Mark Trotter is the associate director and outreach coordinator of the Russian and East European Institute. He received his B.A. from McGill University and M.A. at the University of Michigan. He taught Russian language, Russian culture, and general linguistics at Grinnell College from 1987 to 1993. From 1993 to 2004, Mark taught English, Russian, and linguistics at the Dániel Berzsenyi Teacher Training College in Szombathely, Hungary, returning to the United States in the summers to teach Russian, first at the University of Michigan and subsequently at Indiana University in the Summer Language Workshop (formerly SWSEEL), where he has taught conversation and listening comprehension since 1998. From 2004 to 2007 Mark was resident director/academic coordinator of the newly initiated Flagship Program in Russian Language, based at Saint Petersburg State University. He sits on the board of directors of the American Council of Teachers of Russian (ACTR) and serves as national co-chair for the ACTR Olympiada of Spoken Russian. He has been certified by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) as an ACTFL Oral Proficiency Tester for Russian at all levels.
Associate Director, Russian and East European Institute
Outreach Coordinator, Russian and East European Institute