Dr. Anna Kolesnikova, Instructional Lead

Bridging the Digital Gap Through Standards & Technology
Anna Kolesnikova, Ph.D., is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Iowa where she has been teaching various levels of Russian language courses, including intensive summer and winter seminars. Dr. Kolesnikova earned her undergraduate degree in Public Relations and German from The Moscow State Linguistic University. She recently completed her Ph.D. studies in Second Language Acquisition with specialization in technology at The University of Iowa. Her knowledge of theories of second language acquisition and computer-assisted language learning, coupled with her expertise in video and audio editing and web-design, resulted in a number of computer-based tutorials for language learning that are currently used at the UI and several other colleges in the U.S. and abroad. During her graduate studies, Dr. Kolesnikova also served as a grant coordinator on a $360,000 federally-funded grant awarded to the UI Russian program. In this capacity, she organized various grant activities both in the U.S. and Russia, coordinated study abroad programs and travel for students and faculty, maintained correspondence between the funding agency and the
UI, created promotional materials, designed and maintained the project website, conducted quality assessments, and completed various reports. In 2009, she received the esteemed university-wide Outstanding Teaching Assistant award.