Jill A Neuendorf


Assistant Teaching Professor


Department of Slavic Languages
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Jill Neuendorf earned a BA from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay in German and Humanistic Studies, a MA both from Monterey Institute of International Studies in Teaching Russian as a Foreign Language and Georgetown University in Teaching English as a Second Language, and a PhD from Bryn Mawr College in Second Language Acquisition and Russian. Prior to her appointment as Assistant Teaching Professor in the Slavic Languages Department in the fall of 2010, she taught first- through third-year Russian at the University of Maryland, Bryn Mawr College and Swarthmore College. In the summer she teaches Russian at Beloit College in Beloit, Wisconsin. She lived abroad for seven years in Moscow, Vladimir, Tver' and Izhevsk, Russia, Kharkov, Ukraine, and Kishinov, Moldova where she studied, taught EFL and worked with American students on study abroad programs. In order to further improve her Russian language proficiency and learn more about Russia and the former Soviet republics, she has taken additional language courses in Riga, Latvia, Petrozavodsk, Russia and Minsk, Belarus. Her research interests include: identity and second language acquisition, Russian heritage speakers, and study abroad and language gain.


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  • PhD () Bryn Mawr College, SLA and Russian
  • MA () Monterery Institute of International Studies, Teaching Russian as a Foreign Language
  • MA () Georgetown University, Teaching English as a Second Language
  • BA () University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, German and Humanistic Studies


  • German (read)
  • Russian (speak, read, write)