Maria Alm

Dean, UW-Stout
CACHSS - Deans Office
College of Arts, Communications, Humanities and Social Sciences

Office: 171 Harvey Hall
Phone: 715-232-2596
Email: almm@uwstout.edu

Languages

  • Russian (Fluent/Native/Near Native)
  • German (Conversational)
  • Czech (Conversational)

Education

    • Ph D Slavic Languages and Literatures
      University of Wisconsin-Madison
      Madison, WI, United States, 1987
    • MA Slavic Languages
      University of Wisconsin-Madison
      Madison, WI, United States, 1982
    • BA Russian
      University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
      Minneapolis, MN, United States, 1980

Work Experience

    Academic - Post-Secondary

      • UW-Stout, College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
        Dean
        2015 -
      • UW-Stout, Office of International Education
        Director
        2014 - 2015
      • UW-Stout, College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
        Dean
        2012 - 2014
      • University of Northern Iowa
        Full Professor (tenured)
        2004 - 2012
      • UNI Institute of Humanities and Fine Arts
        Director
        2001 - 2011
      • University of Northern Iowa, Department of Modern Languages
        Head
        1997 - 2004
      • University of Northern Iowa
        Associate Professor
        1996 - 2004
      • University of Northern Iowa
        Assistant Professor
        1993 - 1996
      • Middlebury College
        Assistant Professor
        1987 - 1993
      • Middlebury College, Russian School
        Dean
        1989 - 1990

Intellectual Contributions

    Book

    • Teremova, R. M., Gavrilova, V. L., Alm, M., & Tsvetova, N. S. (2014). Читаем русскую литературу XX века. , 251, St. Petersburg: Herzen University Press.
    • Alm, M., & Goncharov, S. (2005). The Cosmos of Russian Life: An Introduction to Russian Culture. , 342, St. Petersburg: Herzen University Press.

    Conference Proceeding

    • Alm, M., Boruta-Sadkowski, A., & Verem'eva, E. F. (2009). Вопросы религии в преподавании русского языка и культуры американским студентам (лингвокультурологический аспект). Труды и материалы. Международный научный симпозиум «Славянские языки и культуры в современном мире.» Филологический факультет МГУ имени М.В. Ломоносова. , 327-328, Moscow: МАКС Пресс.
    • Alm, M., Boruta-Sadkowski, A., & Talalakina, E. V. (2008). Russian and American Student Perceptions of Literary Texts. Materials of the International Academic Applied Conference, 253-256, Moscow: Russian State Humanities University.

    Translation

    • Petsch, J., & Nekrasova-Karateeva, O. (2006). Creating Our World: Russian-American Children’s Art Exhibition Catalog (2006-2007) (Translation). IN Alm, M., Boruta-Sadkowski, A., & Leonova, K. (Eds.), , 281, St. Petersburg: Herzen University Press.

    Encyclopedia Article

    • Alm, M. (2000). Czech Literature. IN Frucht, R. (Eds), Encyclopedia of Eastern Europe: From the Congress of Vienna to the Fall of Communism , 185-189, New York, New York: Garland Publishing.
    • Alm, M. (2000). Jan Neruda. IN Frucht, R. (Eds), Encyclopedia of Eastern Europe: From the Congress of Vienna to the Fall of Communism , 532-533, New York, New York: Garland Publishing.
    • Alm, M. (2000). Jaroslav Hasek. IN Frucht, R. (Eds), Encyclopedia of Eastern Europe: From the Congress of Vienna to the Fall of Communism , 321-322, New York, New York: Garland Publishing.
    • Alm, M. (2000). Karel Capek. IN Frucht, R. (Eds), Encyclopedia of Eastern Europe: From the Congress of Vienna to the Fall of Communism , 117-118, New York, New York: Garland Publishing.
    • Alm, M. (2000). Karel Hynek Macha. IN Frucht, R. (Eds), Encyclopedia of Eastern Europe: From the Congress of Vienna to the Fall of Communism , 473, New York, New York: Garland Publishing.
    • Alm, M. (2000). Milan Kundera. IN Frucht, R. (Eds), Encyclopedia of Eastern Europe: From the Congress of Vienna to the Fall of Communism , 438, New York, New York: Garland Publishing.

    Journal Article

    • Alm, M. (2000). World War I: The Poetic Response in Russia. The Silver Age of Russian Literature and Culture, 1880-1921, 3-4, 1-11.
    • Alm, M., & Scherr, B. P. (2000). ‘Apollion’ and ‘Voina’: History and the Angel of Destruction in Voloshin's War Poetry. IN Ryan, K. L. (Eds), Twentieth-Century Russian Literature. Selected Papers from the Fifth World Congress of Central and East European Studies, Warsaw 1995 , New York, New York: St. Martin’s Press.
    • Alm, M. (1999). The Russian Press: Coverage of Women’s Health. IN Hesli, V., & Mills, M. (Eds.), Medical Issues and Health Care Reform in Russia , The Edwin Mellen Press.
    • Alm, M. (1997). Trichiny: Dostoevskij and Voloshin. Russian Literature XLI, 1-18.
    • Alm, M. (1995). Destruction of the Spirit: War in Voloshin's 'Drugu' and Pushkin's 'Arion.'. Rocky Mountain Review of Language and Literature, 49(2), 119-138.
    • Alm, M. (1995). Secondary Characters as Subjects in Dostoevskii's Idiot. Wiener Slawistischer Almanach, 36, 61-78.
    • Alm, M. (1994). Anna Karenina and Opiate Addiction. Pharmacy in History, 36(3), 132-140.
    • Alm, M. (1994). The Fantastic in Gogol's Two Versions of 'Portret.'. Slavic and East European Journal, 38(3), 419-437.

Presentations

    Paper

    • Alm, M., Hulke, R., & Hopkins-Best, M. (June, 2014). The Digital Fabrication Laboratory: Vehicle for Applied Learning, Catalyst for Curriculum Development and Driver of Institutional Change. Polytechnic Summit, Boston, MA, United States.
    • Alm, M. (April, 2011). Women’s Voices—Women’s Lives: Live from Russia and Eastern Europe. 20 Years after the Berlin Wall: Women’s Shifting Roles and Status in Post-Communist Europe, Iowa City, IA, United States.
    • Alm, M. (September, 2010). Система ТРКИ в Университете Северной Айовы: переход на новые учебники и предварительные результаты. Why TORFL? Testing of Russian as a Foreign Language in the United States, Iowa City, IA, United States.
    • Alm, M. (November, 2009). Do you go to Church? Vy veruiushchii? Comparing and Contrasting Cultures. American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies Convention, Boston, MA, United States.
    • Alm, M. (November, 2008). Art, Politics, Religion and Violence: The Case of Caution! Religion. AAASS Convention, Philadelphia, PA, United States.
    • Alm, M. (November, 2007). Ivan the Terrible and His Son on 16 November 1581 and the History of Art Policy in Russia. AAASS Convention, New Orleans, LA, United States.
    • Alm, M. (October, 2007). Challenges in Distance Teaching of Russian. International Forum on Research, Theories, and Best Practices in the Teaching of Russian Language and Culture, Washington D.C., United States.
    • Alm, M. (November, 2005). Curriculum Planning: Challenges and Opportunities. AAASS Convention, Salt Lake City, UT, United States.
    • Alm, M. (March, 2004). Annual Directors’ Meeting for the U.S. Department of Education’s Undergraduate International Studies and Foreign Language Program and Seminar Politics of Language at McGill University. International Studies Association Conference, Montreal, Canada.
    • Alm, M. (May, 2001). WebCT and International Class Discussion. New Millennium Concepts of University Education, St. Petersburg, Russia.
    • Alm, M. (May, 2000). NetMeeting: Applications In and Out of the Classroom. Information Technologies in Education: Problems, Perspectives, St. Petersburg, Russia.

    Seminar

    • Alm, M. (March, 2005). Annual Directors’ Meeting for the U.S. Department of Education’s Undergraduate International Studies and Foreign Language Program and Seminar People on the Move: Globalization and Diaspora at the East-West Center. International Studies Association Conference, Honolulu, HI, United States.

Grants, Contracts, and Sponsored Research

    Grant

    • Alm, M., Kostina, I., & Mills, M. Preparing Bilingual Cadres for the New Global Economy: A Russian-U.S. Initiative in Specialized Foreign Language Training, Mathematical, and Science Education. Sponsored by Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education-Special Focus Competition: U.S. Russia Program: Improving Research and Educational Activities in Higher Education (Funded).
    • Alm, M., & Valentino, R. REEES Distance Learning Consortium. Sponsored by The United States Department of Education (UISFL), $320000 (Funded).

Service

    University

      UW Stout

      • Committee Member, 125th Anniversary Planning Committee (2015 - Present)
      • Committee Member, Homecoming Steering Committee (2014 - Present)
      • Committee Member, Chancellor's Advisory Council (2012 - Present)
      • Committee Member, Dean's Issues (2012 - Present)
      • Committee Member, Enrollment Management Advisory Committee (2012 - Present)
      • Committee Member, Harvey Hall Building Committee (2012 - Present)
      • Committee Member, Provost's Council (2012 - Present)
      • Committee Member, Strategic Planning Group (2012 - Present)

    Professional

    • Advisory Board Member, UW-System Collaborative Language Program (2014 - Present)
    • Member, Wisconsin Arts and Sciences Deans Council (2012 - Present)