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Foreign language educator

Richard Domenick Brecht, American foreign language educator. Danforth Foundation fellow, 1968-1972, Woodrow Wilson Foundation fellow, 1965-1966; recipient A.S. Pushkin Medal, International Association Teachers Russian Language and Literature, 1986.

Background

Brecht, Richard Domenick was born on July 24, 1940 in Jeannette, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Sylvester Ralph and Pauline Marie (Ponzetti) Brecht.

Education

Bachelor, Pennsylvania State University, 1965. Master of Arts, Harvard University, 1969. Doctor of Philosophy, Harvard University, 1972.

Career

Assistant professor Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, 1971-1972, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1971-1976, associate professor, 1976-1980, University Maryland, College Park, 1980-1985, professor, chairman Germanic, Slavic department, 1980-1985, acting dean. College Arts and Humanities, 1985-1987. Visiting lector Bryn Mawr (Pennsylvania) College, since 1985.

Works

Membership

Served with United States Air Force, 1959-1963. Member American Association Advancement of Slavic Studies, American Association of University Professors, American Council Teachers of Russian (president 1984-1988), American Association Teachers Slavic and East European Languages, Linguistic Society of America (secretary joint national committee languages), American Council for Collaboration in Education and Language Study (president since 1988).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Running.

Connections

Married Kristine Forster, June 6, 1965. Children: Kirsten, Ingrid.

father:
Sylvester Ralph Brecht

mother:
Pauline Marie (Ponzetti) Brecht

spouse:
Kristine Forster

children:
Kirsten Brecht

Ingrid Brecht