Dr Frederick White
Associate Dean - School of Humanities
Associate Professor of Russian
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Marina Panina is a Russian Instructor and Coordinator of Russian Program at UVU. She was born in former Soviet Union. Marina graduated from Ahundov University of Pedagogy in Baku, USSR, with Master Degree in Russian Language and Russian Literature as well as Master Degree in Music (Piano Performance and Teaching). She has been a language Instructor for more than 30 years and currently teaches courses ranging from Russian Grammar to Business Russian. She works at UVU since 1993. Marina started and developed the four-year Russian Program at UVU. She likes teaching, research, playing piano, and painting.
Olga Jarrell received a BA in Foreign Language Instruction and a MA in English from Karelian State Pedagogical University in Russia. During her 20-year career as a professional Russian educator she taught English as a foreign language in public schools, coordinated foreign students exchanged programs, trained beginning teachers, and worked on foreign language programs development. After moving to the USA, she focused on teaching ESL and Russian in high school and university settings. She also authored and developed two Russian language courses for BYU Independent Study and was an instructor of the same courses for a few years. She is passionate about teaching her native language - Russian and ESL at UVU. She loves teaching and learning new things from and with her students. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, hiking, gardening, cooking, spending time with her family and King (a green winged macaw), and being around kind and intelligent people.