Olesya V. Kisselev - Instructor of Russian, MA in Applied Linguistics (Portland State University), MA in Foreign Languages and Methods of Teaching (Buryat State University). Olesya Kisselev received her MA in Applied Linguistics at Portland State University in 2008 following an MA in Foreign Languages and Methods of Teaching from Buryat State University in 2002. She has taught and investigated language for a number of years. She is currently involved in teaching Russian as a Foreign and Heritage Language and developing curriculum for the innovative Russian Language Flagship Partner Program at PSU. In collaboration with Professor Anna Yatsenko, Olesya is working on developing a Russian Learner Corpus of Academic Writing. Olesya Kisselev is also the current chair of Oregon Association of Teachers of Slavic and East European Languages (OATSEEL).