Carnegie Mellon University

Naum Kats

Naum Kats

Principal Lecturer of Russian Studies

Education: Ph. D., State University of St. Petersburg


I was born and grew up in St. Petersburg, Russia. From my youth I developed a profound interest in the humanities and particularly in literature and history. These interests led me to undergraduate and post-graduate studies at the State University of St. Petersburg. I live in the USA since 1989. In 1990-1991, I was enrolled in post-doctoral training at the University of Pittsburgh, School of Education. My teaching career at CMU began in 1990.

  • Russian Literature and Culture
  • History of Russian Cinema
  • Intercultural Communication
  • Art History
  • Social, Cultural, Political and Intellectual History of Russia.
  • Russian (Elementary, Intermediate, Advanced Levels)
  • Russian for Heritage Speakers: Babushka’s Russia & Beyond
  • Russian Cinema: From the Bolshevik Revolution to Putin’s Russia
  • Special Topics in Russian
  • Russian Culture
  • Honorable Teacher of Russia
  • Honorable Professor of the Beijing Jiaotong University (China)
  • United Nations of Pittsburgh
  • Kats N., Karpenko S.V. The Feat of the Defenders of the “Weapons Capital of Russia”: On the Publication of the Monograph “The Battle for Tula: «Stop Guderian!» by S.Yu. Kondratenko. – Новый Исторический Вестник. (The New Historical Bulletin), No 1 (71), Moscow, 2022, pp. 136-147.


    Naum G. Kats. New Trend in University Education: Covid–19 Pandemic and Transition to E-Learning. - Communication Strategies of the Information Society. St. Petersburg University of Peter the Great, 2022, pp. 31-36.

  • Naum G. Kats. "Dream and Reality in the Life of Nicholas Lochoff: On the History of the Creation of Niicholas Lochoff’s Pittsburgh Cloister."  Przeglad Wschodnioeuropejski. Olstyn, Poland, 2019, No X, pp. 37-47.
  • Naum G. Kats. "The Dialogue of Cultures of the Postindustrial City." - 5th International Scientific Conference on Social Science and Arts (SGEM 2018). V.5. Science and Art. Vienna, Austria, 2018, pp. 135-141.
  • Naum G. Kats. "Russian Cultural Migration to the New World." – The Problem of Exile: Russian and American Context, Yaroslavl, 2017, pp. 193-199.
  • Naum G. Kats. "From Experiences in Intercultural Communication: Some Issues in the Management of Intercultural Communication in Classroom." - Subcultures and Communicative Strategies of Information Society. St. Petersburg, 2014, pp. 119-124.
  • Naum G. Kats. "Teaching in the Intercultural Environment of a Global University".  2013 Sino-U.S. Economic and Culture Scholarly Forum. Beijing, 2013.

Department Member Since 1990