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Ph.D's in Slavic and Their Professional Activities

Recent PhDs:

Olga Yoshizumi (2006) Visiting Lecturer at College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA.

Sofya Khagi (2006) is an Assistant Professor in the College of Literature, Science and the Arts, Slavic Languages and Literatures, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

Kerry Sabbag (2005) is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas.

Marina Aptekman (2004) has been Visiting Assistant Professor of Russian at Wheaton College and has taught at the Middlebury Russian School and also a semester at Cornell University.

Olga Simonova Partan (2004) teaches at College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA. She has also taught at Wellesley College.

Maria Rubins (1998) teaches at the School of Slavonic and East European Studies, University College, London

Previous Ph.D's

Professor Emeritus

Dickran Barooshian '68, Wells College
Ross Saunders '70, Simon Fraser U
Jerome Rinkus '71, Pomona College
Kleofas Rundzjo '76, Long Beach State University

Professor

Daniel Laferriere '72, U California, Davis
David Danow '77, U California, Riverside
Nina Perlina '77, Indiana U
Cynthia Simmons '79, Boston College
James von Geldern '87, Macalester College
Seung-Chul Hur '88, Director, Institute for Russian Cultural Studies, Korea University
Rimma Volynska-Bogert '88, U Waterloo

Associate professor

Alexandra Karriker '70, Oklahoma U
Emily Tall '74, SUNY, Buffalo
Elaine Rusinko '76, U Maryland, Baltimore
Arlene Forman '82, Oberlin College
Amy Mandelker '82, Graduate Center, CUNY
Lawrence Mansour '93, U.S. Military Academy, West Point
David S. Danaher '95, U Wisconsin, Madison
Alexei Pavlenko '95, Colorado College

Assistant professor, lecturer, instructor

Alan Cienki '88, Assistant Professor Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam

Thomas Epstein '94, Assistant Professor Boston College; author, editor, publisher
Thomas Oller '93, Adjunct Professor Massachusetts College of Art, Harvard U, Emanuel College
Francis McLellan '96, Senior Lecturer, Princeton U; Assistant Director/ Instructor of Liturgics and Church Slavonic, Summer School of Liturgical Music, Holy Trinity Orthodox Seminary

Jill Rappaport Sigman '98, Assistant Professor, Intellectual Heritage Program, Temple University
Kerry Sabbag '05, Assistant professor, U Kansas
Olga Partan '04, Assistant professor, Holy Cross College
Charles Arndt '04, Assistant professor, Connecticut College
Marina Aptekman '04, Assistant professor, Wheaton College

Independent scholar

Inna Chechelnitsky '82
Christine Tomei '87
Ingrid Semenza '96
Natalie Foshko '97
Irina Vayl '99
Natasha Lechtchenko '05

Professional translator/author/editor/critics/artist

Martha Awdziewicz '75, translator
Kamakshi Balasubramanian '75, translator/author
Marina Korenblum '86, translator
Alana Thorpe '91, artist (ceramics, furniture)
Alisa Mayor '97, medical writer/editor/translator, Merck
Marta Kitchen '01, transator
Irina Muravyova '02, author/editor
Maria Rubins '98, literary critic, Kirkus Review
Heather Daly '04, editor, London

Private sector

John Kasik '78, President/CEO, Efkon North America (ITS)
Stephanie Scruggs '82, Journalist, Detroit Free Press
Donald DePalma '86, President/founder, Common Sense Advisory, Inc; industrial analyst, author, corporate strategist
Irina Mirsky-Zayas '94, CEO, export company
Arkady Yanishevsky '97, Globalization Consultant, Venturi; technical translator

Previously held academic appointments

Maurice Hebert '92, Assistant Professor of Russian, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Igor Vishnevetsky '96, Assistant Professor of Russian, Emory University
Laura Souders '97, Visiting Assistant Professor of Russian, Swarthmore College
Juliette Petion '99, Instructor of Russian, the College of the Holy Cross

Miscellaneous

David Maxwell '74, President, Drake University (former president Whitman College, Director of the National Foreign Language Center, Washington, recipient of Brown Graduate School award).
Joyce Toomre '77, Culinary historian, Russian Research Center, Harvard U
Deborah Barshay '81, English Instructor, Bridgewater State U
Melissa Farrall '81, Co-director, Reading Foundation NH
Allan Urbanic '83, Slavic Librarian, U California, Berkeley
Tatyana Macaulay '89, Program Manager, Strassler Family Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies Clark U
Natasha Minihan '89, Orthodox nun
Claudia Novack-Jones '92, Instructor (chemistry/voice), Brandeis U
Nancy Smith '92, Research fellow, U Regensburg, Germany
Maxim Sukhanov '93, Librarian, New York Public Library
Gerald Barrow '94, Secondary education, Providence
Nancy Downey '94, Director of Academic Affairs, Division of International Programs Boston U
Nancy Heingartner '96, Lecturer, Office of International Education U Wisconsin, Whitewater
Olga Strakhov '96, Librarian, Technical Services, Loeb Library, Harvard U
David Gehrenbeck '00, Foreign Service, Department of State
Maria Sokolova '02, Coordinator, Program in Ancient Studies, Brown U