Name: Olga Leontovich
Address: 22 Lenin Prospect, Apt. 81, Volgograd, 400066, Russia.
Phone: (8442) 30-29-95 (office)
1999 - 2002 Three-year research program in Intercultural Communication (Doktorantura). Doktor (Russian post-doctoral degree).
1997 Completed distance education program of Penn State University in International Relations.
1994 Research program at Cleveland State University (USA, Ohio) after winning in an open competition administered by IREX, USIA.
1987 Moscow Institute of Foreign Languages (Moscow Linguistic University). Kandidat (equivalent to Ph. D.)- Linguistics. Research topic - Innere Form of Idioms. (Required 3 years of study beyond the 5-year program for a total of 8 years past high school, written dissertation and a defense plus 3 publications in scholarly journals).
1977 Moscow Institute of Foreign Languages (now called Moscow Linguistic University). Graduated with Red Certificate equivalent to Summa Cum Laude status. Major: English. Minor: French.
2002 - present Full Professor of the Department of English Philology, Director of the Center for Communication Research.
1993 - present Director of the American Studies Center at Volgograd State Pedagogical University. General management, developing programs of American Studies, teaching, research and extracurricular activities.
2005 Ramapo College of New Jersey. Teaching courses of Russian Culture and Intercultuiral Communication.
2004 York College, Pennsylvania. Teaching a course of Russian Culture.
2000 Governor's Summer School of International Studies, Ramapo College of New Jersey. Teaching Intercultural Communication.
1999 - 2000 Ramapo College of New Jersey. Teaching Intercultural Communication, Russian Literature and Language, Readings in Humanities.
1996 - 1999 Volgograd Pedagogical University. Executive Secretary of the Linguistics Dissertation Board K 113.02.02.
1990 - 1999 Volgograd Pedagogical University. Associate Professor. Teaching American English, different aspects of theoretical linguistics (in English), American Life and Culture Seminar (in English), and research on cultural linguistics.
1990 - 1992 Coordinator of the Volgograd program of the School for International Training (Vermont, U.S.A.). Teaching Russian Life and Culture Seminar for American students; supervision of independents study projects.
1987 - 1990 Assistant Professor of the same University.
1983 - 1987 Ph. D. studies at the Moscow Institute of Foreign Languages (see education above).
1977 - 1983 Volgograd Pedagogical University. Instructor. Position involved teaching English as a second language and research on idioms.
Publications: Over 80 (see the List of Publications).
Major Publications:
Dictionary of US Life and Culture. Volgograd: Stanitsa-2, 1998. 418 p. 2nd edition, 2000.
Belarus. Russia. Ukraine. In: World Education Encyclopedia. Farmington Hills, MI: Gale Group, 2002.
Russians and Americans: Paradoxes of Intercultural Communication. Volgograd: Peremena, 2002. 434 p.
Russia and the US: Introduction into Cross-Cultural Communication. Peremena, 2003. 398 p.
Communication Studies 2003: Modern Anthology. Volgograd: Peremena, 2003 (editor).
American Values Reconsidered. Volgograd: Peremena, 2004 (editor).
Russians and Americans: Paradoxes of Intercultural Communication. Moscow: Gnozis, 2005. 351 p.
Conferences Volgograd Pedagogical University: annually.
Moscow Diplomatic Academy: 1990, Pitsunda; 1991, Moscow.
Saransk Pedagogical University: Saransk, 1996.
Volgograd State University: Volgograd, 1997; 1998; 1999.
Ulyanovsk State University: 1998, Ulyanovsk.
Uralsky State Pedagogical University: 1999; 2000, Yekaterinburg.
ACTR Volgograd, 1998, 1999; Samara, 1999.
Bashkirsky State University: 1999, Ulan-Ude.
New York University: 2000, New York City.
New York Academy of Science, 2000, New York City.
Rowan University: 2000, New Jersey.
Stevens Institute of Technology: 2000, Hoboken, New Jersey.
Fordham University: 2000, New York City.
Moscow Institute of Foreign Languages, 2001. Moscow.
Pyatigorsk State Linguistic University, 2002. Pyatigorsk.
Alumni Conference of American Programs. Rostov-on-Don, 2002.
Volgograd State University, 2002. Volgograd.
Volgograd Academy of Civil Service, 2002. Volgograd.
Moscow State University, 2002. Moscow.
Moscow State Linguistic University, 2002. Moscow.
Rostov State Economic University, 2003. Convener of a section in Volgograd. Contact via videoconferencing.
Leiden University, 2003. Leiden, Netherlands.
Jyvaskyla University, 2003, Jyvaskyla, Finland. Paper session chair.
Belarus State University, 2004, Minsk, Belarus.
Pecs University, Hungary, 2004.
Ludwig Maximillian University, Munich, Germany, 2004.
AUDEM, Yalta, Ukraine, 2005.
Honors and Awards VSPU Cross of Honor, 2004.
Letter of Thanks from the Volgograd Oblast Administration, 2003.
Russian Ministry of Education Award, 2002.
Volgograd State Pedagogical University Award, 2002.
Certificate of Recognition for Outstanding Teaching. Ramapo College of New Jersey, 2000.
School of Foreign Languages, VSPU Award, 2000.
Lenin stipend (best student in the class of about 170 students), Moscow Institute of Foreign Languages (now Moscow Linguistic University), 1975 — 77.
Red Certificate (equivalent to summa cum laude status), Moscow Institute of Foreign Languages, 1977.
Gold medal on graduation from High school #50, Volgograd, 1972.
Membership Member of the Methodological Council of the Ministry of Education of the Russian Federation, Section of Intercultural Communication.
Academy of Informatization of Education, Full Member, 2003 - present.
Volgograd Association of Citizen Diplomacy (1990 - 93 Executive Secretary).
American Studies Association (2000 - 2002).
National Communication Association (2000 - 2002).
Russian Communication Association (2000 - 2003 member of the Coordination Committee).
Media Ecology Association (2000 - 2001).
New Jersey Communication Association (2000 - 2001).
Psychologists for Social Responsibility, USA (1992 - present).
Work with Other Professional and Non-Profit Organizations ACTR/ACCELS, IREX, 1995 - present.
London School of Business, 1998 - 2000.
British Council, 1997.
Center of Citizen Initiatives, 1993 - 1998.
American Business Center (Volgograd), 1993 - 97.
Cleveland Partner Cities, 1991 - present.
Grants IREX grants: RSEP1994; TEP 2000.
US Department of State (with Ramapo College of NJ) 2002;
Department of Culture, U. S. Embassy 2000, 2003 (two grants).
DAAD (with Munich University).
References: Vladimir Karasik, Chair, Department of English Philology,
Volgograd State Pedagogical University, Russia
Tel. (8442) 34-01-84 (home)

Thomas Heed, Professor, American and International Studies department,
Ramapo College of New Jersey, USA
tel. (201) 684-7419 (office); (845) 534-8695 (home)

William McKernan, Dean, School for International Training, Vermont.
Tel. (802) 258-3289

Robert Hatala, Provost (now retired), Juniata College, PA, USA
Tel. (814) 643-3408

Alastar Nicholson, Professor, London School of Business.
 Updated November 1 2005