Teaching Associate Professor
Armand E. and Mary W. Singer Professor in the Humanities
Ph.D. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Specialization: Russian and Polish languages and literatures, Slavic folklore, science fiction, film, Eastern European cinema, Holocaust literature and cinema.
BS, MS from Georgian Politechnical University
Irina Manukova received her MS degree in Electrical Engineering from Georgian Politechnical Univerisity with Russian education in 1979. In 1973, she graduated from Musical College specializing in piano. Irina joined the Department of Foreign Languages at WVU in 2006, and she taught advanced-level Russian Courses since.
Mrs. Manukova‚??s interests include languages, playing piano and working with students. She speaks Russian, Armenian, Georgian, and little Ukrainian. She enjoys working and interacting with students, giving them the opportunity to learn new and exciting information.
Andrei Nesterov teaches Russian 101. He graduated from Journalism School in Yekaterinburg and Linguistic University in Irkutsk. He has experience teaching English at universities in Yekaterinburg and Moscow, and Russian to foreign people in Moscow. Andrei lived in the North of Russia (Chukotka and Magadan regions) for 16 years. His interests in teaching: elaborating fast and efficient methods of teaching foreign languages.
Russian Language GTA. Fulbright FLTA 2007-8.
Alexei is from Blagoveschensk (in the Russian Far East). And is currently teaching Russian at WVU as a teaching assistant and studying TESOL as a non-degree graduate student. After completion of his U.S. program, he intends to continue working in the field of education (teaching foreign languages and information technology), making use of up-to-date teaching methods and his increased professional and personal skills. He enjoys cycling and spending time in nature.