Arts, Languages & Philosophy
219 Castleman Hall
Irina V. Ivliyeva is a tenured 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 an MA degree in philology from the Moscow State University.
Her 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 and S&T, Irina was named Missouri S&T Woman of the Year in 2012 and was dubbed an Honorary Knight of Saint 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) https://cafe.mst.edu/ from June 2019 to June 2022.
A dynamic colleague and impactful team leader with extensive background in higher education, Irina brings to the table a combined experience in program management, mentoring, professional development, and commitment to strategic planning.
She is a talented scholar and an excellent teacher with proven classroom success in multi-modal formats, i.e. face-to-face, blended, and online -- asynchronous or synchronous.
Over the past three decades, Irina dedicated herself to helping a diverse population (undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, and staff) reach professional goals and succeed. She strives to cultivate an inclusive environment that is essential to academic excellence and critical to sustainability.
Slavic linguistics: word-formation synthesis and lexical semantics in modern Russian; interdisciplinary digital humanities, web scraping and data visualization.
Higher education: instructional innovation and curriculum development, cross-cultural communication; methods in foreign language acquisition; blended and online instruction; formative assessment; high impact practices and signature assignments (HIPS) in higher education.
Mentoring: effective communication in the American classroom, best practices in teaching for Graduate Teaching Assistant: professional development and career advancement for junior and mid-career faculty; advocacy for underrepresented categories.
Scholars' Mine Profile: https://works.bepress.com/irina-ivliyeva/