3.3 The Next Generation: My advisees as pedagogical leaders

Perhaps the best measure of the effectiveness of a teacher is the generation of students that go on to become great teachers themselves. Eight of my former students and advisees are now themselves university professors, two of these at Ivy League institutions in the US (Harvard and Brown U), and one at the National Research University Higher School of Economics in Moscow, often called “Russia’s Harvard”. I have served as the primary mentor for 10 completed PhD dissertations, 19 MA theses (see a complete list in Section A.7), plus numerous post-doctoral scholars and visiting scholars. Here is a partial list, representing only the advisees that hold prominent academic teaching positions. Many other former advisees are in other relevant positions, for example in the US Depts of State and Defense.

Steven J. Clancy, Director of the Slavic Languages program at Harvard University

Masako Ueda Fidler, Professor of Slavic Languages at Brown University

Dagmar Divjak, Reader in Slavonic Languages and Linguistics at the University of Sheffield

Olga Lyashevskaya, Professor of Linguistics at the National Research University Higher School of Economics in Moscow

Ahn Hyug, Assistant Professor of Russian at Sunkyunkwan University in Seoul

Robert J. Reynolds, Assistant Research Professor of Digital Humanities at Brigham Young University

Svetlana Sokolova, Associate Professor of Russian at UiT

Patrick Murphy, Associate Professor at University of Maryland University College