Before coming to Brown in 1995, Lynne deBenedette studied at Middlebury College and the University of Michigan and taught at UM, Wayne State University and The Russian School at Middlebury; she also led short-term study abroad groups for Boston University. She teaches Russian language and coordinates the Russian language curriculum; she has also taught Czech. In alternate summers she serves as the coordinator of Brown in St. Petersburg, and is the advisor for study abroad in Russia. She is a regular 1st-year and sophomore advisor, and has served as a Randall Advisor for sophomores.
She is author, with William J. Comer, Alla Smyslova and Jonathan Perkins, of Между нами (Between You and Me): An Interactive Introduction to Russian (2013). Her research interests include curriculum design, instructional technology, Processing Instruction and Structured Input and foreign language teacher education and professional development.