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Ms. Tatiana Maslova

Title: Lecturer
Program Director of Study Abroad in Russia
Phone: 706-864-1774

Office: Dunlap Hall, 312, Dahlonega
Areas of Expertise: Russian language, culture, and society, curriculum development


Born and raised in the heart of Siberia, Russia, Tatiana found her new home in the foothills of the Appalachians teaching Russian language and culture to the students at the University of North Georgia. She received her first Master’s in English in Russia and moved to the USA after completing a Fulbright exchange program in Memphis, TN. Tatiana also received her second MA in Linguistics and TESOL at West Virginia University.

She has been teaching foreign languages since 2005, both English and Russian, and now is actively involved in developing the Russian program at UNG. She runs a Study Abroad Program in Russia and truly enjoys opening up a different culture and language for the curious minds.  

Courses Taught

  • RUSS 1000-3000
  • Russian Cinema
  • Russian Culture
  • Summer Language Institute


  • Ed.D., Higher Education Leadership and Practice, University of North Georgia, 2020
  • M.A., Linguistics/TESOL, West Virginia University, 2014
  • Specialist Diploma, Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL), Khakas State University - Russia, 2005

Research/Special Interests

Tatiana is currently working on her EdD dissertation with an emphasis on studying learners’ beliefs, attitudes, and motivation in foreign language learning and their impact on the cultural competence acquisition.

As a Program Director of the UNG Study Abroad in Russia, she is also interested in the role of the study abroad experience in shaping and changing learners’ beliefs, stereotypes, and prejudices about foreign cultures. 

Work Experience

2005-2007 - Teaching Assistant of English, Khakas State University, Abakan (Russia);

2007-2008 - Fulbright Recipient, Rhodes College, Memphis, TN (USA);

2008-2011 - Instructor of English, Lingua Language Center, Nizhniy Novgorod (Russia);

2011-2014 - Graduate Teaching Assistant of Russian, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV;

2014-Present – Russian Faculty, University of North Georgia, Dahlonega, GA.

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