Languages, Literatures and Cultures
Professor of Russian
Director of the Russian Studies Program
Director of the Language Learning Center
B.A., M.A. State University of Chernovtsy, Ukraine
Ed.D. Lehigh University
Dr. Luba Iskold is an Associate Professor of Russian, Director of the Language Learning Center, director of the Russian Studies Program and advisor to the Russian Club. Since her arrival at Muhlenberg College in 1995, she has been teaching a variety of courses, including all levels of Russian language, Advanced Conversation & Composition, Readings in Russian Literature, Russian Culture & Civilization, 20th Century Russian Literature in Translation, and First Year Seminar: "Strangers in Paradise," as well as directing independent studies on the post-communist art and novel. Dr. Iskold specializes in applied linguistics, second language acquisition, and instructional technology and has conducted research and published in these areas. In 1996 she launched the departmental website and continues to author it. Dr. Iskold has been instrumental in enhancing the departmental curriculum with new electronic resources, such as Facebook, Skype, YouTube, and Twitter, as well as bringing Dish International TV and SCOLA programming to campus.