I am pursuing a PhD in LRC, with a minor in SLAT. I hold an MA degree in ESL from the ELL department at the UofA, and BA and MEd degrees in teaching English and German, and in Linguistics, from the Vologda State Pedagogical University in Russia. During my years at the University of Arizona, I have been teaching University level courses and in charge of traditional, online and "blended" classes. My current research is focused on digital multimodal writing and on instruction with digital multimodal products, with an emphasis on ELLs (English language learners). In my free time, I love to read science fiction and psychology, as well as go swimming and traveling.