The following is a partial list of the activities of our Ph.D. and M.A. graduates from the last five decades. Alumni are urged to contact the Department Chair or other faculty members with news of their latest books and other accomplishments!

Irina Denischenko
Mellon Assistant Professor of Russian Culture
Department of German, Russian, and East European Studies
Vanderbilt University

Bradley Gorski
Visiting Assistant Professor
Department of Slavic Languages
Barnard College

MIchael "Riley" Ossorgin
Lecturer of Russian
Modern Languages and Literature
Fordham University

Maksim Hanukai
Visiting Assistant Professor  
German, Nordic, Slavic
University of 

Greta Matzner-Gore
Assistant Professor of Slavic Languages & Literature
University of Southern California

Francisco Picon
Teacher at "The Noble Network"
Noble Street College Prep

Clayton Merkley
Russian Instructor
West Point

Jessika Aguilar
Independent Scholar

Timothy Williams
Adjunct at the CUNY Dominican Studies Institute
Freelance translator, proofreader, and editor

Edward Tyerman
Assistant Professor
Department of Slavic Languages
University of California, Berkeley

Anita Ta'rnai
Educator, Researcher, Curriculum and Program Developer
Voices of Women (VOW)
New York City College of Technology, CUNY

Diana Sacilowski (MA)
Ph.D. Student
Department of Slavic Langages and Literstures
University of Illinoisat Urbana-Champaign

Natalia Ermolaev
Assistant Director, Center for Digital Humanities
Princeton University
Project Archivist
Serge Prokofiev Archive
Columbia University

Isaac Wheeler (MA)
Russian Translation
Professor of Business and Literary Translator

Katharine Holt
Lecturer in Russian
University of St. Andrews

Alison Annunziata  
Independent Scholar

Andy Hicks
Research Director 
IDC's EMEA Telecommunications               

Peter Burzynski (MA)            
Ph.D. student
Cretive Writing-Poetry
University of Wisconsin-Madison          

Steven Shaklan            
Senior Instructional Designer            
Jack Faust Matlock, Jr.
Former Ambassador to the Soviet Union

Elizabeth Kosakowska
Independent Translator / Researcher

Jacqueline Bertucci (MA)  
Slavic Cultures

Anna Dvigubski
Head Russian Teacher
Russian Language Programme
United Nations

Kristen Bresnahan (MA)          
Slavic Languages                      

Marysia Dzieduszycka
Executive Director
The Zbigniew Herbert Foundation
Warsaw, Poland

Alexandra Kotar (MA)            
Russian Translation                       

Michael Tobias (MA)            
Slavic Languages

Nina Bond
Assistant Director of Post-Graduate Scholarships and Ajunct Prof
Franklin and Marshall College

John C. Wright
Independent Scholar

Margo Rosen
Independent Scholar

Marijeta Bozovic
Assistant Professor of Slavic Languages & Literatures; Film and Media Studies; Women's, Gender, & Sexuality Studies
Yale University

Ani Kokobobo
Assistant Professor, Dept. of Slavic Languages and Literatures
University of Kansas

Emma Lieber
Independent Scholar and candidate in psychoanalytic training in New York


Rory Finnin
University Senior Lecturer in Ukrainian Studies
University of Cambridge

Jonathan Brooks Platt
Assistant Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures
University of Piitsburgh

Rebecca Pyatkevich
Independent Scholar

Erica Siegel
Assistant Dean, Berick Center for Student Advising
Columbia University

Bella Grigoryan
Assistant Professor of Russian
Bryn Mawr College

Thomas Kitson
Independent Scholar

Paola Castagna
Independent Scholar

Vadim Shkolnikov
Independent Scholar

Judith Wermuth-Atkinson
Independent Scholar

Jamie Bennett
Assistant Director of Academic Affairs

Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Lecturer in Slavic Languages

Department of Slavic Languages

Columbia University

Jason Galie
Assistant Professor of Russian
Defense Language Institute, Arlington, VA

Karin Beck
Executive Director

School of General Studies

Kean University, Germany

Brinton Tench Coxe
Independent Scholar

Colleen McQuillen
Associate Professor, Slavic and Baltic Languages and Literatures
University of Illinois, Chicago

John Isham
Director, Western Heritage Program; Associate Professor of Communication and Digital Media, Modern Languages and Great Ideas
Carthage College, Wisconsin

Kirsten Lodge
Associate Professor of Humanities and English
Midwestern State University

Marta Deyrup
Professor and Head of Technical Services
Seton Hall University

Irina Kronrod
Senior Director

International Business Development

Sotheby's Private Client Group, Sotheby's, London

Jefferson J. A. Gatrall
Associate Professor and Coordinator of the Russian Program

Modern Languages and Literatures

Montclair State University
Alter Icons: The Russian Icon and Modernity

David Cooper
Associate Professor

Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Douglas Greenfield
Associate Professor, Associate Director

Intellectual Heritage Program
Temple University
Adrienne Kim Bird
Affiliated Faculty, Slavic Languages and Literatures
International Student and Scholars Coordinator
University of Virginia

Rebecca Stanton
Assistant Professor of Russian
Barnard College

Valeria Sobol
Associate Professor

Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Ellen Scaruffi
Adjunct Assistant Professor
U.S. Naval Academy

Lyudmila Parts
Associate Professor, Russian Studies
Graduate Program Director, Dept. of Russian and Slavic Studies
McGill University

Nina Gourianova  
Associate Professor

Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, Comparative Literary Studies
Northwestern University

Grigory Kruzhkov
Adjunct Professor

RGGU (Russian State University for the Humanities)

Charity Scribner  
Associate Professor

LaGuardia Community College

Clark Troy
DWM Advisors, LLC
Financial Advisor

Christopher Harwood
Lecturer in Czech Language and Literature
Columbia University

Emily D. Johnson  
Associate Professor of Russian
University of Oklahoma

Kirsten Blythe Painter
Independent Scholar

Nicole Svobodny
Assistant Dean, College of Arts & Sciences

Senior Lecturer, International and Area Studies

Coordinator, Eurasian Studies concentration

Washington University, St. Louis



Gina Pacht Kovarsky
Assistant Professor, VCU School of World Studies

Pavel V. Lyssakov
Director, International Programs
European University, St. Petersburg, Russia

Ludmilla A. Trigos
Independent Scholar

Nancy Workman
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Columbia University

Olga L. Briker
Director of Development, Silver Springs--Martin Luther School

Mallika Urvashi Ramdas
Instructor, United World College of South East Asia, Singapore

I. Christina Weinberg (Sperrle)
Ksana Blank  
Senior Lecturer, Princeton University

Hilary L. Fink
Lecturer, Yale University
Dean of Bradford College, Yale University

Hilde M. Hoogenboom
Assistant Professor
Arizona State University

Mary Laurita
Assistant Dean and Director of Peer Advising
College of Arts and Sciences
Washington University, St. Louis

Carol Ueland
Professor of Russian and Chair of the Dept. of German, Russian, Chinese and Arabic, Drew University

Paul Milan Foster Jr.
Senior Lecturer and Director, Center for Languages of the Central Asian Region (CeLCAR)
Indiana University

Thomas S. Newlin  
Associate Professor, Oberlin College

Thomas S. Popovich
Professor, Nassau Community College

Maude F. Meisel
Coordinator and Adjunct Faculty
Dyson College of Arts and Sciences,  Pace University

Adrian Wanner  
Professor and Dept. Head, Penn. State University

Svetlana Grenier  
Associate Professor, Georgetown University
Olga Meerson
Associate Professor, Georgetown University

Deborah Martinsen
Adjunct Associate Professor and Associate Dean, Columbia University


Natalia Lusin
Librarian, Info Specialist, MLA

Richard Chandler Borden
Independent Scholar, Translator

Marcia Morris
Professor, Georgetown University

Catharine Theimer Nepomnyashchy
Professor and Department Chair, Barnard College

Janina Kancewicz-Hoffman
Senior Science Officer and Head of Unit
Standing Committee for the Humanities
European Science Foundation

Ian C. Kelly
U.S. Department of State

Konstantin Kustanovich
Associate Professor, Vanderbilt University
John Spiegel
Associate Professor, Northeastern University

Judith Deutsch Kornblatt
Professor, University of Wisconsin, Madison

Liza A. Knapp  
Associate Professor, Columbia University
Franklin A. Sciacca  
Associate Professor, Hamilton College

Thomas P. Barran
Professor, CUNY (Brooklyn College)

Marcus C. Levitt
Professor, USC

Michael M. Naydan
Professor, Penn. State University



Sarah Pratt
Professor, USC

Robin Feuer Miller
Professor, Brandeis University

Patricia Krafcik
Professor, Evergreen State College

Irwin Radezky
Professor, Fairleigh Dickinson University

Sharon M. Carnicke
Professor, USC

Anne Frydman
Professor, John Hopkins University

Diana Greene
 Slavic Librarian, NYU
Lesley S. Herrmann
Executive Director, Gilder Lehrmann Institute of American History

Gary Cox
Associate Professor, Southern Methodist University

Peter Kussi
Lecturer in Czech, Columbia University (retired)

Mark Pomar
Administrator, IREX