Emily Simonds

Lecturer of Russian

Member Of:
  • School of Modern Languages
Email Address:
Office Location:
Swann 332
Office Hours:
Fridays from 2:00-3:00 pm and by appointment


Emily Simonds received her Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology in December 2013. She then completed the first year of her graduate work in St. Petersburg, Russia as a part of the FIPSE grant (Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education). In May of 2016, Emily Simonds completed a second Bachelor’s degree in Applied Languages and Intercultural Studies, focusing on Russian language and culture. She finished her Masters of Science in Bioengineering in August 2017. She has four years of experience in curriculum development and six years of teaching experience as a private language instructor (English, Latin, Russian). In 2016, she started her own business, Essential Edge LLC, where she works as an education consultant, curriculum developer, and private instructor for a range of topics from Russian language to computer programming. She has been a certified TEFL/TESOL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language/Teaching English as a Second Language) instructor for over three years, working with refugees and recent U.S. immigrants to improve their English language skills. Emily Simonds currently teaches a special topics course designed to reinforce Russian language skills through practical application and conversational exercises.

  • Masters of Science in Bioengineering, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Bachelor of Science in Applied Languages and Intercultural Studies, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology
Awards and
  • 2014-2015, FIPSE Grant (Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education)


Research Fields:
  • Instructional Technologies for Foreign Language Acquisition
  • Studies Abroad


  • RUSS-1821: Special Topics
  • RUSS-2811: Special Topics
  • RUSS-2821: Special Topics