Davidson Dan E. (USA)

PhD, Professor of Russian and Second Language Acquisition, Director, Russian Language Institute Office, Bryn Mawr College, President, American Councils for International Education
Editorial Board Member, Editor of Linguistics Section
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B.A. (with Distinction) University of Kansas, 1965 (Phi Beta Kappa, 1965)
Majors: German (honors), Russian (honors), Slavic and Soviet Area Studies

A.M. Harvard University, 1971
Slavic Languages and Literatures
Rheinische Kaiser Friedrich–Wilhelms Universitat (Bonn, Germany) 1965–1966, Germanic and Slavic Studies

Ph.D. Harvard University, 1972
Slavic Languages and Literatures: Russian Literature, Russian Linguistics, Serbocroatian, German/Russian Cultural Relations

Harvard Business School, 2007
Strategic Perspectives in Nonprofit Managemen

1969 – 1971 Harvard University, Teaching Fellow in Slavic
1969 – 1971 Harvard University, Lowell Institute, Instructor of Russian
1971 – 1972 Amherst College, Instructor of Russian
1972 – 1975 Amherst College, Assistant Professor of Russian
1975 – 1976 Amherst College, Associate Professor of Russian, Chairman of Russian
1976 – 1983 Bryn Mawr College, Associate Professor of Russian
1983 – 1989 Bryn Mawr College, Professor of Russian
1989 – 2014 Bryn Mawr College, Professor of Russian & Second Language Acquisition
2014 – present Bryn Mawr College, Professor of Russian & Second Language Acquisition (on the Myra T. Cooley Lectureship)

Visiting or adjunct appointments held at Columbia University (Summer 1975), Harvard University (Summer 1970, Summer 1975), University of Maryland – College Park (Spring 1988 through Spring 1989; one course: 1989 – 1990), and University of Pennsylvania (Spring 1977; Summer 1980; Spring 1983).

A. Books 1. Abstracts of Contributions to the Soviet–American Conference on Russian Language, compiled by R.D. Brecht and D.E. Davidson, Amherst College, 1974. 2. Soviet–American Russian Language Contributions, edited by R.D. Brecht and D.E. Davidson, AATSEEL of the U.S., Urbana, IL, 1977. (Also appeared as Volume 19, Numbers 1 and 2, Slavic and East European Journal, Spring and Summer, 1975). 3. Russian: Stage One (The Soviet–American Collaborative First–Year Textbook of Elementary Russian), co–authored with T.M. Dorofeeva, G.A. Bitekhtina, and N.A. Fedjanina, Russian Language Publishers, Moscow, 1980, 1982, 1985, 1988 fourth edition, corrected). 4. Russian: Stage One. (Exercise Book), co–authored with T.M. Dorofeeva, G.A. Bitextina, and N.A. Fedjanina, Russian Language Publishers, Moscow, 1980, 1982, 1985, 1988 fourth edition corrected. 5. Abstracts of Contributions to the Second Soviet–American Conference on the Russian Language (Mid–West Section), Bryn Mawr College, 1981. 6. Soviet–American Contributions to the Study and Teaching of Russian: Theory, Strategies, and Tools, ACTR/Russian Language Journal Publishers, December 1983. Also appeared as Russian Language Journal, Volume 36, no. 125, Fall 1982. 7. Russian: Stage Two (The Soviet–American Collaborative Second–Year Textbook) co–authored with N.M. Baranova, R.D. Brecht, and N.V. Kostromina, Russian Language Publishers, Moscow, 1985, 1988. 8. Russian: Stage Two (Commentaries), co–authored with N.M. Baranova, R.D. Brecht, and N.V. Kostromina, Russian Language Publishers, Moscow, 1985, 1988. 9. American Contributions to the Seventh International Congress, International Association of Teachers of Russian Language and Literature, editor and contributor, Moscow/Washington, 1990. 10. One Hundred Computer–Assisted Exercises in Russian, 1 Volume & diskette, co–authored with A. Zhuravlev and V. Grigorov, Russian Language Publishers, Moscow, Summer 1991. 11. Russian: Stage 1: Live from Moscow! with K.S. Gor and M.D. Lekic. (2 volumes, 1 workbook, 2 DVDs, 2 CD–ROMs), Kendall Hunt Publishing Co. in collaboration with ACTR, Summer 1996. Reprinted in 2003. 12. Russian: Stage I: Live from Moscow! Teachers Manual, with K.S. Gor and M.D. Lekic. ACTR, Washington, 1997. 13. “Live from Russia! Russian. Stage I (Revised and Updated Edition), with K. S. Gor and M. D. Lekic, ACTR and Kendall/Hunt Publishing Co., Volumes I and II with video, DVD, CD ROM, Workbook, and Online Teachers Manual. Dubuque, Iowa/Washington, D. C., 2008-9. B. Articles (scince 2010) 1. “Study Abroad: When, How Long, and with What Results? New Data from the Russian Front”, Foreign Language Annals, Volume 43, No. 1, Spring 2010, pp. 6 – 26. 2. “Guest Editor’s Introduction. Special Focus Issue: Language Learning and Study Abroad, “Foreign Language Annals, Vol 43, No. 1, Spring 2010, pp. 3- 5. 3. “The Overseas Immersion Setting as Contextual Variable in Adult SLA: Learner Behaviours Associated with Language Gain to Level-3 Proficiency in Russian.” Co-authored with Maria D. Lekic. Russian Language Journal, Special Issue: Divergent Thinking: Prospectives on the Language Enterprise in the 21st Century. Presented to Richard D. Brecht by his Students and Colleagues. Volume 60, 2010, pp.53-77. 4. “The Overseas Component of the Language Flagship: Addressing Learner Needs within an Acquisition-Rich Environment”. Co-authored with Victor Frank. Journal of Chinese Teaching and Research in the U.S., Special Issue for the Language Flagship. Vol. 4, 2012, pp. 8-15. 5. “Comparing Heritage and Non‐Heritage Learning Outcomes and Target‐Language Utilization in the Overseas Immersion Context: A Preliminary Study of the Russian Flagship.” Co-authored with Maria D. Lekic. Russian Language Journal, Vol. 62, 2012, pp.47-78. 6. “Comparing Heritage and Non‐Heritage Learning Outcomes and Target‐Language Utilization in the Overseas Immersion Context: A Preliminary Study of the Russian Flagship.” Co-authored with Maria D. Lekic. Re-Printed with Permission in Heritage Language Journal, Vol. 10 #2, Fall 2013, pp 88-114. 7. “The Development of L2 Proficiency and Literacy within the Context of the Federally Supported Overseas Language Training Programs for Americans.” To Advanced Proficiency and Beyond: Theory and Methods for Developing Superior Second-Language Ability. Georgetown University Press, Washington, DC, 2014, pp 194-229. 8. Co-author, “Professional Language Skills: Unprecedented Demand and Supply.” To Advanced Proficiency and Beyond: Theory and Methods for Developing Superior Second-Language Ability. Georgetown University Press, Washington, DC, 2014

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HONORS AND AWARDS

1. Elected as Foreign Member, Ukrainian Academy of Education, February 2008.
2. Kyrgyz National Medal of Honor, Awarded by President the Republic, 27 January 2005.
3. Honorary Professorship, Kyrgyz National University, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, 26 February 2003.
4. Distinguished Service to the Profession Award, Modern Language Association (MLA), Association of Departments of Foreign Language (ADFL), December 1997.
5. Honorary Doctor of Science in Theory and Practice of Languages, State University of World Languages, Tashkent, Uzbekistan, 24 May 1997.
6. Honorary Doctor of Science, Almaty State University, Almaty, Kazakhstan, 23 April 1996.
7. Distinguished Service to the Profession Award, American Association of Teachers of Slavic and East European Languages (AATSEEL), conferred at the National Convention Annual Meeting, 29 December 1995.
8. Elected as Foreign Member, Russian Academy of Education, 5 April 1995.
9. Degree of Doctor of Sciences Honoris Causa, Russian Academy of Sciences (Division of Language & Literature), 26 December 1994.
10. Listed in Who’s Who in America, 1994 – present; Who’s Who in American Education, 1992 – present; Who is Who in Russian Linguistics, 1994.
11. Order of International Friendship, Conferred by Order of the President of the USSR, Mikhail Sergeevich Gorbachev, 11 August 1990.
12. A.S. Pushkin Medal (1982), International Association of Teachers of Russian Language and Literature, Fifth International Congress, Prague 1982.
13. Amherst College Trustee Fellow, 1975 – 1976.
14. Harvard University NDEA Title IV Fellow, 1966 – 1969;
15. Woodrow Wilson Fellow, 1965 (h);
16. Honorary Societies: Delta Phi Alpha (German) 1965, Phi Beta Kappa 1965 (Elected Junior Year).