University of Pennsylvania (PA), MA September 1996 - May 1999
MA Thesis “Soviet Language Policy. Language Death in Siberia”, with concentration in cultural anthropology, socio-linguistics, second language acquisition.
University of Miami (FL), September 1991-May 1993
M.A. in Department of English, concentration on comparative approaches to American and Russian literary criticism.
Moscow Linguistic University, M.A. with highest honors received June 1991
Dissertation on Stylistic Devices and Phraseological Irradiation in the Works of Jonathan Swift: "A Tale of a Tub" and "Polite Conversation" supervised by А. V. Kunin (professor, author of English-Russian Phraseological Dictionary)
Moscow Linguistic University (former Moris Terez Insitute of Foreign Languages), B.A. with highest honors. Major in linguistics and teaching English as a foreign language, minor in German. German and English Linguistics. Selected to join faculty of the Stylistics Department under A.V. Kunin.
Durham University, Durham, England, March-July 1990
Chosen for study abroad program in Moscow Linguistic University competition
Course of study in English literature and translation of Russian fiction to English. Prepared report for Durham Wildlife Trust on structure of environmental organizations in Great Britain.
TEACHING EXPERIENCE – Fall 1995 - present
University of Pennsylvania Courses:
Beginning Russian Sequence
Advanced Russian Conversation and Composition
RUSS Lauder Institute Summer programs –Advanced Russian Immersion Program
Foreign language teaching methodology.
Contributor to Info-South Abstracts Catalogue, University of Miami
Penn Language News
RUSS 0100: Russian I
ACTFL member, OPI Tester in Russian