Shannon Donnally Quinn
(517) 884-6335

B480 Wells Hall
619 Red Cedar Rd
East Lansing, MI 48824

FacultyLinguistics, Languages, and Cultures

Associate Professor


Ph.D., M.A., Slavic Languages and Literature, University of Wisconsin-Madison; M.Ed., Instructional Design, University of Massachusetts-Boston; B.A., Russian, Oberlin College

Shannon Donnally Quinn (Spasova) is an Assistant Professor of Russian and Technology Specialist. She received her Ph.D at the University of Wisconsin-Madison where her dissertation research was on Russian and Soviet science fiction. Her ongoing teaching and research interests include instructional technology in language teaching, blended learning, and curricular design, and she completed a second Master’s degree in instructional design in 2015. Shannon has also taught at Middlebury College, Dalhousie University, for the University of Minnesota’s STARTALK courses, and has worked as part of the RAILS project (an award-winning project that targeted advanced listening skills in students of Russian) and for Learning Support Services (a group that assists instructors in the use of technology in teaching). She serves on the board of the Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Folklore Association, as well as in the capacity of webinar coordinator of the International Association for Language Learning Technology and as the Editor-in-Chief of the The FLTMAG.

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Faculty Promotions for 2022
Published December 1, 2022 in College of Arts & Letters
The College of Arts & Letters is pleased to recognize the faculty members who recently were promoted to full professor, associate professor, or associate professor-fixed term. Full Professor…Read now »