Professor Rob Howell, Department of German

Email: rbhowell@wisc.edu


Contact about any aspect of the Language Institute's mission or activities.


Associate Director (also Associate Director, Russian Flagship Program; core member, SLA PhD Program)

Dianna Murphy

Email: diannamurphy@wisc.edu


Contact about Language Institute research, lectures, workshops, or grants; the Russian Flagship Program or Doctoral Program in SLA; languages at the UW-Madison, or about the Language Institute's mission or activities.


Assistant Director (also Program Coordinator, SLA PhD Program)

Wendy Johnson

Email: wsjohnso@wisc.edu

Contact about Language Institute outreach programs or about the PhD Program in Second Language Acquisition.


Undergraduate Advisor

Michael Kruse

Email: mkruse@wisc.edu

Contact about undergraduate language programs or for pre-major or career advising.


Russian Flagship Program Coordinator

Laura Weigel

Email: leweigel@wisc.edu

Contact about the Russian Flagship Program.


Financial Specialist

Malliga Somasundaram

Email: msomasundara@wisc.edu

Contact about invoices or bills.



Fall 2015 Graduate Project Assistants

Liubov Kostyukova

Sandrine Pell

Chen Sun


Fall 2015 Student Assistant

Colleen Hamilton


Marketing Intern

Nicole Hurley

Email: news@languageinstitute.wisc.edu



See the websites of the SLA PhD Program and the Russian Flagship Program for faculty, staff and students affiliated with those programs.