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Deloughery Shares Her Experience with Graduate Education During Visit to Moscow State University

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Albany N.Y. (July 24, 2012) - Rockefeller College Assistant Professor Kathleen Deloughery recently traveled to Russia to participate in the School of Public Administration’s International Summer School at Lomonosov Moscow State University (MSU).

Kathleen Deloughery (pictured fourth from left in back row) with summer school participants in front of Moscow State University

Kathleen Deloughery

This year’s summer school focused on Russian-American academic collaboration and dual degree programs between Russian and U.S. universities. Moscow State is in the process of developing a dual degree program for their master’s of public administration students and invited Rockefeller College to the Russian capital to share its experience in successful instructional methods.

During her visit to Moscow State, Dr. Deloughery, an economist whose research interests include government susceptibility to terrorism and the effects that terrorism has on elections, presented a number of lectures about her experiences teaching at the University at Albany.

A student from Moscow State University pictured with Dr. Deloughery in front of the Kremlin Embankment

Professor Deloughery with
Max, an MSU student and
translator, in front of the
Kremlin Embankment


Among the topics she covered were curriculum design, syllabus design, selecting readings and assignments, grading schemes, and encouraging student interaction. Since returning home to the U.S., Professor Deloughery has been in contact with a number of MSU conference participants. “Several of the professors I spoke with are planning on implementing textbooks more commonly used at U.S. universities; others are looking into using some of the simulations and case studies that we use in our classes here at Rockefeller,” said Deloughery. “The students, faculty, and staff at Moscow State University were wonderful hosts and planned several sightseeing excursions for me during my time in Moscow. I look forward to August when three representatives from Moscow State will be visiting UAlbany to continue our conversation about a possible Russian-American academic collaboration,” she added.

(Pictured at top of page) Students from International Summer School at Lomonosov Moscow State University

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