Dr. Ludmila Smirnova

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Female, 69 Years|Goshen - 10924, United States

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About Dr. Ludmila Smirnova

Ludmila Smirnova, Ph. D. is Professor of Education at Mount St. Mary College in Newburgh, N.Y., where she has been teaching since 2003. At the Mount, she offers courses in Psychology of Learning, Methods of Teaching, and Teaching with Technology. She has become increasingly recognized for her leadership in the application of emerging Internet technologies to education. She has run numerous workshops on the application of Smart Technologies and of Web 2.0 tools to the college and primary/secondary classroom. Prior to coming to the Mount, Dr. Smirnova was professor of education at Volgograd State Pedagogical University, Russia, where she also served as Dean of the School of Foreign Languages. During her 25-year Russian career, Dr. Smirnova was known for her work in innovative approaches to teaching. Beyond the seventy books and other publications based upon her work in Russia, Dr. Smirnova has written for and presented to a growing list of professional audiences in the U.S. and abroad. She is a partner, co-designer and co-facilitator of the Moodle for Teachers workshops at IT4ALL Integrating Technologies for Long Life Learning.

Teaching Preferences

Online Teaching

Face to Face Teaching

Teaches following Subjects/Exams
Teacher Training (Others)
Language of Instruction: English
Education, ESL, Teaching Technology
Undergraduate and Graduate (Others)
Language of Instruction: English
Curricular Planning, Methods Teaching, Teaching Technology, Russlan and English languages
Teaching Experience

Full Professor

Mount Saint Mary College, New York, United States

Aug 2002 - Present

Curricular Planning, Methods teaching, Teaching Technology, Nature schools

Who is Who in American Education (2003, 2004)
Elected Correspondent Member of the International Academy of Pedagogical Science
Certified Smartboard Trainer

Associate Porfessor/Adjunct

New York Institute of Technology, United States

Feb 2004 - May 2004

Curriculum Design and Development

Adjunct Professor

Ramapo College, United States

Jun 2003 - Jul 2003

Nature Schools and Society

Dean of School of Foreign Languages

Volgograd State Pedagogical University, Russia

Aug 1979 - Jun 2000

ESL, Theory and Practice Pedagogy, Montessori Method, History Pedagogical Thought, Methods Effective Teaching

All-Russia Professor Award, Russian Ministry of Education, (2000)

ESL Professor

Center of the Intensive Foriegn Languages Traning, Russia

Aug 1994 - May 1999

English Second Language

Visiting Professor

Ramapo College, United States

Aug 1998 - May 1999

Readings Humanities, Russian Language, Introduction Russian Culture, Chekhov's Plays, Methods Teaching

$500 Stipend for Implementing Technology in Teaching.

ESL Trainer

English for Travelers, United Kingdom

Aug 1995 - Aug 1995


Visiting Professor

Arnhem & Nijmegen, Netherlands

Aug 1993 - Sep 1993

Russian Language and Russian Culture

Visiting Professor

Institute of Zwickau, Germany

Sep 1989 - Nov 1990

Evolution Social Work Russia

Professional Experience
Associate Professor
New York Institute of Technology, New York, United States
Mar 2006 - May 2006

Teaching a blended course "Curricular Design and Development."

VIsiting professor of American International Studies
Ramapo College, NJ, New Jersey, United States
Aug 1998 - May 1999

Teaching Readings in Humanities, Russian Culture, Chekhov Plays, Methods of Teaching elementary Math, ELA, SS. Writing grant proposal to support collaboration between Ramapo and Volgograd, Russia

Zwickau, now Karl-Marx Staadt
University of Zwickau, Germany
Sep 1987 - Sep 1987

Lectures to the post-graduate students of social work

Professor of Education
Hogeschool of Arnehm & Nimejen, Netherlands
May 1986 - May 1986

Teaching the Russian language and a two weeks course on the Russian culture for a group of students from the Nijmegen social work program, who were selected to go to Russia for 4 weeks internship.


I was honored for outstanding particiapation in Montessori training program

Montessori Chesterfield Day School, Missouri, United States

Jul 1993 - Aug 1993

I was invited by Maryville University of Saint Louis (Larry Hays -- a member of the Board of Trustees ) to participate in 5 weeks training program on all the aspects of Montessori system

I was honored for starting the program in Volgograd, Russia

Hogeschool van Arnhem en Nijmegen, Netherlands

May 1993 - Jun 1993

Montessori training and Montessori teacher training program design

Ph.D. in Education

Volgograd State Pedagogical University, Russia

Jun 1984 - May 1989

Certificate was issued by the Academy of Pedagogical Science, Moscow, Russia

Diploma/Certificate of Teaching English as a Second Language, Major

Volgograd State Pedagogical University, Russia

Sep 1970 - Aug 1977

Diploma with Excellence (Summa Cum-Laut)

Professional Exams & Certifications

Academician of the International Academy of Pedagogical Science


Year Of Passing: 2005

Positive Psycho-Therapy

Positive Psychotherapy, Germany

Year Of Passing: 1999

Positive Therapy


Year Of Passing: 1997

Buisiness Management


Year Of Passing: 1996

Ph.D certificate, Russian Academy of Pedagogical Science


Year Of Passing: 1989

Diploma with Excellence, Teacher of English and German of elementary and secondary school


Year Of Passing: 1977

Associations & Membership
Kappa Delita Pi, The International Honor Society in Education
New York, United States
Aug 2003 - Present

Counselor of Sigma Tau Chapter at Mount Saint Mary College, Member of the Web committee (KDP Headquarters)

Publications and Research
Cultures of Contamination, Volume 14: Legacies of Pollution in Russia and the US
M.R. Edelstein, Maria Tysyachniouk, Lyudmila Smirnova

Co-editor of the book, translator and and the author of two chapters.

by Constance Burgos posted on 21 March, 2010

I have learned so much about the tools used in cyberspace. The instructor is extremely skilled and knowledgeable.

by Christine Giarrizzo posted on 21 March, 2010

Dr. Smirnova is EXTREMELY knowledgeable about technology and its many uses inside and outside of the classroom. She is always willing to answer questions or troubleshoot a problem.

by Mary Ziller posted on 09 March, 2010

Many interesting web 2.0 tools presented!

by Tatiana Zubenko posted on 21 February, 2010

Great work!

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