Curriculum Vitae

Research, Papers & Publications:

"The Road and the River: Reality and Dreams in Čexov's Prose," 1972 Meeting of the Northeast Modern Language Association

"A System of Symbolic Gesture in Čexov's 'Step'," Slavic & East European Journal, 17(1973), 91-100

"Čechov's 'Nevesta': A Structural Approach to the Role of Setting," Russian Literature, 6(1974), 91-100

"The Structural Unity of Čexov's 'Malen'kaja trilogija'," University of North Carolina/Duke University Joint Slavic Conference, 1975, and Harvard University Slavic Colloquium, 1975; Published in The Art of Chekhov's Writing, Eekman & Debreczeny, eds., Columbus:Slavica, 1978, 35-53

"Current American Research on Chekhov," invited lecture, Institute of World Literature, U.S.S.R. Academy of Sciences, Moscow, 1976

"Chekhov's Prose," Princeton University Lecture, 1977

"Subjective Expectation & Objective Reality: Chekhov's 'The Black Monk'," Brown University Slavic Lecture Series, 1977

"Chekhov & the Romantic Tradition," Annual Convention, American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies, Yale University, 1979

Mellon Program Visiting Scholar, Grinnell College: "Human Rights & Cultural Exchange;" "Chekhov and the Literary Tradition," 1979

"Chekhov and Contemporary American Fiction," International Chekhov

Symposium, Yale University, 1980

"The Metaliterary Theme in Čexov's Prose," Northeast Modern Language Association Annual Meeting, Laval University, Quebec, 1981

"Chekhov & the 19th Century Literary Tradition," accepted for presentation at the Ninth International Conference of Slavists, Kiev, U.S.S.R.; did not attend due to aftermath of KAL 007 incident, 1983

"Careers in Academia," Brown University Career Series, 1984

"Academic Exchange with the U.S.S.R.," Panel Member, Annual Convention, American Association of Teachers of Slavic & East European Languages, Chicago, 1984

Liberal Education & the Real World, or “Why is my Son the Doctor Majoring in Classics?" Medford, MA: Tufts University Office of Publications, 1984

"Čexov's 'A Boring Story' and Dostoevsky's Notes from Underground,” Midwest Slavic Association Conference, University of Wisconsin, 1986

"Advising for Excellence," NACADA National Conference, Seattle WA, 1986

"New Exchange Initiatives with the Soviet Union," Annual Convention, American Association of Teachers of Slavic & East European Languages, San Francisco, 1987

"U.S. - U.S.S.R. Exchange Programs," panelist & secretary, Annual Convention, American Association of Teachers of Slavic & East European Languages, New York, 1988

Moderator & Panelist, "Implications of Glasnost' and Perestrojka for Educational Exchange: A Soviet Perspective," Annual Conference of the Council on International Educational Exchange, Cannes, France, 1988

Moderator & Panelist, "Changes in Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union: Implications for Scholarly & Educational Exchanges," Annual Conference of the Council on International Educational Exchange, Washington DC, 1989

Convener & Moderator, "Perspectives on Cooperation & Exchanges with the Commonwealth of Independent States," Annual Conference of the Council on International Educational Exchange, Berlin, 1992

Moderator & Panelist, "The Cultural Context of Language Learning," Annual Conference of the Council on International Educational Exchange, Washington, DC, November, 1993

Presenter, National Foreign Language Center Briefing on National Language Needs for Members of U.S. Congress (103rd), Washington, DC, September, 1994

Keynote Speaker, "Current Issues in International Education," Annual Meeting of the Virginia Council on International Education, Newport News, VA, October, 1994

Presenter, "Language Learning in Higher Education," (with Dr. A. Ronald Walton), Annual Meeting of the Virginia Council on International Education, Newport News, VA, October, 1994

Panelist, "International Education Programs, Legislative and Policy Initiatives at the Federal Level," College Board National Forum, Washington, DC, November, 1994

Moderator and Panelist, "The Global Competence Project," Annual Conference of the Council on International Educational Exchange, Vancouver, BC, 1994

Moderator and Presenter, “From Language Requirements to Cross-Cultural Communication: Rethinking U.S. Language Needs and Capacities,” Annual Meeting of the Association of American Colleges & Universities, Seattle, WA, January, 1995

Presenter and Discussion Group Moderator, Association of American Colleges & Universities Workshop on Internationalizing the Campus, Seattle, WA, March 1995

“Foreign Language Learning: Who, Where, How?,” Keynote Address, Concluding Conference of NEH Spreading the Word Project, Washington, DC, March 1995

“Foreign Language Learning: Who, Where, How?,” Keynote Address, Spring Symposium of Advisory Board of Visitors, Mary Baldwin College, Staunton, VA, March 1995

“Internationalizing the Campus: The Mission of Foreign Language Learning,” University of California Conference on Internationalizing the Curriculum, UC Santa Barbara, April, 1995

Chair and Presenter, “Language Learning and Distance Education,” Moscow ‘95: An International Conference on Distance Education, Moscow, Russia, July, 1995

“The Future of Language Learning in Higher Education,” Ingenious Methodologies through Technology Conference, Washington & Lee University, October 1996

“The Crisis in Language Learning in Higher Education,” (with Richard Brecht), Council on International Educational Exchange Annual Conference, Monterey CA, November 1996

“The Crisis in Language Learning in Higher Education,” CICALS Workshop, Washington, DC, November 1996

“Language Learning and the National Interest,” The Commonwealth Club, San Francisco CA, December 1996

“The Language Mission Project,” Annual Meeting of the Association of American Colleges & Universities, Atlanta GA, January 1997

“The Future of Foreign Languages in Higher Education,” Annual Meeting of the Centers for International Business Education & Research, San Diego, February 1997

Keynote Speaker & Workshop Presenter, Association of American Colleges & Universities Seminars for Campus Renewal, Charleston SC, March 1997; Pomona CA, February 1998; Baltimore MD, March 1999; Des Moines IA, October 1999

Keynote Address: “The Foreign Language Crisis in Higher Education,” Claremont Colleges/NEH Conference on Languages across the Curriculum, April 1997

Presenter, U.S. Response, Japanese/American CULCON Annual Meeting, Washington DC, May 1997

Session Chair & Discussant, Annual Meeting of the Association of Departments of Foreign Languages, Modern Language Association, Washington DC, June 1997

Keynote, “The Foreign Language Crisis in Higher Education,” Middlebury College/Mellon Foundation Conference on Technology & Language Learning, Middlebury VT, June 1997

Keynote, “The Challenges to Foreign Language Learning,” Annual Meeting of the American Council on Teaching of Foreign Languages, Nashville KY November 1997

“The Crisis in Language Learning in Higher Education,” Annual Meeting of the Council of Colleges of Arts & Sciences, New Orleans LA, November 1997

“The Challenges to Foreign Language Teaching & Learning,” Annual Meeting of the Modern Language Association, Toronto ONT, December 1997

Keynote address: “Do Foreign Languages—Slavic in Particular—have a Future in Higher Education?” Annual Meeting of the New England Slavic Association, Medford MA, March 1998

Technology and Foreign Language Learning: A Report to the Charles E. Culpeper Foundation, Stamford CT: Charles E. Culpeper Foundation, 1998

“One Size Doesn’t Fit All: The Language Mission Project,” Annual Meeting of the Council of Colleges of Arts & Sciences, Minneapolis MN, November 1998

“The Language Mission Project: Outcomes & Findings,” Annual Meeting of the Association of American Colleges & Universities, San Francisco CA, February 1999

“Lessons from the Field: The Language Mission Project—A Progress Report,” AAC&U Peer Review, Winter 1999

“Foreign Language Programs and Faculty Development,” AAC&U Network for Campus Renewal Conference: Global Studies and Faculty Development: Current Debates & Approaches, Baltimore MD, March 1999

“Do we Know Where we’re Going and Why we’re Going There?” Keynote Address, National Conference on the Future of Spanish in Higher Education, Smith College, Northampton MA, September 1999

“The Challenges Facing Language Learning in Higher Education,” panel presentation, Council of Colleges of Arts & Sciences Annual Meeting, Washington DC, October 2001

“Language Learning and National Needs,” panel presentation, American Council on Education Annual Meeting, San Francisco, February 2002

“Exchange of Values,” President (ACE), Winter 2002

“Meeting National Needs: The Challenge to Language Learning in Higher Education,” (with Nina Garrett), Change, May/June 2002

Participant, “U.S. University Presidents’ Summit on International Education,” hosted by Secretary of State Rice and Secretary of Education Spellings, Washington DC, January 2006

Participant, American Council on Education (ACE) Presidential Roundtable, “Collective Foresight: The Leadership Challenges for Higher Education’s Future, Washington, DC, April 2007

“Challenging Assumptions: A New Paradigm for Foreign Language Learning,” Keynote Address, 60th Annual Meeting of the Council on International Educational Exchange, Toronto, November 2007

"Čexov v S.Š.A.," Čexov i mirovaja kul'tura, ed. Z. Papernij, Moscow:Nauka,  2008

“’Formal Culture’ & Institutional Change: Internationalization and Globalization at Drake University, NAFSA: Association of International Educators Workshop, Washington DC, May 2008

Panelist, “When Leadership Matters Most: What do Presidents Need from their Senior Leadership Teams?”  Associated New American Colleges & Universities Summer Institute, Hamden CT, June 2009

“Engaging the Next Generation of Faculty,” The Presidency, ACE, Winter 2009

Participant, Presidents’ Panel, Annual Meeting of the Association of American Colleges & Universities, Washington DC, January 2010

Presenter, “Academic Freedom: Protecting a Core Value in Times of Challenge,” ACE Annual Meeting, Phoenix AZ, March 2010

Panelist, “Presidential Perspectives on Executive Searches,” ACE Annual Meeting, Phoenix AZ, March 2010

Participant, ACE Presidential Roundtable, “Presidential Leadership in an Age of Transition: Dynamic Responses for Turbulent Times,” Washington DC, June 2010,

Participant, Presidential Roundtable, “Presidential Leadership for Public Purpose,” National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education/Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation/Lumina Foundation, Leesburg, VA, July 2010

Participant, Ford Foundation “Difficult Dialogues,” Chicago IL, January 2011

Panelist, “Renewing Oneself in the Presidency and Remaking the Position,” ACE Commission on Effective Leadership, Washington DC, March 2011

Panel Moderator, Governor’s Education Summit, Des Moines IA, July 2011

“Presidents and Chairs on Common Ground: Handling Flashpoints,” Trusteeship, November/December 2011 (with Donald Fletcher)

Participant, ACE Presidential Roundtable, “Leadership in Times of Crisis,” Washington DC, June 2012

“Higher Ed: Sticker Price, Potential Earnings Can Be Deceptive,” Huffington Post, July 2, 2012 (with Larry Zimpleman)

Panelist, Governor’s Education Leadership Symposium, Des Moines IA, August 2012

“Time to Play Offense,” Inside Higher Ed, February 2, 2013

Panel Presentation, National Association of Independent Colleges & Universities PR Academy, Washington DC, February 2013,

Panel Presentation, “From Rhetoric to Reality: Presidents as Catalysts for Internationalization,” ACE Annual Meeting, Washington DC, March 2013

Panelist, “It Takes More than a Major: Right-Sizing National Priorities for Higher Education Policy and Practices, AAC&U Employer-Educator Forum: “Making High Quality Learning Our Priority as Americans Go to College,” Washington DC, April 2013

Panelist, “Promoting Effective Dialogue Between Business and Education Around the Need for Deeper Learning, Business-Higher Education Forum, Washington DC, April 2013

Panel Presentation, American Council on Education Institute for Leading Internationalization, Alexandria VA, June 2013

Presenter/Facilitator, American Council on Education New Presidents’ Institute, Chicago IL, July, 2013

“Reclaiming the Public Discourse,” Business Officer, July/August 2013

Participant, Time Summit on Higher Education, New York NY, September 2013

“Technology and Shared Governance,” Educause Review, September/October 2013

“The Case for Young(er) Trustees,” Association of Governing Boards Presidents and Governance Newsletter, Fall 2013

Presidents’ Panel Participant, NASPA IV East Annual Meeting, November 2013

Panel Presentation, “Leadership in Times of Crisis,” Council on Independent Colleges Presidents’ Institute, Marco Island FL, January 2014

Panelist, “Can the Liberal Arts Survive in an Age of Innovation?” SXSWedu, Austin TX, March 2014

“Minding the Gap,” Presidency, Spring 2014

"Two Dreamers: A Comparison of Čexov's 'Poceluj' and 'Na podvode,'" Problemy izučenija Čexova v S.S.S.R. I S.Š.A., ed. L. Gromova-Opul'skaja, V. Kataev, D. Maxwell, Moscow:Nauka, manuscript at publisher (and has been for a very long time)

Co-Editor & Coordinator of American Contributions, Problemy izučenija Čexova v S.S.S.R. I S.Š.A., Moscow: Nauka, manuscript at publisher

REVIEWS: for Slavic & East European Journal; Slavic Review; Russian Language Journal; Houghton, Miflin Publishers

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