Title: Professor Emeritus, Director
Company: Department of Slavic Languages, Institute of Modern Russian, University of Southern California
Location: Los Angeles, California, United States
John Ellis Bowlt, PhD, Professor Emeritus and Director at the Department of Slavic Languages of the Institute of Modern Russian at the University of Southern California, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in cultural studies, language and higher education.
Dr. Bowlt is the former professor of Slavic language at the University of Texas at Austin from 1971 to 1988, where he taught students the distinctions between eastern, western, and southern Slavic languages. Relocating to the department of Slavic languages at the University of Southern California, he retired as professor emeritus in 1988. He has since been acting as director of the Institute of Modern Russian Language at the University of Southern California.
To prepare for his illustrious career, Dr. Bowlt pursued a formal education, earning an honorary Bachelor of Arts in Russian from the University of Birmingham in 1965. He subsequently obtained a Master of Arts in Russian literature at the same university in 1966, followed by a Doctor of Philosophy in Russian literature and art at the University of St. Andrews in 1971. A prolific author, he has contributed several articles to professional journals and has authored and coauthored a myriad of books in relation to his areas of expertise.
A member of the Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies, Dr. Bowlt has accrued several accolades in recognition of his contributions to higher education. He has been granted fellowships to numerous institutions, including Moscow University, Yale University, and the International Research and Exchange Board. In addition, the Council of Learned Societies honored him with awards in 1981 and 1986, and he received a Distinguished Contributions to Slavic, East European and Eurasian Studies Award from the Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies in 2016. Most recently, he was given the Golden Pen Award by the United States Institute of Theater Technology in 2017. Selected for inclusion in the 23rd and 25th editions of Who’s Who in the West, Dr. Bowlt has been married since 1981 and enjoys collecting rare books in his spare time.
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