The Vitae of St. Nicholas and his Hagiographical Icons in Russia. Defended 1980 (Chair: Heinrich Stammler). Professor of Russian Studies at Rollins College, Winter Park, Florida, and Chair of the Department of Foreign Language Teaching. He teaches Russian prose of 19th and 20th centuries; Russian history; Russian folklore, Russian culture, Russian language, and Russia through the Internet; Russia through the movies. Tom is married to Kay Davidson-Bond, Professor of Humanities at Valencia Community College in Orlando and has two daughters, Julia and Tonia. (06/2000)
Why KU Slavic?
KU’s Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies program is one of only 12 federally-funded national resource centers in the US
Only doctoral program in Slavic Languages and Literatures between the Mississippi and the West Coast
100% of graduate students in the Slavic program had funding in academic year 2012-13
KU's Libraries house over 500,000 volumes of Slavic books and electronic editions
Two of the department’s last four doctoral candidates have won a Fulbright grants to conduct dissertation research abroad