Aili Flint, PhD


Title: Literature and Language Professor (Retired)
Company: Columbia University
Location: New York, New York, United States

Aili Flint, PhD, Retired Literature and Language Professor at Columbia University, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in Germanic languages.

With more than 40 years of experience in the field, Dr. Flint retired in 2008, having previously been a lecturer to senior lecturer of Finnish studies in the department of Germanic languages at Columbia University since 1989. Prior to this appointment, she served Columbia University in several capacities, including as a lecturer of linguistics in the subcommittee on Uralic studies in the department of linguistics from 1970 to 1989 and a lecturer in Finnish from 1967 to 1969.

Dr. Flint delved into her profession due to a strong interest in education from when she was young, and she was influenced by her father, who was a professor in Finland. Knowing that education was a natural fit for her skillset, she pursued an education at Columbia University, earning a Master of Arts in 1966 and a Master of Philosophy in 1974. In 1979, she earned a Doctor of Philosophy with distinction.

An honorary member of the Kalevala Society and translator of several films and theater productions, Dr. Flint has accrued numerous accolades throughout her career. She was the co-recipient of the Arts and Letters Award from the Finlandia Foundation in 1996, as well as the Knight First Class of Lion Finland Medal from the President of Finland in 1982. In addition, she has been a recipient of a myriad of grants and fellowships. Notably, Dr. Flint has been showcased in several editions of Who’s Who in America and Who’s Who of American Women.

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