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Catherine Caldwell

Lecturer and Assistant Director for Faculty Affairs

Catherine Caldwell

Office: Faner 3242
Phone: (618) 453-2265
ccaldwel@siu.edu

Catherine Caldwell received her B.A. in Social Welfare from San Diego State University and M.A. in EFL from SIUC. She has 20 years of teaching experience at CESL. Her research areas include materials development, course design, and all aspects of teacher training. She has presented workshops at regional and international conferences and is the author of two articles in TESOL's New Ways series and one book review. She was nominated in 2005 for TESOL's Teaching Excellence Award. She conducted teacher-training sessions in Chile in 2006 for the Ministry of Education and the Fulbright Commission.


Stacie Lawley

Lecturer

Stacie Lawley

Office: Faner 3242
Phone: (618) 453-2265
slawley@siu.edu

Stacie Lawley earned her MA-TESOL from Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana and her BS in Plant and Soil Science here at Southern Illinois University. She has taught for more than thirty years, both here in the states and abroad in Korea, and Mexico. She was a participant in the Fulbright Seminars Abroad program in Pakistan, and spent two years in Sierra Leone, West Africa as a Peace Corps Volunteer. Stacie has presented at TESOL conferences at both the state and regional level. Her research interests include second language reading and writing.


Susan G. McFalls

Lecturer

Susan G. McFalls

Office: Faner 3242
Phone: (618) 453-2265
sussiu62@siu.edu

Susan G. McFalls received her B.S. degree in Speech Education and her M.A. degree in English as a Foreign Language, both from Southern Illinois University. She has over thirty-five years of teaching experience in intensive language programs and was the Director of Curriculum at both ELS at Eckerd College and CELL at Maryville College. She has also presented workshops at state, regional and national TESOL conventions.


Colin Robinson

Lecturer

Colin Robinson

Office: Faner 3242
Phone: (618) 453-2265
colinr@siu.edu

Colin Robinson is finishing a PhD in Curriculum and Instruction at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. He holds an MA in Foreign Languages and Literatures (Spanish) and an MA in Linguistics, both from SIUC. He has a BA in Political Science from UC Riverside. His interests are bilingual children, heritage languages, grammar, and teacher mentoring. He has published and presented at multiple professional ESL and foreign language conferences. Robinson has taught at CESL full-time since 2005.


Sarah Chang

Lecturer

Sarah Chang

Office: Faner 3242
Phone: (618) 453-2265
schang@siu.edu

Sarah joined the CESL faculty in August of 2011, after teaching at Southeast Missouri State University's Intensive English Program. She also has taught ESL at the University of Delaware and taught at CESL both as a Teaching Assistant and an adjunct instructor during and after her graduate studies. She earned both of her Master degrees from SIU, with one in Workforce Education and Development, and the other in TESOL. She lived and worked in Okinawa Japan for 3 years while serving in the United States Air Force. Her academic interests include teacher training and mentoring, pronunciation correction, and teaching her students the academic skills they must have in order to be successful college students. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and daughters, traveling, cooking and eating foods from around the world, and hanging out with her friends from different countries. She also collects anything Hello Kitty and looks forward to traveling to Taiwan once a year to visit her husband's family.


Kevan Self

Lecturer

Kevan Self

Office: Faner 3242
Phone: (618) 453-2265
kevan@siu.edu

Born and raised in San Pedro, California [the port of Los Angeles], Kevan Self is a product of his environment. His life experience has taught him that there are important lessons to be learned from all cultures and peoples.  He lived and worked in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico from 1990 to 2003, working as an English as a Foreign Language (EFL) and French as a Foreign Language (FFL) instructor, Academic Coordinator, and French Program Head at PROULEX [Programa Universitario de Lenguas Extranjeras], Universidad de Guadalajara during most of his years there. Upon returning to the U.S., he worked for several years in both CESL and in the Department of Foreign Languages & Literatures at SIU Carbondale, teaching ESL and Spanish.  In addition, he has several years of experience teaching in the public school system. He earned two B.A.s in Drama and Dance from the University of California at Irvine as well as a B.A. in Spanish and an M.A. in TESOL from SIUC. 


Mary Black

Lecturer

Mary Black

Office: Faner 3242
Phone: 618-453-2265
mary.marycblack@gmail.com

Mary Black earned her BA in German in 1987 and her MA in Applied Linguistics in 1989, both from SIU. After graduating she worked at SIU's campus in Niigata, Japan, for two years and moved to Barcelona, Spain. In Barcelona, she first worked as an EFL teacher, then became the Director of the English Program of the Polytechnic University of Catalonia, and finally became the Academic Director of the Institute of North American Studies. Around ten years ago, Mary also branched out into translating from Spanish and Catalan into English. Mary's main areas of interests are bilingualism and cross-cultural communication.


Kathryn Mutchnick

Lecturer

Kathryn

Office: Faner 3242
Phone: (618) 453-2265
kmutchnick@siu.edu

Kathryn Mutchnick holds an M.A. in TESL from Kent State University and a B.A. in Spanish and Latin American Studies from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. She has taught and tutored ESL and EFL in the United States and in Mexico in both the ESL and IEP settings. Her areas of interest include second language acquisition in the areas of communication and writing. She is currently spending her free time pursuing her PhD in Curriculum and Instruction.


Ali Alhashimi

Lecturer

Ali Alhashimi

Office: Faner 3242
Phone: (618) 453-2265
ali.alhashimi@siu.edu

Ali Alhashimi holds an M.A. in TESOL from Southern Illinois University SIU and a B.A. in English Language and Literature from Baghdad, Iraq. Ali has taught and tutored ESL and EFL in the United States and in Iraq since 2004. Ali worked as an Air Traffic Controller at Baghdad International Airport between 2005 and 2010 before he received a Fulbright scholarship to pursue his M.A. in TESOL. His areas of interest include teaching grammar, teaching English for Specific Purposes ESP, CALL, and materials development.


Jennifer Spearie

Lecturer

Jennifer Spearie

Office: Faner 3242
Phone: (618) 453-2265
jspearie@siu.edu

Jen Spearie received both her B.A. in English and M.A. in English (Rhetoric and Composition) from Illinois State University. She has taught for over 10 years including teaching EFL in Thailand and China, where she received her TEFL certification. Jen's areas of professional interest include teaching composition, English for Academic Purposes and materials development. In her free time, she enjoys doing yoga, reading, cooking and attending musical concerts. 


Aya Tsuchie

Lecturer

Aya

Office: Faner 3242
Phone: (618) 453-2265
aya.tsuchie@siu.edu

Aya was born and raised in Japan and came to the United States in 2001 due to her father’s job relocation. Because of her experience as an ESL student in the U.S., she became passionate about becoming an ESL/EFL teacher. Aya pursued a degree in the U.S. and earned her B.A. in English and M.A. in ESL from the University of Texas – Pan American and Ed.M. in TESOL from Teachers College, Columbia University. She has a few years of ESL and Japanese teaching and tutoring experience in Texas and New York. Her pedagogical interests include the use of technology in the classroom and material development. In her spare time, Aya enjoys traveling and spending relaxing time by the waterside.