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

    Graduate Teaching Assistants

    Shokhsanam Djalilova

    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

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

    Marina Lepekhova

    Marina Lepekhova

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