Senior Lecturer in Slavic Studies


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.

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