Irina Y. Tursunkulova

Irina Y. Tursunkulova

PhD English, Russian, Uzbek, French


Prior to joining the Department of Language and Literacy Education, Irina was teaching EFL to teenagers and adult learners for over a decade. Her interest in becoming a researcher in the field of Digital Technology grew after obtaining an M.Ed in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Maryland. Irina is a Graduate Research Assistant at the Edith Lando Virtual Leaning Centre where she works in close collaboration with educators and fellow research assistants under guidance of her research supervisor – Professor Jen Jenson. For the past two years, Irina has been working with teacher candidates at the Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology, and Special Education. In 2023 she received the Faculty of Education Graduate Teaching Award in recognition of teaching excellence.


Educational Technology, Cross-Cultural Communication, Assessment, Curriculum and Instruction, ESL and EFL