Dr. Klimanova holds an MA in foreign language education and a Ph.D. in second language acquisition and applied linguistics from the University of Iowa. Her research interests include sociolinguistic studies, discourse analysis theories, educational technology, and the acquisition of Russian (as a second language). Her current research projects focus on language identity enactment in virtual social environments, instructed second language acquisition, task-based language teaching, and heritage language development through the use of social technology. Dr. Klimanova is co-director of LinguaExchange, a telecollaborative partnership program for learners of Russian. Among her other areas of expertise are testing and assessment of second language proficiency, methods of foreign language teaching, and computer-assisted language learning (CALL). She is an active OPI and WPT tester and rater for Russian. She currently holds the position of Language Program Director (Russian Studies) at the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures at McGill University, Quebec, Canada. Dr. Klimanova has taught at the Davis School of Russian since 2010.