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Cynthia L. Martin

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Associate Professor, School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures
Associate Professor and Department Head, Russian

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Dr. Martin joined the Russian Faculty at the University of Maryland in 1990. Currently, Dr. Martin is the Undergraduate Program Director for Russian and teaches courses in language, literature and culture in both English and Russian. Dr. Martin is actively involved in a number of national assessment initiatives for academia, as well as private and government sectors.

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

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: Dr. Martin is the author of textbooks and curricular materials used in programs across the US (including 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).  She publishes in the area of proficiency development and assessment, as well as curriculum design.  She 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.