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Dinara Fisher
Z.Z. Lehmberg

Dinara Fisher

Degrees Held:

  • B.A., Novosibirsk State University (Novosibirsk, Russia) (German)
  • M.A., Novosibirsk State University (Novosibirsk, Russia) (English Linguistics)

Favorite place to visit abroad: My favorite place to visit is my homeland - Russia. My American husband loves going there also. You can find incredible people, outstanding hospitality, breathtaking tourist sights, ancient culture and traditions, beautiful nature, delicious food in Russia. I have pictures to prove it.

Favorite subject to teach and why you like to teach: I have been teaching English language for 20 years and Russian language for 4 years. It is an amazing feeling when my students start speaking a foreign language. I help them to open the whole different world. They change a lot. They see the world, people, their place in the world from the different angle.

Fun Fact: I used to teach English in a public school. Economy was tough and I was looking for the opportunity to increase my income. I got once in a lifetime opportunity to work as an interpreter and a translator in a big investment company. It was an unforgettable experience. One of my school colleagues told me that I would come back to teaching. The idea was that once you start teaching, you will always teach. She was right. My life changed and I came back to teaching career. It was a private language school in Russia. Now I teach in NMU, and I will never forget what my Russian colleague told me.

Z.Z. Lehmberg

Degrees Held:

  • B.A., Northern Michigan University (Business Administration)
  • M.A., Northern Michigan University (Creative Writing)
  • Ph.D., Wayne State University (Composition / Linguistics)

For more information about Dr. Lehmberg, visit her Department of English profile here