Cynthia L. Martin
Associate Professor and Department Head

BIOGRAPHY Dr. Martin joined the Russian Faculty at the University of Maryland in 1990. She currently teaches undergraduate courses in language, literature and culture, as well as graduate courses. Dr. Martin is currently the Undergraduate Program Director for Russian, and the Director of the Domestic Russian Flagship Program designed to help students reach Advanced levels of language proficiency. Currently, Dr. Martin is actively involved in a number of national assessment initiatives for academia, as well as private and government sectors. EDUCATION B.A. - Political Science & Russian Studies, University of New Hampshire M.A. - Slavic Languages and Literatures, University of Pennsylvania Ph.D. - Slavic Languages and Literatures, University of Pennsylvania TEACHING & RESEARCH INTERESTS Second language acquisition, methodology and pedagogy Second language assessment: theory and practice Materials Development Curriculum development Contemporary Russian culture Russian art from the 1950s-present PUBLICATIONS Resource CD "Beyond the Oral Proficiency Assessment Workshop: Resources for Teaching, Learning, and Testing for Proficiency." Produced by American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, Professional Programs, White Plains, NY, 2007. (editor and contributor), 2007. Russian Stage II: Welcome Back! a three-volume video-based Russian course for intermediate students). Kendall-Hunt & American Council of Teachers of Russian (co-author) 2001. Dr. Martin has translated 26 books and over 150 catalogues and articles by Russian artist Ilya Kabakov, including: ORBIS PICTURES, Children's Book Illustrator as a Social Character. A bilingual Japanese English edition of autor's commentary on over 100 book illustrations. The Tokyo Shimbun, 2007, Tokyo Japan. An Alternative History of Art: Rosenthal, Kabakov, Spivak (with Emilia Kabakov), Museum of Contemporary Art, Cleaveland, Ohio, USA. Kerber, 2005. Incident in the Museum and Other Installations (with Emilia Kabakov), The State Hermitage Museum (St. Petersburg, Russia)/The S.R. Guggenheim Foundation, book published by Kunsthalle Bielefeld, Bielefeld, Germany, 2004.

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