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Bill Hellriegel

Director

Bill Hellriegel

Office: Faner 3242
Phone: 618-453-2265
william.hellriegel@siu.edu

Bill Hellriegel received his B.A. in Philosophy from the University of Arizona, where he also earned an M.A. in Teaching English as a Second Language. Bill has worked in the field of language education for more than 20 years, in both teaching and administrative capacities, having spent his first 8 years working in Spain and in Japan. He has also worked for long periods at the University of California and the University of Minnesota. Bill has published both articles and book reviews, and has given numerous presentations, at professional conferences in the U.S. and around the world. He is fluent in the Spanish and Japanese languages, and also has some proficiency in both German and Portuguese. Bill's professional interests include keys to teacher effectiveness and student success in the classroom, as well as factors that determine student choice of school. He loves to spend time with his wife and children, traveling, doing sports, and watching movies. 


Elisa Hunt

Assistant Director

Elisa Hunt

Office: Faner 3242
Phone: 618-453-2265
Fax: 618-453-6527
ehunt@siu.edu

Elisa Hunt received her B.A. in Speech Language Pathology from Indiana University and M.A. in Applied Linguistics from Ohio University. She has 17 years of teaching and administrative experience in programs in the U.S. and overseas. From the tropics to the desert to the tundra, she has worked at a variety of institutions, including North Dakota State University, Brigham Young University-Hawaii, Dubai Women’s College, and Horlivka State Pedagogical Institute in Ukraine.

Elisa served as an English Language Fellow on a grant from the U.S. Department State in eastern Ukraine. She has presented at multiple international conferences, including TESOL, TESOL-Ukraine, and numerous conferences in the United Arab Emirates. Her professional interests focus mainly on second language literacy issues: spelling, miscue analysis, and writing transfer. In the classroom, she enjoys developing games and activities. Her hobbies include traveling (28 countries so far) and spending time with her family.


Lilia A. Angel-Post

Admissions Officer / DSO

Lilia A. Angel-Post

Office: Faner 3242
Phone: 618-453-2265
Email: cesl@siu.edu

Lilia Angel-Post join the CESL family as the new admission officer in January 2015.   Lili was born and raised in Colombia (hablo español) but has called the United States her home since 1999.  Although she received a B.A. in Architecture from SIUC, international education has been her true passion since her college years when she was a student worker for 4 years at the Center for International Education.  After graduating from SIUC, she moved to Chicago and then Phoenix but Lili and her husband (also an SIU architecture graduated) decided to come back to Southern Illinois to build a house near the Shawnee Forest, raise their daughter, and enjoy all the advantages of living in Carbondale, a small American town with an multicultural heart.


Jaleesa Short

Accounting Staff

Jaleesa Short

Jaleesa Short is from St. Louis, Missouri, and attended all 4 years as an undergraduate at SIU where she received her B.S, in Accounting in May 2017. She is continuing her education through the MAcc Program at SIU. In her free time, she enjoys exercising, spending time with friends and family, and trying new things.