Dr. Roman Sheremeta is the Founding Rector of American University Kyiv.

He graduated in 2009 from Purdue University. That same year he became a professor at the Economic Science Institute, which was ranked no. 1 in the field of experimental and behavioral economics in the world. In 2013, he joined the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University. In 2021, he became the Founding Rector of American University Kyiv. 
Sheremeta reached international recognition as an astute young economist, receiving many research and teaching awards, including the 2018 Smith Ascending Scholar Prize, given to a “budding genius” in social science, Emerging Impact Awards in 2015 and 2019 from the Weatherhead School of Management, as well as multiple grants, including the National Science Foundation and the Max Planck Institute grants. He was listed as a Top Economic Thinker of Ukrainian descent by Forbes in 2015, a top-rated young economist in the world according to the IDEAS ranking in 2018 and recognized as the Best 40 Under 40 Professors by Poets and Quants in 2019. 

As one of the most cited Ukrainian economists globally, his research has been published in more than 70 leading scholarly journals in economics, business, psychology, and political science. Top-tier media outlets, including The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, NBC News, NPR, and Science Daily, have featured his research, which focuses on experimental economics and game theory with applications to behavioral economics, conflict resolution, industrial organization, labor, and public economics.