Washington & Queen's 1962 (14 May 1940 - 17 April 2015)
Professor in the Slavic Languages Department at the University of Washington for over 35 years, with a focus on medieval Russian literature and folklore whilst also teaching 19th century Russian literature and Russian language. He served as the department Chair twice and as Director of the University's Honors Program. He was also active in the Rhodes Scholar selection process. In 2001, he was named a Supernumerary Fellow of Queen's College, Oxford in recognition of his contributions to scholarship. He was prolific in retirement, devoting his academic pursuits to translation and commentary on the Russian folktale. His acclaimed seven-volume The Complete Russian Folktale was finished in 2006, followed by his translation of several notable works including the Long, Long Tales From The Russian North.