Lidia Gault

Credentials: Advisors: Karen Evans-Romaine & Dianna Murphy


I graduated from Herzen University in St. Petersburg with a major in translation and linguistics (English, German, Russian). After that I pursued my dream of teaching English in middle/high school. In 2013, I became a Fulbright scholar and went to the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville where I did my master’s in Curriculum and Instruction with a focus on SLA. After graduation, I owned a language school in Russia, and represented the country at the International Microsoft in Education Conference in Toronto, Canada with my project “Comics Share Culture.”  Once back in the US, I was an active participant of cultural events at the University of Arkansas and a speaking partner for U of A students studying Russian.

My main research areas include methodology of teaching Russian (either as a foreign or a heritage language), teaching listening, bilingualism, heritage language, and language attrition.