Project Team

Principal investigator
Professor Benjamin Rifkin (website)
Provost, Ithaca College



Project manager
Dr. Dianna Murphy
Associate Director, Language Institute
University of Wisconsin-Madison
(608) 262-1473



Project assistant
Shannon Spasova

Currently Assistant Professor of Russian and Technology Specialist in the Center for Language Teaching Advancement, Michigan State University


Project assistant

Nina Familiant

Currently Lecturer in Russian, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee


Project assistant
Darya Vassina




Project assistant
Victoria Thorstensson

Currently Assistant Professor; Department of World Languages, Literature, Culture; Nazarbaev University


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1220 Linden Drive
Madison, WI 53706
Tel. (608)262-3498
University of Wisconsin - Madison
Language Institute
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Madison, WI 53706
Tel. (608) 262-1473
Language Institute

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