About the Department

Bryn Mawr College established the Department of Russian in 1943. Nationally and internationally renowned, the department awards the A.B. degree in Russian, and the M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Second Language Acquisition in Russian . The department also supports the Russian Language Institute (RLI), which offers summer intensive Russian language courses at the beginning, intermediate and advanced levels. Currently, the faculty and staff in the Department of Russian are:

Elizabeth Allen (On leave Fall 2015)
Professor of Russian and Comparative Literature
Graduate Advisor

Mark Baugher
Lecturer in Russian

Dan Davidson
Professor of Russian
Director of Graduate Program in Second Language Acquisition

Billie Jo Ember
Coordinator of the Department of Russian
Coordinator of the Russian Language Flagship at Bryn Mawr College
Assistant Director of the Russian Language Institute

Linda Gerstein
Professor of History, Haverford College

Tim Harte
Associate Professor of Russian
Chair and Undergraduate Advisor
Co-Director of the Russian Language Flagship at Bryn Mawr College

George Pahomov
Professor of Russian

Marina Rojavin
Lecturer in Russian

Irina Walsh
Lecturer in Russian
Co-Director of the Russian Language Flagship at Bryn Mawr College


Directions to the Russian Center:

For general directions to Bryn Mawr College, click here. The Russian Center is located on New Gulph Road across from the Centennial Campus Center Parking Lot (next to the English House).

Contact Information for the Department of Russian Faculty and Staff:

Elizabeth Cheresh Allen 610-526-5188
Mark Baugher mbaugher@brynmawr.edu 610-526-7746
Dan Davidson  ddavidso@brynmawr.edu 610-526-5184
Billie Jo Ember bember@brynmawr.edu 610-526-5187
Linda Gerstein   lgerstei@haverford.edu 610-526-5187
Tim Harte tharte@brynmawr.edu 610-526-5190
Marina Rojavin mrojavin@brynmawr.edu 610-526-5185
Irina Walsh iwalsh@brynmawr.edu  610-526-5186


Department of Russian Mailing Address:

Bryn Mawr College
Department of Russian
101 N. Merion Ave.
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010

610-526-5192 (fax)