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Michael Long

Dr. Michael Long
Baylor University
One Bear Place #97390
Waco, TX 76798-7390
Old Main, Room 382

Spring 2017 Office Hours:
MWF 9:00-11:00.

Professor of Russian
Interim Chair of the Department of Modern Languages and Cultures
Advisor for Slavic and East European Studies


Graduated with a BA in German and Foreign Service from Baylor in 1979. MA in Slavic Language and Area Studies from Indiana University (1984), PhD in Slavic Linguistics, also from Indiana University (1994) in Bloomington, Indiana. PhD Minor in Germanic Linguistics.

Studied at Helsinki University in Helsinki, Finland (1979-80 academic year). Studied Russian one semester with CIEE in St. Petersburg (at that time, 1981, Leningrad). While a graduate student, received a fellowship to spend a semester at the Freie Universität in (West) Berlin. Also studied Czech one summer (1984) in Prague.

Has been teaching at Baylor since the fall semester of 1988.

Courses Taught
Elementary German, Advanced Independent Study in Slavic Studies, Independent Study in Slavic Studies, Introduction to Slavic and East European Studies I, Independent Study in Russian, Special Problems in Russian, Russian Conversation and Composition in Russian I, Intermediate Russian, Survey of Russian Literature II, Russian Reading Development, Russian for Reading Knowledge I and II.

His research in linguistics is centered on the semantics of Russian and Czech word-formational suffixes (you say "What?"). Dr. Long is also very much interested in cultural topics, including extensive research on the life and work of the playwright, human rights activist, and former President of the Czech Republic, Vaclav Havel; and the restoration of cultural monuments in Russia and the Republic of Georgia.