Irina Vakulenko

Irina Vakulenko

Senior Lecturer of Geospatial Information Sciences
GR 3.213
Irina Vakulenko's Webpage
Tags: Geospatial Information Science

Professional Preparation

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

Research Areas

Research Interests
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.


Senior Lecturer
University of Texas at Dallas [2008–2018]
Adjunct Professor
Richard College
Associate Professor
Collin College Community College

Additional Information

Professional Memberships
  • 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.