M.A. - School Administration
Moscow State Pedagogical University - 1989
Ph.D. - Geography (Economic and Social Geography)
Moscow State Pedagoical University - 1985
M.S. - Geography and English
Moscow State Pedagogical University - 1978
Most of my academic carrier has been focused on teaching. Research areas have varied within a
context of population studies and teaching methods and techniques. Areas of expertise include
the study of population redistribution in response to new economic trends of switching to
service-based economy in more developed countries, migration flows that accompanied that
redistribution. Creative teaching and student-oriented learning have been explored and
discussed in a number of publications.
University of Texas at Dallas [2008–2018]
Collin College Community College
Member of Association of American Geographers.
Member of Geography Honor Society Gamma, Theta, Upsilon
Honors and other Recognitions
1985, 1986 - Awards and recognitions from the USSR Ministry of Education for Creative Teaching.
2008 President’s Teaching Excellence Awards Nominee (UTD).
2011 Distinguished Teachers in Diversity and Multicultural education Award
2011 Recognizing Outstanding faculty EEPS Comet Award
Achievements in Original Achievement, Investigation, and Research
In the course of research in 1980s I have had nine publications in scientific journals and books. All are in Russian. The list is available upon request.