Specialties/Research Interests:

  • Teaching of Russian and Czech, pedagogy training for Associate Instructors, sociolinguistics, language maintenance and shift.

Current project(s):

  • Materials and curriculum development for less commonly taught Slavic and East European languages, Russian Old Believer immigration to the eastern U.S., history and lexicon of the Russian Old Believers of Pennsylvania.
Past Affiliations
Literature, Language Studies, Russian
PhD, Ohio State University, Slavic Linguistics, 2002
BA, University of Tennessee, Russian Language, Literature and Russian Area Studies
MA, Ohio State University, Russian Language and Russian Literature