Assistant Professor of Russian
Office: B-480 Wells Hall
Ph.D., M.A., Slavic Languages and Literature, University of Wisconsin-Madison; M.Ed., Instructional Design, University of Massachusetts-Boston; B.A., Russian, Oberlin College
Shannon Spasova is an Assistant Professor of Russian and Technology Specialist in the Center for Language Teaching Advancement. She received her Ph.D at the University of Wisconsin-Madison where her dissertation research was on Russian and Soviet science fiction. Her ongoing teaching and research interests include instructional technology in language teaching, blended learning, and curricular design, and she completed a second Master’s degree in instructional design in 2015. Shannon has also taught at Middlebury College, Dalhousie University, for the University of Minnesota’s STARTALK courses, and has worked as part of the RAILS project (an award-winning project that targeted advanced listening skills in students of Russian) and for Learning Support Services (a group that assists instructors in the use of technology in teaching). She serves on the board of the Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Folklore Association, as well as in the capacity of webinar coordinator and on the board of the International Association for Language Learning Technology.