical thinking and cultural understanding skills necessary for success in the international business world.