CORE FACULTY

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Dr. Victoria Hasko

Director, Russian Flagship Program

Associate Professor of World Language Education

Department of Language and Literacy Education

 

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Dr. Olga Thomason

Assistant Director, Russian Flagship Program

Senior Lecturer in the Russian Program

Department of Germanic and Slavic Studies

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Dr. Sofia Ivanova

Coordinator, Russian Flagship Program

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Dr. Alexandra Shapiro

Lecturer, Russian Flagship Program

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Dr. Charles Byrd

K-12 Outreach Coordinator, Russian Flagship Program

Senior Lecturer in the Russian Program

Department of Germanic and Slavic Studies

AFFILIATED FACULTY

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Dr. David Haas

Affiliated Faculty, Russian Flagship Program

Professor, Hugh Hodgson School of Music
Musicology & Ethnomusicology Area Chair

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Dr. Asen Kirin

Affiliated Faculty, Russian Flagship Program

Professor of Art History

Lamar Dodd School of Art

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Dr. Sergiy Minko

Affiliated Faculty, Russian Flagship Program

Georgia Power Professor of Fiber and Polymer Science

Department of Textiles, Merchandising and Interiors and Department of Chemistry

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Dr. Vladimir Reukov

Affiliated Faculty, Russian Flagship Program

Assistant Professor

Department of Textiles, Merchandising and Interiors

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Dr. Sofya Zaytseva

Affiliated Faculty, Russian Flagship Program

Limited Term Assistant Professor

Department of Mathematics

OTHER AFFILIATES

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Dr. Yury Almetev

Tutor in Russian, Russian Flagship Program

Professor of English as a Foreign Language

Chelyabinsk State University, Russia

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Dr. Albina Khabibulina

Online Content Designer, Instructor, Russian Flagship Program

Assistant Professor of the Practice in Russian, Russian Language Program Coordinator, Vanderbilt University

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Dr. Susanna Nazarova

Tutor, Russian Flagship Program

Director, Panorama Language School

Specialist in Russian language teaching, language learning materials design, intercultural communication, language testing, remote teaching, course development and design.

GTA INSTRUCTORS & TUTORS

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Anastasiya Smith, M.Ed.

Instructor, Russian Flagship Program

Instructor in the Russian Program

Department of Germanic and Slavic Studies

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Gulim Batyrgaliyeva

Tutor in Russian and Kazakh, Russian Flagship Program

Master’s student in TESOL & World Language Education, Department of Language and Literacy Education

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Amanzhol 

Bekmagambetov, M.A.

Tutor in Russian and Kazakh, Russian Flagship Program

Doctoral Candidate in Political Science

School of Public and International Affairs

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Doina Grecu, M.Ed.

Tutor in Russian, Russian Flagship Program

Doctoral Student in TESOL and World Language Education, Department of Language and Literacy Education

Fulbright Scholar

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Ulbossyn Parmanova

Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant in Kazakh, Russian Flagship Program 2020-2021

MA, Linguistics, Al-Farabi Kazakh National University
TESOL, KIMEP University

Doctoral Student in TESOL and World Language Education, Department of Language and Literacy Education, UGA

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Maira Serikkyzy

Instructor in Russian, Tutor in Russian and Kazakh, Russian Flagship Program

Graduate Teaching Assistant 
Franklin-Germanic & Slavic

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Alisa Sherbakova

Tutor in Russian, Russian Flagship Program

Doctoral Candidate in Gifted and Creative Education

Department of Educational Psychology  

FULBRIGHT FLTAs

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Olga Kuvshinova

Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant in Russian, Russian Flagship Program 2019-2020

Specialist in Linguistics, Novosibirsk State University

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Ulbossyn Parmanova

Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant in Kazakh, Russian Flagship Program 2020-2021

MA, Linguistics, Al-Farabi Kazakh National University
TESOL, KIMEP University

Doctoral Student in TESOL and World Language Education, Department of Language and Literacy Education, UGA

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Ekaterina Mushurueva

Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant in Russian, Russian Flagship Program 2020-2023

MA in Linguistics, Immanuel Kant Federal University

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Aigerim Aktas

Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant in Kazakh, Russian Flagship Program 2021-2022

BA, Foreign Language, Kostanay State Pedagogical Institute 
MA, International Relations, Institute Sorbonne Kazakhstan

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Sona Akhmedova

Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant in Kyrgyz, Russian Flagship Program 2022-2023

BA, English Teaching, Osh State University, Kyrgyzstan
Translations & Interpretation, Hacettepe University, Turkey

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Azhar Akhmedova

Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant in Kazakh, Russian Flagship Program 2022-2023

BA, Education, Kazakh National Women's Teacher Training University, Kazakhstan
MA, Foreign Language, Kazakh Ablai Khan University of International Relations and World Languages, Kazakhstan

CULTURAL STAFF

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Svetlana Morgan

Cultural Staff, Russian Flagship Program

Svetlana is from Tallinn, Estonia. She has been working in the fitness industry for over 10 years, helping people get moving. When she is not teaching yoga, she is chasing her two kids and animals on their tiny farm in the Atlanta area.

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Olga Kuznetsova

Cultural Staff, Russian Flagship Program

Originally educated as a teacher of English language and literature, Olga Kuznetsova worked for 15 years as a supply chain manager at Moscow branches of Italian wine companies, Campari and Mondo del Vino. In 2019, she followed her husband to the USA, where she decided to dedicate herself to teaching Russian language to bilingual children. Olga's hobbies are cooking and family history. 

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Alina Sidaruk

Russian Academic Immersion and Cultural Enrichment Specialist, Russian Flagship Program

M.A. History, Belarusian State University (Belarus)
M.B.A. Belarusian State University (Belarus)