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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.


Elizabeth Butler

Graduate Teaching Assistant

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 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.


Kevin Hensold-Speir

Graduate Teaching Assistant

Kevin Hensold-Speir is pursuing an M.A. in Linguistics for Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages. Kevin has over five years of teaching and tutoring experience, and has been studying different languages for over ten years, developing a substantial command of Spanish, Portuguese, and Japanese. He is committed to performing excellent teaching of the English language because he understands that training future and present citizens and professionals in English is important for making everyone happier. Kevin is particularly interested in using computer assisted language learning.


Abdulsamad Yahya Humaidan

Graduate Teaching Assistant

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 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 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.


Kathryn Mutchnick

Lecturer

Kathryn Mutchnick

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.


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.