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Thomas Jesús Garza

Thomas Jesús Garza (Ed.D., Harvard University) is UT Regents’ and University Distinguished Teaching Associate Professor of Slavic and Eurasian Studies at the University of Texas at Austin and Director of the Texas Language Center.

He coordinated the Russian program at U Texas from 1990 to2010 and directed the Arabic Flagship program between 2015-2018.

He has co-authored several textbooks of English as a Foreign Language and Russian, as well as the World Readiness Standards for Russian (2020) with Jane Shuffelton and Peter Merrill.