Rossi Ivanova


Rossi Ivanova

HOMETOWN: Veliko Turnovo, Bulgaria     


  • Ph.D. - English, Contemporary Native American Literature, University of Warwick, UK (Research fellowship year at UW-Madison, USA)
  • M.A. - English and Gender Studies, University of Warwick, UK
  • B.A./M.A. - English and ESL, University of Veliko Turnovo, Bulgaria   

INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCE:   Bulgaria, United Kingdom, Hungary, Germany   

TEACHING EXPERIENCE:   I began teaching English as a Second Language to college students nearly 25 years ago at my home university in Bulgaria, South-East Europe. During my Ph.D. program, I taught composition and literature courses at Warwick University in England. When I settled in Madison with my Wisconsinite husband, I taught academic reading and writing in Madison College for a number of years, and I also returned to Bulgaria as a Fulbright scholar to teach academic writing and American literature for about a year. I made the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater my academic home in 2011, and I have greatly enjoyed working with my students and colleagues here.   

WHY DO YOU ENJOY WORKING WITH INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS?    I appreciate when international students share some of their unique experiences and cultures in class and on campus. I know from personal experience that being a student in another country takes courage and strong will, ambition to learn and excitement to be in a new place, and I value all these qualities in my international students. I feel privileged to play a role in their cross-cultural journeys by helping them adjust to academic expectations in the US, achieve highly, and feel connected and valued.  

INTERESTS: travelling, hiking, biking, gardening, learning about my students' cultures   

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