Mark Richard Purves

Assistant Professor, German & Russian

3094 JFSB


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Teaching Experience

As a teacher my role is two fold: to help students develop a capacity for critical thinking and to assist them in seeing the value of continual learning.


Chekhov; Tolstoy; Short Story; Intertextuality; Disillusionment


Participating in the field of public Humanities has been very important to me. Over the years I have given a range of lectures, radio interviews, and open discussions about the work of Anton Chekhov, and, more recently, Tolstoy’s “War and Peace.”

Citizenship assignments

Russian Section Head; Alcuin Fellow; BYU Honors Department, 2017-2020; Nominating Committee; Honors Representative;