Jason Merrill


 Sunderland Language Center

Professor of Russian, Michigan State University
Ph.D., University of Kansas

I graduated from Middlebury College in 1990 and received my Ph.D. in Russian Literature from the University of Kansas in 1997. I am currently Professor of Russian at Michigan State University, after previous stops at Dartmouth College and Drew University. Prior to becoming Director, I taught at the School of Russian for five summers: in 2001 and 2002 I was the lead teacher for Level Two, and in 2007-2009 I led Level Four. This will be my seventh year as Director of the School of Russian; even after all these years I love being involved with the School of Russian because I can associate with the best teachers, students, and guests in our profession.



Course List: 

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RUSS6888 - Independent Study      

This course consists of a thesis written in Russian, for which an advisor will be assigned, and is a requirement for MA candidates. The course can only be taken for the completion of the master’s thesis and may be taken only once.

Summer 2013, Summer 2016 Language Schools

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RUSS6903 - Research Paper      

This research paper is a requirement for DML candidates during their summer of application.

Summer 2013

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