Optina Pustyn' in Russian Secular Literature: Backgrounds, Sources, and Legacy. Defended 1984 (Chair: Stephen J. Parker). Associate Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge. (01/2001)
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