Department of Modern Languages

The University of Mississippi

Russian Faculty

Donald L. Dyer

Professor of Russian and Linguistics and Associate Dean in the College of Liberal Arts
Ph.D., University of Chicago
Dr. Dyer’s research interests include the Russian, Bulgarian and Romanian languages, Slavic and Balkan Linguistics, languages in contact and Moldova.
Office: 204 Ventress Hall | 662-915-7778 | mldyer at

Valentina Iepuri

Assistant Professor of Russian and Director of the Russian Language Program
Ph.D., Minsk State Linguistics University
Dr. Iepuri’s research interests include the Russian language in the post-Soviet period, languages in contact and language pedagogy.
Office: E-210B Bondurant Hall | 662-915-7715 | vbiepuri at

Tamar Karakozova

Instructor of Russian
M.A., Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University
M.A. (TESL), Ph.D. (Secondary Education), University of Mississippi
Office: E-210B Bondurant Hall | 662-915-7715 | tkarakoz at

Shokhsanam Djalilova

Graduate Teaching Assistant in Intensive English and Coordinator of Assessment for the IEP
M.A., University of Mississippi
Office: 103 Old Athletics | 662-915-1560 | stdjalil at

Ekaterina Kolshenskaya

Graduate Fulbright Language Teaching Assistant in Russian
M.A., Volgograd State Pedagogical University
Office: E-210B Bondurant Hall | 662-915-7715 | eskolshe at

Marina Lepekhova

Graduate Teaching Assistant in Linguistics and Russian
Office: C-007 Bondurant | 662-915-7298 | mlepekho at