STARTALK attracts some of the finest faculty and staff in the field of second language acquisition and proficiency-based instruction.

Evgeny Dengub, PhD, director of the Russian program at Smith College, UMass Amherst, and Mount Holyoke College, will serve as the program director.

Olesya V. Kisselev, PhD, assistant professor at the University of Texas at San Antonio, will serve as the lead instructor.

Irina Dubinina, PhD, director of the Russian program at Brandeis University, and Yekaterina Severts, PhD, University of Texas at Austin, will serve as instructors.