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About Irina V. Ivliyeva

Irina V. Ivliyeva is a Curators' Distinguished Teaching Professor of Russian at the Arts, Languages, and Philosophy department. Prior to coming to S&T in 1997, she taught for eight years at the Moscow Power Engineering University (MPEI). She holds a Ph.D. in linguistics from the Russian Academy of Sciences, and a master’s degree in philology from the Moscow State University.

Ivliyeva’s research interests include Russian word formation synthesis, comparative semantics, instructional innovation, and second language acquisition. Ivliyeva has authored three monographs and dozens of articles appearing in national and international linguistic journals. A recipient of numerous teaching awards at UMR/S&T, Irina was named Missouri S&T Woman of the Year in 2012 and was dubbed an Honorary Knight of St. Patrick in 2011.

Throughout her career at S&T, Irina has contributed significantly to the broader S&T campus through service on the Faculty Recruitment and Retention Council (FRRC), by chairing the Humanities Discipline Specific Curricula Committee (2008 to 2016) and the Outstanding Teaching Award Committee for a number of years.   Ivliyeva served as chair of the Center for Advancing Faculty Excellence (CAFE) from June 2019 to June 2022.


August 2018 - Present Professor of Russian, Missouri University of Science and Technology Arts, Languages and Philosophy
June 2019 - June 2022 Chair, Missouri University of Science and Technology Center for Advancing Faculty Excellence (CAFE)
August 2012 - August 2018 Associate Professor of Russian, Missouri University of Science and Technology Arts, Languages and Philosophy
August 1997 - August 2012 Assistant Professor of Russian, Missouri University of Science and Technology Arts, Languages and Philosophy
August 1989 - July 1996 Assistant Professor of Russian, Moscow Power Engineering Institute (Technical University)

Curriculum Vitae

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Professional Service and Affiliations

Present Life Member, American Association of Teachers of Slavic and East European Languages (AATSEEL)
Present Life Member, American Council of Teachers of Russian (ACTR)
Present Member, American Council of Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL)
Present Member, Computer-Assisted Language Instruction Consortium (CALICO)
Present Member, Slavic Cognitive Linguistic Association (SCLA)
Present Life Member, Slavic Linguistics Society (SLS)
Present Life Member, Southern Conference on Slavic Studies (SCSS)
Present Member, Teaching, Learning, and Technology Group (TLT)
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Honors and Awards

  • CET Outstanding Teaching Awards, 1999-2022, Missouri S&T/UMR (23 consecutive awards)
  • Sustained Excellence in Outstanding Teaching Award, 2021, 2019, 2018, Missouri S&T
  • Faculty Service Award 2018, Missouri S&T
  • ALP Department Outstanding Service Award, 2021, Missouri S&T
  • Faculty Teaching Award 2021, 2017, 2015, 2013, 2011, 2009, Missouri S&T
  • Faculty Excellence Award 2020, Missouri S&T
  • Outstanding Advisor Award Nominee (Women in Business), Missouri S&T, 2013
  • Woman of the Year, 2012, Missouri S&T
  • Honorary Knight of St. Patrick’s Court, 2011, Missouri S&T
  • Honoree, Arts, Languages and Philosophy Department, Missouri S&T, Celebration of Excellence in Humanities, 2008
  • Alumni Association Class’42 Outstanding Teaching Award, 2007, MSM-UMR
  • CET Outstanding Teaching Commendation, 1999-1998, UMR
  • CET Outstanding Teaching Commendation, 1998-99, UMR
  • Associate of the Month, Hotel “Tverskaya”, Moscow, Russia, March 1996
  • Recipient, Philological Department Scholarship for excellence in studies,
  • Moscow State University, 1984 –1989
  • MA thesis recommended for publication, Moscow State University, 1989


  • Russian 5790: Advanced Scientific Russian
  • RUSSIAN 1101: Elementary Russian I
  • RUSSIAN 1102: Elementary Russian II
  • RUSSIAN 1180: Readings in Science and Literature
  • RUSSIAN 2170: Masterpieces of Russian Literature
  • RUSSIAN 4375: Survey of Russian Literature II (Modern Period)
  • RUSSIAN 4370: Survey of Russian Literature I (Early Period)
  • RUSSIAN 4360: Russian Civilization (in English)
  • RUSSIAN 4330: Business Russian
  • RUSSIAN 4320: Russian Phonetics and Intonation
  • RUSSIAN 3790: Scientific Russian


1997 Ph.D. in Linguistics, The Russian Language Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences
1989 M.A. in Russian Language and Literature, Moscow State University

Contact Information

Missouri University of Science and Technology
Arts, Languages & Philosophy
219 Castleman Hall
Rolla, MO 65409

Phone: (573) 341-4627
Fax: (573) 341-6312


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