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Mary Black

Lecturer

Mary Black

Office: Faner 3229
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.


Elizabeth Butler

Graduate Teaching Assistant

Elizabeth Butler

Office: Faner 3327
elizabeth.butler@siu.edu

Elizabeth Butler is from Murfreesboro, Tennessee and received her B.A. in English (Writing and Genre) from Tennessee Technological University in 2008. She has taught ESL courses to a wide range of ages, levels, and language backgrounds in South Korea and the United States. She is currently working on obtaining a double Master's in TESOL and Linguistics at SIU and expects to finish in Spring of 2018. She enjoys traveling, walking her dog, and playing board games.


Sarah Chang

Lecturer

Sarah Chang

Office: Faner 3235
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.


Abdulsamad Yahya Humaidan

Graduate Teaching Assistant

Abdulsamad Humaidan

Office: Faner 3333
humaidanabdulsamad@siu.edu

Abdulsamad Yahya Humaidan is a PhD student and a Graduate Teaching Assistant at CESL majoring in Language, Literacies and Culture/TESOL, Department of Curriculum and Instruction. In 2012, He was awarded Fulbright Foreign Student scholarship to pursue an MA/TESOL degree at SIUC by the U.S. Department of States. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in English and Translation from the University of Science and Technology, Yemen in 2007. He taught English language courses and skills in a college level for four academic years at the University of Science and Technology (UST) and Lebanese International University (LIU), Yemen. Humaidan’s research interests includes ESL and EFL reading skills, teaching vocabulary, teaching writing skills and language teaching and learning with technology.


Guillermo Hurtado

Graduate Teaching Assistant

Guillermo Hurtado

Office: Faner 3333
gahurtado@siu.edu

Guillermo Hurtado is finishing a PhD in Education with specialization in Teacher Leadership in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction. He holds an MA in TESOL from Southern Illinois University. He has over 20 years of experience in teaching English as a foreign/second Language. He was the treasurer of the Nicaraguan Association of Teachers of English (ANPI) in Nicaragua for 6 years. He was a national presenter for ANPI before coming to pursue graduate studies in the United States. He participated in the training program “Books in the Box” sponsored by the US Embassy in Nicaragua. Guillermo taught English for Specific Purposes (ESP) and Communicative English for over ten years at UCA in Managua, Nicaragua. At SIU, Guillermo worked as a Graduate Assistant at the Hispanic Resource Center where he tutored freshman Latino Hispanic students and coordinated the “Poquito a Poquito” (little by little) Conversation Program in Spanish. His research interests include teacher supervision, student evaluation and assessment, and vocabulary learning through visuals.


Stacie Lawley

Lecturer

Stacie Lawley

Office: Faner 3223
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.


Gaby Martinez

Graduate Teaching Assistant

Gaby Martinez

Office: Faner 3321
Phone: 618-453-2265
gmartinez@siu.edu

Gabriela Martinez has over 10 years of experience in teaching EFL. She holds a B.A. in English from the Universidad Pedagogica Nacional “Francisco Morazan” in Tegucigalpa, Honduras; she was later awarded a Fulbright scholarship for a master’s degree in TESOL at Southern Illinois University where she graduated in 2009. She has participated in several conferences for English teachers in her home country. She is currently pursuing her PhD in Literacies, Language and Culture from the Curriculum and Instruction Department at SIU while being a TA at CESL for the past 4 years.


Susan G. McFalls

Lecturer

Susan G. McFalls

Office: Faner 3334
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.


Kathryn Mutchnick

Lecturer

Kathryn Mutchnick

Office: Faner 3231
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.


Colin Robinson

Lecturer

Colin Robinson

Office: Faner 3331
Phone: (618) 453-2265
colinr@siu.edu

Colin Robinson has a PhD in Curriculum and Instruction at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale with a reading and language studies focus. His dissertation was a mixed methods longitudinal study on Spanish-English code-switching patterns in bilingual boy-girl twins. He holds an MA in Foreign Languages and Literatures (Spanish). His thesis was on the training of teaching assistants for rude and disruptive behavior in the classes they teach. He has an MA in Linguistics from SIUC. His thesis examined linguistic freedom in the Catalan Language Law of 1998. He has a BA in Political Science, and a minor in Spanish from the University of California, Riverside. Dr. Robinson's interests are family language planning, bilingual children, heritage languages, and teacher mentoring. He has taught at 4 different Intensive English Programs in the United States. He has published articles in peer refereed journals and presented at multiple professional ESL and foreign language conferences. Robinson has taught at CESL full-time since 2005.


Kevan Self

Lecturer

Kevan Self

Office: Faner 3225
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 EFL and FFL instructor, Academic Coordinator, teacher trainer 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 Spanish in the public school system here in the U.S. 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. Professional interests include Two-Way Immersion, Code switching in the Bilingual Classroom, the Lexical Approach and the role of the Phonological Loop in Second Language Acquisition.


Ashley Zhao

Instructor

Ashley Zhao

Office: Faner 3321
Phone: 618-453-2265
ashleyzhao0330@siu.edu

Ashley Zhao earned her B.A. degree in English (specialized in TESOL) in 2016 from Northeast Normal University in Jilin, China. She has taught in both public and international middle schools in China. She really enjoys learning languages from around the world. Besides Mandarin Chinese, English, and French, she also knows a little Japanese and Spanish. She loves to embrace different cultures and learn from her students. She is currently working on achieving her double master's degree in Linguistics and TESOL.