Faculty & Staff

Tatiana Gillespie, part-time instructor of Russian
Tatiana Gillespie was born and raised in Moscow. She resided in Cyprus for several years prior to moving to the US. She studied Linguistics and Cross-Cultural Communication at Moscow Regional State University, Second Language Acquisition at the University of Mary Washington, and Linguistics at WVU. Tatiana loves adventure, ranging from eating weird food to skydiving and sailing (tagillespie@mix.wvu.edu)

Natalya Kuznetsova, Russian TA
Natalya Kuznetsova is from the Urals of Russia. She earned her specialist degree in English language and cross-cultural communication in Perm State Pedagogical University, Russia, and her MA in TESOL/ Linguistics in WVU. Now she is working towards her PhD in Curriculum, Literacy and Cultural studies. She has been teaching various levels of Russian from Elementary to Advanced and has revised and developed a few courses for the Russian language curriculum at WVU. Natalya is interested in cooking, and outdoor activities (nkuznets@mix.wvu.edu)

Deliya Kuleshov (Davydova), Russian TA
Deliya Davydova graduated from Moscow State Pedagogical University with the degree in Teaching Foreign Languages and cultures (English and French). She also has a Certificate in teaching Russian as a foreign language from Moscow State University. She used to teach English in Moscow, but always wanted to teach her native language. She currently teaches Russian 203 at WVU. Deliya knows Russian, English, French, a little Spanish and Turkish. She wants to learn German, Finnish and Chinese. Deliya enjoys traveling, swimming, and playing the piano (dpdavydova@mix.wvu.edu)

Irina Zubareva, Russian TA
Irina was born and grew up in the very heart of Siberia – the city of Barnaul, which is the capital of Altai krai, Russia, and located near Mongolia and Kazakhstan border. She graduated from Alai State University, department of Mass Communication, Philology and Political sciences, with major in Foreign Philology. Irina loves world languages and literatures. She taught English in Private Altai language schools. Interests: Applied Linguistics, Foreign Language teaching, Cultures and Intercultural Communication (iz0003@mix.wvu.edu)