Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey

Valentina Freeman

I specialize in Russian language and culture, teaching courses such as Contemporary Russian Politics and Russia in Transition. As an Associate Professor, I have taught Russian Studies at the Defense Language Institute and served as a Branch Chief of the Russian Arms Control Speaking Proficiency Course (RACSPC) and Resident Post-Basic Russian Program at Continuing Education, DLIFLC. From 1998 to 2013, I instructed and supervised the instruction of more than 600 DTRA (Defense Threat Reduction Agency) interpreters from the four military services. This had a direct and positive impact, contributing to the success supporting hundreds of arms control missions, and ad hoc support to other Department of Defense and US Government entities. I have received Achievement Medal for Civilian Service (Department of the Army), and The DTRA Deputy Director’s Coin for Excellence.


Russian Language and Culture; Pedagogy; Contemporary Russian politics.


Master of Arts, Teacher of English Language: Kiev State Pedagogical Institute of Foreign Languages (new name: Kiev State Pedagogical University of Foreign Languages), Kiev, Ukraine  

Master of Science, Teacher of Physics: Leningrad State Pedagogical Institute (new name: St. Petersburg State Pedagogical University), St. Petersburg, Russia.

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