In his role as senior advisor for academic excellence, Andrew Corin focuses on academic excellence in instructional practice and instructional and learning support across all DLIFLC directorates and schools. Dr. Corin was trained as a specialist in Slavic and general linguistics, textual analysis, and cultural history. His educational background includes a Diploma in Slavic and general linguistics from the Faculty of Philology of the University of Belgrade, and M.A. and Ph.D. in Slavic linguistics from the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of California, Los Angeles. Before coming to DLIFLC, Dr. Corin taught Russian and general linguistics as an Assistant Professor at the Claremont Colleges. He first came to DLIFLC in June to August 1993 to organize and lead a Serbian-Croatian conversion-immersion course to prepare students in just three months to support the rapidly increasing U.S. peace efforts in the former Yugoslavia. Following that brief assignment, he served as an Adjunct Assistant and later Associate Professor in UCLA’s Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, teaching Serbian-Croatian, South Slavic Linguistics, Advanced Old Church Slavonic and the Cultural Roots of the Balkan Conflict. From 1999 to 2007 he served as a Research Officer in the Office of the Prosecutor of the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia. In this capacity, he conducted research into the political and security structures of the former Yugoslavia and emergent territorial entities, the background and course of the wars of the 1990s, investigated the roles of individual leadership figures, analyzed expert, documentary, audio and video evidence, and participated in trial preparations. Within the latter role he authored expert reports and testified as an expert before the Tribunal. In January 2008, following a three month stay as Public Policy Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington, D.C., Dr. Corin returned to DLIFLC, teaching both Serbian-Croatian and Russian in the School of European and Latin American Studies before joining DLIFLC’s Directorate of Continuing Education responsible for intermediate, advanced, and nonresident instruction in November 2009. There he served as Associate Dean and later as Dean of Resident Education, and as Dean of Educational Support Services. He is the author of one book and numerous articles, book chapters, expert reports, and public and professional presentations in his fields of expertise.