Ivliyeva named department chair at Missouri S&T

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On March 19, 2024

Dr. Irina Ivliyeva. Photo by Michael Pierce, Missouri S&T.

Dr. Irina Ivliyeva has been named chair of the arts, languages, and philosophy department at Missouri University of Science and Technology. Her appointment begins Monday, April 1.

Ivliyeva, Curators’ Distinguished Teaching Professor of Russian at Missouri S&T, has served as interim chair of the department since September 2023, following the resignation of the previous chair.

“I know that Irina will continue doing an excellent job supporting S&T students’ passion for the performing arts, language studies and philosophical discussions,” says Dr. Mehrzad Boroujerdi, vice provost and dean of the College of Arts, Sciences, and Education. “There should be no impact to students with this transition, as she has done a terrific job as interim chair and this announcement just makes her role permanent.”

Ivliyeva joined the Missouri S&T faculty in 1997 as a lecturer of Russian. Since 2000, she has served as an instructor in the American pronunciation program at S&T’s Speech Communication Center and a senior assessor for the Graduate Teaching Assistant Workshop. She was named instructor of Russian in 2000, assistant professor of Russian in 2006, and professor in 2018. During her tenure, Ivliyeva has received multiple awards for outstanding teaching. She was named Missouri S&T’s Woman of the Year in 2012 and earned the College of Arts, Sciences, and Education Dean’s Medal for Outstanding Commitment to Undergraduate Student Success in 2023.

Ivliyeva was named a Curators’ Distinguished Teaching Professor in September 2023 by the University of Missouri Board of Curators. The Curators’ Distinguished Teaching Professorship was established at S&T in 1990 to honor outstanding professors, call attention to teaching excellence, and foster improvements in teaching and learning.

Ivliyeva has served on S&T’s Campus Curriculum Committee and the Female and Underrepresented Minority Faculty Recruiting and Retention Task Force, and is a faculty evaluator for the annual Undergraduate Research Conference. She served as chair of S&T’s Center for Advancing Faculty Excellence (CAFE) from June 2019 to July 2022.

Prior to joining S&T, Ivliyeva served as an assistant professor of Russian at the Moscow Power Engineering Institute in Russia, a visiting instructor of Russian at the University of Maryland at College Park, and an instructor of Russian and Russian House advisor for the Summer Russian Language Institute in Budapest, Hungary.

Ivliyeva earned a Ph.D. in linguistics from the Russian Academy of Sciences in Moscow in 1997. Her specialty is Russian language, general and Russian semantics, and word formation synthesis. She earned a master’s degree in Russian language and literature and its teaching from the Lomonosov Moscow State University School of Philology in Moscow in 1989.

About Missouri University of Science and Technology

Missouri University of Science and Technology (Missouri S&T) is a STEM-focused research university of over 7,000 students. Part of the four-campus University of Missouri System and located in Rolla, Missouri, Missouri S&T offers 101 degrees in 40 areas of study and is among the nation’s top 10 universities for return on investment, according to Business Insider. For more information about Missouri S&T, visit www.mst.edu.

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