Anna Gavrilova

Assistant Professor, Writers’ Workshop Consultant


Anna taught ESL classes for over 20 years and is now teaching five-week SSP courses. Her professional and research interests focus on academic reading, active learning, and time and stress management. Anna is fascinated with the intricate workings of the human brain and loves to share her passion with others. She enjoys helping students in their self-development as well as academic performance.

Office: KAML 214, 416 Library Drive, Duluth MN 55812

Spring ‘23 Office Hours: (zoom link during office hours), Tuesday: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm, Wednesday: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm 

Master of Liberal Studies, University of Minnesota Duluth
PhD in Teaching English as a Foreign Language, Saint-Petersburg State University, Russia
Masters of Arts in English, Composition, and Linguistics, University of Minnesota Duluth
Higher Education Diploma in Teaching English and German (B.A and M.A.) Teachers Training College, Petrozavodsk, Russia

Book recommendations:

  • Why Zebras Don’t Get Ulcers by Robert Sapolski
  •  Bored and Brilliant by Manoush Zomorodi
  •  A Mind for Numbers by Barbara Oakley
  • Burnout by Emily Nagoski
  • The Upside of Stress by Kelly McGonigal
  •  Atomic Habits by James Clear
  • The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg
  • Deep Work by Cal Newport
  • The Owner’ Manual for the Brain by Howard Pierce
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