DIRECTOR of the study abroad program
"U.S.-Russia Global Environmental Issues/Language Learning Course Study Program"
Degree: M.A., Princeton University, 2002, Ph.D., Princeton University (expected 2012).
Dissertation: "Control in Slavic."
Specialties/Research Interests: Teaching Russian and Ukrainian, language acquisition, language pedagogy and assessment, using networking technologies in teaching; Russian and Ukrainian cultural studies; Comparative Slavic Linguistics, Syntactic Theory, Syntax/Argument-Structure Interface.
Current project(s): Developing comprehensive placement test for SWSEEL and Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures.
U.S.-Russia Global Environmental Issues/Language Learning Course Study Program, a three-year grant from the U.S. Department of Education United States-Russia Program: Improving Research and Educational Activities in Higher Education (U.S.-Russia Program), administered under the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE) and the Russian Ministry for Education and Science, Russian Federation: http://www.indiana.edu/~iuslavic/USRussiaEIProgram.shtml.
Course development with ICALL implementation for U.S.-Russia Global-Health Care Course Study Program with 2-week Study-Abroad: http://www.indiana.edu/~iuslavic/USRussiaHCProgram.shtml.
A study in second language acquisition on the maturation constraints in acquisition of L2 Russian morphosyntax by native speakers of English (including measures of aptitude and short term working memory). It addresses issues related to the debate on critical period influence on L2 acquisition.
Courses regularly taught:
- Intermediate (2nd-year) Russian
- Advanced Russian
- Russian Syntax and Stylistics
- Political Russian
- Beginning Ukrainian
- Ukrainian through Russian
Office number: BH 578
Office telephone: (812)855-3046
E-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures
1020 E. Kirkwood Avenue
Ballantine Hall 502
Bloomington, IN 47405-7103