Senior Lecturer in Foreign Languages
Language Program Director
Ph.D., Ohio State University, Slavic Linguistics and Second Language Acquisition
M.A., Ohio State University, Slavic Linguistics
B.A., Komi State Pedadogigal Institute, Syktyvkar, Russia, Foreign Language Pedagogy
Dr. Alley teaches Russian language and culture courses at all levels, as well as graduate reading and teaching methodology courses and supervises the work of Russian language instructors and teaching assistants.
Dr. Alley's research interests include language pedagogy, curriculum development, language-learning technology, and inclusive and equitable pedagogies. She is a certified AAPPL (ACTFL Assessment of Performance toward Proficiency) tester in Russian.
- Russian language textbook Animation for Russian Conversation with Jason Merrill and Julia Mikhailova (Focus Publishing, 2008).
- "Contextualizing Language Learning Using TAGs" with Molly Peeney, The FLTMAG, IALLT’s free language technology magazine, 2019, fltmag.com/contextualizing-language-learning-using-tags/.
- "Addressing Diversity: An Example," the American Council of Teachers of Russian Newsletter, Winter and Spring 2023, Vol. 49, No.2, No. 3, https://www.actr.org/actr-newsletter.html.
Fall 2023 Courses
RUSS 0360: Intermediate Russian Grammar Review, Composition, and Conversation
REES 0999: Literacy for Heritage Speakers