Interested in Slavic Languages and Literatures; World Literatures; Writing; Economic & Policy Research; Russian & World History; Fitness & Nutrition; Guitars and Music.
In addition to working as an academic, I am Chief Editor - English - of a series of English-language textbooks and manuals for education ministries in Kiev, Ukraine.
I am here mainly to teach English to native Russian speakers of Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, and other former Soviet republics. I am also interested in learning about residential opportunities in Ukraine, especially in the vicinity of Odessa and Kiev.
Also glad to assist others, especially the French, improve their English.
I live most of the year in France, in the Lorraine department, near city of Metz, close to Luxembourg. Ialso live in USA -- Chicago -- for about three months per year.
Education: Doctorate in Economics, University of Chicago (USA). Doctorate in Linguistics/Philology, University of Illinois (USA)
I am USA-born and an American, but I choose to live in France.
Note: While I mostly assist native Eastern Slavs (Belarus, Russian and Ukrainian) to improve their English, I am also open to assisting French nationals with improving their English -language skills as I live in their fine country and feel I should contribute something of value to its people. While While the EU states generally suck politically and (increasingly) culturally, France is okay, as are Poland and Hungary.