People

Steven Clancy

Steven Clancy

Senior Lecturer on Slavic Languages and Literatures and Director of the Language Program in the Department of Slavic Languages & Literatures at Harvard
Principal Investigator, Professional Development Consultant for STARTALK: Bridges to Russia

Steven Clancy, Senior Lecturer on Slavic Languages and...

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Irina Dubinina

Irina Dubinina

Consultant

Dr. Irina Dubinina holds a PhD in Russian (with specialization in Second Language Acquisition) from Bryn Mawr College. She has been the director of the Russian language program at Brandeis University since 2007. Dr. Dubinina has 17 years of experience teaching Russian as a foreign language and an extensive background in teaching heritage speakers of Russian. Dr. Dubinina is the Chair of the Foreign Language Oversight Committee at Brandeis University and a consultant for the National Security Language Initiative for Youth. She has developed and led a number of teacher training seminars in Russia for teachers of Russian as a foreign language. She is a regular contributor and reviewer for the Online Resource Center for Teachers of Russian, has authored and co-authored several articles on heritage learners, and has collaborated with the authors of Live From Russia: Stage One (ACTR/Kendall) on publishing the 2nd edition. She is currently working on a textbook for adult heritage speakers of Russian.  Dr. Dubinina has  been awarded the Doris Sill Carland Award for Excellence in Teaching from Bryn Mawr College (2007) and the Louis Dembitz Brandeis Prize for Excellence in Teaching (2012).

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Daniel Green

Consultant
Ph.D. Candidate in Slavic Languages and Literatures at Harvard University

 Daniel Green is a PhD candidate in Slavic Languages and Literatures at Harvard University. He was Departmental Teaching Fellow in the academic...

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Kate Kerov

Kate Kerov

Instructor
Founder, Director and instructor of the Russian Language and Art Alma-Mater Studio

 A native speaker of Russian, Kate Kerov is a Founder, Director and instructor of the Russian Language and Art Alma-Mater Studio for heritage...

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Lucy LaVallee

Instructor
English as a Second Language Teacher and ESL Department head at CATS Academy

 A native speaker of Russian, Lucy LaVallee received her M.A. in English from M. Thorez Moscow State Pedagogical Institute of Foreign Languages. She...

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Brian Rinz

Administrative support, website
Staff Assistant in the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at Harvard

After over three years as a teacher of English as a Second Language in Boston, Brian has been the Staff Assistant in the Department of Slavic Languages...

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